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Explore a new Kind of Image Gallery for Android, with Focus

February 19, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

The great thing about Android is that there are many different apps you can use for built in functions like the launcher, or the gallery app, or the dialer, and so many others. Focus, is a new gallery that’s available for Android and can be made as your default gallery for viewing pictures you’ve taken on your smartphone. It’s developed by Francisco Franco, who you might remember from creating things like Franco.Kernel (in fact he’s probably most famous for Franco.Kernel). This gallery app, named Focus, is built for speed as well as efficiency and ease of use.

In Focus, the gallery will tag your photos allowing you to keep them organized unlike any other gallery app. It uses a first-of-its-kind tagging feature, and you’re able to choose from eleven preset tags as well as being able to create your own. With Focus you are able to access any image, GIF or video on your devices storage from the main screen of the app. However, you can also get deeper into your collection to find photos you are storing by date. Unfortunately, Focus only works with images on your phone, unlike Google Photos who saves all your photos across every device and has it available everywhere for you. Focus makes browsing your photos easy, fast and fun with its stunning and responsive material design look and feel.

Focus can also be used as a source for Muzei’s live wallpaper. Allowing you to use pictures you’ve taken as your wallpaper and have it alternate with others that you’ve taken. One of the cooler features of Focus is the ability to keep others from seeing your other photos when you want to show them one. We all know how others like to swipe left or right to see your other pictures, and no one likes that happening to them. Focus also has a great looking dark theme included here.

Right now, you can pick up Focus from the Google Play Store, it is free and in-app purchases range from $1.13 to $10.89 (the odd amounts are due to currency exchange). It’s a great gallery app to pick up and we’d highly recommend it.