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  1. Sizzers's Avatar
    08-29-2015 06:04 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Attached Thumbnails For All Us QuickPic Lovers, Bad News....-darthvadernooo.jpg  
    wxboss and Jonneh like this.
    08-29-2015 06:44 PM
  3. tonyr6's Avatar
    I knew it was too good to be true. This is what happens when a app that was free becomes popular then is bought by a horrible company and the app turns to garbage.

    Any other free alternatives. This sucks. I use this app everyday.
    08-30-2015 02:46 PM
  4. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Just so QuickPic users know, be aware that this fine app that so many of us have relied on for years has been sold to Cheetah Mobile. No doubt they will soon do Bad Things with it, more about that below.

    So unfortunately, I must recommend that you uninstall QuikPic and use an alternative app. I am using Google Photos for now. I'll be checking out others and post information on any that seem worthy of serious consideration.

    For anyone who hasn't heard, Cheetah Mobile is a company responsible for software notorious for putting up nag ads and scary-sounding false alarms about various supposed threats to your security. Worse than that, they collect, upload and sell your information to others without your knowledge, to be used for targeted ads and who knows what else. To refresh memories further about Cheetah Mobile...here's a post I wrote about an article where the Cheetah Moble CMO says CM is a "data company" and the 'M' in CM stands for monetization. That's not good. He means turning your stolen data into their money. With a link to the original article.

    WARNING! He says much more and much worse than that in the linked article. It really is a pretty scary read if you use any Cheetah Mobile software!

    http://androidforums.com/threads/cac.../#post-7001396

    Cheetah Mobile software should be considered to be malware.

    Cheetah Mobile apps Include all the 'CM' series of apps such as CM Security, plus Cleaner Master and more. Before installing any app, check the permissions and who is the vendor.

    And don't let happy talk by Cheetah fool you. What Cheetah Mobile will do with QuickPic is what they do with their other software. They'll give it some 'improvements' to 'enhance the user experience' which is code for we'll add a couple of little things to make you think we're good guys. But the real 'improvements' will be adding code to scarf your information to be uploaded to CM and sold off for doing targeted ads and whatnot.

    The double-speak has already started. In another post I predicted: "They'll give it some 'improvements' to 'enhance the user experience' which is code for we'll add a couple of little things to make you think we're good guys."

    In their response to a review critical of the company on Google Play, they answered the bad review with: "...good experience that users expect...we will add some valuable functions for FREE."

    Close enough.
    08-30-2015 04:16 PM
  5. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    I know this isn't G4 specific but the article is worth a read since it's a pretty highly recommended app. They don't have a very good rap.

    Popular Photo Gallery App QuickPic Has Been Bought By Cheetah Mobile, And Users Are Pissed
    belodion likes this.
    08-30-2015 05:40 PM
  6. sswitzer's Avatar
    I know this isn't G4 specific but the article is worth a read since it's a pretty highly recommended app. They don't have a very good rap.

    Popular Photo Gallery App QuickPic Has Been Bought By Cheetah Mobile, And Users Are Pissed
    I've stashed away a copy of the 4.5.2 APK in case I accidentally upgrade to a ne'er-do-well Cheetah version.
    anon(782252) likes this.
    08-30-2015 08:29 PM
  7. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    I've stashed away a copy of the 4.5.2 APK in case I accidentally upgrade to a ne'er-do-well Cheetah version.
    Probably a good idea.
    08-30-2015 08:52 PM
  8. sswitzer's Avatar
    Probably a good idea.
    Just google apkmirror quickpic
    GibMcFragger likes this.
    08-30-2015 09:20 PM
  9. RedOctobyr's Avatar
    If it's not against the rules, would you mind sharing the saved APK?
    08-30-2015 09:21 PM
  10. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Just google apkmirror quickpic
    Brilliant idea. I shall be doing that.
    08-30-2015 09:30 PM
  11. sswitzer's Avatar
    If it's not against the rules, would you mind sharing the saved APK?
    QuickPic 4.5.2 APK Download - APKMirror (page)

    QuickPic 4.5.2 APK Download - APKMirror (download)

    I have no idea if it's against the rules; it's not like it's a paid app.
    08-31-2015 12:17 AM
  12. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    So unfortunately, I must recommend that you uninstall QuikPic and use an alternative app.
    Why uninstall it?
    Why not just stop upgrading it on your phone?
    08-31-2015 12:39 AM
  13. sata's Avatar
    Just in case, its best to keep that current version's APK file, in case you accidentally upgrade.

    But yea you shouldn't uninstall unless you accidentally upgrade, just keep using the current version.

    In newer to come out smartphones, you can just install this current version (if will work on newer OS: 6, 7 etc)
    08-31-2015 05:54 AM
  14. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I'm going to download that APK.

    Seriously, screw Cheetah Mobile. From CM Browser to the PoS that is Clean Master, they are pretty much the bane of Android.

    Even worse still is that Samsung is partnering with them.
    tonyr6 and Crashdamage like this.
    08-31-2015 05:57 AM
  15. Carrtman's Avatar
    that's bad news loved the app but a few weeks ago I've switched to F-Stop but always kept quick pic thanks to a SD card all my apks are safely stored and thanks to TBP the data is too.

    I dislike CM a lot the only thing I'm using is the browser with very limited granted permissions...that being said if somebody knows a lightweight alternative with the same feature set I would be switch asap
    08-31-2015 06:05 AM
  16. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    08-31-2015 06:13 AM
  17. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Why uninstall it?
    Why not just stop upgrading it on your phone?
    Sure, you can do that. But sooner or later it will fail to run properly on new OS versions. Might as well uninstall it now and get used to using something else.
    08-31-2015 06:19 AM
  18. BriniaSona's Avatar
    I used it for Manga, shame, it was the closest to the BB10 photo viewer app I loved. Anyone recommend anything else that isn't Cloud based. Because any non BlackBerry based Cloud is just a red flag to me.

    EDIT: An app that lets me choose where to search for folders is best. HTC's stock app just pulls everything in and it fills my picture app with song covers, screenshots, camera stuff and all this crap I dont need. I liked QuickPic because I could choose my Manga folder and label it by Name and be done with anything else.
    08-31-2015 06:24 AM
  19. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    How the hell did their junk even make it onto the top free apps list...
    Attached Thumbnails For All Us QuickPic Lovers, Bad News....-1441024259278.jpg  
    08-31-2015 07:31 AM
  20. Crashdamage's Avatar
    I've wondered how they made that list and get so many endorsements from tech sites and bloggers many times myself.
    tonyr6 likes this.
    08-31-2015 08:13 AM
  21. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Oh, I got a reply.

    Basically, your average corporate blah blah blah
    Attached Thumbnails For All Us QuickPic Lovers, Bad News....-1441091780759.jpg  
    09-01-2015 02:16 AM
  22. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Hate to say I told you so, but I predicted what CM would say and do in another post:

    "Hmmm...in post #43 I predicted: "They'll give it some 'improvements' to 'enhance the user experience' which is code for we'll add a couple of little things to make you think we're good guys."

    In their response on Play, they answered a bad review with: "...good experience that users expect...we will add some valuable functions for FREE."

    Close enough I'm gonna say I nailed it! I'm not expecting them to say anything about other, less popular things they have planned for QuickPic."
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-01-2015 06:54 AM
  23. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    Am I missing something? Most of CM's apps on Google Play has great reviews. Are they manipulated?

    Asus Zenphone 2 (4GB RAM)
    09-03-2015 01:11 AM
  24. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Am I missing something? Most of CM's apps on Google Play has great reviews. Are they manipulated?
    Not manipulated in the sense that anyone is told what to write. But several people I know left repeated scathing reviews that kept disappearing mysteriously. They would write a review, it would disappear, they write another, it would disappear - write, delete, repeat.

    Also, you simply can't trust reviews, not only by ordinary people, who should not be expected to be experts or do real testing.You're gonna get wildly up and down reviews from them, it's just the nature of the beast. But even those by people who should know better, like tech sites and tech bloggers, often can't be trusted. They apparently just write what they're told to write to appease advertisers, they are not technically competent to do their job properly, or they just don't care and don't put in the effort. They simply don't do their homework on stuff. Of course many do a great job and many thanks to them!

    But you won't find information in reviews like in the link in my post #4 in this thread, which covers some horrible privacy problems.
    Or technical know-how like in here:

    http://androidforums.com/index.php?posts/6857986

    So, you have total crapware like DU Battery Saver, Clean Master and hundreds and thousands of apps with feel-good names and descriptions that are actually worthless at best and outright malware at worst, that are making Top 10 Best lists when they should be on Top 10 Worst lists. You wonder if some reviewers even installed the app. They might as well have copied/pasted from developer's websites.

    And that is my Rant of the Day.
    tonyr6 likes this.
    09-03-2015 07:06 AM
  25. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    I currently use CM security and file manager app. Any alternate recommendations?

    Asus Zenphone 2 (4GB RAM)
    09-03-2015 12:20 PM
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