To many Instagram has become a way of life, described widely as a ‘photo twitter app’ and with well over 4 million users it has almost becoming an institution. Of course, along with the sucess of one app a bucket load of other apps try to jump on the band wagon, but rather than rain on the parade they have actually increased and improved it. Take a look at these apps and start getting more out of the original.
We have combined the top iOS and Mac apps in this round up. There are so many brillant apps and we’re populating those lists now. Keep checking back for that.
Instagallery – browse Instagram photos
Instagallery allows you to view a gallery of Instagram photos on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. It allows you to view Instagram photos taken by your friends. See an assortment of popular photos. Or look at all the photos you’ve posted. Photos are shown at full size, matted against a neutral background.( ( You can easily jump to photos by the same person, taken in the same location, or with a tag from the photo being viewed. Save your favorite sets of photos to revisit in the future, or go back to a recent photo set you’ve seen. It also allows you to use AirPlay to share any photo by displaying it on an Apple TV.
Instamap – real-time Instagram browser
With Instamap, users can browse through Instagram photos according to a location or a tag. No matter what part of the globe or what tag they choose, they can see the corresponding photos live, as they get posted. The photos can be viewed in tile view or pinned to a map. Once a gallery is chosen, the photos appear individually, together with their details, and users can “like” them. From this point on, it is just a matter of swiping.
Users can also view popular Instagram photos or their own stream gallery. The possibility of real time browsing through a defined subscription is what makes Instamap stand out among other similar apps. All in all, it provides the necessary features to make Instagram browsing easy and fun.
Instashow displays on your iPhone and iPod touch a live stream slideshow of Instagram pictures with various frames.
Instabam is a way to view the world around you through the eyes of Instagram users.( ( It works by using your location to find pictures taken nearby on the popular photo app Instagram. ( ( You can change the distance of your search and view the location of the photo on map.
Search & Explore Instagram in a geo way. InstaRadar let you search and explore Instagram geographically.
InstaDesk – Mac App
An Instagram Client for the Mac. ( ( InstaDesk lets you not only browse your or your friends Instagram pictures, but easily explore the social graph and find new people to follow. With InstaDesk you can browse beautiful pictures, newest uploads of your friends, or interesting people to follow. Furthermore, you can comment on pictures, like them, download them, or watch them in slideshows.
My InstaAlbum – Save My Instagram Photos And Share
My InstaAlbum allows you to download and save your photos of Instagram. You can see your photos through Calender View, Grid View , Map View and Tag/Place/Filter View. Upload to Facebook & Dropbox at once, Also upload to Twitter Status/Profile.
InstaDaily LITE – competitions for Instagram
Looking for more fun ways you can use Instagram? Compete with other Intagrammers around the world taking pictures based on the same subject. Gain points and fame. Become the world’s top Instagram user.
Postagram makes it easy to send a printed photo postcard in the mail to yourself, friends or family anywhere in the world. Take a photo with the app, or use a photo from your iPhone library, Instagram, or Facebook.
Carousel – Mac App
Carousel is a simple, beautiful way to explore Instagram on your Mac in a minimal footprint. View your feed, popular photos, your photos, comment, like, save photos and much, much more. We’ve also implemented a full set of keyboard commands to make operation flawless and four wonderful themes to personalize Carousel to your liking.