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Top 10 Apple Apps To Increase Your Enjoyment Of Instagram

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.

This app retails for $1.99 and you can pick it up here

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.

This app retails for $1,99 and you can pick it up here



Instashow displays on your iPhone and iPod touch a live stream slideshow of Instagram pictures with various frames.

This app retails for $1.99 and you can pick it up here.



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.

Free/Download here



Search & Explore Instagram in a geo way. InstaRadar let you search and explore Instagram geographically.

This app retails for $0.99, pick it up here.

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.

This app retails for $1.99, you can pick it up here

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.

This app retails for $1.99 and you can pick it up here

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.

Free/Download here



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.

Free/Download here

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.

This app retails for $4.99 and you can pick it up here.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at:


  • Instagrafie

    thx for the nice overview of mac apps for instagram, i think we will write also an article in our germen instagram blog about it.

  • instagram

    I do agree with all the concepts you have introduced for your post. They’re really convincing and will certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too quick for novices. Could you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.