Instagram, the photo-sharing tool that made headlines as the reason people start blurring their photos during a time of high-definition TVs and 3D movies, has captured the hearts of millions. The fact that it was recently acquired by Facebook for $1billion is also hard to ignore. While some wonder about the future of the photo-loving app, let’s take a step back and take a look at some apps out there that were built to enhance your photo-sharing experience on Instagram.
Here is a list of 20 apps, named in one variation or the other (it’s a toss between Insta and gram except for one exception) that can help you get more out of Instagram. If you have others that you think can beat the ones in this list, don’t keep it to yourself. Drop in your two cents in the comments area.
Gramgrab is a simple web application that displays your Instagram photo collection with hover-action to display details of a photo such as the number of likes, time uploaded and filter used. At a click, you can download the photo directly to your computer.
Quickagram lets you browse through random Instagram photos listed on gallery and map. Clicking on the image will open the photo to its original size with options to like, share on Facebook or comment on Instagram directly from the page.
Gramfeed is like Quickgram but with more features. It’s like browsing Instagram on a web browser with links to user’s profile with the follow button as well as comment and like options. There is the Facebook Like button as well as Pins for Pinterest.
Copygram is a near-perfect alternative to Instagram’s native iPhone app as it is beautifully presented on web browsers and the iPad. With Copygram, you get to browse photos of your own and other users in grid or list view with options to view in original size, follow other users, comment and like. There is option to backup photos by downloading them to your computer too.
Instac.at is a simple web application to search for relevant Instagram photos based on #tags and keywords. There’re no other options available, and clicking on a photo will direct you to the original Instagram link.
Instagrille is a desktop app for your Instagram. It runs directly from your computer with all the options as available on the native mobile app. You can also opt to receive instant notifications whenever your friend posts new photos.