Share & Connect
If you haven’t gone insane for Instagram yet, this list of top apps will surely drive you overboard. Reaching 5 million users in 8 months, according to 60secondsmarketer.com, Instagram is not showing any sign that they will not tap out of the fight for photosharing with a user base of roughly 7 million now.
From Justin Bieber sharing an image of LA traffic to Starbucks marketing and branding, Instagram is providing services that is helping with its growing popularity. Thenextweb.com supplies a list of features to try out on Instagram.
Even though Instagram has no web interface, Inkstagram steps in and provides that to users. Divided into four tabs, the interface consists of popular images on Instagram, your photos, likes, and comments. With the ability to follow your friends, comment on their post, and find new friends, Inkstagram helps to keep your media socially connected.
Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, Twitter, and your own Instagram photos will be at your exposure with Pictarine. All in one instinct, Instagram images will be downloaded to a computer by installing this plugin.
Like Inkstagram, ExtraGram encourages connections with others and allows you to follow other, view photos, and read feeds. It also provides extra to the user by showing popular tags through a Discover tab and highlight users.
Could your photo be considered the photo of the day? With Webstagram, you would be able to share the link with others, search for certain tags, view your own photos, and submit your photo to be the photo of the day on the site.
People naturally take photos as they travel around the word. Gramfeed provides a feature that creates a map marker linked to where a photo was taken. It also gives you easy access to all Instagram’s features through its web interface.
Instagram plus Carousel equals access to your photos on your desktop. With the same qualities of the other app such as connecting with others, making comments, and following users, Carousel also allows you to use your desktop and save your photos there as well.
Like Instagallery, Flipboard allows you to stay connect to all your Instagram photos on a larger iPad screen.
Besides the additional features listed above, Instagram allows you to involuntarily share your photos on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter. A service, such as InstaFB, clearly allows the connection between Instagram and Facebook.
By adding your FB friends to a link of your new photos and creating Facebook album of new photos, InstaFB offers convenience and accessibility through automatic photos updates between the two programs. Gramjunction provides an attractive way to share photos between Instagram and Flickr. Instadrop gives Instagram users a solution to automatically save their photos by using Dropbox.
When meeting the requirements and using a few services, Workaround will allow you to share your Instagram images with your Google+ followers. Your computer will have to be on at all times, having the desktop app Picasa, Dropbox, and InstaDrop to effectively connect to Google+.
Can you easily find photographers on Instagram? Well with some special sites and iPad apps, your search could be easier. From a slideshow with Insta-Great to filtering your search through Heroku, there is a growing list of resources that puts emphasis on photography.
Instagallery allows you to view your photos in a larger view on your iPhone, iPad, and iPodTouch. You can get a view of art from all around the world with Cartagram that lets you view photos regarding their location. Niche websites for Instagram include InstaCat, for photos of cats only, InstaPuppy, for your puppy lovers, and InstaKitty, to view photos of more small furry companions.
If viewing photos on a website was not enough, whenever you’re Mac or Windows computer gets restless, you can view photos on your screensaver through Instarium. Screenstragram also shows Instagram photos on the screensaver of a Mac computer.
But you don’t have to keep your photos just between other Instagram users and yourself. By creating an online display of your Instagram photos for non-Instagram users through Instagrid, you can make sure everyone stays in the loop and see your photos.
Instawar and Pic-a-Fight provides a fun experience while browsing Instagram photos through games that allow the user to pair up comparable photos. Not only that but you would be able to create products and prints such as photobooth for events, photo stickers, photos on mug, t-shirts, postcards and magnets through other Instagram services like Instaprint, Instagoodies, Instamaker, Stickygram, Prinstagram, Postagram, Artflakes, and Keepsy to name a few.
Instagram is creating another world for photography. From using social media to making photo stickers, there is an array of services that make Instagram a leading contender in photo sharing.