The 8 Best Free & Paid Instagram Apps For Mac OS
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Instagram is one of those apps that most of us make use of so much that we wonder how we lived before it. I mean, when I think of ‘the time before Instagram’, I think of stone houses, fire wood, and public rituals. But it’s not all that long ago, really. Instagram was actually founded on the 6th of October 2010. Wow right?
Now, Instagram is like your high school girlfriend; attractive, gives you a great public image, but is also expensive and is highly demanding but you still love her. Instagram however, demands more than money. To utilize this application’s full potential, we often make use of several stand-alone apps simply to get extra services that the app itself doesn’t offer. We also use these apps to enable us control our accounts even without our phones. These applications provide various offers and help with the general usage and utilization of the app.
In this post, I’ve rounded up some applications that are compatible with the Mac OS X and enable you perform various Instagram related tasks.
If you happen to be using a Mac OS X, these apps could be the apps of your dreams; for IG of course.
Some of these apps are paid (you have to buy them) and some of them are free! Don’t you just love free stuff?
Windows users, there’s a fairly standard solution for you. Read about Instagram for Windows PC.
Paid Instagram Apps For Mac
In this section we will be looking at the best Instagram apps that partner beautifully with Mac OS X.
PhotoDesk gives you access to your Instagram account right from your Mac. With this app, you can view, comment, and even download pictures and videos. However, you cannot upload videos or pictures through this app.
It has some cool features such as a new Menu Bar icon, an option for additional help and information. You also have the option of better image selection. Here are some other things you can do with the help of PhotoDesk:
- Search for places
- See pictures on maps
- Make use of comment templates
- Save images and videos
- Easily switch between user profile and follower list
- Easily navigate between comments.
- Easily reply comments
- Search between comments and know which ones you have replied to
- Get notifications about new likes, comments and followers
- View your account statistics
The Photodesk app costs $6.99
Uploader For Instagram
Uploader for Instagram is a very useful app. It offers a feature that most stand-alone apps don’t. Mac users are sure to find this application useful. It allows you to upload pictures to Instagram and perform a number of useful actions such as:
- Editing images
- Adding captions to uploads
- Making use of emojis
- Making use of over 50 filters and effects
This app costs $4.99
This particular app is famous for boosting sales of marketers. If you are using your Instagram for business, look no further. Apart from its many functions, it has a very regal and unique look about it. It offers the basic features like ability to like videos and photos through double tapping and other similar features such as product tagging. With this app, you can view the number of likes and comments any post has and also filter posts by hashtag. It has the infinite scrolling ability meaning you can view unlimited pictures. This app allows you to:
- Fully customize your Instagram
- Automatically get feed updates
- Download photos
- Bookmark hashtags, photos, and videos
- Share stories to other social networks.
Flume Pro App is an upgrade from the basic Flume App. Apart from the basic liking and commenting which the basic app offers, there is much more in the pro version. Not only can you upload content, and manage multiple accounts, you can also enjoy the customer service which helps with any problems you can encounter. To crown it up, Flume translates as well. With the Flume Pro App, you can:
- Upload images and videos
- Comments on posts
- Like posts
- Contact customer service
- Manage multiple accounts
- Get statistics about your post and followers
- View your activity
- Direct Message
- Make use of photo focus
- View images in their original aspect ratio
- Recover notifications
This app costs $10
Grids for Instagram
Grids for Instagram is an Instagram app that gives you the option of viewing an image without needing to see the captions, likes comments etc. It takes away those information that take up space. To view the information, you can click on the picture. It allows you to customize the size, background color and the space between two images. However, you can’t upload images and videos through it. With this app, you can easily manage various Instagram accounts.
With the Grids for Instagram app, you can:
- Search for a particular post, hashtag, etc
- Remove un-needed information
- Customize content
- Manage multiple accounts
- Bookmark important content
The app costs $4.99
Well, that rounds up our list of paid Instagram applications for Mac OS X.
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Free Instagram Apps For Mac
Let’s look at my favorite group; the free one (insert creepy wink here). In this list, we have Go For Instagram, Visual Grub, and my personal favorite, Flume. Let’s check them out!
Go For Instagram
Go For Instagram is the first we’ll be looking at. This app actually works on a web interface. It is like a browser dedicated to Instagram. It comes with easy to understand controls. It has less functions than a paid for application which is expected of course. With this app, you get a keyboard shortcut and a menu bar icon. With this app, you can:
- Perform basic tasks
- Like pictures and videos
Is it only me or do you like this particular app’s name? Flume is another free Instagram application. Your images and videos will be viewed in high resolutions. With this app, you can view details about a picture or video by clicking. You can like pictures and videos and also received notifications about new developments. However, you cannot manage various accounts. To do so and much more, consider getting the Flume Pro version.
The Flume app lets you:
- Like and comment on videos and photos
- Receive notifications
Just like most others, Visual Grub is actually basic. With it, you can like pictures and videos, add comments and follow accounts. Visual Grub gives notifications on new likes, follows, and comments. The app refreshes itself and lets you follow accounts as well as unfollow. One major plus is that it lets you view content offline.
There you go… If you have other cool suggestions, please state in the comments, or if any request, we are open to have them or also request to have us review more apps.