Posts Tagged Instagram

Strum Review

Strum Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Strum is the video clip equivalent of Instagram. It has a slightly expensive pricing policy but the vast majority of its content is free and decent.

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StatNut Review

StatNut Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
StatNut looks delightful but it lacks any extensive features to make it more than just an attractive hub to access social networking accounts.

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Mirrorgram Review

Mirrorgram Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mirrorgram offers a slightly new, innovative way to take pictures of your food.

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My InstaStory Review

My InstaStory Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Create a story-based slideshow from your Instagram photos with My InstaStory; just don't expect too many options.

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Instatag Review

Instatag Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Instatag is a neat little app designed to streamline and take some of the guesswork out of adding tags to photos on Instagram, and it works pretty well.

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Bubbly Review

Bubbly Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Bubbly hopes to be the Instagram of voice. It ticks all the right social networking boxes but it needs more users to be a real must try.

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Mixel for iPhone Review

Mixel for iPhone Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Mixel lets users turn their photos into impressive collages with ease, but its social networking requirements may turn some away from enjoying this sleek app.

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Postcard – Individually Designed, Sent Worldwide Review

Postcard – Individually Designed, Sent Worldwide Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This free app lets users send real postcards worldwide with photos taken from Instagram, Camera Roll or Facebook, but the price to send it may seem a little steep to some users.

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Vintique Review

Vintique Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Vintique provides some great photo filters but it lacks other useful features and feels restrictive.

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This Week at 148Apps: August 20-24

This week at 148Apps.com, Carter Dotson asked the question that so many iPad owners have thought to themselves: “Why can’t I work from just my iPad?”

“I’m sick of desktops, laptops, and netbooks. The iPad is lightweight, has great battery life, and I don’t have to take it out of my bag when I’m flying. Most of the work that I do is writing, covering iOS and Android, so it seems appropriate to primarily do this work from mobile devices, right? That’s what I want, but there’s still just so many shortcomings that keep it from being a regular reality.

“What I find is that for basic tasks, the iPad is great. I like the focus that the iPad’s limitation of running a single app on screen at a time provides, especially for writing. I use a portable Bluetooth keyboard, and while it’s not full-size, the benefits I get from being forced to focus on what I’m writing is a huge benefit. As well, with the customer support job I work with that uses Zendesk, I discovered that it’s actually quite easy to do it efficiently through Safari and the Zendesk mobile app. I didn’t feel like I was any less productive in working from the iPad than I do when I work from my Mac in this case. But it’s the exception to the rule.”

Read more of Carter’s home-to-work manifesto at 148Apps.

Meanwhile, Amy Solomon at GiggleApps.com took a trip to the zoo via ABC ZooBorns: “My son, a fan of these other apps, was excited to hear about ABC ZooBorns, asking me about a list of his favorite animals, all of which are included – much to my son’s excitement. I too enjoy the list of animals included – be it more traditional zoo animals, such as tigers or zebras, but also including some unique choices such as Ural owl, wombat or quokka. We do love to look at these animals as babies, especially those are simply precious to look at such as baby Gorillas or Elephants.”

Read Amy’s complete review at GiggleApps.com.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-07-24 :: Category: Education

Finally, AndroidRundown.com featured a story about a fascinating new KickStarter project named InstaCube. Joseph Bertolini writes, “It streams photos directly from any user’s Instagram account and displays them on a large 6.5″ LCD touchscreen. Display those photos from the park yesterday or randomly check in on some friends, because what good are those photos if they are stuck on a tiny phone screen all the time. Probably the greatest element of InstaCube is its ability to stay away from being one dimensional by including full access to Instagram. Doing this allows for photo browsing, ‘liking’ of photos, and InstaCube will even display live photos of sunrises and sunsets from around the world.”

Sound intriguing? Read more about it at AndroidRundown.com.

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InstaFonts Review

InstaFonts Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
InstaFonts allows you to easily add attractive text to your Instagram photos before uploading them. It's not perfect but it is useful.

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InstaGenius Review

InstaGenius Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
InstaGenius teaches an old dog new tricks with dozens of filters and a host of features to make InstaGram photos really pop.

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Cooliris is an app for sharing and discovering photos on social networks, and it just got more social with Facebook and Instagram support. The interface displays photos in an angled grid that can be scrolled through horizontally to view more photos. Photos from the Camera Roll can be shared to Facebook, or shared through private Conversations with other Cooliris users, with the ability to send invites through Facebook and email.

With Instagram, it’s possible to view one’s own photos and popular photos. Support for viewing Instagram feeds is in the app, but wasn’t working when I tested it. Facebook integration brings the latest photos from the News Feed into the app, along with photo’s from one’s own albums. Cooliris even provides a unique way to search for images from Google in its interface. Photos discovered through the app in any of these methods can be saved to the Camera Roll for preservation or sharing in Conversations.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2008-10-24 :: Category: Photography

Instaframe Pro Review

Instaframe Pro Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A simple and effective way of improving photos ready for uploading to Instagram.

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Sneaking candid shots of yourself and sharing them with the world has become a staple of the iOS ownership experience. There was always the issue of security when it came to apps like instagram.  Under most circumstances your photos were essentially being broadcast into the ether, for everyone with an internet connection to consume.  Who would you expect to come to the aid of users who wanted to share their images in a more discrete manner?  If you guessed Warner Bros. you may want to consider getting your head checked, but oddly enough that is actually the correct answer.

Despite coming from a completely unlikely source, outmywindow is a hybrid of social networking and photo storage that allows you full control of who can see your photos.  Users can even import images from their iOS libraries and create albums to once again share with only those that are worthy of permission.  The app is free and looks to be a solid alternative to other providers on the market. Plus, when they are offering 5GB of free storage, there is always an added incentive.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-07-18 :: Category: Photography

ISO500 For 500px Review

ISO500 For 500px Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A glorious showcase of photography and a community to share them with.

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Instagram has done wonders for the photo sharing app world. That doesn’t mean there isn’t time to try out a new photo sharing app, one with some very useful features when it comes to contextualizing the content.

That app is WeHeartPics. The free to use app holds the lofty ambition of helping its users to make sense of their life’s fragmented moments by organizing them into forms of stories. Put a selection of photos together and it tells so much more than just one detached image.

The app offers a few different ideas for what kind of photo stories to create such as everything about the user, their family & friends, their home, place of work, hometown and regular places they visit.

Like other photo sharing apps, it’s easy to add friends or strangers in order to check out what’s going on around the world. Users can also share their WeHeartPics content on Pinterest or their Facebook timeline, thus consolidating their life.

It’s all quite a charming idea amongst a wave of photo sharing apps that don’t seem very personal. WeHeartPics is out now so why not give it a shot?

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-03-19 :: Category: Photography

While not a replacement for Instagram, Facebook Camera is a good first step in this month+ old union of the two companies. Released today, Facebook camera looks to streamline the viewing of photos and the uploading of them.

The app allows you to apply simple filters to images, tag people, upload multiple images at once, and post a note about the group of photos you are uploading to your timeline.

In quickly testing Facebook camera, it’s a very well made app. Much better and more reliable than the main Facebook app for uploading images. Perhaps that is their plan? The only feature I was left missing was the ability to specify an album to upload images into.

Worth checking out if you upload images to Facebook regularly.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-05-24 :: Category: Photography

Twitpic Gains Its Own App

Twitpic has provided many regular Twitter users the means by which they can share images alongside their text-based tweets. Now there’s a whole app devoted to the wonders of Twitpic.

The app, cleverly called Twitpic, is very similar to Instagram but more tightly integrated with Twitter. Users can easily share their photos and videos with other followers, while also applying filters if they so wish. Other editing options such as cropping, orientation and adjusting brightness are also included. Other sharing comes in the form of being able to view photo timelines from people the user follows, as well as checking out the most popular Twitpic users.

It is all very much like Instagram but with the huge amount of Twitter users out there, it should form a great new place to check out the latest images of the world.

Twitpic is out now and it’s free to download.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-05-10 :: Category: Photography

VSCO CAM Review

VSCO CAM Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
An aesthetically pleasing and quick to use photography app.

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Gifture Review

Gifture Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
An animated gif version of Instagram that stays a little too close to the source material.

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Recently Facebook-acquired, Instagram, is one of the most popular photo-sharing services available. It has a beautiful and popular iOS app and has recently released an Android app as well. And, despite the new iPad’s upgraded camera, Instagram still does not have an official iPad app. Instavue is an Instagram viewer for the iPad.

While users may not be able to upload pictures from Instavue to the photo-sharing service, the viewer displays Instagram photos from friends larger than they would be displayed on the iPhone (or as the app description says, “view photos as big as your face”). Instavue didn’t leave out photo uploading voluntarily. As of now, Instagram still doesn’t have an API for uploading photos.

It’s possible that Instagram will released a dedicated iPad app for its service in the future. But for now, apps like Instavue are the only options for using Instagram on the iPad (short of stretching the iPhone app to 2x).

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Instagram is a very useful and enjoyable app. I should know given my addiction to it and following others and their photos. It is a quite restrictive app, however. One such problem is the inability to private message other Instagram users. Fortunately, there’s an app that fixes that problem.

InstaDM offers a full featured chat client all through the Instagram API. Users can chat privately to their heart’s content with contact lists of users’ favorites possible as well as push notifications. It’s an ideal way to chat to friends and to make some new ones, thanks to the ability to search for any user from within the app.

Everything is shown in an attractive and familiar fashion, much like when SMSing someone from an iOS device. InstaDM is an ideal accompaniment for the regular Instagram user, adding a much needed way of socializing with people on the network.

InstaDM is out now and it’s free to download.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-03-30 :: Category: Social Networking

Flixel Review

Flixel Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Flixel allows users to create images with moving video elements and share them over social networks.

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Hipstamatic is about to storm on to Instagram‘s social network in a new update that lets users share their photos to Instagram directly from Hipstamatic. Part of the reason why Instagram is so popular, boasting over 15 million users, is not just because it’s been on the pulse of the filtered photograph trend, but because of its social features. Not only is it easy for users to share photos to their friends on their existing networks, but its own Instagram network has become big in its own right, serving 10 million daily page views of the Instagram website and its photos.

Hipstamatic was about a year ahead of Instagram, and is popular in its own right, with its developers claiming that over 50 million photos are taken from the app on a monthly basis. Now, the app can share photos directly to an Instagram account as well as Twitter, Facebook (with the ability to tag friends directly in Hipstamatic), Tumblr, and even Flickr. As well, photos seen in Instagram with the #Hipstamatic tag can now be viewed directly in Hipstamatic. The new “tag equipment” option will also let users share the information about the photo’s equipment and filters along with the photo itself. The free update is available now.

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-12-10 :: Category: Photography

Do you enjoy tinkering with Instagram but wish there was some sort of game aspect? If so you’re in luck as the Instagamer companion app has just been launched. This simple card matching game lets you enjoy some of the best pics you and your friends have taken while also introducing fun new content and ways to discover even more cool stuff.

Setup is simple, you can search by tags, your personal feed of pics or those of your friends, and you’re off. The photos are spread facedown on screen and you have to remember where they’re hiding in order to match up pairs. The game supports two players so you can take turns with a buddy, and if you see a photo you enjoy you can like it or get more info on who took it from within the app. This may not be much more than a simple companion app, but it’s still a fun way to explore the Instagram library.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-03-13 :: Category: Games

NewBlue Inc. a video technology company, re-launched an app that, if it works as well as it shows in the demo video, will allow users to get some amazing looking video editing results with no special skills. Vibop 2.0, a complete reimagining of the now defunct first version, hopes to do for for iPhone videographers what Instagram has for iOS photographers. That is, make adding really neat effects effortless and incorporate social network sharing to the utmost.

Using existing footage or that shot for a Vibop project on the fly, users can add professional-grade sounds, intros and mix and match any of the nine included themes: Silent Film, Super 8, Comic Book, Love Note, Tech Talk, Beatz, Postcard, and one theme that makes the app a potential standout, the custom Twitter theme. This feature uses a company’s (or person’s) personalized Twitter profile to create a unique branded video. Additional effects will be available for in-app purchase.

Once the project is completed the social networking component kicks in with integrated one-tap posting to YouTube of course, along with Facebook and Twitter. The templates and examples suggest the app is not intended for making full-length movies, but rather sending video postcards with some Hollywood flair. A direct-to-YouTube desktop version of Vibop is also available.

In their press release announcing the new app, NewBlue co-founder, Todor Fay explains “anyone can capture and share video – but the magic is what happens in between. The Vibop 2.0 app allows people to showcase their creativity and make a statement, democratizing mobile video with fun and easy-to-use tools.” We can’t wait to give this a test-drive but if you get to it first, be sure to tell us what you think in the comments.


$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-07-13 :: Category: Photography

Banjo Review

Banjo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Check everyone around you with this social discovery app.

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Cinemagram Review

Cinemagram Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Cinemagram is an Instagram-like app that allows users to create a combination of a still photograph and video.

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InstaMatch Review

InstaMatch Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A game of pairs that always offers different images, courtesy of Instagram's users.

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