I mentioned the other day about focusing a bit more on iPhoneography in South Africa and highlighting some of the cool apps & iPhone photographers in South Africa. As I pointed out in the post, it seems that the instagram app has taken off in leaps & bounds, and is showing us how artistic flair using photography. I know I have started using it more and more, and I even came across an article the other day that mentioned how instagram is on it’s way to becoming the “new” twitter. They already have signed up 3.75 million users I can see why !!
So I decided to put a list together of some really cool “tools” which you can use to enhance your Instagram experience. These allow you to view your instagram feed as well as manage your friends & followers from outside the native Instagram app. Much better than having to scroll through the hundreds of images in your feed.
Webstagram is a really cool web interface allowing you to view your feed in either a Grid or list format. You can also follow new people using webstagram, as well as see the popular feed. It does have it’s downfall though as you have to log in each time, and the images are only presented in 306×306 size. Otherwise a really handy site to see whats happening in your instagram feed.
Carousel is an awesome instagram viewer that works as a standard Mac application. You simply log in to the app using your instagram username & password, and it displays your feed. From here you like & comment posts as well. You can also view the “popular” feed as well. The app also notifies you with an update badge as soon as there have been new photos added to your feed. You can also view larger size images, as well as view web links etc. The app costs $4.99, but there is a trial version that you can use for 2 weeks. This is an awesome mac app, and must have if you have a mac & use instagram
Extragram is similar to webstagram, but actually much cooler ;) The layout of the images is clean and simple, and it adjusts how many it displays according to your screen size. You can also manage your followers & friends from here, as well as being able to like & comment on images.You can also select if you wish to see your images in a grid view or filmstrip view.
Another web based viewer with a very plain and simple user interface. Commenting, liking & followers can be managed from here as well. You can also select what size you would like your feeds photos to show up as on your stream. Images are presented in a grid format.
The Postagram iPhone app allows you select images from your instagram photos and get them sent as a postcard to anywhere in the world. the cost to send each postcard is $0.99 and is purchased as an in app purchase from inside the app. I have used the app before and it works like a charm ! Must have if you have loved ones far away and want to surprise them with your artwork
And thats about it. There are still hundreds & hundreds of other tools you can use to enhance your instagram experience. Check out this post on Photojojo for some other cool instagram tools. If you have any other suggestions for cool instagram tools, please feel free to leave a comment below.