Instagram Tools : 70+ Ways to Access, Print, Store, Play, Share, Backup your Instagram Photos

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Last Update : Feb 2015

Instagram has grown to become much more than just a photo sharing app. The community of Photo enthusiast it has built is expanding everyday. From just a simple photo sharing iOS app to 50+Million iOS & Android users and getting acquired by Facebook for $1 billion, Instagram API has opened a new fork for the developer community.

Instagram App

There are tons of other apps and tools which the community built for us. If you are already an Instagram user you might have already used some of the third party services. We had covered a few tools and tweaks earlier. One of our famous Instagram tools are the Import tools for Instagram. But there are so many hidden tools/services which you need to know. So here you go, a good curated list of Instagram Apps and Services you should know. Do let me know if I missed any.

INSTAGRAM TOOLS

INSTAGRAM MOBILE APPS

instagram tools

Instagallery – The best instagram client for iPad.
InstaMap – Browse Instagram photos on map. Subscribe to geographical locations, venues, users or tags and see the photos as they get posted.
CoverJam – A must app for Music Lovers. Displays a photo slideshow of the artists you are listening to. Has Free and Pro version.
Timehop – A time capsule of your Instagram photos. It brings back the photos from this exact day of past. A fun app, along with Instagram it also syncs with your Facebook, twitter, Foursquare, Flickr and camera roll. To pull and show all the past memories of the same day.
Postagram – Send Instagram Postcards from your iPhone or Android or web.
Slidelight – Turns your iPad into a Instagram Photo Frame.
GramFrame – Create beautiful iPad Screensaver from your Instagram feed or popular Instagram photos.
Padgram– An beautiful looking, easy-to-use Instagram app for iPad. Helps your browse photos by category or a Map view.
PrintYourInsta – Create Beautiful theme based Postcards with Instagram photos to share or print with AirPrint Printer.
InstaBlast – Get Push Notifications to alert you when new stuff appears in your Instagram feed. You can either set it for your complete feed or particular users
Instalook – Discover Instagram Photos around you.
Flipagram – Create quick and easy video slideshows of your Instagram photos. Add a title, some soundtrack, adjust the speed and share a video slideshow of those special Instagram moments you clicked.
InstaFire – Kindle Fire lacks a good Instagram client. This is an Instagram client for Kindle Fire. You can browse, share, like, comment, search and even save photos from your feed.
Momento – Creates a diary off your Instagram photos along with your other social networking updates.
InstaPrint – Lets you turn your Instagram pictures into magnets, stickers, coasters and build puzzles. More details here.
flow – Feature Rich iPad App for Instagram, could be your next favorite Instagram iPad App.
JustUnfollow iOS | Android – Instagram and Twitter management tool to handle everything from one app. Not only it manages you feed but also helps you get more followers and likes.
JustUnfollow > TakeOff – From the guys who made JustUnfollow, this app is the instagram scheduler. With some smart tools it also helps you determine the right time to post in your Instagram account to get maximum exposure and most likes.
PreGram – iOS App to help you prepare your photos before posting them on Instagram. Crop, edit, enchance, choose hashtags, all of it to help you get the most likes you can on your photos easily.
Hyperlapse – By Instagram / Facebook, this official iOS App will help your create non-shaky timelapse videos which were previously impossible without bulky tripods and expensive equipment.
PicLab iOS | Android – Add text to your photos before they are posted on Instagram
PicLab HD – Does everything that PicLab does with artistic Typography your followers would drool on.
Quick – Add text to your photos before they are posted on Instagram
Over – Not just simple text but add text with a theme to create an artwork from your photos.
Lumify – Edit videos and add custom audio to your Instagram video. One of the simplest video editor to use.
Tagg.ly iOS | Android – Make your instagram photos your properly, taggly adds branding to your photos by adding a name, logo, location and timestamp on your photos and videos. You can choose to only put one parameter ( name ) too.
whitagram  – Easily add white background to your photos before posting on instagram.
VSCO Cam – One of the most known photo editing app. iOS App with more than few filters to play around, if you do a lot of post-processing before posting on Instagram. Try this app to do your photo editing. Right from contrast and highlight detail to unimaginable filters with an option to create your own filters. This is a editing powerhouse.
AfterLight – Similar to VscoCam App, this is a very powerful image editing tool with more than just image enhancing.
Primary – Powerful Instagram app which does more than just showing you your feed. Hides unwanted media, adds lists, tracts unread comments and last viewed photo, create custom gallery and syncs to iCloud to help you sign in on any iOS device and still retain all the settings and custom lists and galleries.

DIFFERENT WAYS TO PRINT INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

instagram tools

PicPack – Fancy Photo Magnets? This Berlin based printing service helps you turn your Instagram photos into photo magnets. One pack includes 12 Instagram photos of your choice and ship worldwide.
Sticky9 – Just like PicPack, they turn your Instagram photos into magnets. One sheet of photo magnet can hold 9 photos. Free worldwide shipping.
InstaShirt – Your Instagram photos on a shirt. Yes! A wearable shirt or a hoodie.
PostaGram – Send Postcards from your iPhone or Android or web. Print postcards of your Instagram photos.
Prinkl – Print your instagram photos as a 365 day calendar or stickers or minibook or a poster. Various ways to keep print your Instagram memory.
InstaPrint – Location based Photo Booth for Instagram. Place the instaprint box in a location or for a specific hashtag, and it would give polaroid prints instantly.
Projecteo – Tiny Instagram Projector. A service that creates a single fram of 35mm slide film which can be used in their tiny projector.
PrintsGram – Create photo cubes of Instagram Photos.
Casetify – Create Custom smartphone case from your Instagram Photos. As of now they support all Apple Devices and Samsung Galaxy S II/III and Galaxy Note I/II .
Keepsy – Photobook off your Instagram Photos
reusegram – Now known as reusepic, turns your instagram apps into stickers to stick anywhere. These stickers can be used more than once i.e. stick – unstick – stick – repeat.
InstaGoodies – Square stickable stickers of Instagram photos.
ImageSnap– Custom made Ceramic Tiles for your Instagram Photos.
CalendarGram– Print Real Calendar from your Instagram photos.
PosterFuse – Build Instagram photo collages quickly.**
Printrbook – The simplest way to print Instagram Photo Books.**
iLikeSlide – Filter pictures from Instagram and build quick slideshows to share with friends.**
Photoboothless – Just like InstaPrint, these are location based Instagram Photo Booth Printer.**
Instagram Print – The web version of InstaPrint, lets you turn your Instagram Pictures into Magnets, Stickers, Coasters and Puzzles.
Kanvess – Print high quality Instagram Photos at a very cheap price.
Instagram Photo Book – Turn your Instagram photos with its original caption, hashtags, comments and likes into a photobook.
Printhug – Get your Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox or Google Drive photos printed from any standard size of your choice. Not only its easy as syncing your accounts in Printhug but they also have IFTTT channel activate which makes it super easy to get photos easily ported for print.

INSTAGRAM WEB APPS

instagram tools

InstaDash – A Pinterest inspired dashboard for Instagram. It lays out your Instagram feed on web with the Pinterest web layout. It even aggregates the geo location of all the photos and lets your view together all photos taken in one location.
Ink361 – The most beautiful web app for Instagram. If you ever wanted to use a very minimal yet fully featured sleek Instagram for desktop? You should definitely try this web app. You just sign in your Instagram account and voila! Be ready to be amazed.
CopyGram – View, Store, Print and backup your instagram photos. A clean web interface for Instagram but with added features.
InstaPort – Still one of the best apps to import your Instagram photos from one service to another. Let’s you download all your photos at once.
InstaChimp – If you are a avid Instagram user and want to send newsletters of your weekly/monthly photos, then this app is for you. Just create a free account and connect your Instagram & MailChimp account and you are good to go. You can create newsletter of your Instagram photos using simple, easy-to-use templates and send it as campaigns to your subscribers/fans and/or family members.
ThingLink – They provide tools to add interaction to your photos. You can pull your Instagram photos and give the photos new life by adding sound, voice, video, social, other photos and any link you want. You can use your instagram photos to tag on images from Facebook, check here how it Looks
Luxogram – A very neatly designed Instagram web app to get Instagram on any web browser.
Hashgram – A neat #tag search tool for Instagram
ScheduGram – Manage your Instagram Posts by scheduling them to be posted at a different time. You can upload images & videos via web, schedule to be posted in future and for business purposes multiple users can manage multiple instagram accounts from one common dashboard.
Latergramme – Upload images from web or from their App and schedule for later time. Management from web app or mobile app is synchronized to let you know when its posted in your instagram account. Can manage multiple accounts and teams can collaborate together to work on multiple accounts from same latergramme account.
InstaDeliver – Auto post Instagram photos to Facebook & Twitter
FollowGram – A follow button for your profile, which you can share on your blog/website.
Piqora – Deep analytics for Instagram. Running marketing campaigns with them would be the best way to optimise Instagram as a marketing front.
InstaPDF – A powerful tool to transform your pictures from Instagram to PDF.
Instaorders – Want to sell stuff using Instagram? Instaorder helps you setup a complete personalised store using your instagram photos with order tracking and business tools you would need for an ecommerce site.
Curalate – Using Instagram for Business is hard, Curalate helps you do your Instagram Marketing in a much more efficient manner. It not only helps you curate your own posts but also help you build a good relationship with your customer by leveraging their social media presence.
OnlyPult – Schedule, manage and process your photos from web. One account can manage 20 Instagram accounts and you can download instagram photos without any restriction.
Picdeck – Tweetdeck for Instagram. Immersive dekstop Instagram App to customize your feed layout as per your liking.

INSTAGRAM DESKTOP APPS

instagram tools

InstaGrille – A desktop app for Instagram build for Pokki. Bring the mobile Instagram experience to desktop.
Carousel – The best way to experience Instagram on your Mac
Visual Grub – A simple instagram app for mac.
Digi.me – The only desktop tool which help you download everything from your Instagram account to your desktop, and retains all the profile information, photo comments, likes and makes all your data searchable and exportable.
Gramblr – Desktop app to instantly upload photos to your Instagram feed

FUN WITH INSTAGRAM

instagram tools

App.bg – Explore nearby Instagrams, Foursquare Tips and Tweets
Match-A-Gram – A fun flip-to-match memory based game based on #tag search. You search for a #tag , it pulls a random images, match them by flippinf oneby one and win!
InstaCat – Auto scrolling Instagram photos of cats.
52Grams – Instagram meets Fashion.
InstaEarth – Popular Instagram photos around the world.
InstaBAM – Find Photos and People around you on Instagram.
The Sweet Hat Club – All hat photos on Instagram. Join the Hat Club!
Instabackground – Create Custom wallapapers from your Instagram photos.
Instamory Pocket – Flip-to-match and win, memory based Instagram app for 1-4 players on a single device.
InstaMatch – Memory game for Instagram.
InstaQuit – Track your Instagram follows & unfollows.
boomf – Get your Instagram photos printed on marshmallows. Yup delicious eatable marshmallows.

I tried to categorized the best I can to make this list easy to browse. I hope I did a good job of categorizing that. If you know any cool Instagram tool or a service you think I should have included, please feel free to comment and let me know.

**Credits :
Posterfuse by stephschan12
iLikeSlide by Denis Romanovsky
Printrbook by Claire
Photoboothless by Tim

Last Updated in Feb 2015

 

32 Responses

  1. stephschan12

    January 13, 2013 8:05 PM

    Would love for you to also check out http://www.posterfuse.com (and if you like it, add it to the list!) PosterFuse is a site that allows users to build their own instagram (and facebook) collages. The site has additional editing features and photo filters for the user to choose from!

  2. Fadli Moja Amin

    May 24, 2013 1:54 PM

    Hi everyone! I would appreciate if anyone could answer my question;

    Is there any existing tools that allows you to collect all pictures from multiple users with specific hashtag (eg. #BetterWorldMovement) into a single account or platform?

    Thanks!

  3. Nour

    July 25, 2013 12:01 PM

    Hi guys i need some help ! i posted a picture with a wrong location . is there an app to arrange the location without deleting the picture ?

  4. TFTB.NET

    July 29, 2013 1:09 PM

    @Nour
    Instagram doesn’t allow you to edit the uploaded photo.
    Instead you can just remove its location from the Photo Map by tapping the edit button in the upper right hand corner of your Photo Map. From there you can deselect images to permanently remove their location. The photo will not be deleted from your Instagram profile, but the photo’s location data will be removed from Instagram permanently.

    You cannot arrange the location once you have uploaded the photo.

  5. amin

    September 14, 2013 4:49 AM

    Is there a tool that allows me to get news feed of a particular friend? The photos they liked and comments they made?

  6. Jay

    November 21, 2013 5:35 AM

    Is there and app that will auto post TO Instagram rather then from Instagram to Facebook and Twitter? Or even a program?

  7. TFTB.NET

    November 26, 2013 9:44 AM

    Hey Jay,
    Sorry but that isn’t possible via any App as of now. Instagram API documentation says that,

    At this time, uploading via the API is not possible. We made a conscious choice not to add this for the following reasons:

    – Instagram is about your life on the go – we hope to encourage photos from within the app. However, in the future we may give whitelist access to individual apps on a case by case basis.
    – We want to fight spam & low quality photos. Once we allow uploading from other sources, it’s harder to control what comes into the Instagram ecosystem. All this being said, we’re working on ways to ensure users have a consistent and high-quality experience on our platform.

    This means they don’t allow any third-party App to let users upload via their app and if detected it would lead to immediate account suspension.

    They might allow some trusted Apps to do so but as of now they don’t.

  8. jubbathehott

    January 11, 2014 2:25 AM

    is there a way to display the exact time and/or date of a comment that was left on an instagram image? the generic “4 months ago” isn’t helpful. thanks!!!

  9. simonroffe1

    January 24, 2015 2:09 AM

    Looking for a service where I can use my own web-enabled printer and use a hashtag and it would print via that service. For use at say, a party. I want to use my own printer, not rent this as a service from another organization. I know giclie does this – who else?

  10. TFTB.NET

    February 17, 2015 9:38 PM

    @simonroffe1
    For now I can tell you one way to do so. To make it work you need an HP Printer and use the service called IFTTT (If This Then That).
    Create an account at IFTTT, authorise Instagram and your HP Printer. Once that is done Add this Recipe and Edit it to use your own Hashtag, edit a few things as per your need (if you want it for party change it to take #tag from certain area, or certain people). Turn it on and let the magic happen.

    Hope it helped.

  11. jaquelinoleary

    May 18, 2015 2:50 PM

    Why do you people keep using JustUnfollow? It was quite good a few years ago, but it was replaced by fast-unfollow.com, cause if you need to know who’s not following you you can use a statistics app such as iconosquare, but if need to unfollow them quickly – use a specialized service like fast-unfollow.com. It gets rid of unfollowers at an amazing rate of 5000 users per day, so you all you need to do is to run it every once in a while and clear the list.

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