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5 best Instagram apps for Mac

1. Instafeed.

Instafeed is a widely spread app for Instagram which is made not only for Mac but for other OS and even for some e-commerce websites like Shopify. However, it is said that Mac version of Instafeed has an exclusive design. The app grants fast access to the Instagram and has really great and seamless integration into the Mac OS. Unlike other apps, Instafeed has a Facebook and Twitter integration too which allows you to share your photo in a faster way. The app shows an unlimited amount of photo due to the infinite scrolling. The advantage of such kind of the apps is their concordance with high-resolution PC displays that brings photos a new high-quality look. The app has a good design and smart managing of your followers allowing to see who follows you.

All those features have the price. Instafeed is available for $4.99 in the Apple store.

2. Ratatam.

RatatamApp is an Instagram version of Mac. The developers state that they didn’t want to provide it with fancy features improving the user experience of the original photo application. It provides the same functions that the mobile app has. Ratatam has a minimalistic design and allows you to use standard functions. You gain access to your contacts and an opportunity to interact with them. Ratatam has an in-built Growl system. Growl is the ultimate notification system made exclusively for Mac users. It is friendly for all developers which make Growl in common use among other apps. It gathers all your notifications into one place and gives and provides an easy access to its settings. Developers of the Ratatam say that the main purpose they wanted to achieve is transferring an Instagram to the Mac without adding fancy features but with an opportunity to stay in touch with any updates. So the Ratatam will send you notifications about everything that is happening in your feed.

Ratatam costs $0.99 and it is available in the Apple store.

3. Flume.

Flume has evolved from the simple integral-to-the-desktop Instagram app for Mac to a pretty unique application with a new Instagram experience. For now, Flume has reached the version of 2.8 that grants you more than 33 new features and over one hundred improvements as the developers state. There are actually of a lot of new good features that can be helpful for some users, especially for those who are not speaking English. Let’s take a look at some new features.

If you have an Instagram Business profile, Flume can give you statistics about your posts and followers. The app will also help you to promote the account. As the previous apps, you are able to set up notifications to get all updates straight to your computer as well as you can turn it off. If you need to contact your followers you can send a direct message using Flume. It also has its own translation system. Any Instagram profile can be translated into the language you know as well as Flume offers more than 25 different localization for oneself. Another great feature is a deep integration with Mac functions. For example, you can share dialogues, use Apple maps and drag-d-drop function with the app. There are even some fancy abilities like using the trackpad, Magic Mouse or Magic trackpad for navigation. It doesn’t seem to be very useful, however, it can be appreciated by some users.

The app itself has a great design which emphasizes on the image constituent. Your feed will look like a seamless flow of photos. Each of them you can open in the original size, like it and comment, or download to your computer.

Flume is a free app unless you want to get some additional features. For a one-time $10 payment, you will be able to upload photos from your PC directly to the Instagram as well as you can use multiple accounts on the one computer.

4. PhotoDesk.

This is one of the most popular Instagram apps for Mac. As the previous app PhotoDesk isn’t just a simple porting of Instagram to the Mac OS. PhotoDesk grants a multiple accounts access, though the app is chargeable and can’t get for free. A new interface makes using of few accounts very comfortable as it allows you to see and react to the new comments quickly switching between different accounts. You can enable filters to sort out videos with 10+ likes or something else. Overall, PhotoDesk gives you about 30 different features most of which is hard to find in other similar apps. Add a good system integration and the absence of bugs.

An enormous set of features is available for you only for $6.99.

5. Grids.

Another great realization of transferring Instagram into the Mac OS. It is more likely to provide some new experience for users compared to the features that give you an original app. Multiple accounts, uploading photos and videos from pc, notification system, great design, automatic adjustment to your window size, direct messaging and other features are granted by the Grids for Instagram.

This app can be purchased for $9.99 at the Apple store.