Instagram Apps for a Better Photo Search Experience

by . November 21st, 2012

Instagram is one of the most popular photo sharing sites with more than 100 million registered users. The testimony to its popularity is the fact that the largest social network Facebook recently acquired Instagram for $1 billion which is one of the biggest deals in the industry. Naturally there are hundreds of applications all around that offer a great photo searching experience to the users. Here in this short write-up we shall take a look at some of the apps which can better your photo search experience on Instagram.



  • Followgram – One of the most popular apps on Instagram Followgram comes complete with photo galleries and most importantly a ‘Follow button’ which can be used to share your pictures on your blog. This awesome application also allows you to follow other users on Instagram by simply scanning their custom QR code using your smartphone. You can also share your QR codes with others.




  • Lovestagram – Now the name says it all and it is developed by none other than the girlfriend of Instagram’s co-founder on Valentine’s Day eve. Dedicated to the lovers, this app creates an e-card with the photos which are shared between the couples. The users can create a slideshow out of these photographs or make a collage out of it.




  • Instagram Popular Photos – Now if you are in an ocean of photographs this app comes in extremely handy. It collects popular photos from Instagram and showcases them in a user-friendly webpage. That’s not all, it allows you to view the image in original size and check on a user’s collections. You can also subscribe to your favorite feed with the help of this application.




  • Gramgrab – This is one of the simplest Instagram apps but has immense popularity among users. This allows the users to hover over the photographs shared by other users and read information about the pictures such as the number of people who have liked it, the date and time of upload etc. This allows the users to filter the search results based on their preferences.




  • Statigram– It surely has to be one of the most unique apps on Instagram. With the help of this application you can easily know the statistics of each and every photo that is on display on Instagram. Apart from this, it also allows you to create custom Facebook tab and cover for your profile and integrate the photographs into your timeline.



  • Hashtagram– Looking to create an awesome slideshow out of your pictures in Twitter? This is the godsend app for you. With this you can rotate images in full screen and real time mode and even based on the Twitter feed. Each keyword and #tag search is taken into photos account that appear on Twitter. You can easily re-tweet, reply a user or quote with the help of this app.




  • Screenstagram– This is one of the best screensaver apps from Instagram which allow you to create screensaver out of Instagram photograph. Apart from your own photographs you can also create slideshows using images from your friends’ account.




  • Webstagram – This is a no nonsense application which allows the users to create attractive web galleries. This application comes loaded with features which allow you to easily comment and like photographs apart from following the updates from other users.





  • Pic Stitch– With this application you can stitch pictures! Quite literally as you will be able to create an attractive portrait using a number of pictures. This app allows you to choose from 32 different layouts. That’s not all there are nine different photo aspect ratios adding to your choice along with options for applying rounded corners, shadows and pattern to spice up the pictures.




  • Snapseed– This offers you a set of editing tools allowing you to tweak your Instagram albums. There are a host of filters available in the app along with options to add border, magnify background objects and adjust the color and exposure of the pictures.



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These apps are being used by millions of users around the world. So, what are you waiting for? Its time to get started with these apps to better your search experience on Instagram and enjoy the world of images!


Justin Spencer

About the Author

Justin Spencer is an online marketer working with MarkupBox, a PSD to HTML conversion company backed with years of experience and expert HTML developers. MarkupBox also offers services such as PSD to WordPress, PSD to Magento, PSD to Joomla, PSD to Drupal and PSD to Email.