With the introduction of Instagram’s Real-Time API developers have been coding like mad to integrate the best functions on the Instagram iphone app into fully functional Web apps. We’ve listed the Top 5 Instagram Web Apps currently available. These Web UI’s make viewing, liking, commenting, and following faster and more convenient from the comfort of your desk.
|1. Webstagram – provides the most feature rich Instagram web experience. Aside from viewing your Feed, Timeline, Popular, and Search features all with easy Liking and Commenting, there is a heavy integration with Hashtags. What’s Trending or Hot throughout the network. There’s also different display and viewing options as well as the option to use in different Languages.|
|2. Extragram – is one of the newest and slickest instagram apps I’ve come across so far. Once you connect to your Instagram account it’s super easy to switch between browsing the Popular, Feed, your Photos, and even Search. It has a nice roll-over display for each photo to easily Like and Commenting though a lightbox pop-out instead of loading a new page. This makes it faster and more fun to be interactive as you don’t have to wait on new pages to load and constantly hit the back button to continue browsing for other photos. You can also view your followers and who’s following you and it includes a couple options on how to display the feeds through a Grid, a side scrolling Filmstrip, and even by Map. If you try out any of these services, try this one.|
|3. Inkstagram – has the same functions to access your Feed, Popular, Search, and Followers. I like how you can change the display Grid to be small, medium, or full size thumbnails. It also has an easy Liking system with rollover to view comments but opens the photo in a new page to access the commenting system.|
|4. Gramfeed - is another great fully functional instagram web app. You can easily access your Feed, Popular, and Search from a convenient top menu. I like the way it overlays each users avatar as small thumbnail on the photo and you can also view the feeds as a Grid or vertical Scroll. It has great Liking and Commenting functionality but I really don’t like that it opens up a new tab or browser window everytime you click something new. I ended up with a dozen open tabs from just a couple minutes of use.|
|5. Insta-great! – isn’t quite as feature rich but offers a nice side scrolling timeline of your Feed and your own Photos. You can easily Like, see the date/time it was uploaded, and it even display which Instagram filter was used on the photo which you can click on to sort photos only using that filter. Currently I don’t see any option for Commenting and the navigation starts getting confusing after a little use.|
I think Extragram gets my vote as a front running favorite with Webstagram coming in at a close second. However, they all offer something unique in their implementation. Everyone has different browsing and functionality preferences so give these services a spin and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Also, if there’s another similar service you prefer that wasn’t covered here, let us know about it.