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PhotoDesk - for Instagram

By Benedikt Terhechte

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** The BEST Instagram Desktop Client **

View, like, comment, and download Instagram pictures/videos!! (NO Uploads! / Image Posting! Instagram forbids that! AND you *need* an Instagram account). But you can do so much more:

Of all Mac clients, Instagram allows you to use the most features of Instagram on your Mac and even exceeds instagram’s functionality.

- Video Support!
- See Pictures on a Map!
- Search for Locations!
- Save Images / Videos!
- Comment Templates
- Multi Command and Multi Like! (Limited by the amount of likes and comments Instagram allows per hour, that is 50 likes and 30 comments)

"PhotoDesk provides a slick, simple, desktop way to view and appreciate the photos of others." 

* Instagram features: 
Know what your friends are up to
View your friend’s feed, pictures, comments, profiles and followers

* React to your friends posts
Comment and like pictures
Share pictures on Facebook, Twitter and per Email
See which comments you replied to, star comments, search within comments, and much more.

* Save pictures and Videos
Download pictures and Videos easily through drag and drop
Save beautiful pictures in albums 
Or Sync your images automatically to a folder 

* Receive News and Notifications
See when you get new comments, likes, or followers

* Administer your circle of friends
Follow and unfollow people, also mass operations for multiple at once
See friendship requests and allow or deny them 

* Tags
Place favorite tags in the sidebar, automatically see if there're new images tagged with that tag.
Search tags, save favorite tags, see related tags 

***** NO PICTURE UPLOAD POSSIBLE because it is forbidden by Instagram**** 
(only the iPhone app allows you to upload pictures)

* Extra features
- Select Favorite Friends
Your news feed is to cluttered? Manage huge amounts of followers by picking 'Favorite Friends', close friends whose updates you want to see immediately 

* Slide Shows
View pictures in beautiful slide shows

* Support for multiple users
Just switch to a different user easily, without having to enter a password again.

* Privacy Support
Automatically log out of Instagram/PhotoDesk with all your accounts when you close the app.

* See a huge amount of images at the same time
Automatically load many images up front to sort or search them 

* Fasttrack liking
Quickly like an image by hovering over it and clicking a small heart icon. There is no need to open each image individually

* Fast User Preview
Easily preview a user account without entering it. A small popup will appear that shows you the gist about this user.

* Different view modes
See pictures just as you need them: small icons, medium icons, feed or detailed view

"With slick animations throughout, comment intergration and more, Photodesk is a fine addition to your Mac software collection." 

"Overall, this application is gorgeous, and I can’t wait until Instagram changes their policy so I can actually upload photos from my Mac!" 

"Photodesk provides a nice way to browse Instagram from your Mac." 

*** Thank you for the great reviews and comments all over the web !!! *** 

What's New in Version 2.3.2

- Fixed an issue which caused the map mode to not work anymore after installing an app from the App Store
- Fixed a bug where selections were not being kept during loading more
- Fixed an issue in the German localization


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Customer Reviews

Great App, but needs some fixes

This is a great instagram client for the Mac, but the sorting is currently broken. Sort by date simple does NOT work, and really no reason why not. Also, minor issue is if you change the name on you IG account, it does not get refreshed in the app, and if you log out and back on, you lose your favorites. Places is buggy, after you use it 2 or 3 times, it just doesn’t load anymore, and when you search for places on a picture in the web browser it goes one place but another incorrect place inside the app itself. Also, fails to refresh the screen when you click on a user, and then click on album or anything else, it just stays on the user. It also seems to have a problem when it pops up a request to follow box, it crashes A LOT when it pops up. Should be an option to disable the pop up and just get a screen on the right side that says it’s private.

I use this program everyday and love it, so I hope they can fix this issues to make it more rock solid. I would give it 5 stars if not for these bugs.

Nice app for viewing Instagrams

My only suggestions for possible improvement are: 1: initial “logging in” and “switching account” screens are confusing and unnecessary for the user to see. 2. Hashtags are set in a light blue which is illegible on the medium gray background. 3. It might be nice to have the space bar launch a super-sized view of the selected image, vs. paging down (as the spacebar does in a web browser). Apart from these minor quirks, the app is great. Seeing Instagram photos and movies on a larger screen really elevates the experience. Nice work.

Great app, needs a fix

I love this app, but it does have some login issues on a regular basis.

Also, please get rid of the follow pop up box when you follow someone who is private. It wasn’t like this before and is annoying. If I hit follow, I want to follow them :)

Overall, this is by far the best Instagram app in the Mac app store and definitely worth the money.

PhotoDesk - for Instagram
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated: Jan 21, 2014
  • Version: 2.3.2
  • Size: 14.9 MB
  • Languages: English, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller: Benedikt Terhechte
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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