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PhotoDesk - for Instagram

By Benedikt Terhechte

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** The BEST Mac App for Instagram! **

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

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

- Create and Print Photo Collages from Instagram Images!
- Video Support
- See Pictures on a Map
- Search for Places
- Statistics
- Save Images / Videos
- Comment Templates
- Blacklist Users
- Fantastic, modern UI, optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite

"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.
   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**** 

- Photo Collages
Create Beautiful Photo Collages from Instagram Images!

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

* Search & Filter Facilities
Photodesk 3 offers a fantastic search engine to comb through vast amounts of images. You can now create specific searches for every aspect of an image so that you can find the proverbial needle in the haystack.

* Slide Shows
View pictures in beautiful slide shows

* Support for multiple accounts 
Just switch to a different account 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. Instagram limits third party apps like Photodesk to 100 likes per hour

* 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, big icons, feed or detailed view

* Folders
Sort and structure Favorite Friends, Favorite Tags, Favorite Places, and Favorite Images into Folders

* Yosemite Today Widget
You can now see the six most recent feed images in the Notification Center, utilizing the brand new Yosemite Today Widget extension.

* History
The last 250 images or user profiles that you visited are stored in a visual history which makes it easy to find that one image again.

"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!"

What's New in Version 3.1.2

- Fixed a bug where ordering a print would not allow to enter the address
- Fixed bug where feed view items were cropped
- Fixed a bug where users of 10.8, Mountain Lion, could not open the detail view anymore
- Changed it so that when Photodesk is offline, it will detect automatically when the system is online again and go online
- Changed the looks of the selection rectangle to correctly enclose images in all view modes under retina, and non-retina systems
- Fixed a bug where the 'reloading' indicator for comments would never disappear, and comments would never reload.
- Fixed a bug where when closing the window via Apple-W, it was not possible to open the window again
- Changed some internals so that Photodesk consumes less Requests per hour for users who have many favorite friends.
- Fixed a bug where using Finder Tag Sync would cause a crash
- Fixed many small bugs which caused crashes or undefined behaviour in various situations


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Customer Reviews

Well worth the money

If you are looking for a clean layout thats super fast, then this is your app. Somethimes there are people you want to follow, but dont want to follow them on IG, welll the favorite friends tab lets you do this. It also will let you know how many new post that person as posted. There is a favorite tags tab too, so you dont have to type in every hashtag to search. Ever like and image on IG and want to save it? Thats easy, just drag the image (ful sized or thumbnail) to a folder or desktop and the original is saved. You can also Command + Click a group of images you want and drag the whole group to the destop at one time. This app supports multiple accounts and switching accounts is easy and fast. There is an export feature for those that like to have backups or settings. Get it, you will be happy.

Great App

This is a really good Instagram viewer. I prefer the tiled thumbnails view it offers to the scrolling-only view offered by the Instagram website. I often have a lot of unviewed pics and it is a great timesaver to be able to choose the order in which I view posts. Works as advertised. Highly recommended.

Things to address in future versions.
- None of these views (icons, feeds, full image) should scroll left/right. But occasionally they do and since no horizontal scrollbar is provided it can be tricky to get the complete view to be visible again. Fix so that they appear in a stationary pane.
- When viewing someone’s profile to follow, sometimes the images fail to load (no, not just private profiles and not just profiles with a lot of posts).

What a waste of $5!

I paid $5 after reading a few good reviews and wish I hadn’t done that. The features I expect (ie: being able to see my activity at the very least) just aren’t in the application. I’ll delete it and watch my money wash down the drain. I seriously regret this.

PhotoDesk - for Instagram
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.2
  • Size: 12.0 MB
  • Languages: English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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