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PhotoDesk - for Instagram

By Benedikt Terhechte

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** The BEST Mac App for Instagram! **

View, like, comment 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
- Comment Templates
- Blacklist Users and Tags
- Fantastic, modern UI, optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite & El Capitan

"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
   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 3.2.2

Login Issue: Fixes an issue which caused users to not be able to log in into the app anymore due to very recent changes in the Instagram authentication process.


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Customer Reviews

No longer saves & "Sync my picture” multi-account options

Why can I not save photos from others’ accounts anymore? …either individually or my saved album. I liked having my friends’ photos as a screensaver.

It really needs the option to place different accounts’ synced photos in different folders as opposed to downloading them ALL to the same location. I manage multiple accounts and only want to manage some but sync others and when I sync others, i only want those photos in their specfic folders.

Also, Favorites Only filtered view of pictures, please! :)

Very pleased - very handy for Imac

Very nice app for following Instagram on my iMac - we have it running all the time and love the way it notifies us when a new post is up from one of our family/friends.
No it can't upload pics from the IMac but I'm over that and understand it. I upload from my IPhone and that works great.

Excellent app - BUT…..

I’m not sure if it’s still being supported / developed. Hasn’t been updated since 2015..

The app won’t let you post more than 4 hashtags in any comment.. it claims it’s a limitation of Instagram - but I can’t find anything in the T&C’s of Instagram, or their guidelines, about a limit of 4 hashtags per comment.. it is apparently a limit of 30.. but the app restricts to 4.

There are a few minor bugs and the occasional crash, but despite that (and despite the 4 hashtag limitation) it’s still a good app and worth the money..

Answers to support emails would be nice though… Maybe the author is on holiday at the moment - in which case I’ll gladly edit this review and rating if and when he responds.

PhotoDesk - for Instagram
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.2.2
  • Size: 13.0 MB
  • Languages: English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

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

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