We know that Instagram had a lot of folks all bent over new terms-of-service announced a couple days ago. Whether too much was read into the new policy or not, a lot of people have decided to part ways with the app. How many? We do not know, nor do we expect Facebook to answer before their next earnings call. Perhaps you have given some thought bowing out of Instagram too, but have not poked around the app store to see what is available.
As you might expect, a number of Insatgram’s competitors are reaping the benefits of whatever the size of the exodus is. Some applications have gone from “zero to hero” in a day. Bear in mind, this list is nowhere near complete, we are talking about apps available in iTunes, which means there are plenty of options. However, these services stand on their own two feet. Check out these possible alternatives, you might just find something cool and possibly better.
Alternatives to Instagram
Alternatives to Instagram
Yahoo!’s Flickr just underwent a huge makeover ahead of Instagram’s announcement that it would no longer synchronize with Twitter (you may have noticed that Instagram pics do not show up in the Twitter feed anymore). Now Flickr has filters of its own, editing features, and works across Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. Plus, having been a long standing part of Yahoo!, Flickr has an established user base and a lot of groups to associate with. Following Instagram’s announcement, Flickr went from being the 175th ranked app to the high 20s overnight.
Forbes calls Pheed the “New Twitter.” It is a free application that allows sharing of all your digital content, texts, photos, videos, audio and voice notes across all social platforms. The app also lets you monetize some of your content if you choose to, allowing you to charge a subscription fee for users to access your channel. According to the New York Times, in the wake of the Instagram debacle, Pheed advanced to be the ninth most downloaded app in iTunes, ahead of LinkedIn. That is pretty compelling considering this app has only been available for six weeks.
Open your eyes! That is what this German developer has to say. This app has a bunch of filters and makes sharing them easy across multiple platforms. After Instagram started having delusions of grandeur, EyeEm started seeing new account sign-ups jump by over 1000%. The appeal of this application is its simple interface.
This photo filtering app has 26 different filters and models itself as a “toy camera” app. However, once you browse through the features, you will see it is only a toy if you want it to be. The application features a host of tools enabling easy sharing and organizing.
If privacy is your big thing, then this is your app. This photo sharing app enables you to set up private photo sharing groups. The app still makes it easy to share pictures and features filters, effects and even mustaches. The co-founder of Waddle told the New York Times that they had not done much marketing for the app since this past summer, but thanks to Instagram they have observed a huge surge in activity, “Everybody wants privacy and control.”
Camera+ is distinct among all these apps. It receives consistently high ratings because it is focused on great photos. It also has a lot of features. That is why it costs $0.99 (hurry up and get it before the price goes up). If you have doubts about the price, the app has been purchased at least 10 million times. This camera app is arguably the most capable, and feature rich of any in this line-up. You also got to applaud the developer’s moxie when it issued a minor update yesterday with the following change log aimed squarely at Instagram, “’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the App Store, Not a creature was stirring, not even a Spore. Some crash bugs were fixed with the greatest of care, So that you, our beloved Camera+ user, could take photos with flair! We’ll never do shady things with your shared pics because it just isn’t right. And on that note… Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” We don't know about you, but that poem alone is worth $0.99!
source: The New York Times