Got Instagram? Of course you do. iPhone, yes. iPad if you know how. And Mac, no (unless you pay the freight for the only Mac app that uploads photos to Instagram; sometimes). For whatever the reason, Instagram prefers photos to be uploaded to your account from a mobile device, and a MacBook doesn’t count.
What if you want to view your Instagram account and all the photos you’ve uploaded, or those uploaded by those you follow? Here’s how to view and saveInstagram photos on your Mac. All you need is a few dollars and the PhotoDesk app.
PhotoDesk is almost Instagram. Almost. While you can’t use the app to upload photos to your Instagram account, you can use many of Instagram’s more popular features on your Mac, plus a few others. Caveat? You’ll still need an Instagram account to view photos and videos, though. You’ll be able to view all your photos, and those you follow.
PhotoDesk lets you view photos, comments, and profiles of those you follow. You may comment and like photos, share photos on Facebook or Twitter, and even view comments on your Instagram account. Photos and videos that you view on Instagram through PhotoDesk can also be downloaded to your Mac. Just drag and drop.
PhotoDesk also works with Notification Center so you get a notice whenever there are new comments, followers, or likes to your Instagram account. The app looks and works much like a photo viewer app, but the photos come from your Instagram account.
PhotoDesk supports albums, favorite places, search tags, profile details, and, of course, your favorite Instagram friends.
Considering that PhotoDesk is little more than an Instagram viewer, there are extensive preference settings.
The only negative is that Instagram does not allow Mac or PC apps to upload photos to Instagram, a feature that works most of the time in the Mac app Up.