The holiday season has ended and we tried to look at as many Mac Instagram apps as we could. Why? Holidays are for photos and Instagram gets busy over the holidays. Even Mac users have options for uploading to Instagram these days. They range from free to expensive. Here’s one of the latter with a feature that’s a must have in the Facebook age.
Facebook’s popular photo social app prefers photos from mobile devices like iPhone and Android devices (and the Instagram iPhone app can be installed on the iPad but it doesn’t look pretty) and not your standard, everyday, pedestrian Mac or PC. Unless you use an app specifically made to upload photos to Instagram.
Necessity, Meet Invention
If necessity is the mother of invention, then that’s the reason behind the Uplet app. It’s a Mac app which uploads photos and videos to Instagram. And not just one at a time. Bulk uploads, too. How can that be if Instagram prefers users to do all their photo uploading and sharing via the Instagram app? I’m not going to ask. But Uplet works.
Pretty much all the basics to Instagram are included in Uplet and it works on your Mac using the keyboard. Share multiple photos with a click, including higher resolution images. Even captions can be added to a photo uploaded to Instagram. Right from your Mac. Ditto for video clips. How? Drag and drop works just fine. In fact, Uplet works much like the Instagram app on the iPhone.
Grab the photos you want to share online using Instagram, drop them onto the Uplet window, click Add Caption to type in your photo caption, and then click Share.
Uplet lets you upload photos that are not square (one thing I don’t like about Instagram is the square photo and square video), which means you can publish whatever size photo you have with aspect ratios between 1.91:1 or 4:5 (odd, no?).
One benefit to using Uplet to send photos to Instagram is the keyboard. It’s much easier and faster to type photo captions on the Mac’s keyboard than the iPhone’s keyboard. Each photo can be cropped and edited so each photo can have a somewhat unique appearance that sets it apart from the standard Instagram fare. In fact, you can even crop photos, use the original size or square Instagram size. You can even use emojis and hashtags.
Bulk photo uploads to Instagram work much the same way. Grab a few photos, drop them onto Uplet, set the caption for each one, and you’re good to go. How is it that Uplet works while Instagram doesn’t even have a Mac app? I’m of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ crowd. It just works. Uplet seems to be the most expensive of all the Mac Instagram apps but it also has the best package of features. It’s Mac App Store only but there is a trial version available.