Before fans of selfies and pictures of food start to defend the position that Instagram is a purely mobile product, we say we fully agree. But personally, we from time to time where it is more convenient to work with social networks, without leaving your computer, and Instagram is a nasty exception. However, there is a way to make the beloved “Insta” was successfully wound up on a Mac, and with almost full functionality.
To achieve this, you need to download and install an app called Poster. This is an unofficial Instagram client that uses the service API and allows you to not only view pictures and liking, but also create your own posts.
Of course, in the Poster there are a number of limitations compared to the mobile version, and these will be discussed in detail. When you create a record you can only upload pictures from the computer, but not to use the built-in camera. For processing images provided by the filters and the ability to rotate the picture, and select the orientation. More advanced editing with the adjust brightness and contrast, vignetting, etc. are not yet available.
In the Poster you can view customer stories and even create your. But again: only from photos from the PC and only with the ability to add text to the story.
All other functions in the Instagram app Poster are supported, so if you were waiting for the release of the client on Mac, I advise you to pay attention to. Especially because it’s free.