Are you a fanatic of Instagram? Do you want to use Instagram but don’t have an iPhone or any iOS device? Are you an Android user or simply a PC user? Here’s are some alternative Instagram apps for Android phone or PC.
For those who doesn’t know, Instagram is a cool photo app that lets you apply retro-style filters (like in Photoshop) to your pictures and share photos on Facebook and Twitter. It’s a very popular photo-capture and photo effects app installed and used by most iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone users. As of this time, Instagram can only be used exclusively by any Apple iOS powered devices. However, there are other similar free online services and apps you can use to achieve the same photo effects and filters used in Instagram – for your Android and PC.
Instagram Alternatives for Android and PC
Here are the best Instagram alternatives which will give you the same free photo filters or effects.
1. Pixlr-o-matic, I think, is the best Instagram mimic in terms of photo effects. It has wide range of photo filters, textures, and photo frames you can choose from just like Instagram. To use Pixlr-o-matic, you can use your phone’s camera of PC webcam to capture a picture, or you can manually search for photos in your mobile phone or computer, or even use your Facebook photos.
Pixlr-o-matic is available as a Windows application, iOS and Android app. You can also use it online (installation not required) via Facebook app and Chrome web app.
2. PicPlz is a free Android app that can also potentially compete with Instagram. Snap a pic. Apply an effect. Share with friends everywhere! 100% free picplz is a fun way to share your life through photos.
This photo app includes many cool effects filters like vintage 70s, black & white, Trip to the Optometrist, Little Plastic Lens, and Kaleidoscope Eyes etc. After adding effects you can quickly share on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Posterous & Foursquare.
PicPlz also lets its users to add location to each photo or even instantly save photos on their Dropbox account. And like Instagram, Picplz users can share their photos and discover & follow new friends via their official website: picplsz.com
3. Snaptastic is another Android app available in both premium and free versions. Just like Instagram, Snaptastic have easy to apply photo filter presets with sample images as previews to give you better idea what to expect from specific filter.
Unlike Pixlr-o-matic, Snaptastic users can do photo modifications like cropping and rotating. Custom photo adjustments like brightness, contrast, temperature, tint, saturation, vignetting, and exposure are also possible. One thing to note though is that the free version includes watermarks and occasional ads but you can always opt to upgrade to premium version for only less than $5 dollars.
So what do you think of these apps? Try it yourself and let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below. Don’t forget to share this to your friends.