Email works. Messaging, too. So does Flickr. But Instagram can be an instant way to broadcast a photo with little more than a few touches to the iPhone or iPad screen (yes, Instagram for iPhone also works on an iPad). Touch? What about Mac users?
Therein lies the only real issue I have with Instagram. It’s a mobile app for smartphones with cameras. There’s no Instagram for Mac or Windows PCs, but there are apps that let you view your Instagram account, switch between multiple accounts, and view Instagram photos that are worth a few bucks.
Grids is the most Mac-like Instagram viewer with multiple layouts, adjustable picture size and spacing. Even the background color is customizable. It also comes with Instagram tools to like comment, search, add tags, and follow other Instagram users.
It’s also Notification Center savvy so you get an alert when a new photo is posted, including comments and mentions.
Here’s the only kicker with Grids and it’s not the fault of the app developer. Instagram only allows photo uploads by using the official Instagram app (which I’ve managed to get working on my iPad, too).
You may prefer Padgram which also offers statistics and lets you download and save uploaded photos and videos.