Explore Instagram in a Pinterest-like layout

When Instagram finally launched a web interface, the world rejoiced. And pretty soon that stopped being a big deal, perhaps because the web interface always felt like a sort of must-have product. Instagram certainly doesn’t see much behind it because no one will take and upload photos from their desktop. Instagram has life on our phones and is little more than placeholder text when it comes to the desktop.

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When Instagram finally launched a web interface, the world rejoiced. And pretty soon that stopped being a big deal, perhaps because the web interface always felt like some kind of must-have product. Instagram certainly doesn’t see much behind this because no one will be taking and uploading photos from their desktop. Instagram lives on our phones and is little more than placeholder text when it comes to the desktop.

Personally, I’ve never really used the web interface much just because it’s useless, but Pictacular not only makes it infinitely better for viewing photos on Instagram, but also for enjoying photo browsing. It’s a simple little web app that you connect your Instagram account to. In turn, you can view your photo feed, save your hashtag searches, and search for photos in popular categories like food, tech, and brands.

Pictacular defaults to your home feed and a single column view. Click the grid button at the top to switch to the Pinterest-like view. At the top, you have buttons to refresh your feed, view all popular photos, view nearby photos (based on location data), view photos you’ve uploaded, and view all photos you’ve favorited. . A dedicated button tells you when you have new account activity. The left sidebar also contains links to previous sources. There’s a search bar and you can search by username or by hashtag so you don’t take anything away from the real Instagram for web experience.

The Discover section expands to reveal popular categories like Brands, Travel, Food, Music, Technology and you can also suggest a channel of your choice to appear here.

Browsing photos on Instagram using Pictacular is a better experience because you can use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to view the next or previous photo in any feed.

Pictacular allows you to post comments and favorite photos, but you can’t upload one yet. The app has the same coffee brown color you know, a simple user interface and ads. The only annoying thing about the app is that it constantly asks for your email address and there is no way to disable it. Other than that, it’s one of the most useful Instagram navigation apps I’ve seen so far.

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