has had a big year.
First, the photo-sharing application released its highly anticipated Android app to rave reviews.
Then Facebook bought it for $1 billion. .
And a few weeks ago, Instagram passed the 50 million-user mark.
En fuego no?
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Even though it’s a mobile-based platform, there are occasions when you want to access Instagram content in different ways, especially via your PC or laptop.
Here are 10 great ways to get your Instagram fix when your mobile is out of reach:
The slickest of the slick
The three options that follow are perfect if you'd like to experience your own Instagram account on the Web, complete with vanity URLs and follow functionality.
One of the prettiest Instagram Web apps out there, and its “discovery” function helps you find new users to follow by tag and sector.
This one also features some great horizontal scrolling functionality helping to make your photos pop.
Fancy a little “Pinterest in your Instagram”? This one has been generating big buzz as it combines arguably the two hottest platforms right now.
Blending business with pleasure
How do you make Instagram work for a Facebook brand page? You go get a Followgram pro account, which gives you the best of both worlds.
(For some great examples of brand pages, visit followgram.me/ikeaitalia
Bells and whistles
Gramfeed places an emphasis on location (imagine a Foursquare and Instagram mash-up) and has subsequently developed a cool phone app called instalookapp.com
, which helps you connect with fellow Instagram users by GPS.
A rolling slideshow-style site with some powerful search functionality.
Feeding the masses
One of the better feed-style options out there, web.stgram's focus is on increasing your viewing pleasure.
Similar to Extragr.am and features a handy “albums” function.
This was set up to give the founders of Instagram a kick in the pants to set up an official Web presence. After getting their hands on Facebook's investment, perhaps this is on their list—alongside boarding private jets and chartering yachts.
Your personal profile/image feed displayed in a list format.
A version of this story first appeared on AdamVincenzini.com.