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Top 5 Best Instagram Apps for Mac

Top 5 Best Instagram Apps for Mac

We all use Instagram on our smartphones, but more and more people are taking advantage of apps that allow you to use Instagram on a Mac OS powered computer. With a plethora of options available and a larger screen to take advantage of, using Instagram on your Macbook or iMac is a really good idea.

And the experience of using the social media app on your Mac is simplified and especially enhanced by various apps you can easily download and install on your device. And in today’s article – just like the title states – we’re going to look at the best 5 Instagram apps for Mac.

Fortunately, there are quite a few options for you to choose from: you can go for more advanced options and pay for your Mac OS Instagram apps, but there are also free to pay options out there which still offer a lot. Our recommendation is to try the free ones first and if you still feel that there’s more you’d like to be able to do, upgrade to the paid apps.

With all these in mind, let’s check out below the top 5 best Instagram apps for Mac!

Go for Instagram

This is a very simple Instagram app for your Mac, which basically allows you to access the original app to your Macbook or iMac. It doesn’t have any fancy features, extra filters or anything notable, but sometimes that is all that you need.

You can install this application for free here.


A slightly more advanced app that is also available for free, Flume is heavy on the image part of Instagram (which is exactly what you need). With highly intuitive controls, it brings your Instagram feed to your Mac, allowing you to easily like, comment or upload new photos. Not great if you have multiple accounts, since just the first one is free.

You can get Flume here.


Probably the best Instagram app for Mac. It is not free, but it does a lot and most likely, if you get this, you will not need another app as it has a ton of features, while remaining pretty much lightweight and extremely easy to use.

It allows you to use multiple accounts and is heavily focused on the “business” part of Instagram, making it easier to get new followers, comment on other photos and take your game to the next level. Beautiful execution, offering almost everything that the official phone app does!

You can check it out and download it here.


Very similar with the previous application, Instafeed is a premium app that offers a lot of options when it comes to managing your Instagram account. It also comes with a bunch of exclusive features, available only for Mac users, winning points for making this happen. You can also download photos if you want to, which is an added bonus in certain situations.

You can check it out here.

QuickTab for Instagram

Last but not least, comes a lesser known app, but one that has been around for a while and grew really nicely over the years. It is even cheaper than the previous two premium apps, even though it offers basically the same things.

You can upload photos and add filters, you can watch and upload stories, like the photos of the people you follow and comment on them… basically everything you’d like to do on Instagram can be done on this Mac OS-optimizited application. Yes, it offers the same things as the web browser would, but as a standalone app.

You can download it from iTunes right now.

These would be our recommended Instagram apps for Macbooks or iMacs. As we said in the intro, the free to play ones should be just enough for most users, but if you really feel that you need more options and you really want to take your Instagram up a level, you can try the paid ones instead.

Now, back to you! Which of these apps is your favorite?

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Silent Bob

Tuesday 15th of June 2021

This is outdated. Flume is a piece of $#@% software with bad customer support. It hasn't seen an update for a long time and since big sur it doesn't seem to be working at all anymore. (Especially uploading) - I have been in contact with support many times and have written lots of emails and never got any answer. I have no idea why this app is still rated as one of the top picks. It can't even upload any photos and has constant display issues. When it first came out it was a really nice piece of software but it has been neglected a long time by its developers. A shame to see it go down the drain.


Friday 25th of September 2020

I have been trying to upload to my paid 'Pro' Flume account. Won't upload letting me know there was an error. There is no 'Support' to contact to seek solution. AVOID.

S. Barth

Friday 11th of September 2020

Do NOT buy Flume. Lots of negative comments on various feeds. Folks are trying to troubleshoot it to no avail. I've used it for several years and it gets worse and worse. Looks like developers are not supporting it. :-(


Sunday 23rd of August 2020

I bought Flume Pro - and it stopped working very soon after. Contacted the Customer Service about the error, and got no reply. Very disappointed with Flume.

Calin Ciabai

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

I am sorry to hear about this poor experience, Liv. But thanks for sharing it so others can take it into account!


Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Looks like you need to upgrade to Flume Pro ($20!!!) to upload photos.