Here Is How To Use Instagram On Your Desktop, No Phone Or Browser Required [Windows]

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instagram on desktopNot long ago, I told you about some web alternatives for the mobile Instagram experience. Personally, I love web apps, and like many other people, have found myself downloading less and less software and doing more and more things on the web. But just because you can do almost everything on the web, doesn’t mean you have to, or that it’s the best option available.

Windows users, meet Instagrille. Instagrille is your Instagram desktop solution for when you want to enjoy Instagram without touching your phone or even opening a browser. Instagrille runs on Pokki, an HTML5 app platform where you can find many more useful apps and games, and which you will have to download and install in order to use Instagrille. Let’s take a look at what Instagrille can do for your Instagram experience.

Installation & Management

To download Instagrille, head over to Instagrille’s page on Pokki and click the small download button. This will download and install the Pokki platform as well as Instagrille. You can use the built-in app store in Pokki to discover and download more Pokki apps. Once installation is complete, you’ll find two new icons in your taskbar – Pokki and Instagrille.

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These icons are there to stay as long as you want to use Instagrille. You can, of course, shut everything down, or even put Pokki to sleep to save some taskbar space. Do this by right clicking on the Pokki icon.

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Onto Instagrille itself!

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Using Instagrille

Even before signing into Instagrille, you can start browsing popular Instagram images on your desktop. On any Instagrille tab you can browse photos either as a grid or a list.

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Use the bottom buttons to switch between popular images, your feed and your personal account. In order to view the feed and account, you would naturally have to sign in using your Instagram credentials.

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When you click on an image, a dedicated page opens with many useful options. From here, you can like or comment on an image, view it on the web, share it, view other images with the same tags and more. You can also click on the uploader’s username to view his/her account and even follow them. The commenting interface is very slick, with tons of emoticons and icons you can use to emphasize your comment.

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Some Instagram photos have geotags as well, and those are also available through Instagrille. If you click on a photo that has a location, a map will show up below the photo, indicating the exact location where that picture was taken.

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You have a dedicated page for your own account, where you can view your own images and stats on Instagrille’s beautiful interface. You can easily view a list of your followers or the people you follow, and block or unfollow people through the app.

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As long as Instagrille is running, it will keep alerting you when new photos are added. Unfortunately, I found this feature to be less than reliable, and while alerts did make sense at times, on occasion they seemed somewhat random. This is the only glitch I found in Instagrille, and since the alert is so unobtrusive, it didn’t bother me much. It would be nice to have reliable alerts on new photos, though.

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Bottom Line

Instagrille is a slick, responsive, fast and elegant Instagram solution. Whether you’re an addict or an addict-wannabe, Instagram’s large interface will make it much easier for you to get your Instagram fix, and keep up with the community, no matter what you’re doing on the computer.

For more useful Instagram apps and alternatives, check out:

What is your favorite way to use Instagram? Is the plain old app enough, or do you use a different method? Share in the comments below.

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Comments (40)
  • demian

    Oh you just cant’ upload a picture? Isn’t that the whole point? I can browse instagram and edit my profile, but thats about it- the problem is all my photos are on the pc, the tablet takes poor resolution images and has tiny memory.

  • firass dirani

    jkfks

  • Kitty

    Hi, My names is Kitty. Im 10 years old and i love instagram, but i can only play it only my friends ipods and ipads! I DONT have a ipod or an ipad :c So im happy about this instagram on the computer! xD

    • angel

      Hi my name is Angel I’m 10 and I don’t have a ipad or ipod nut I do have an kindel fire and I don’t they don’t have it on here so yeah to the computer instgrahm…

    • angel

      Sorry I meant “But”.

    • qwe rty

      Instagram is not for children under the age of 13. Says so in the rules.

  • GG

    How do u upload pictures from ur laptop into the instagrille?

    • Yaara Lancet

      You can’t do that with Instagrille, at least not yet. But you can download images to your computer!

  • karen

    can u still follow people on instagram on instagrelle

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