If you own a smartphone, you likely have used Instagram, the megapopular photo editing and sharing app now owned by Facebook. But it's not perfect. Set up like a social network, finding individual photos on Instagram and saving them or sharing them via your device can be cumbersome, which is why InstaFlow from FTRD UK LTD offers one of the better Instagram upgrades on the App Store. Quick and easy to install (save the obligatory log-in to your Instagram account), InstaFlow allows you to quickly and easily see all of your images, popular photos from other Instagram users, and both share and save them with ease. Based on the clean, intuitive interface of Apple's iPhoto Library, it makes accessing and sharing Instagram photos (through e-mail or other apps) incredibly easy.
Like Instagram, InstaFlow is a very simple app. You can select a photo from your or another person's library, comment, like it, or share it with someone via e-mail. You can also save to an album on your device or run a slide show of images in a stack. Searching for new images is quick and easy with a built-in search bar across the top of the screen, and the app is free for both iPhone and iPad with no upgrades required.
We found InstaFlow to be quick and responsive, instantly showing images from your Instagram account and filling out stacks based on your search queries or friend lists. You can easily follow new users through the InstaFlow interface as well. Really, the only thing we found the original Instagram app necessary for is sharing and applying filters to new photos we took. Overall, InstaFlow is an incredible value and easily one of the best Instagram clients currently available for iOS, a must download for any Instagram addict.