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Now you can finally get an in-depth look at how you use Instagram by browsing and organizing your own photo albums. View your Instagram photos by location, date, tag or filter, and share or save your best iPhoneography through social networks, Dropbox or email. My InstaAlbum makes it easy and fun to review your work.
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If you’re an Instagram user who wants to keep track of your Instagram photos without having to scroll endlessly through a grid of thumbnails, this is a must-have app.
Once you sync your Instagram account with My InstaAlbum, you have the option to view your photos by a detailed calendar view or a more stripped-down monthly grid view. The latter shows your Instagram photos by month with the date and time each photo was posted. If you’re only interested in December’s holiday images, for instance, simply swipe down to December in the list and see all the images at once for that month.
In the more detailed calendar view, tap the day you’re interested in viewing and your photos that were posted on that date will appear under the calendar along with the time each image went live on Instagram. This view is great for when you have a specific date you want to revisit.
My InstaAlbum also lets you view images by tag, place or Instagram filter simply by tapping the Group button at the bottom of the screen. Under “Tag,” a list will populate with the most-used tag words at the top and the lesser-used tags at the bottom. Each tag will list the number of times it has been used. You can tap any tag in the list and see the photos you took using that tag. The Place and Filter options work the same way, so it’s easy to find pictures that share geo-tagged locations and photo filters.
Finally, be sure to check out the Location map feature to view where you have posted Instagram photos based on your current GPS location. The map can be viewed in normal, satellite or hybrid modes. Red pins indicate where in your current vicinity you have uploaded photos. Tap the pins to see exactly which photos were posted from those specific locations on the map. Travel around on the map by swiping and pinching your fingers to zoom in or out. You could view an entire state or country or zoom in to a particular part of town.
My InstaAlbum also allows users to link their Facebook, Twitter and Dropbox accounts in case you want to share your best images or save them to show off on a desktop computer. In the generic grid mode, you have the option of selecting as many individual images as you like and then saving or sharing in bulk to save time. You can also email any image to yourself or a friend directly from the app.
While My InstaAlbum does an amazing job of including information about tags, filters, locations, dates and more, the one piece of information we would like to see included are the number of likes and comments received for posted Instagram photos. It would be interesting to have a sorting button for most popular images in your Instagram collection based on comments and likes.
A lot of the features in this photo-organizing app would be wonderful to have in the original Instagram app itself. The interface is easy to use, and the sorting features bring a whole new understanding to your Instagram usage. Too bad you can’t take new pictures directly from My InstaAlbum. You’ll still need Instagram for that.
Reviewed: Feb 29, 2012 | Bettina Johnson
This app is included in a scenario called 5 Best iPhone Photo Apps to Use with Instagram