For nearly two years, iPad users have been using a third party app called Flow to experience Instagram. The app is known to be a big favorite among those who look for unofficial apps. Flow however comes with some limitations. You can only look and like the pics and posts on Instagram, strictly –sharing is not permitted on Flow.
However, this very factor appears to have become an advantage for this third party app. The advertisement free, thumbing through experience has found instant users of Flow. Besides, there is no opportunity for posting images. Therefore Flow has become a lazy and fun way to view favorite pictures without the hard work. Flicking pictures of celebrities without the advertisements hanging over your head does make for an enjoyable experience, indeed!
Now, that the fun-pic viewing app is now available for the iPhone, the enjoyment of having Instagram has just doubled. There is more, Flow app feels much better than Instagram itself. In terms of layout, design, interface and more, Flow appears to have an upper hand.
The advantage Flow offers is the preview of thumbnails. This lets one to easily swipe at photos of one’s choice. In fact Flow has an ingenuous home screen. It will slowly cycle the photos by itself, a feature that has found many users loving the app for it.
Apart from a couple of limitations, Flow allows you to do many of the same things you would otherwise do on Instagram. View pics that you have liked. View profiles, search as well as find the trends in images and more.
Another great feature which has Flow winning over the official Instagram app is the bookmarking feature. The feature allows you to follow-up or revisiting hot favorite image, from the pool of images one would have liked.
Flow For iPhone
There have been reports that Flow for the iPad is more intuitive than on the iPhone, especially if the official Instagram app already exists on the device.
Flow is developed by Codegent, and its co-founder Mark McDermott, has revealed that they are not yet able to offer an Android version of Flow, despite the continuous requests.