The Instagram Network doesn't allow other apps to upload images. It's only allowed via the official Instagram iPhone app. Instead, with InstaDesk you can browse beautiful pictures, newest uploads of your friends, or interesting people to follow. Furthermore, you can comment on pictures, like them, download them, or watch them in slideshows. In the InstaDesk description it says: "*Uploading images is forbidden by Instagram which allows only uploads from mobile devices.* ".
InstaDesk is an Instagram Client for the Mac InstaDesk lets you not only browse your or your friends Instagram pictures, but easily explore the social graph and find new people to follow. The Instagram Network doesn't allow other apps to upload images. It's only allowed via the official Instagram iPhone app. InstaDesk can't edit images since it can't upload them to Instagram (see see #here)
InstaDesk requires an existing Instagram account. You'll need an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to create such an account in the Instagram app.
Sadly, this can't be done from within InstaDesk due to restrictions from Instagram.
Instagram doesn't offer an official way for clients (except for their own iPhone App, of course) to access news. So the InstaDesk news support is limited and not as broad as the iPhone app. InstaDesk shows you only news for comments and likes on your images and if your account gains a new follower. It doesn't show you when somebody writes your name in a comment on a different image (from someone else) for example. Also, the news system only works for images with less than 200 likes or comments due to another Instagram limitation where anything over 200 is not being returned.
InstaDesk can't display as many news as the Instagram iPhone app, due to Instagram api limitations (see #here.) This means that if you just purchased the app, it can't show you any news since it doesn't have access to old / previous news.
InstaDesk respects your followers call for privacy. If you follow someone who is set to private (i.e. you had to apply to follow him/her), then you won't be able to download or share his/her images.
Instagram has a usage limitation of max. 5000 Requests per user per hour (not for the iPhone app, only for third party clients). Everything you do in InstaDesk requires these requests. The message pops up when you exceed this limit. Then, you need to wait an hour before your usage limit is replenished.
Instagram enforces a limit of max 350 likes per hour. If you liked more than 350 items in one hour, you exceeded the limit and have to wait for one hour until you can start liking items again. Please note that Instagram constantly changes these numbers, so it may be that the limit is at 300 in a month from now. The FAQ will be updated accordingly but may contain outdated information for some time.
Instagram continously changes their maximum value parameters for different actions and also adds new ones. It is difficult for me to keep track with these numbers since they seem to change a lot. In any case, the restriction does not come form InstaDesk. The restrictions are being processed through Instagram and there is (sadly) nothing that I here at InstaDesk can do about it.
Yes, when you slideshow over a view like tag view in InstaDesk, you can set the slideshow to auto update. Then, it will reload any new images for that view / tag and display them in the slideshow automatically.
If you go into the preferences, there's a checkbox under 'General', that says 'Display Icon in Menubar'. That should do the trick.
If you go into the preferences, there's a checkbox under 'Advanced', that says 'Single click opens, Double Click likes'. However, if you activate it, you won't be able to make image selections anymore, as items are selected with one click, but one click already opens the image.
There're multiple ways to do that. The easiest way is to click the search button in the top right corner of InstaDesk, type in your tag, and hit enter. Another way is to go into the tag view, and click the 'Search for Tag' button at the bottom in the blue bar.
Due to the huge amount of images, that certain tags contain, you can only download a subset of at most 3000 images. To do that, open the tag in question, and click 'View -> Load More' in the InstaDesk menu. Reply the question with 'Ok', and then you have to wait until InstaDesk downloaded all images. Once it is done, you have to click 'File -> Download these images...' in the InstaDesk menu. That's it.
In the preferences, under the 'Advanced' tab, you can activate the 'Big Like Button'
In the preferences, under the 'Advanced' tab, you can deactivate the 'Automatically log in to your IG account' setting.
In the preferences, under the 'Advanced' tab, you can activate the 'Display Notifications' setting.
When you reply to a comment from within InstaDesk, it will automatically remember that you already replied to it. Afterwards, you can click the popup box that sits above the comment list, and select 'Replied Comments' or 'Unreplied Comments'. You can also star comments to remember that you want to reply to it later.
InstaDesk requires a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.
Sadly, uploading images is forbidden by Instagram which allows only uploads from mobile devices.