Instalicious, for Instagram

Developer: Said M. Marouf

Current Version: 1.1.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 1.6 MB - Download


Instalicious is the elegant way to experience Instagram on your Mac.
With its clean interface you'll enjoy browsing your Instagram feed, photos, popular photos, photos you've liked, and more. Instalicious is Retina ready and supports a rich gesture based interface that allows you to easily maneuver within the app. A rich set of keyboard shortcuts is also supported. Looks amazing on Retina displays too.

NOTE: Uploading photos is not supported at the moment due to Instagram's limitations on 3rd party apps. You also need an Instagram account to be able to use Instalicious. You can create an account via Instagram's free iPhone app.


• Retina ready.
• View your feed, popular photos, photos you've posted, and photos you've liked.
• Video Support.
• View your profile and user profiles. View followers and friends too.
• Save photos to your Mac. Drag and drop support too.
• Search for users and tags (prefix with @ to search users only, # tags only).
• Save your favorite tags, users, and locations.
• Like and comment on photos.
• Delete your comments and moderate comments on your photos.
• View likes and comments on photos.
• View photos at specific locations.
• Share photos via Twitter (Mountain Lion only).
• View full photo size (press the Spacebar).
• View photos and their authors on
• Copy photo URL.
• Clickable hashtags and usernames within captions and comments.
• Full two finger gesture support (visit for a full set of gestures)
• Full keyboard navigation support (visit for a full set of shortcuts)
• Double click title bar to scroll to top.
• Notification center support (optional).
• Icon badge (optional).
• Pin to top on refresh (optional).
• Auto refresh support.

Hope you enjoy Instalicious!


Release Notes:

- Bug Fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by SashkaB

It's almsot there... - Yep, you read title correctly - it's almost best instagram's client for your Mac, but… It's not polished all the way. Here few things I'd like to see in next update: 1. Ability to see image title and couple comments without clicking on image; 2. when I clicked on image, I don't want to wait to see comments/title/likes - it takes now couple seconds to show; 3. When I like photo and photo didn't have likes or had x amount of likes, at least add one, if not refresh it from server; 4. Add refresh button and/or pull to refresh; 5. Update time when picture was posted (ie if refresh happened 20 minutes ago, don't show picture was posted 1 minute ago). Otherwise it's great. I'm giving you 5 stars as a hope to see some of these features in next update :)

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by Muhammad Saleem

Likes do not stick - Like LolliB1989 said, the app does not work for liking photos. They appear to be liked in the app, but if you refresh and check again, the photos will not be liked. You can also test by going to the instagram app on your phone and you’ll see none of the photos you liked using Instalicious are actually liked. Simply put, app is completely useless for liking photos.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1.1
Review by recombinant

Pluses and Minuses... - +++ Pluses +++ Very convenient to have a desktop client like this. If you like the UI in the official Twitter client, then this app will appeal to you. You can conveniently just put the feed to the side of your desktop, and not have to worry about it taking up all the screen real estate. Performance is great! Nice to be able to quickly scroll through your feed. --- Minuses --- The only negative thing that I noticed right off is that you have to hover your mousepointer over the photos to see the description, and when the description does appear it's truncated with ellipses. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the description is the other half of the post to Instagram and, if it's not there, then I'm missing half of the information about the post. If I have to exert effort to see it, then it just gets irritating after a while. Therefore, just as in the official iOS app, I want to see beneath the photo or at least toggle visibility of: 1. The description <-- VERY important. 2. List of usernames who liked the photo (up to 10 or so, then just the number) 3. List of comments. It makes sense for the "Like" and "Comment" buttons to become visible when I mouse over a given post, since at that point, I want to take action on it. Otherwise, I would prefer to just scroll through and scan the photo/description/likes list/comments without having to take any extra action on it. Summary In general, I would recommend this app since it feels familiar, and I'm sure after using it a while most of the negative aspects will be just something I adjust to in this version. I looked around for a preference or an option to show the description/likes/comments directly in the feed itself but could not find it, so if it's there, then I apologize. If these options are not present, it would be awesome to have them be toggle-able, and I would totally bump this up to a five-star rating at that point. But today, it's gotta be four.

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by LolliB1989

Likes do not stick - I’m not entirely sure how the “likes” work on this app, but not all of them stick. You can go through and “like” photos, but if your check your Insta on your phone you will see that the “like” you made using this app des not appear on your phone. Essentially the app is no good for liking photos, which is what I understood it to do when I made the purchase. It is a decent desktop version of Instagram other than not being able to “like” photos like normal.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by JDMRoy

Works great - Definitely worth the 2 bucks.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by timeuser

Nice if a little buggy - I really like this app for having my instagram feed up to view. I don't have any significant complaints about the design and functionality. A couple bugs keep it from being perfect though. It stops auto-refreshing after a bit and has to be restarted to get it to start refreshing again. Also, it crashes often when displaying videos.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by nandolvvlln

Clean and beautiful - Love this app. Clean and easy to use, making it convenient to go through my IG feed without having to stare at my phone. A feature I’d like to see: multiple account support. Thanks!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people