Everyone is talking about Instagram these days. It’s the #1 free photo app on Android and iPhone that’s gaining more downloads every day than probably any other photo app in history.
Is it the only Photo App, though? No, it’s not. On Android, there have been dozens of alternatives.
You should have choices, so that you can figure out on your own what works for you, and why. While Instagram is cool, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that other apps have.
Instagram also does not have the simplicity of many other Android photo apps.
Here are 5 popular alternatives to Instagram that Android users have loved since way before Instagram ever thought of coming to Android.
Unlike Instagram, none of these apps collect any personal data from you. None of these apps require any registration or your email address, or name, from you either.
5 Alternatives to Instagram on Android
- Camera ZOOM FX
It offers a ton of customization features, filters, and also allows one to work the magic on existing albums from your gallery.
Check out the reviews and ratings to see why thousands of people prefer it over Instagram. I use this currently.
It offers 76 different photo effects and 57 frame types, allowing for combinations also.
This literally gives you more options than probably all other apps in this article, and Instagram, combined.
If you get Vignette, you probably don’t need any other app combined with it at the moment. It’s that feature rich! I used it before and really liked it. It has way many more things than what I need, so I uninstalled it to focus on having less complexity around.
- Paper Camera
That makes your pics look as if they were drawn, in different ways, on paper.
This literally makes each photo look different than the original. If you want to completely (and literally) transform your digital pic visuals to a paper-type version, Paper Camera is it.
- PicsArt – Photo Studio
It’s probably the most reviewed and highest rated Photo Apps in the market. One of the biggest reasons behind that is simple: PicsArt Photo Studio is completely free.
Browsing through the recent reviews of PicsArt will show you why so many people think Instagram will never be anything like PicsArt.
FxCamera is famous on Google Play, though it hasn’t gained wide stream attention from Amazon or other places because of one probably reason: it’s completely free.
FxCamera has ToyCam, Polaroid, Fisheye, and other lenses which transform your pictures into something much cooler, or artsy.
For many people, FxCamera was the answer to Instagram, back when (3+ weeks ago) Instagram was an iPhone-only app.
FX Camera is available for free in Google Play.
- BONUS: PicSay Photo Editor and PicSay Pro
When the first Google phone, the HTC Dream G1, came out on T-mobile, PicSay Pro was the craze on it. Almost every G1 user was going crazy with photo edited pics and sharing those pics.
Do you like Instagram or the Alternatives?
Find tons of more free and paid alternatives to Instagram for your Android in the Google Play Photography section.
Which Android Photo App is your favorite? Do you prefer Instagram? Or do you like something else?
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