Alternatives to Instagram for all platforms with any license

  • PixelFed

    PixelFed is a federated image sharing platform, powered by the ActivityPub protocol. This is a great Instagram replacement.

    • Pixelfed has the very good point to be decentralized and at the same time federated with the other Pixelfed instances and even all the ActivityPub-powered services such as Mastodon, Funkwhale, Plume, Peertube, Pleroma… Guest • Dec 2018 • 28 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Unlike Instagram, PixelFed is a federated social network, meaning that it can't be controlled by a single corporation. It is also OpenSource, licensed under the AGPL which means, that nobody is able to close down the code and commercialise it. Guest • Dec 2018 • 16 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Is opensource, decentralized and made by an awesome developer. Guest • Dec 2018 • 20 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it's decentralised and federated and isn't made by facebook Guest • Dec 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • It is a privacy-focused version of Instagram. It's decentralised, so you can choose which provider you want or you can also host it on your own server, if that's your thing. It has a lot of the same features and it integrates into a bigger network of decentralised apps by using the ActivityPub protocol. marcrntNov 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • It lets you choose freely what content you want in your timeline, without annoying ads or nasty recommendations. inshilonNov 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Having a decentralized form of Instagram is amazing! It's a great way of sharing your content without worrying that a giant corporation could use it to sell you ads or for purposes you didn't want. It's just as great as Mastodon, and I'm always excited to see new updates. Guest • Dec 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is free and open source, and decentralised so creators don't have to be dependent on a single company like they do with Instagram. Guest • Dec 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source and UI is very similar to Instagram's. Guest • Dec 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because it's opensource, decentralized and used ActivityPub ! Guest • Dec 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Good alternative in terms of site design and functionality, but there is no app Guest • Oct 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • it's not instagram you know! no more adds and no more supporting the big companies that steal our data to make money. musainclementeOct 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • It's less crowded and more serious mariaglaca84Oct 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Federated and safe. Decentralized and open for averyone! Guest • Jul 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Very well. only currently there is no app for Android, Windows. Guest • Jul 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Similar features but decentralized and open source. This leaves the door open to interoperability with other websites/apps. Rather than being trapped inside Facebook's walled garden, you will be able to interact with people on different PixelFed servers, or people using different software entirely, such as Mastodon. Mastodon accounts can already follow PixelFed accounts, and there will be way more federation possibilities in the future. skyfallerApr 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • The software is very easy to use and being federated means you're not giving a big corporation your data. Guest • Dec 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Not only that pixelfed is decentralized and free and open source software, it also offers different privacy options. Guest • Dec 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Cloudron

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  • Flickr

    Online social photo and short video sharing community. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you, your friends and family to...

    • It's better in every way. It has everything Instagram has and a lot more! Guest • Jul 2017 • 2 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Chrome

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  • 500px

    500px lets you create stunning professional photo portfolios, find friends, express yourself and connect with likeminded people. It was co-founded by Oleg Gutsol and...

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows Web Android iPhone Windows S ... Android Tablet iPad Software as a Service (SaaS)

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  • Snapchat

    Snapchat is the fastest way to share a moment with friends. You control how long your friends can view your message – simply set the timer up to ten seconds and...

    • You can share photos with your friends. nicotateApr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • If you just want the private chats and the stories, then Snapchat is basically a more private Instagram. On Snapchat you normally only have your real friends, not your followers, who you don't know. And because of that you can share more private things without them being basically public. Also the AR lenses of Snapchat are way better than the ones Instagram provides. marcrntNov 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Android iPhone

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  • VSCO

    For creators, by creators, the VSCO app helps you reach your creative potential within a community that values honest and imaginative expression above all else.

    • Simpler interface, less feature bloat, fewer advertisements. Guest • Feb 2017 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad ... Apple TV

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  • Photobucket

    Photobucket offers image hosting and free photo and video sharing. Images can be organized into albums. Up to 2GB is available as a free starting, the lowest paid plan...

    Commercial Windows Web Android iPhone Windows S

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Photo sharing on Java Mobile

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about Instagram and Poctos, GetJar · Apr 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I searched for some alternative to Instagram for Java Mobiles and I found this "port" on GetJar, then there is Poctos port too.

I hope it can be useful :)