Pictastic joins the Windows Phone Instagram line-up


If you're looking for a Windows Phone Instagram client app, Pictastic is yet another option to consider. Pictastic is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices and comes across as a fairly standard Instagram client at first glance.

Pictastic allows you to sign into existing Instagram accounts, create a new account, upload photos, like photos, comments on photos and download photos locally.

The layout is simple with Pictastic. There is a page displaying images from those you are following and your images, a page to explore other Instagram member's photos, and a index page that has links to your profile, Pictastic's settings, and to share (upload) photos. You also have button controls at the bottom of the page to launch the native Windows Phone camera app or choose an existing image from your Pictures Hub to share on Instagram.


Pictastic has ten creative filters, which appears to be your standard Instagram styled filters, to jazz up your images and the capability to share images to Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. Pictastic does have Live Tile support which displays your recent photos as well as from those you follow.

While you can view your profile it does not appear that Pictastic will let you edit your Instagram profile or delete your photos. With respect to videos, you can view existing videos posted to Instagram but Pictastic lacks the ability to upload your videos.

We aren't sure when Pictastic hit the Windows Phone Store with the current version (v2.0) being dated 9/7/2013. However, some of the Store reviews pre-date the current version but those could have been related to a public beta version. Regardless, it's new to us and Pictastic makes a nice first impression as a base line Instagram client app.

It lacks the video upload abilities of 6tag and the smooth user interface of Instance but if you're looking for a bare knuckle client app, Pictastic is worth a look. It is available for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices.

Pictastic is a free, ad-supported app that you can pick up here in the Windows Phone Store.

Thanks, charly, for the tip!

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Reader comments

Pictastic joins the Windows Phone Instagram line-up


I know. I've been tweeting at their twitter account non stop. Some help from my fellow Windows Phone-ers would be helpful and appreciated.:) It
Would be nice if someone from WINDOWS PHONE CENTRAL wrote an article asking user to help the cause.

This one works pretty good but I can't upload. If WPGram had upload capabilities, it would own the WP7 Instagram market...until 6tag hits (whenever that'll be).

You guys really missed this one. This app is not new. It has been around for a while but with version 2.0 they added the ability to upload to instagram and released a new UI.

If your on Windows Phone 7 I feel bad for you son... I got 99 problems but an instagram app ain't one

awesome app.... but it forces u to purchase..... :/ u cn browse again after 1 hr u cn browse it free.... :S Try to follow ur self in profile, it says "U can't follow urself, silly >_

you can download the app from the windows phone store online but its not available to download directly from the Marketplace yet

This is great but dear developers I'm willing to support you but now that there are 20 instagram apps try focusing on other apps we need or something we never knew we needed just a thought