MOLOME photo sharing network finally arrives for Windows Phone, bugs in tow

The last time we wrote about Molome, a popular photo sharing network, was nearly one year ago in February 2013. Back then, the question as whether or not the app and service would arrive for Nokia Lumias are all Windows Phones.  Since then, we haven’t heard much about the app, which we first reported as headed to Windows Phone back in September 2012.

Today, nearly 16 months later, Molome has finally made its landing on Windows Phone 8, available for all devices.

So what is Molome?

Think of Instagram but with more social networks on board. The app allows you to create an account (or login with Facebook) and from there, it’s your fairly standard media social network where you can find friends (suggested, Twitter or Facebook friends), create a profile for yourself and of course add photos.

Molome admittedly has some nice filters, roughly 13 built in, and they’re easy to use through a familiar photo editor. That editor also allows you to adjust brightness, zoom in, add boarders, rotate, contrast and more. The “more” part is Molome’s claim to fame with boarder sets, stickers and ‘little toys’ to add to your photos. It’s cute, perhaps too much so, but for people who like to make funny photos, it’s a neat option. Stickers and boarders can be downloaded through the app and there are a few free sets.

From there, you can share your photo to many social sites, including Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, Goolge, imgur, Pocket and more. Photos are added to your stream and much like Facebook, you can have the photo public, friends only or just for yourself.

Molome is yet another official app for Windows Phone and we surmise it’s a more popular service in Asian markets, rather than Western where Instagram reigns. That’s all well and good but the app itself, especially after waiting this long, is not exactly too inspiring. After initial use, the app consistently fails to load for repeat usage, making it pretty useless for us at this point on our Lumia 1520. Lumia 520 users are also complaining of the app not loading and the non-square logo for the Tile is an eye sore on Windows Phone.

These are all things that can be fixed, and we bet they will, but out of the gate, Molome has a lot of catching up to do, even when compared to Instagram’s ‘beta’ app.

Pick up Molome here in the Store for all Windows Phone 8 devices. Let us know your experience with the app in comments.

Thanks, Joseph H., for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • I personally don't use it but i will definatly check it out :)
  • It's so long that i almost forgot ..
  • I wanted to use Molome because I thought it would come way sooner than Instagram. Guess I was wrong.
  • I suspect Instagram will get a substantial update this week......
  • I have a feeling it will stay the way it is...crappy.
  • Never❕❕❕❕
  • I remeber using it on my old Nokia X7. Good old times :)
  • Quit lying.. ;-)
  • I remember when we were gonna rely on this app for Instagram support... And Instagram winds up coming before it LOL
  • Instagram beta really needs an update ... even twitter, Facebook and kik
  • Even whatsapp needs an update. They need to get rid of grey line in chat background and vibration already! Been pissing people off longer than Molome's first news on WPC!
  • Ability to send songs is also required in WhatsApp update
  • Ability to send songs is missing but think bro u download songs from nokia music and then send files to your android and ios favourites on watsapp. Don't u think it will indirectly affect nokia as you enjoy that service and then sending them standard quality files for free??
  • Nice app. Has a better UI than other similar apps already. Thanks for coming to WP.
  • Ok, thanks.
  • Loved this app on my N8! So happy it's finally arrived for wp8! Now i just hope it gets regular updates etc...
  • +720
  • Wasn't this supposed to be able to upload to Instagram as well?
  • Developer said that it'll come in Final Version. The code is Ready.
  • Back when I had my Nokia N8 (yes, Molome released an awesome app for Symbian some years ago), I used to love this app more than any other photo editor on this Earth! Why? Just because of a special filter: the one that kept a single color on the picture. Ex: if I kept only green, the general picture went black and white and only the trees, grass and my green shirt and glasses remained coloured. This was just awesome!!! BUT THIS VERSION FOR WINDOWS PHONE SIMPLY DOESN'T OFFER THIS FILTER!!!!! WHY, MOLOME?????!!!! Without this, Molome is just another "vintage" photo editor...
  • I hope you have posted this in the store as well.....
  • No, because I downloaded the app in the brazillian store and they won't probably read my review... later I will download from USA store and post this directly to them!! I can't get why they didn't put their best filter!
  • You can always use "Nokia Creative Studio" but I understand you want it native.
  • Do Nokia Creative Studio do this, keep a single color on the picture???!
  • Yeah, the feature is called color pop.
  • *--* Just reinstalling it!!! Thank you!
  • Probably the best photo editing app on windows phone. My opinion
  • I reinstalled it, and it doesn't do what I described -.-' it just selects a part of the image to colour it. But Molome on Symbian had a feature that kept just a color on the ENTIRE picture! Examples: :/ I think there is no other app in this world that do this :/
  • Sorry I guess I misunderstood. Just based on the examples you provided I would still say it does the same. After rereading your post it says you chose "green" and the object you selected would turn green even if the original color of the object was "red" and that my friend it doesn't do. However based on the examples that you provided I would say it does what you are requesting since on the bottom of the "color pop" feature it has several boxes with colors and if you select one the image will fill in any objects with that similar color. Sorry for getting your hopes up.
  • O.o My Nokia Creative Studio doesn't have this option that you mentioned at the end! Does it have something related to the fact that I am using a Lumia 520?
  • I've only used it on the 920 & 1020.
  • :/ The only thing I can do now is cry and wait for a will of Molome to release this feature!
  • Read the latest article on wpcentral. New version of Malone released.
  • Might as well give it a try and welcome it to the Windows Phone community.
  • I'm waiting for this app for a long time. Thanks HLP Team for making this app for Windows Phone. P.S. Developer of this app come from Thailand, now he's living in Singapore. But he's really hate Windows Phone's API.
  • It"s been soooo long. Ahh the N8 days...
  • I used to have this app on my BlackBerry, it was kinda boring. U_U
  • *Borders.
  • To many permises, and Just 1 photo screenshot on the description App page. Thanks, but no thanks.