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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 (opens in new tab) in the Windows Phone Store.

Thanks, charly, for the tip!

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

39 Comments
  • Does it support the latest securities?
  • Careful what you wish for, too many instagram apps now :P
    Anyways, 6tag hits the sweet spot :)
  • Totally agree about 6tag :) but I'm still gonna try this app too. :) 
  • :D
  • Nothing beats 6tag
  • Give me snapchat!!!
  • 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.
  • HOW ABOUT YOU GO @%%$# YOURSELF :P DID YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE :D
  • Agreed. We've got enough choices for Instagram now lol.
  • Here you go: have a Snapchat!
  • Finally, a good looking instagram app supporting WP7
  • Looool #2instawithmassivelove is still better
  • That app is balls. Don't even try :P
  • Complete, but too buggy and some inconsistencies with the UI 
  • 2IWML is not good at all.
  • can share on fb?!
  • Yup, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
  • 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).
  • Seems like wide photos are cropping weird or is it just me? 
  • Soon we'll have more instagram apps than weather apps.
  • Its not working on wp7 device
  • Off: what kind of case is that on the picture?
  • It the wireless charging cover
  • Lol so many instashit apps
  • Can this app share on fb?
  • No
  • Yes it can. You go under settings and you can connect to Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter.
  • 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.
  • This comment wasn't helpful at all.
  • Decent app...but #2InstaWithMassiveLove is much better for WP7
  • When im trying to upload a photo it crashes... Ny one else???
  • If your on Windows Phone 7 I feel bad for you son... I got 99 problems but an instagram app ain't one
  • Dont, in happy in la la land here with my L800.
  • 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 >_
  • Blurry.
  • This app is sick but I'd still stick with InPic.
  • 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
  • I can't use it to create a new account!!! Please help if there is one!