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Instagrab app review: the perfect companion app for Instagram



If you are a frequent user of Instagram and would like to enhance your experience of using this social media network, then Instagrab - your Instagram companion is the perfect app that you can grab on your iPhone or iPad.


Taking full advantage of the functionality and features that the iOS interface has to offer, this app aims to offer you options to configure your usage of Instagram in a way that you might not receive with any other apps.


This app costs $2.99, which really made me wonder what makes it worth the money, especially considering that Instagram is downloadable for free. Let's find out what this app has to offer its users.

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Grab for Instagram — Your Instagram Companion


High-End Display & UI

Instagrab - your Instagram companion has a very pleasant user interface which has been completely rehashed for iOS 7. In fact, there were plenty of times when I thought that the UI for this app was far superior to the one that Instagram themselves employ. Aside from being intuitive, the layout is arranged in such a way that it makes the experience of using the app really enjoyable. For instance, recent feeds can be seen in a tile layout, with thumbnail icons for each post.


Through this app you can access the most popular Instagram photographs, and download any photos and videos directly to your iPhone or iPad. Pictures as well as videos can easily be viewed in full-screen mode and local photos will be shown with your real-time location just like in the iOS Camera Roll.


To look for images and videos of interest, you can use the search bar by entering your desired location, hashtag, or user. I really like how searching by location allowed me to see pictures of my neighborhood or places I plan on visiting!


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Instagrab screenshot 1
Instagrab screenshot 1

Expand Your Options

Instagrab - your Instagram companion offers multiple account support, so you can use this app even if you share your iOS device with someone else. Furthermore, this app gives you the option to incorporate added security measures, namely a passcode, to ensure that your downloaded media is kept away from prying eyes.


Other features include the ability to add users to your favorites without following them, as well as seeing the list of followers for any given Instagram account.


If you wish to share any of the media you see on Instagram to other social media networks such as Facebook or Twitter, you can do so with just a couple of taps as social media network integration is enabled in this app.


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Instagrab screenshot 2
Instagrab screenshot 2

Grab for Instagram — Your Instagram Companion


Pros & Cons


  • Search for locations, hashtags, and users on Instagram
  • View photos with your real-time location, allowing you to find hidden unexplored areas in your neighborhood or places you plan to visit
  • Download photographs or videos and view them in full-screen mode
  • Bookmark your favorite users without following them



  • There is nothing negative to say about this app


Final Words

Anyone who has an iPhone or an iPad and uses Instagram a lot must download this great app to configure their experience of using this social media network in ways that they were unable to do so previously.


Grab for Instagram — Your Instagram Companion

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.