Top Free Instagram Alternatives for Android Phones

Instagram Android Apps

If Foursquare is the king of Location Based Services (LBS) apps then Instagram can be considered the king of photo sharing fun app for iPhone. Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life through photos. Though an Android port is imminent we are not sure when it will be available on Android Marketplace. So for time being Instagram is an iPhone only app. That said there are few Instagram like apps for Android OS that lets you share photos by adding filters to it.

Here are some of the Android apps that can be an alternative to Instagram. We have included apps that can add filters/ effects to your photos and share them with friends on social networking websites. Check them out and start sharing your photos now.

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1. PicPlz

PicPlz app for Android is one app that can potentially compete with Instagram. This photo app includes many cool effects filters like vintage 70s, black & white, Trip to the Optometrist, Little Plastic Lens, and Kaleidoscope Eyes etc. After adding effects you can quickly share on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Posterous & Foursquare.

Picplz Android app


2. FxCamera


FxCamera for Android lets you take pictures and add filters like ToyCam, Polandroid, Fisheye, SymmetriCam, Warhol etc. FxCamera is an Ad-supported app that requires SD card for saving pictures you take.

FxCamera Android

3. Adobe Photoshop Express

The Photoshop Express app for Android from Adobe is basically a photo editing tool with many other options like Touch to crop, rotate, adjust color, and artistic effects. After adding effects just like what you do on Instagram you can push images to Facebook, Twitter or upload it to free account on


Photoshop Express Android

4. Retro Camera

Retro camera is a free app for Android phones that lets you select between few retro style camera types. There are 5 cameras, 5 sets of vintage vignetting, film scratch, black and white & cross processing effects that can change the way your images looks. The Retro camera app allows sharing photos with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Also allows GPS position tagging on photos.



Retro Camera Android

5. Vignette Free

With Vignette Free app available for Android phones you can add film and camera effects to your photos. Vignette app has 68 effects & 56 frames which includes Retro/vintage, LOMO/toy camera-style, Polaroid-style, cross-process, tilt-shift, photobooth and more. If you phone supports Flash you can switch it ON/OFF. Use the self-timer, zoom, geotagging, front camera on your phone for enhanced experience. Then share the pics with your friends online.

Vignette Android


Aware of any other apps that supports filters and effects? Do share them with us in comments.

16 Responses

  1. PicPla is real alternative for instagram. However at this time I am not using anyone of them.

  2. John says:

    InstaPics android app has been developed using Instagram API and offers basic Instagram features and requires Instagram credentials to login. You can see popular photos, user feeds, likes, comments, user profile etc on a android device using your existing Instagram credentials. Check out “InstaPics” in android marketplace..

  3. Ilma Dini says:

    do u have some app like that, but for nokia 2700 classic? please help me 🙁 thanks <3

  4. Get ulooki on the Android Market free. It is an anonymous image sharing app.

  5. Stephanie T. says:

    I use Streamzoo. They have filters, borders and stuff. They let you record and post videos too! Everything can be posted to my Facebook or Twitter or both. I love it!

  6. Andrea says:

    Do any of these apps allow you to tag friends once you upload them to Facebook?

  7. Padge says:

    There is an Android photo application that I came across which has made me dump all the rest that I have downloaded on my phone with the exception of Retro Camera, is Little Photo.

    This app, as of today has a total of 50 effects and 15 tools. It takes sharp, clear pictures. it gives you the opportunity to preview the effect as you go through them. It gives you the option to save a copy of the original and you can share it to wherever you want.

    It is a free application on the Android Market. I’m sure that anyone who tried it out will have their own pro’s and cons for it, but that goes for anything.

    I think Androiders will be very surprised at what Little Photo has to offer.

    I’m a Droid X user using Gingerbread, and I approved this comment.

    • withherownwings says:

      Padge – I can not thank you enough for sharing Little Photo with us. It is such an amazing app!! By far the best I’ve tried. Love it!

      I’m using a HTC Evo 4G.

  8. Edmis says:

    Fun, but not quite finished is Pudding Camera

  9. Manish says:

    check out – a dead simple mobile photo and video sharing application that competes directly with Instagram and PicPlz. Our app is available for iPhone and ANDROID- plus we support cross-platform video support, web sync of all content, web uploads and a social gaming system with fun points/leaderboard!

    Manish Vaidya
    @fantasticmv on

  10. Leetle says:

    Little Photo is my favorite. Check it out!

    Also check out Lightbox and Magic Hour.

  11. do u have some other app like that, but for blackberry and windows 7.
    pls help me:'(

  12. David Wilson says:

    Camera360 is a great camera app with free and paid versions. It’s rarely featured, but it’s definitely deserving to be ranked up there with the top. There are a lot of controls you can fine tune yourself in-app.

  13. Bill says:

    Have you heard of Poladroid? It’s pretty slick too.

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