New app lets you upload to Instagram from your desktop (finally!)
Windowed is a simple new app that finally lets you upload to Instagram directly from your Mac or PC desktop.
The app is essentially a tiny mobile browser that you can use to log into Instagram’s website.
Instagram’s website allows for photo uploading, but only if you’re visiting it through your smartphone — so if you open it on your desktop you don't get the same options.
Windowed provides a stripped down mobile browser for computers that’s solely for posting photos to Instagram.
“Instagram already provides the functionality to upload photos through a web browser, but sadly this feature is locked to mobile web browsers only,” the creator, photographer Felix Sun writes. “Windowed overcomes this issue by pretending to be a mobile browser, allowing you to visit the Instagram mobile website directly from your Mac or Windows PC.”
What this also means is that Windowed doesn’t need access to your Instagram username or password, since you’re simply logging in directly to the Instagram website. Once you’re logged in, click the camera icon in the top bar and you're away.
Windowed is 100% free. You can download it from the app’s website here.