10 amazing photo-sharing apps

From the essentials to the silly but fun, these can help transform your everyday snapshots into memorable images.

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I have about a dozen photo apps on my iPhone. It’s possible I have a problem, but they all serve different purposes! Here are my favorites, from frequently used to occasionally launched.


Instagram – free

Like the “Insta” implies, this app makes sharing fast, and the newest version even lets you choose the filter before you take the pic. Whatever my mood, there’s a filter to match, but that’s not why I love Instagram.

I love the little windows that Instagram opens into people’s everyday lives. People showcase their passions, hopes, and dreams, from the simple to the monumental. They illustrate their sense of irony or whimsy, and reveal their personalities. I think of it as “Instagram intimacy,” or “Instamacy” for short.

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