Flume for Instagram Review – Easily Post to Instagram from Your Mac

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Instagram is an awesome social sharing site and is growing every day, but what if you want to be able to post to Instagram from your Mac?  Well in this Flume for Instagram review, we will share with the excellent features that are available to do just that. One of the frustrations I have as a blogger, is the fact that Instagram only allows you to upload pictures via your phone.  But this app has bridged that gap.

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Flume Overview & Rankings

Product Name: Flume for Instagram Flume for Instagram Review

Owners: Rafif Yalda in Berlin

Website URL: flumeapp.com

Product Type: Desktop Tool for Instagram (Mac only)

Price: Free, $10 for Pro (one-off fee)

Best For: Bloggers, Affiliate Marketers, Social Media Influencers, Small Business owners

BestAffiliateMarketingTools.org Rating:

 4.8/5

A Quick Flume Summary

Flume for Instagram is a great tool for being able to upload images to Instagram from your mac.  As a blogger and affiliate marketer, this makes it really easy and simple to upload my posts to Instagram too.  Whilst it would be perfect if it added a Windows version, it is still a strong package for mac users.

Recommended: Yes

Try Flume for Instagram

What Exactly is Flume?

Flume is a desktop application that you download onto your mac.  It isn’t currently available for windows, and it doesn’t look like this is likely to change soon.  It allows you to do almost all that you can do on your Instagram app on your phone.

You can upload new content, do reposts, browse, search, comment and like photos – but the only thing you cannot do at the moment is add stories and Instagram live.  Which to be honest is more the features you would normally do on your phone anyway due to the accessibility of your phone.

The key features we like about Flume is the ability to upload photos with blog post links and easy hashtag tools.  If you are a blogger, then you will hopefully see the benefits from these features being on your desktop.

Who Does Flume Benefit?

Anyone with an online business, bloggers, affiliate marketers, or are a social media influencer would benefit from being able to post from your mac desktop.  Whilst the free version is ok, it only costs $10 to upgrade to the full version and you can have 5 accounts active.  So, if you have multiple businesses, you can find this a really good feature.

How Does Flume Work?

Once you have logged into Flume, it is a relatively simple layout to get your head around.

Flume for Instagram

Once you have logged in, you will have an easy menu at the bottom.  It will start up with your feed at first.  Where you can click and each and go into them and like, comment, etc. from the application.

See the image below to see which icons mean which.

Flume for Instagram Menu Layout

Feed: Your usual feed that you would see on your mobile app

Likes: Images that you have liked

Explore: Find Images that might be of interest to you

Search: The Search Function

Activity: This is your notification tab, seeing who is following you, left you comments on your images and likes too

Notifications - Flume for Instagram

Conversations: This is your message centre, where you can direct message your followers, etc.

Flume for Instagram - Conversations

Profile: Just like your phone app, you can see and edit your profile from this screen, see how many followers you have, how many posts, etc.

Uploading an Image is really easy.  From the top menu, which will be at the top of your mac desktop, you will see in “View”, the option to upload.  Clicking this will show you the function below:

Flume for Instagram - Upload

Being a mac application, it will allow you to drag and drop your image or video to get started.  Once you have done this, it gives you the option to edit your comments, add hashtags, add people and locations, etc.

Example Post - Flume for Instagram

Flume also gives you the option to edit the image before posting it, this helps you make sure it is Instagram ready for uploading it.

Edit Image - Flume for Instagram

There are some other features that we love too, for example.  It is not an easy task to repost photos from Instagram itself, and yet with Flume you can right click on your image from your profile and just click repost.  Add any additional comments you want, and you are good to click post.

Clicking Repost will open up the upload screen, ready for you to post it.

Flume for Instagram - Reposting Content

You will also find that when you are browsing the images in your feed, there are no distractions like on your phone.  It just shows you the images, you can get more detail by clicking on them.

You can choose from two layouts for your feed, either a full image on top of each other or 3×3 type grid system.

Choose Your Layout - Flume for Instagram

I also like the fact that, although there are advertised posts.  It is clearly marked with a Blue AD mark.  It is also quite clear which are videos and carousel posts too.

Visible Ads in Feed - Flume for Instagram

What is Good About Flume (PROS)

Let’s go through what we like about Flume for Instagram:

Easily Post Blog Posts

If you are looking into an easy way of posting your content from your mac, Flume makes it easy to do.  Without this app, I would need to download my featured image onto my phone to then add it, and let’s face it on a professional manner this is not as easy to do from your phone.  But this app has brought all the benefits from the phone and put it easily onto my mac for when I am publishing content.  If you are a blogger, social media influencer, etc. tell you would want to make this easier to do – the flume app does just that.

Reposting Photos/Post is Easy

This is not an easy option on your phone.  You pretty much have to repost it – but that takes time to choose the image, write effective comments, add your website, hashtags, etc.  It takes seconds with the flume app.

Cost Effective for a Productivity App

There are plenty of apps out there to do a similar feature for social media, but this is either free for basic functionality or $10.  Whilst this is still all manual functions compared to other tools, the ability of reposting your posts makes this a sound investment regardless of whether you use all of the features.

What Could Flume Improve on? (CONS)

Let’s look at what Flume could do better on:

Platform Specific – Only on Mac

Whilst those who own a mac have the ability of benefiting from Flume, all those people on Windows are stuck. It is a great application to have, but if you haven’t got a mac computer, you will need to find something else. (I will be looking and sharing it when I find one for you)

How Much Does Flume Cost?

Flume has both a free version and a pro version.  The Pro version is the one that allows you to upload photos and videos, otherwise it is just a view function in the free version.

But at a $10 one-off fee for the pro version.  I find this a fantastic cost for an application that will improve your productivity massively.

You can try or purchase the Flume app from their official website.

There is another way of get Flume, and that is from Setapp.  This is a subscription service where you get a few hundred Mac apps for $9.99 a month.  Flume is included.  Setapp has a free 7-day trial and might be worth having a look.

What Is the Flume Support Like?

If I am honest, there has been only one reason I have had to contact the support team.  I found the conversation tab was causing the app to crash a few days ago.  (the first issue in about 6 months of using the app).   They were quite prompt and stated there was a new software version coming out and it hasn’t been an issue since.  Which I think is great support.

My Honest Opinion of Flume

Whilst Instagram is mostly for mobile device use, there are times when you just want to be able to post from your computer.  With the fact that bloggers, social media influencers and business owners want to handle bulk post uploads and included links – it is just easier from your desktop.

I have been using the Flume app for about 6 months, and I have enjoyed being able to use it to help grow my brand and online presence on Instagram. The ease at which you can post, edit your images, add tags, reports and more.  It doesn’t break the bank and is a great tool for have whether you are blogging, affiliate marketing, have a small business or are a social media influencer.  You will benefit massively from this easy to use app.

My only gripe is that it is only available on Mac, and that might be a stumbling block if you are a Windows user.

Flume at a Glance

Product Name: Flume for Instagram Flume for Instagram Review

Owners: Rafif Yalda in Berlin

Website URL: flumeapp.com

Product Type: Desktop Tool for Instagram (Mac only)

Price: Free, $10 for Pro (one-off fee)

Best For: Bloggers, Affiliate Marketers, Social Media Influencers, Small Business owners

Recommended: Yes

BestAffiliateMarketingTools.org Rating:

 4.8/5

Verdict: Recommended, Awesome Tool for Posting to Instagram from your Mac

If you have any experience with the Flume for Instagram app, then we would love to hear what your views are on this product.  If you are a windows user and have an alternative product that you use to post to Instagram, again share it with us.

Thanks for taking the time to read our review, if you have any questions or comments please write them in the comments below and we will definitely come back to you as soon as we can.

All the best, John & Gem

Flume for Instagram

Free, $10 for Pro
9.8

Tools

9.8/10

Support

9.8/10

Ease of Use

9.8/10

Overall Rating

9.8/10

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Reposting Photos is Easy
  • Cost Effective

Cons

  • Only Available on Mac

20 thoughts on “Flume for Instagram Review – Easily Post to Instagram from Your Mac”

  1. This is a lovely and realistic review and i must commend you for sharing your knowledge with us. I have never heard of flume before now but i am easily convinced it would help out with respect to the good you have written about it. I will make my purchase right away.

    Thanks for sharing 

    Reply
    • Hey Abioye,

      Flume is a great tool for bloggers and affiliate marketers, and $10 is a great price for what it offers you.

      thanks

      John

      Reply
  2. This is excellent post. I really find this post educating because of the new solution I just found about the Instagram post. It has been frustrating for me to have my pictures posted on my computer. But reading about Flume on this post just solved so many hiccups for me.

    Reply
    • Hey Kehinde,

      thanks for checking out my review.  I have found Flume really easy to use and when you have posts to upload, having to do it on my phone was painful.  It is so easy with Flume, I recommend it anyone.

      thanks

      John

      Reply
  3. This Flume tool i must confess is very top notch. I love the design, and the innovative concept behind it. its ability to synchronize with instagram makes it wonderful, and it has been able to bridge the gap by allowing one post from Mac system. Its one time fee of only $10 makes me even love it more because the price is even cheap relative to its functionalities. Thanks so much for this review , as i hope it has helped a lot of Mac PC owners

    Reply
    • Hey Dapoach,

      thanks for checking out my review.  It is a great tool for those on Instagram.  Glad you found the review useful.

      thanks

      John

      Reply
  4. Hi there, thanks for dropping this wonderful review about how to post on Instagram using Mac book, I have actually created my blog website for my business which involved the selling of clothes,shoes and children wears, this involved posting different pictures of my goods online especially Instagram, my challenges has always been using PC which is not possible, I think u have just solved the problem for me now, thanks 

    Reply
    • Hiya,

      thanks for checking out my review.  It does take a lot of stress out of posting to instagram.  The only thing that would make it perfect is the ability to use it on Windows.

      thanks

      John

      Reply
  5. Great reviews you post there on flume for instagram. 

    flume is a very useful app for affiliate marketers which is very clear from the way you explain it and I also like the fact that you explain how it work which I find as a very useful piece of information for someone like me that has not make use of the application before and also I also find it cheap to use as an affiliate marketer

    Reply
    • Hiya,

      thanks for checking out my review.  Gem and I try our best to be as thorough as we can be when reviewing and explaining things.  We are glad you found it useful.

      thanks

      John

      Reply
  6. Thanks for this insight review on flume. Flume is an impressive tool every blogger or affiliate marketer should have. i haven’t come across flume ever but your review is well written and convincing and i would love to have it because it would make posting on Instagram easier. the problem i have is i use a windows computer and it would be valuable if a Windows version can be made. thanks for the insight.

    Reply
    • Hey Aweda,

      thanks for checking out my review.  That is the stumbling block really, it is such an easy tool to use, but is not compatible with Windows.  We will keep you posted, if that changes

      thanks

      John

      Reply
  7. Dear John,

    Thanks a lot for the helpful and informative review post.

    To be honest, recently I learned about the potential of Instagram and how its growing fast. At the moment I am active only on Facebook and my mentors advising me to focus on one more social media platform so I decided to go with Instagram. So your post means a lot to me.

    As a full-time blogger I am much focused on creating content for my blog so I always prefer for helpful tools. As you correctly mentioned on your review, this tool will be more helpful for bloggers and this is on my list. And the features are amazing and for sure it will save my time.

    I loved how easy the review makes it for readers. No additional research needed.

    Much Success!

    Paul

    Reply
    • Hey Paul,

      thanks for checking out my review.  Anything that makes it easier for people with an online business is a godsend, as it is hard work already.  We love the fact it is so easy to post and use Instagram, right from your Mac desktop.

      thanks again

      John

      Reply
  8. Hello John,

    I did not know about Flume before reading you review. I liked it very much. The tools, facilities, benefits are very good and it is a great news for mac users. As I am a windows user; unfortunately, it is not for me. But, I am going to share your post my friends and relatives who use mac and I am pretty sure that they will love to use it. 

    Thanks for the post. Looking forward to your next review for windows users.

    Radeet

    Reply
    • Hey Radeet,

      thanks for checking out my review.  If only they would launch a windows friendly version, that would be the icing on the cake.

      thanks

      John

      Reply
  9. It would be great if they can come up with a Window version soon. I am just about to get started with Instagram for my blog – heard that it’s one of the most powerful social media right now – but I am using Window and not planning to switch to a new PC anytime soon. I don’t really mind paying as I think any program can be improved with more funding. This will benefit many users who are seeking for good quality social sharing app.

    Reply
    • Hey Cathy,

      thanks for checking out my review.  I know where you are coming from, you find a great tool and find you cannot use it.

      Hopefully they listen and look into it

      thanks

      John

      Reply
  10. Great info John. I am always looking for ways to increase productivity on my own websites. Honestly, I use both Mac and Windows. I always switch back over to Windows for things such as my Instagram images. I immediately downloaded Flume and tried it. I love it! So easy to use, non-technical which is very important to me. For around $10 for the upgrade is really a fair price, I will definitely upgrade after testing it out a few more times. You did state you had a issue that resolved after plugin update. Have you had anymore problems to date? Shame it’s only available for Mac. Do share when you find a user friendly Windows alternative. Thank you again for sharing.

    Reply
    • Hey Selena,

      thanks for checking out my review.  It was a problem, that whenever I went onto the conversations tab it would crash the program.  But by the end of the day it had been resolved, after a quick email.  

      But, I haven’t had any other issues.  I will definitely share when I have a windows alternative.

      thanks

      John

      Reply

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