Instagram does not have a macOS app so many Mac owners who dislike using the site in a web browser have turned to one of the macOS apps that basically wrap Instagram’s mobile web interface in some code. Instabar sets itself apart from the crop of those app by providing convenient access to the latest images or stories through your Mac’s menu bar.
Upon installing the app, click its menu bar icon to reveal the familiar sign-in form. Use your Instagram credentials to securely sign into your account and start using the app.
Billed as the first Instagram app for macOS that runs in the Mac menu bar, Instabar is all about convenience. Not only can you explore your feed and watch your friends’ stories with a single click, but also send Direct Messages to other Instagram users and read incoming messages.
If you’ve always wanted to access Instagram on your Mac without the clunky experience of using the service in a web browser, then this app is for you. And if you get the app, the developer promises to deliver all the future releases and updates at no additional charge.
Instabar for macOS is $1.99 through the official website.