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It’s been quite a quest finding a perfect third-party service to facilitate the use Instagram marketing and management. I found Gramblr not too long ago but I wanted to test it for a while before introducing you all to it and giving a full Gramblr review. Gramblr is a 100% free desktop application that allows you to upload pictures and videos to Instagram. It acts as an emulator so that you don’t need a smartphone. You just need to create an account, which lets you log into Gramblr.
Adding Multiple Instagram Accounts to Gramblr
One you’re in, you can assign multiple Instagram accounts to your Gramblr account. Switching between them is literally as easy as clicking on your profile in Gramblr, clicking “switch accounts” then selecting the one you want from the drop down menu.
Gramblr lets you upload both, images and videos. Uploading is easy and fast. There is also no loss in quality during the upload process through Gramblr.
http://gramblr.com/uploader/videos/photo-upload.mp4 To upload an image, go to the “Upload Now” tab on the left side. You can upload images by either clicking and browsing for the image on your computer or by dragging and dropping it into Gramblr. Then you are given options to crop it into a fixed ratio (4:3 or 1:1) or you can crop it to any shape you want. You can also just leave it the way it is.
After you click save, you can add some filters. Gramblr’s photo editor is quite impressive. You can do anything from adding effects or stickers to adding texts. You can even whiten teeth and hide blemishes. The final step is including the upload details. Write a caption, you can also include emojis from the vast selection of emojis that Gramblr offers; basically, the exact same ones offered on Instagram.
Uploading videos on Gramblr is similar to uploading images but with a few extra options. After you select your video, you have the option of cropping to any shape (just like with images). You also can pick the cover photo of the image. You can also specify the start and end times of the videos and Gramblr will clip it and upload it accordingly. Yes, you can upload 60’s videos through Gramblr if your Instagram account allows for it. You have the option of testing it out too. Just like with images, you can write the caption and include an emoji. http://gramblr.com/uploader/videos/video-upload.mp4
Scheduling Images and Videos on Instagram
Scheduling images and videos through Gramblr is very easy. You are given the option on the last page of the upload process whether you want to upload immediately or some other time. When you click “some other time”, you are given the option to select the date then the exact time you wish for it to be uploaded. Then just hit send. Important note: When scheduling, your computer must be on at the scheduled time of the upload. Otherwise, Gramblr will try to turn your computer on. If it fails to turn it on, it will cancel the upload. Many of these Youtubers have made quite a decent life for themselves thanks to Youtube. However, Instagram offers something a little deeper than Youtube. A more personal touch. Youtubers on Instagram have been able to connect with their fans on a more intimate level. Despite some allegations of people paying for their views on youtube, the big boys usually stay clear of that. Not only that, they have been able to even grow their fan base thanks to Instagram.
Gramblr also has a sort of currency. You can earn “coins” in exchange for liking pictures through their game (you’re basically shown images uploaded by users and you can either like it or skip it). Then, in turn, you can use the coins to promote your own images. You also have the option of buying coins at the rate of 10,000 for $5.95.
Gramblr is an absolutely incredible service. It has become an essential, if not the most essential, tool for my personal and business Instagram marketing and management. That fact that it’s packed with features and it’s 100% free with no ads at all, makes it quite incredible. I’ve never given any service/product, so far, a 5-star rating. Until now. The only things I don’t like about Gramblr is the inability to include location when uploading and the inability to bulk upload/schedule. But those are not major issues. That fact that it’s packed with features and it’s 100% free with no ads at all, makes it quite incredible. I’ve never given any service/product, so far, a 5-star rating. Until now. Bonus points for making it accessible to more people by offering it in a total of 12 languages (including English). The creators of Gramblr deserve major kudos for this! They really need to add an option to let us donate because they deserve it! Go check them out and install it!