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Barinsta

Simple yet advanced Instagram client
New in version 19.2.4-fdroid
Revamped story viewer. You can now share stories by DM. The rest are bug fixes and various behind-the-scene improvements.

For details see https://github.com/austinhuang0131/barinsta/releases/tag/v19.2.4
If you don't upload posts or stories on Instagram, but can't get rid of it because of people and contents, you now have an alternative: Barinsta is a beautiful client that allows you to browse and interact with Instagram, while giving you more options to control your data.

* For those not having an account, you can access public profiles/hashtags/locations (depends on availability)!
* For those logged in, Barinsta can achieve most viewing and interaction features, with extra features such as downloading posts/stories/avatars, copying texts, comparing followers/following, and more!

Extra merits:

* Prevents irrational decisions: Barinsta removes double-tap and requires you to click into posts to give it a conscious like. It also allows you to easily access posts you've liked through your own profile.
* Allows customization: Pick your themes and layouts! You could even use grid layout for feed!
* Allows viewing at your own pace: No need to "hold" a story or scroll endlessly! Zoom whenever you want!
* Not a mod: Absolutely NO dependency of the actual Instagram app.
* Free & Open Source Software: With the app's source code open for inspection, no need to worry about sketchy dealings!
* Protects your privacy from friends: Barinsta allows you to read DMs and stories privately, without telling your friends!
* Protects your privacy from Instagram: The app only requests what it needs to show you the content and what you opted for in the settings. No communicating with useless endpoints, and only minimal data is sent to Instagram.

*** Please use this app responsibly. ***

For more info, visit https://barinsta.austinhuang.me.

(We're previously known as InstaGrabber.)

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  • Version 19.2.4-fdroid (65) suggested Added on 2021-07-22

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 7.8 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 19.2.3-fdroid (64) - Added on 2021-06-30

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 9 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 19.2.2-fdroid (63) - Added on 2021-06-01

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 9 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log