Grambacker: Backup your Instagram photos before they get lost forever

Review posted Thu 3 Jan '13  ·  680 comments
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One thing that has become blatantly obvious since the great Instagram faux pas is that virtually no one reads the terms and agreements they agree to online. They are too long and convoluted and most people just can't be bothered. Did you know, for example, that if your precious Instagram photos are lost or taken down they could be gone forever with no liability to the company. They could well be the only copies of the photos that you have and when they are gone...they are gone! The excellently named Grambacker application comes in very handy here by automatically saving your photos to Dropbox simply and effectively.
 
Your Instagram memories are safe and sound on Instagram for now but, if ever Instagram takes them down or loses them, they could be gone forever unless you back them up somewhere. Facebook explicitly states this on their updated Instagram Terms of Use page. Consequently, Instagram encourages you to maintain your own backup of your photographic content. In other words, Instagram is not a backup service and you agree that you will not rely on the service for the purposes of content backup or storage. If you consider your Instagram masterpieces worth saving forever then you can use this social media photo app to simply and easily save all your Instagram photos to DropBox automatically. This makes it easy to share images with family and friends and sync them across all your DropBox enabled devices. Even if you lose your iPhone or accidentally delete Instagram, you'll be able to restore all your Instagram photos to your device.
 
Instagram have had a bit of a rocky ride of late with the rumors of monetizing your photos and the new Facebook terms and conditions suggest that Mr Zuckerberg is definitely aiming to get his money's worth out of the photo business he reputedly paid US715 million for. It was rumored that a quarter of its monthly users deserted the fold at the time but Instagram has a life of its own and it's likely that this iconic photo app will bounce back easily. To their credit, Instagram did encourage users to backup photos elsewhere. You could do it directly to Dropbox or another cloud service yourself but with Grambacker you get the added bonus of being able to do it directly from your iPhone...and do it fast. With Instagram now up to close to 100 million users it's easy to see a big market for this easy to use and very useful iOS device. This 'no-fuss' and easy to use photo backup app is definitely one to think about.



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