Still looking for an alternative to Instagram now that the Evil Empire has bought it up and is surely planning to suck it dry? There are a few options, including sticking with Instagram itself, but one alternative — Via.Me — has just added an Instagram import tool to make the transition as painless as possible.
Via.me is kind of like Instagram, only you can also share videos and even sounds, and add written notes. In this way, Via.me could theoretically replace Twitter, too. And now, thanks to some quick thinking by the Via.me team (and a few late nights in the office), there is a new tool to import all of your photos from Instagram.
It’s dead easy to use. Just sign up for a Via.me account if you don’t already have one, then sign in with Instagram. Then wait. That’s it, and it’s a pretty neat way to move wholesale over to the new network.
I tried the app out and I like it quite a bit. There are grungy filters to mess up your photos, video up-and-downloading is fast even on my crappy home connection and the app itself is clean and easy to use.
The trouble, of course, is that nobody I know is there. I signed in with Twitter and found just one person I follow is using the service — Alton Brown. Still, if it takes off I might stick with it. Well, until it gets popular and Facebook buys it up, that is.