Instagram has had a huge month or so.

First, it released its much anticipated Android app to rave reviews. Then, Facebook bought it for $1 billion. And just this week, Instagram passed the 50 million user mark.

En fuego, no?

Even though it is a mobile-based platform, there are occasions when you want to access Instagram content in different ways, especially via your PC / laptop. Here are ten great ways to get your Instagram fix when your mobile is out of reach.

The slickest of the slick

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The three options that follow are perfect if you’d like to experience your own Instagram account on the web, complete with vanity URLs and follow functionality.

1. Extrag.am - One of the prettiest Instagram web apps out there, and its ‘discovery’ function helps you find new users to follow by tag / sector.

2. Intstagre.at - This one also features some great horizontal scrolling functionality helping to make your photos pop!

3. Pinstagram.co - Fancy a little ‘Pinterest in your Instagram’? This one has been generating big buzz as it combines arguably thw two hottest platforms going ’round right now.

Blending business with pleasure

4. Followgram.me - How do you make Instagram work for brands like a Facebook brand page? You go get a Followgram pro account which gives you the best of both worlds. Seriously awesome!

For some great examples of brand pages, visit followgram.me/ikeaitalia and followgram.me/fiatontheweb

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Bells and whistles

5. Gramfeed.com – Gramfeed places an emphasis on location (imagine a Foursquare and Instagram mash-up) and has subsequently developed a cool phone app called instalookapp.com which helps you connect with fellow Instagram users by GPS.

6. Hashtagram.com -  A rolling slideshow-style site with some powerful search functionality.

Feeding the masses

7. Web.stagram.com - One of the better feed-style options out there, Webstgram’s focuses on increasing your viewing pleasure.

8. Ink361.com - Very similar to Extragr.am and features a handy ‘albums’ function.

9. Webbygram.com - This was set up to give the founders of Instagram a kick in the pants to set up an official web presence – after getting their hands on Faceook’s investment perhaps this is on their list…alongside boarding private jets and chartering huge yachts.

10. Instagrid.me - Your personal profile / image feed displayed in a list format.

There you have it. Keep on snappin’.

Related links: Five awesome apps for Instagram and The complete list of Instagram apps

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