I feel like I use Instagram in ways that the creators never intended. Sure I share what I’m doing across my social networks, and occasionally throw a vintage filter on there, but more than anything, I use it to send my photos to family back home.

Sharing to Facebook is perfect for this, because most of my family uses the site. Best of all, I never have to explain what Instagram is to show them what’s up. This technique works out most of the time, but there are still family members of mine that either refuse to use Facebook (like my privacy-minded Uncle) or haven’t even cared to join the social network sensation at all (like my grandparents).

In cases like these, I could manually download all of my photos, link to them individually, or make some sort of slideshow. I’d opt for the latter, but there aren’t a ton of seamless options out there that can be easily shared with everyone. This is where Flipagram ($0.99) comes in. It does one thing and does it well: effortless slideshows from your Instagram photos.

Screen Shot 2012 07 15 at 3.52.42 PM 520x377 Flipagram: Effortless Instagram slideshows to share with your friends and family

Created as a side project by Josh Feldman and Raffi Baghoomian from HUGE‘s LA team, Flipagram lets you select photos from your Instagram library, sort them, add a title or a soundtrack and then share them via email, Facebook or YouTube. Honestly, the only thing this app needs now is a Web view, and it’ll be the best solution out there for quick and easy slideshows.

Check out the app via the link below and let us know what you think!

➤ Flipagram, $0.99 via the App Store