App of the Day: Glass, an Instagram alternative | What the Tech?

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (WHAT THE TECH?) — How quickly can an app fall out of favor with users? According to one study, people in the United States named Instagram the no. 1 app they want to delete from their phones.

Instagram used to be the place people went to post photos of their friends, their pets, and other photos they wanted to share. However, a growing number of former fans complain it’s become too much like TikTok. Lots of videos and lots of ads.

If you’re looking for an app where people just share photos, Glass is a good alternative.

Glass is photos. Just photos. No ads, no silly videos, and no algorithm pushing things it thinks you’ll like.

Most of its users right now are professional photographers who simply want to share their work, but anyone can create an account and upload their camera roll. Photos are displayed beautifully and if you want to see details on what camera was used and settings, you can just by tapping a photo.

There are no “likes” but users can give “appreciation” for photos they like. You can search by categories, cameras, and lenses. When you upload a photo, you don’t have to add the details, as the information is imported from your camera.

Unless you’ve been using it awhile, you probably won’t see your friends on Glass. But like every other app, it’s easy to build your social network. Since Glass doesn’t earn revenue from ads, it’s user-supported by an annual subscription for $30. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, and on the Glass website, It’s even more beautiful on a large screen.

Plus, you might find inspiration to make you a better photographer.