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Barinsta

Simple yet advanced Instagram client
New in version 19.0.1
* Resolve F-Droid compliance issues
* Restore anonymous access to hashtags and locations
* Various bug fixes

Because F-Droid skipped v19.0.0, the previous changelog is also provided here:

## Features
* We're now (officially) Barinsta! New name, new icon!
* Total revamp of UI. Specifically, the profile/hashtag/location, feed, and discover tabs have been redone. Explore our new look!
* You can now pick a feed layout and a theme!
* You can now DM a user from their profile page!

## Improvements
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If you don't upload posts or stories on Instagram, but you still have to use it to keep in touch with people and contents, you now have an alternative: Barinsta is a beautiful client that allows you to browse Instagram, while giving you more options to control your data.

Features:

* Login NOT NEEDED to browse timeline and face-tagged posts from public profiles, hashtags, and locations.
* View & download posts.
* View & copy comments, captions, & biographies.
* Zoom in on pictures with ease.
* Batch download posts from feeds (Hold & Select).
* Mark profiles as favourite for quicker access.

Additional features for those logged in:

* View & download stories, highlights, and HD avatar.
* Browse feed (posts and stories), discover (by topic), DM, activity/notifications, and private profiles that you have followed.
* Most features you need to view and interact: Like, "save", write/like/reply to comments, follow/block/restrict, reply to stories, play with stickers, respond to DMs (text & picture), etc.
* View stories anonymously (by default, configurable).
* See your own liked & saved posts.
* Copy DM messages & download attachments.
* Switch between accounts.

Extra merits:

* Prevents irrational decisions: Instagram likes are set-it-forget-it, allowing them to collect more data from you. Barinsta intentionally removes double-tap and requires you to click into posts to give it a like. Barinsta also allows you to easily access posts you've liked through your own profile.
* Allows customization: Pick your themes and layouts!
* Allows viewing at your own pace: No need to "hold" a story with your fingers!
* Not a webapp: Absolutely NO browser involved, except for login.
* Not a mod: Absolutely NO dependency of the actual Instagram app.
* We don't store passwords!
* Request what you want: The app only requests what it needs to show you the content. No communicating with useless endpoints, and only minimal data is sent to Instagram.

*** Please use this app responsibly. ***

For more info, visit https://barinsta.austinhuang.me.

(We're previously known as InstaGrabber.)

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  • Version 19.0.1 (53) suggested Added on 2020-11-15

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 9 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 18.3 (49) - Added on 2020-09-13

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 4.7 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 18.2 (48) - Added on 2020-09-03

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 4.7 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log