Introducing Piktr: A modern Instagram client for Windows 8


Piktr is now available on the Windows Store.

What is Piktr?

Piktr is a third party Instagram client for the Windows Store. When I was deciding on what my next project I should be; I took a look at the state of the Windows Store and decided that a well written Instagram client was sorely lacking.


What makes Piktr so special?

Attention to detail. Piktr does not compromise. I took special care to keep performance, design, and thoughtful features are the core of Piktr.

I’ve made it extremely simple to connect with others and stay up to date with your feeds.


imagePiktr is now available for all to download on the Windows Store.

Download by clicking here (Windows 8/RT users only):

Whats next for Piktr?

I will be providing a set of updates for Piktr over the next few weeks to add additional functionality and act on feedback from users. For now, you can keep up with the latest on Piktr on this blog or by following @piktr on Twitter.

  • Venugopal Jakhotia

    Are you planning to release this app for Windows phone too?
    would really love that..

    • Nelson Carrillo

      Yes I am. Look for it in the beginning of 2013. Piktr was always designed with an eventual release to Windows Phone in mind. Once I get my hands on a WP8 device, I will make it happen.
      Thanks for your feedback.

  • Alex Archer Yanovich

    cannot find a way to make an instagram account

    • Nelson Carrillo

      Developer here:
      Unfortunately it is a limitation that Instagram has in place. I honestly wish I could do something to work around it without breaking Instagram’s Terms of Service.
      I have expressed my concerns to Instagram, and I hope in the future they loosen their restrictions a little.
      Thanks for your feedback.

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  • Zoran Spirkoski

    great work, just gave it ago! Have left feedback

  • Johan Nilsson

    Like every other Instagram app on MS platforms… pretty useless since we cant create accounts, I bet its not possible to upload pictures either?

    • Alex F.

      Instagram forbits account creation and picture uploads for third-party clients. There’s nothing that can be done about that.

      • Alex F.

        forbiDs even :)

  • user

    At first glance it has 2 flaws from my perspective:
    1. the images are cropped and I see no way to view the full version (square / 612×612)
    2. I want to be able to save those images and I see no way how
    But it’s very good start, the metro UI fits well and it has the potential to be great.

    • Nelson Carrillo

      Developer here:
      Glad you think its a good start. I will be incorporating both of your suggestions into the next feature release of Piktr. I apologize for the issue with the cropped images.
      Thanks for your feedback.

  • koenshaku

    I sign in and all I see is a blank page.. Whats up with that?

    • Nelson Carrillo

      Dev here: Are you following anyone on instagram?

      • koenshaku

        Yeah I should be following about 11 people. Granted I have not used the account for a month sense I lost my iphone. But it signs me in and I am met with a gray screen.

        • Nelson Carrillo


          I will be investigating the issue later today and will get back to you as soon as I know.

          Sent from my Windows Phone

          • koenshaku


          • Nelson Carrillo

            I can confirm I’ve fixed the bug you were encountering. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. The update should be in the Windows Store in a day or two.

  • frognosticator .

    Useless progamme …. can’t download or upload photos …