InstaCC – Calendar & Challengs for Instagram (Free) by Openmouse Studio turns Instagram into a daily creative challenge. This app is similar to Idea Mix, another daily picture idea app, though this one is definitely a better package.
Sign into the app with your Instagram account. You will see a calendar view by month, with previous Instagram pictures on each day they were created.
If you have multiple pictures for one day, just the first one in the set is shown, though you can tap the day to see the others. Selecting the picture within this shows you how many tags you’ve attached to it, as well as how many comments and likes it received.
Selecting the lightbulb at the bottom of the screen will bring up the list of challenges. Three sets of challenges are offered, though two of them are in-app purchases. The “Just a beginning” set is free, and offers challenges with topics such as love, nature, and colors. Each challenge varies with the number of days to complete it.
Accepting a challenge will populate your camera icon with the required element for the day. You can either choose to take a picture that will tag with the relevant information or just take a picture.
Either way, the app will launch you into Instagram, where you can apply those retro filters that make them so Instagrammy. I’ll tell you one thing, your photos definitely receive a lot more attention if you post them with the InstaCC tags.
A smiley face will appear next to your challenge upon completion. Though if you’re short on ideas, you can always select the arrow to the side to pull a mosaic of other users’ photos. Touch anywhere on the mosaic to refresh it with more pictures.
For a free download, casual or advanced Instagram users will enjoy this app. If anything, it’s nice to see your pictures displayed on a calendar.