InstaFollow (or InsTrack on iOS—the same app developed by the same company) is an app from Innovatty LLC, designed to function as an all-in-one social community management tool. It can track nearly every piece of information from Instagram, from follower and unfollower count, users who have blocked your account, your most and least popular posts on Instagram, and so much more. With its cross-platform support, it's one of our favorite tools for tracking and collecting data from Instagram on your account, and we found it to be really helpful for managing professional social accounts, or for just keeping track of your own personal account.
On iOS (where the app is called InsTrack), the app has a great design, fairly modern and kept up with standard Apple design cues. After logging into your Instagram account within the app, you'll gain access to a neatly-designed page showing nearly every piece of information you could want from an Instagram-tracking app. The front page contains your follower and following account at the top along a banner, joined by the main icon of your own account. Below that is a list of links, leading you to be able to view the account information from within InsTrack/InstaFollow. From here, you can view information like engagement, media insight, and "featured users." Right below that are some of the most important pieces of information in the account, including users who've blocked you and your lost and gained followers count.
On Android (called InstaFollow), the app has, unfortunately, been left without an update for quite some time. The app itself was last updated at the end of 2015, whereas the iOS version was updated in February 2017. In terms of design, it's a bit lacking as well, with a Gingerbread-esque web app feel to its design that we found largely unappealing and unprofessional. That doesn't stop the app from being a quality choice for most users, though, and the information shared here is largely the same as what we've seen from the iOS version of the app. Your follower and following count is at the top of the page, with your blockers, lost and gained follower counts, and mutual friends displayed below the rest of the app. You can even use the app to follow and unfollow users, right from within the insights tab.
Unfortunately, this app falls in one, pretty major way: in-app purchases. To use nearly every feature we mentioned above, you're going to pay for the privelage. And unfortunately, this isn't a one-and-done payment, or even a subscription-style service where you're paying monthly to track your followers. No, InstaFollow and InsTrack charge an in-app purchase per feature, ranging from $.99 to $2.99 per pack. The best option for saving your cash is to pay $6.99 for "all packs" on iOS, though it's unclear if this supports future features added to the app. On Android, the situation is even worse, as InstaFollow seems to lack the option for an "all packs" style purchase at all. And with the ever-changing nature of Instagram, it's always a concern on whether or not these apps will continue to function properly. Both the iOS and Android version have had downtimes in the past, leaving buyers out in the cold while developers worked to fix the backend of both apps. Still, both InstaFollow and InsTrack are two of our top picks on their respective platforms, despite the price of purchasing features. You'll want to check these two out.