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Description

Faster, automated way to search through Instagram results - using multiple hashtags / words and other criteria.

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== Better Search for Instagram ==

Instagram does not offer the ability to search for more than one hashtag at a time.

This makes it difficult if you want to find, for example, posts tagged #london and #coffee. At the moment, you have two options:

Approach 1:
Search for #londoncoffee - but this would miss a lot of posts that just have both tags separately.

Approach 2:
Search for #london, and then in the results - start looking though posts one by one, to find the ones that contain #coffee.

This app takes Approach 2 and automates it. You choose a hashtag as a starting search, the app loads results for this hashtag - and then gives you the ability to define criteria (such as more hashtags). Posts that don't meet this criteria can be greyed out or hidden completely.

(Note: Due to limitations by Instagram, the app can't perform a true "search based on multiple criteria". So the app offers the next best thing - automating the process as much as possible)

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== Pro ==

You can use the app's basic functions for free. To get all the features without limitations*, you can get a Pro subscription (there are free trials available).

Getting Pro has the following advantages:
• Search in Recent posts
• See number of likes and comments in the results gallery
• Any word match logic
• Full word match logic
• Adjustable number of columns in the results gallery
• No limits on accessing post details (caption text and ability to open on Instagram)


Pro subscription notes:
- Title of service: Pro
- Subscription length: Choose between monthly or yearly. Both come with 1 month free trial.
- Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription.

*The Instagram service itself has some limitations, which always apply to the app even when using Pro. These limitations are clearly listed in the app.

Terms of Use:
https://sovio.co/apps/bettersearchig/terms_of_use.html

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The sample photos used for the screenshots have been downloaded from Unsplash and taken by the following photographers:
https://sovio.co/apps/bettersearchig/sample_photos_credits.html

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

• Faster loading of thumbnails in the results (gallery) screen
• App now uses iOS Context menus - touch and hold - in the results (gallery) screen. This no longer requires devices with 3D Touch, so for example it works on iPad.

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Kmirabal1 ,

Doesn’t work at all

What a waste! I’m on an iPhone XS and on the latest version of this app — I went through the entire sign up process (which, by the way, you need to have a business account on both Facebook and Instagram for it to work) and Gave access, and when i search for a hashtag and then try filtering it, nothing shows, even though it says it has 40+ results.

Will be deleting, probably a scam.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback - I really hope I can help here. The sign up process is indeed lengthy and requires a lot of prerequisites (business accounts, permissions) - these are strict requirements from Facebook and Instagram in order to allow access to their services through the app. Regarding nothing showing up, even though it says there are some results - could it be that there are no results matching your criteria and the "Hide" option has been switched on? The easiest way to find out is to scroll to the end of the results and there it should say something like "43 posts loaded for #london (top posts). 0 of these match your criteria.". If no posts match your criteria and the "Hide" option is on (under the View options, eye icon), then the list will be empty. You can switch the "Hide" option off and see all the loaded posts (they'll be faded out to indicate they don't match your criteria). You can then try tweaking the criteria to see if some posts match, or just load more results until some match. If this is not what's going on, then there might be a bug in the app, and I can solve this for you. You can email me at bettersearch@sovio.co so I can diagnose and solve the problem. Thanks.

fiftyfivefiftyfive ,

No thumbnail display of videos

Bought this app so that I could search for videos but the app is incapable of showing video thumbnails

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for your feedback. Indeed the inability to show video thumbnails is a known limitation. In the first screen of the app under "Learn about limitations" and also in the "Get Pro" screen under "Good to Know - Limitations" - one of the bullet points is "Only images can be displayed fully (videos or albums are displayed with a grey box)". The app is free for basic use and has a 1-Month free trial - this allows users to see if the app works for them before paying anything - I am sorry that currently it does not support your requirements. Upcoming updates might add this functionality - keep an eye on the App Store or if you'd like to be notified when this feature is added - email bettersearch@sovio.co. Thanks.

kjlloydie ,

Does not work

Asks you to log in to Facebook but then won’t let you perform a search.

Developer Response ,

Update (28 Aug 2019): I have not heard anything back - if this is now solved, please consider editing your rating/review accordingly. Otherwise - please email me so we solve this for you.

Original response:
Hi, thanks for letting me know about this issue and I apologise for the inconvenience.

I haven't had such reports from other users, so this might be a bug that has not been encountered before. In addition, the Facebook / Instagram rules for logging in are far from straightforward and might cause issues.

In any case, I should be able to help you with this - please send a message to bettersearch@sovio.co

Thanks

Information

Seller
Sovio Limited
Size
76.5 MB
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Monthly $0.99
  2. Pro Yearly $5.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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