Glass is your home for photography. Available on iPhone, iPad, and the Web, Glass is a photo sharing app and community. We’re private and member-supported. We don’t have ads, engagement algorithms, invasive data tracking, outside investors, or public counts. Really. We mean it. No ads. No algorithms. No tracking. No full screen videos. No venture capital causing us to be at odds with our community. Just photos.
Well, and a thriving and growing community. Public profiles that can double as a portfolio. Organic exploration and discovery. Monthly Categories. Photography focused features like P3 color profile support and metadata. Also a beautiful Web experience.
Oh, and iPad app. Because apparently that’s a thing that some photo apps don’t have? Couldn’t be us.
Whether you're a professional photographer or just starting out, Glass is the best place to share & grow your photography. A Glass membership is $4.99/month or $29.99/year. The first two weeks are free.
Another year, another bug fix update right after the new iOS comes out. We also squashed a couple of bugs. Including fan favorite — fixed the swipe keyboard bug. Swipe away, friends. Swipe away.
Ratings and Reviews
We love that Glass elevates your photos with full-screen layouts and minimal compression. In the absence of likes and follower counts, there’s no need to focus on engagement—just share your favorite shots. With an engaged community of amateur and professional shutterbugs alike, the app makes it easy to share your love of photography.
Solid First Effort
I think this is a solid first step. The issue is I’m not sure the founders have established an identity for Glass outside of it not being Instagram. That’s reflected in the incredibly small feature set and some of the design decisions that feel a little aimless. The discovery tab is awful, full stop. Avatar icons are too big, photos are too small, sideways scrolling on all these tiny photos with no way to preview isn’t fun. Zooming into landscape images by default is also strange. Launching this app without a way to view a user’s full collection of images at a glance feels like a mistake. How did it launch without a way to edit captions? The app was in private beta for a minute and it makes me curious what it was like then.
There’s a lot of workshopping happening in their support pages and I worry they’re going to design this by committee and turn it into a hodgepodge of conflicting ideas. The work I’m referring to that needs to be done isn’t expensive. It doesn’t cost you anything to establish a set of concrete desires for your product. Does Glass want to foster a photography community and get people conversing with one another or does it want to be a portfolio site with some engagement functionality?
I’ve already subscribed for the year, I’m rooting for you all to turn this into something. Figure out what you want to be and pls god get more women on your platform.
The photo app I’ve been looking for!
I know I’m not alone in feeling like Instagram just isn’t doing it for me anymore - the ads, the influencers, the reels. Need I say more? It’s just not a place for photos anymore, and that makes me so sad. I’ve been looking for a replacement for a while and recently found Glass. At first, I thought there’s no way I’m paying to use it. But after reading about the team and their mission, I figured it was something worth supporting. It’s still in it’s early days, but the more photographers who use it and support it, the better it will be. I actually feel excited to use it - something I haven’t felt about a social media app in a long time. There’s beautiful content and folks are excited to share their thoughts. It’s the start of a great community, and I’m excited to be a part of it!
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- 25 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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