IGdm

Instagram direct messaging on your laptop

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IGdm is Desktop messaging app for Instagram. You can simply continue your chats from your phones to your computers.

Reviews

 
  • Juan S. Camargo V.Web Engineer @ Pasilobus, Inc.
    Pros: 

    Convinience.

    Cons: 

    Improved UI

    It's a useful little app, although the interface is very rudimental.

    Juan S. Camargo V. has used this product for one day.

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Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Hey @teddyskillz2, What made you build this? Why is it better than a competitor's product that is similar?
ifedapo olarewajuMaker@teddyskillz2 · Software Developer, Andela
@jacqvon this project was inspired by my desire to have something similar to whatsapp desktop for Instagram messenger, where I wouldn't have to go to my phone to respond to messages during work hours. Why is it better? Even though I couldn't find an already existing implementation of this at the time I started to work on it (but I found some later on), I wouldn't necessarily say it's better than those, but why this is different is the fact that it is open source and it's free for usage and contribution. etc. Does this answer you question? :)
Peyton Hayslette@peytonhayslette · Product, Red Ventures
@jacqvon What competing products are you talking about? This question seems misplaced. @teddyskillz2 Nice work on this! One suggestion would be to reduce the padding in between the messages so they fill more white space. Another would be to not have it start a new thread from an existing named group.
ifedapo olarewajuMaker@teddyskillz2 · Software Developer, Andela
@peytonhayslette I'm glad to get a positive feedback :) about the new thread starting issue. This is something I noticed of late, and I created an issue for it here https://github.com/ifedapoolarew... I hope to get to it soonish. About the padding. Do you mean to reduce the padding between each message bubble? Or to reduce the padding between each line of a message within the same bubble?
Peyton Hayslette@peytonhayslette · Product, Red Ventures
@teddyskillz2 Padding in the center! Maybe just increasing the character limit per line to let them stack similar to iMessage threads.
ifedapo olarewajuMaker@teddyskillz2 · Software Developer, Andela
@peytonhayslette Ah ok, I created an issue for this here https://github.com/ifedapoolarew.... Thank you for the feedback : )
Juan S. Camargo V.@juanscv · Web Engineer @ Pasilobus, Inc.
The interface is a bit rough around the edges, but it's a great little tool to respond to DMs right from my laptop. Hope you keep improving it and it's not taken down.
ifedapo olarewajuMaker@teddyskillz2 · Software Developer, Andela
@juanscv thank you for the feedback :). Yes the general look and the features are to be improved upon for every iteration, so It can only get better!
Juan S. Camargo V.@juanscv · Web Engineer @ Pasilobus, Inc.
@teddyskillz2 Great. Is it possible to have notifications and showing DM replies? Or are those IG platform limitations?
ifedapo olarewajuMaker@teddyskillz2 · Software Developer, Andela
@juanscv it already supports notifications out of the box. What platform are you running this on?
Juan S. Camargo V.@juanscv · Web Engineer @ Pasilobus, Inc.
@teddyskillz2 macOS 10.12.6
ifedapo olarewajuMaker@teddyskillz2 · Software Developer, Andela
@juanscv Hmm, I use macOS 10.12.5 and notifications worked for me the last time I tried. Although notification badges are not added to the app icon, a notification slides in, on the top right corner of my screen informing me about a new message. You don't experience this when you receive a new message?
Tregg@treggify · Designer
For the Gary Vaynerchuk lover who also likes having a laptop.
Luky VjHiring@lukyvj · Frontend Developer @Algolia
Awesome idea, would love to use it, but it does not handle 2FA :/
ifedapo olarewajuMaker@teddyskillz2 · Software Developer, Andela
@lukyvj unfortunately, no it doesn't support 2FA right now, however would soon be fixed