Free Instagram Downloader is a simple tool which makes it easy to view and download any Instagram user's photos.

The program works more or less just as you'd expect. Enter your target Instagram user name, and it'll fetch and display all their thumbnails; you can then download individual photos (or all of them) with a click.

There are also one or two surprising bonus features, though. Do you want to post one or two of these photos on another website or forum, for instance? The "Export the List" option will save a text file with the URLs of your selected images, ready for use elsewhere.

The File menu includes a "Touch mode" option which apparently optimises the program for tablets (although we didn't test this).

And clicking Help reveals an option to make the program portable, so you can run it from a USB stick on any convenient PC. And we do mean just about any convenient PC, as surprisingly the program runs on anything from Windows 2000 upwards.

Verdict

A likeable, easy-to-use tool which makes it straightforward to browse and download an Instagram user's pictures