Thursday, June 28, 2012

Social media management dashboard HootSuite added popular photo-sharing app Instagram and three more social apps to its App Directory on Thursday.

The Instagram app on HootSuite allows people to view photos, comments, likes and searches, as well as add comments, like photos and share photos to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and more.

Instagram doesn’t have a browser service so this gives users a way to play with the app on desktops.
HootSuite also now supports presentation-sharing platform SlideShare, document-sharing app edocr and engagement app Zuum. To begin using the apps, people must install them via the 7-month-old App Directory.

Before the directory’s debut in November, users already had the ability to distribute content on Facebook (and FB Pages), Foursquare, LinkedIn, Mixi, MySpace,, Twitter, and WordPress.

HootSuite has since added YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, Trendspottr, Digg, MailChimp,,, RSS Reader, Vision Critical, Get Satisfaction, Constant Contact, InboxQ, Orkut, HubSpot and SocialFlow, some of which are only available for users with Pro and Enterprise accounts.

HootSuite, which launched in 2008 and unleashed Social Analytics in March, estimates it will grow to 6 million users by the end of 2012.