Picplz offers users a lot of flexibility when it comes to sharing and editing photos. In addition to filters, users can crop, adjust exposure and saturation, add text, and even draw directly on their photos.
Besides sharing with the network of other users, you can share your photos via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Posterous, Foursquare, DropBox, and Mixi from within the app. You can also create collections of other users' photos you like, similar to favorites in Instagram.
The last word
While these apps don't exactly offer what Instagram has in terms of a large community, some of their features outshine Instagram's by far. And should there be an exodus of Instagram users in the wake of Facebook's acquisition, these rival services are likely grow and build communities of their own.
Karissa Bell is an editorial intern. Leah Yamshon is an an assistant editor for Macworld.