Ever wonder how some influencers make such amazing content all the time? Apps are a shortcut! Here are our picks for the best Instagram apps to improve your feed (and hopefully help you gain followers!). Apps make creating the content quicker, easier and more creative with just a few clicks.
Are you using these apps for Instagram?
‘Should I use Instagram apps?’
Whether you have 500 followers to 50k followers, apps help you optimise your images, make editing easy and help you incorporate video into your Instagram feed in a way that helps you gain followers and engagement!
Here we share the best Instagram apps to use for influencers, no matter how many followers you have.
How do I choose Instagram apps?
So much of what determines a terrific Instagram app is whether it works for you. Many apps out there have similar functionality, so often it’s a matter of preference as to whether you chose this one over that one. If something suits your workflow, the machine you’re on (laptop versus mobile) or just seems to click with the way you think, go with it! (And tell us why you love it so we can spread the word!)
You can save your Instagram posts in a way other than taking a screen shot. GramSave enables you to download other people’s Instagram photos and videos (stories, IG Lives, Highlights, tags, etc) quickly without any registration or login. It’s easy to download useful posts and video and then to edit. If you see a user have high engagement and you would like to use the same tags & hashtags, this is a great way to capture and remember them.
Canva is a graphic design platform for creating social media graphics — along with things like presentations, poster, ads, and more. There are loads of templates that are super easy to use and your finished designs are saved to your account, so you can always go back to copy a good one and update it for new posts. A big bonus for Canva free versus Canva premium: You get lots of free functionality with a basic account without having to upgrade.
Easil is similar to Canva: It’s a drag-and-drop design tool that allows you to create graphics like a pro, including text effects, design layers and free graphics.
4. Online Video Cutter
Online Video Cutter is a useful tool for editing videos on your desktop. You just download, cut and clip. This video editing app for Instagram is great if you have a long video that you want to shorten. You don’t have to install it either – it works in your browser – so it doesn’t eat up valuable storage.
With Headliner you create videos to promote your podcast, radio show or blog and share to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or anywhere else you use video. Efficient and professional-looking.
A mobile video editing tool is Splice. You can use Splice easily to create professional-looking videos on your phone or tablet. Tap to trim clips, add transition slides, slow down or speed up video and create fantastic videos on the go.
Unfold is a story editor that has more than 300 templates — great for creating animated collages and layouts, with these easy-to-use designs, fonts and tools.
Instories is another app for creating animated stories. Hundreds of templates to choose from.
Still want more templates? Fresher templates? Or just love variety? Mojo is another graphic story creator. Share to any social platform direct from the app or download to your phone.
Cutstory will slice your long videos and convert them into smaller clips which are just the right length for Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, WhatsApp, and more. This one is great if you find you shoot video, ramble a bit, then end up with several sections that would be great clips in their own right.
11. Square fit
With Squarefit you can move, rotate, scale and flip your photos and videos to fit in your Instagram square without cropping!