Nearly everything is done and can be done from our phones these days. We have access to incredible supercomputers in the palm of our hands, so why only use them for texting, social media, and cheating at the pub quiz when you could be using them to help further your business and your Instagram page? Here are a few apps that are great for helping you produce great content ready to post onto your Instagram account and give you the feed of your dreams!
Firstly, let’s look at photo editing. A great app that we use is Afterlight, and if you’re looking for a simple photo editing app that’s free, this is the one for you. Afterlight is a straightforward app to use and navigate with it’s easy editing and simple design. Many photo editing apps are too fussy with so many options, but Afterlight always has exactly what we want without having to look far.
If we haven’t got time to edit an image in Photoshop, or just want to brighten up a photo to post in Instagram, the selection of adjustment tools and filters are always just what we need to get a photo looking just how we want. We really recommend this app also because it has quite a few texture options that are great for giving your photos cool effects which makes them stand out or follow a theme you are aiming to achieve. Like all photo editing apps, it also gives you simple tool options that you’d expect so that you can crop, resize and transform your images so they are the size you need them to be.
Like every app, there are options to buy more features and tools so you can have all you’ll ever need to edit your photos in the palm of your hand, but there are still plenty of options on the standard free version. Give this one a try and see how it compares to your current on-the-go photo editor!
Layout for Instagram: Collage
Sometimes you want to post more than one image, but don’t want to post them separately or use Instagram’s new multiple image feature. Luckily, Instagram have created an easy to use collage app which lets you create layout of your photos and post them to the gram! This app lets you personalise everything, so the collage you create gives all your photos time to shine. As well as this, there are options to flip, mirror and resize images which really gives you creative control of what you make in the app.
We really like this app as you can re-mix up to 9 photos in one collage, and really personalise the layouts you make. This app has many more features, and lets you easily upload to Instagram. If you haven’t got time to open your laptop and spend time creating a photo collage, this app makes creating photo layouts easily from the palm of your hand.
We have been using this app for a little while now, and as far as we can see, everything is free, but if you go in depth, you may find a few options you have to pay for. That’s a great thing as it means you have so many options available to use for free which makes it a great app to go for.
Phonto – Text on Photos
Want to make your posts on Instagram a little more exciting? Phonto is great app to have if you want to add some personalisation to your pictures or even make inspirational quotes a little more exciting. Basically, it lets you put text on images, and its sister app Vont (which we haven’t used so can’t comment on) lets you put text on videos. It’s a great free app that is easy to use, and lets you add text to images from your phone without having to open your laptop.
The app allows you to share your creations to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter directly, or just export it to your camera roll which speeds up posting if you need to get something out on your social media profiles quite quickly. To be honest, it’s a great app if you enjoy making memes or want to have a go at making a few.
Like other apps, the free version is full of great features but the option to upgrade allows you to go ad free which gets rid of those annoying popups and gives you more background templates if you don’t want to use your own images. Whilst we’re on this topic, you can’t edit photos or crop them in the app just be aware, but all smartphones have cropping options, or you could use Afterlight, so this can easily be done if you wish to change the size of your image before you import it into the app.
Repost for Instagram
The last app we’re going to let you know about is Repost. You can share other’s photos on Instagram by screenshotting them and posting them (make sure to give credit), but many people use the Repost app to give credit to the original creator as it is easily done for them. This is done through the username of the original poster being shown in the corner of the photo when it appears on your account.
This app is super easy to use as you simply paste the share URL of the original image into the app and it does the rest for you. We think this app is a great idea as it allows you to share posts you like for your followers to see, as well as giving credit to the original which is often forgotten and lost now that social media is accessible for everyone.
You can pay to have the username of the original creator removed from the photos you repost, but we quite like the look of it. There are quite a few popup adverts, and even if you don’t share many photos from other people, we know his app is a great one to have downloaded on your phone as it will make your life so much easier when it comes to it.
There are so many apps out there to help you get your Instagram looking great, but we hope that this small selection will help you if you’re looking for a certain thing or just need a recommendation. Let us know if there are any other great apps we should all know about!