Sprout Social is a multi-platform social scheduling tool that lets users schedule Instagram posts, watch hashtags, manage comments, and run reporting. The tool comes with an asset library feature, letting brands store commonly used assets to create consistency between posts. The app recently launched Instagram publishing, allowing brands to schedule posts in the platform and push them to Instagram automatically. Sprout Social has it all – and it’s priced accordingly. Monthly plans start at $99 per user and can exceed $200 per user, making this platform best for large companies managing lots of different accounts across a team. The app is available online as a web app and as iOS and Android mobile apps.
Created by Instagram, the Boomerang app captures micro-moments, turning them into looping videos you can share on Instagram and other platforms. The app works by taking a burst of 10 photos and turning them into a single (and fun) mini video. The big downside to Boomerang is you can’t create a Boomerang video from existing video footage; you have to capture the moment in the Boomerang app itself to export it as a mini video. Boomerang is free and available on iOS and Android.
I mostly use Instagram stories instead of Snap Chat to do short quick videos. Instagram stories is just like Snapchat with color filters, face filters, stickers, rewind etc. It’s integrated as part of Instagram, you just have to click the little camera button on the top left-hand side from home screen to start recording. Is that the one you have been looking for?
VSCO is an iOS and Android photo editing app designed for creatives, by creatives. Its features are similar to the other apps on this list – editing, filtering, frames, and more – but VSCO’s biggest differentiator is its minimal interface. If you’re a junkie for a clean, crisp, easy-to-use app, VSCO might be for you. However, a few users have reported technical glitches with uploading and sharing photos. Luckily, you can try out VSCO free for 7 days, giving you a chance to experience it for yourself. After that, VSCO is $19.99 per year.
If you shoot for Instagram using a GoPro camera, the GoPro app will make your life much easier. While capturing footage, you can use your photo to adjust the video or time-lapse settings and get a clear preview of your shot. Once your video is recorded, you can do your editing right in the GoPro app, from trimming and combining clips to adding slow motion to using filters and stickers. The app will also compile the best moments from your recent footage (selected by an algorithm) into QuikStories that you can share directly to Instagram.
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Creative software giant Adobe is known for leading the photo editing space, so it’s no surprise their free image editing app, Aviary, is a hit with iOS and Android users alike. Aviary puts professional-grade photo editing features in the hands of Instagrammers everywhere. Their app is stocked with a variety of overlays, effects, frames, stickers, and more, allowing creatives to put their personal touch on their photos before posting. The coolest part of the app is their in-product tutorials; the app features a curated collection of beautiful photos, complete with step-by-step instructions users can follow to achieve those same effects. However, some users have expressed frustration with the in-app ads that promote other Adobe products. If you’re bothered by ads, you may want to seek out a paid, ad-free photo editor.
Stop motion video can be a fun and engaging way to show off your products or create a flat-lay video, but it is also notoriously time-consuming to produce. LifeLapse uses ghosted image overlay tools so you can line up a series of photos to create a perfect sense of motion. Once you’ve added and adjusted your photos, the app stitches them into a video, with the option to add royalty-free music.
Focalmark is a great new app that serves as an Instagram hashtag generator that will help you find best 30 hashtags for your category within a few seconds. All you need to do is select a few items that describe your posts like “Wilderness”, “Landscape”, “Pacific Northwest” and the app will generate 30 hashtags that users can copy/paste into their captions or comments.
Using Lapse it is a piece of cake and doesn’t require much input from you. You either take an existing video from your gallery or record a new one. You set a few parameters like capture a frame every 25 seconds, the video size, focus mode, ISO, white balance, and color effects. After you choose these parameters, plug in the charger and place your phone on a stand and just let it be for a few hours outside.
There are a few different video editors for different needs and we have covered a few of the best video editor apps. You can create stop-motion videos with Stop Motion Studio. For simple animation, Flipaclip is best and Lapseit is best for time lapse videos. Instagram offers Boomerang to create short clips. I personally prefer Legend for Intros but its a quick tie between Quik and Legend. Tell us about your favorite editor.
One big focus of this list is making sure that all the apps are usable for Android and iOS. Many “best of” lists in this category fail to meet that challenge, and are often only vouching for iOS apps (since Instagram is significantly more popular on that platform). With this list, we’re going to make sure that all of the apps are usable on both platforms, so that nobody is missing out.
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Hype Type is an animated text video app that allows users to animate text on top of video – a perfect combination for Instagram since some users watch videos without sound. While this app only features typography motion graphics, it does so better than most of the competition, making it a great staple in your Instagram toolbox. Hype Type is free on iOS and Android for the basic version; premium text styles and animations can be purchased in the app.
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Cinefy means business! This app is extremely powerful, boasting over 100 special effects and animations that allow you to produce the perfect video. Of course, you still get the normal features like the ability to shoot, produce, and direct your own video from within the app. Cinefy puts the power of desktop video editing software right at your fingertips.
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Video Editor – Editing Studio is an iOS-only, easy-to-use video editor with options that let you add filters to video, play with speeds, crop videos, and add music and voice overs. A free version comes with basic features, while adding text titles, transitions, and other finishing touches are available as in-app purchases. The biggest differentiator Video Editor – Editing Studio brings to the table is its usability; it’s one of the easiest video editors to navigate, even for those who aren’t familiar with video software. What’s the downside? If you figure it out, let us know.
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