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Beyond making all of Hootsuite’s social media management functions available away from your desk, the Hootsuite mobile app has two really important features for Instagram marketers. First is the ability to regram with just a couple of taps. Sharing user-generated content is a great way to engage your followers and fans, but there’s no native regram function within the Instagram app.
Game-changing video giant GoPro has a video editing tool they created specifically for users to edit GoPro-style videos. The tool helps you amp up your video’s energy by syncing it to music with just a few clicks. The app also adds graphs and gauges to your videos to display height and speed as an overlay graphic. If your brand is high intensity and your videos often feature stunts, this app is perfect for you. However, since Quik was created specifically for GoPro use cases, its editing options are pretty basic. Still, they’re easy to apply and free, making this app a win in our book. Quik is available for iOS and Android, and as a desktop application.
Plann is an all-inclusive Instagram planning and scheduling tool available for both iOS and Android. Plann lets you schedule regular posts, but also lets you manage Stories – something other tools on this list can’t do yet. Its most unique feature is its drag-and-drop feed feature, which allows you to curate a beautiful image grid. Using this functionality, users can upload images and see how they’ll lay out in their feed to optimise the look of their profile. However, as Plann is exclusively for Instagram, if you’re managing multiple social accounts, you’ll have to bounce between a couple of different scheduling apps. Still, this iOS- and Android-friendly app is perfect for users who want to create the most stunning Instagram feed with the least amount of effort. To top it off, it’s also affordable. Single user plans are free, with their most robust plan costing only $12 per month.
Buffer is a free social media scheduling app that integrates with Instagram and a number of other popular social platforms. This app lets you automatically post single images, and sends reminders so you can manually post videos and multiple image-posts. As an added bonus, the app automatically identifies which of your posts perform well so you can optimise your feed. The biggest downside to Buffer is its price point. While it’s free for individuals, the app costs up to $399 per month for large brands who want to manage several accounts and users. Buffer is available as a web, iOS and Android app.
This analytics app has all its bases covered. Its robust insights include audience demographics, reporting, macro-level statistics about the performance of an entire account, and micro-level information about each individual post. And for $29 per month, it’s also one of the more affordable analytics tools out there. We also love that it integrates with Facebook – who doesn’t love two tools for the price of one?
Another free Instagram-owned app, Hyperlapse is a simple app that lets you record time lapse videos and play with your video speed. The app features built in stabilisation, so when you shoot a video while jumping, running or riding in a car, the app will automatically smooth out your video in a way that was previously only possible with a tripod. Like some of the others on this list, Hyperlapse’s functionality is minimal, but it’s so great at these few features, it deserves a spot on our list. The major downside is that right now, Hyperlapse is only available on iOS.
For Android users who can’t take advantage of Afterlight 2, you’re in luck. Snapseed is a free professional photo editor developed by Google but also available for iPhone and iPad. Complete with 29 filters and tools, Snapseed lets you personalise filters and save them to be used again later. You can also overlay a caption onto your photos using the 38 different text styles available on the app. While its features are vast, some users report having difficulty navigating to all of them, so if you’re going to download Snapseed, be prepared to spend a little time familiarising yourself with its menus and functionality.
PromoRepublic gives you access to more than 100,000 templates and images, with content suggestions and post ideas based on your industry. There are also templates for events, holidays, trends, and special occasions—including obscure dates like National Bacon Day or National Vision Board Day. WIth the PromoRepublic Hootsuite app integration, you can access and share PromoRepublic content directly from your Hootsuite dashboard.
✨New Inspo Board for rebranding @citygirlmarketing *** So excited for 2019!!! Looking forward to wrapping up a great year! *** ????Capture inspo colors with @adobecapture – also love the Type feature! See your favorite font, snap and save! *** [email protected] – Keep a private board and stock up all your inspo photos! *** [email protected] – Layout your favs here. Done & Done!
How to Make an Instagram Video Ad For Your Business
If you’ve managed an Instagram account for a while, you know posting content can seem like a full-time job. In fact, top brands post almost 5 times per week on average, which can easily eat up several hours. That’s why many social media managers leverage scheduling tools that allow them to load content in batches and automate posting. There are many of these tools out there, but here are some of the most popular apps for Instagram scheduling and publishing.
Fotor for Android and iOS is a free photo editor and collage maker rolled into one. It’s a little light on features when compared to some of the other apps mentioned above, but what it does do, it does well. Our favourite thing about Fotor is the sheer variety of effects and filters that can be applied to your photos, and the RGB spectrum curve tool is pretty cool too. If you’re looking for a basic but reliable photo editing app without any unnecessary bells and whistles, Fotor is just the ticket.
Last but not least we come to FilmoraGo. FilmoraGo is a solid video editing app without any watermarks or paid subscriptions. Add music, transitions, and trim video clips all from within the app. You can easily add themes, text, and titles to your videos. There is a desktop version starting at $44.99 a year, but you can still get a lot of editing joy from the free mobile app.
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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