Biteable’s simple interface helps you get to work right away even if you have little or no video editing experience. There’s no need to download or install anything on to your computer and it is free to use, though you can pay to remove the small watermarks from your videos. There are many templates available, and a wealth of stock footage on offer if you need it.
Developed by Google, this precision photo-editing Instagram app works on both JPG and RAW files, making it a powerful tool for professional photographers. Beyond filtering your photos, you can perform serious photo-editing tasks like removing elements (or even people) from the photo, adjusting the geometry of buildings, and using curves to control the brightness of your image.
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.
Magisto takes raw footage, the user’s choice of video style (of which there are many) and a choice of music. The resulting output clearly works well, because Magisto has earned smashing ratings on both the Play Store and App Store, as well as multiple “Best Of” and “Editors’ Choice” awards. Use Magisto for some of the best and easiest in quick video creation.
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.
I hate to rain on the parade, but vertical video is a becoming increasingly popular and is here to stay. Very soon you will be looking for apps that let you edit those vertical vids instead of cropping them. It doesn’t matter if you love it or you hate it. If you want to maximize your advertising dollar consider embrace the power and popularity of vertical videos.
Canva is a social media image powerhouse that lets you create custom images for most major social platforms. For the most part, Canva is your average photo editing tool, but the app’s most unique quality is its beautiful graphs. For brands who want to create infographic-style graphics for social media posts, you can leverage Canva’s extensive and beautiful collection of flow charts, diagrams, maps, and more. The app also comes with a collection of stock photos you can use as a foundation for your Instagram posts. Canva has been available on iOS and web for a while, and just recently launched an Android version of the app. It’s free to access Canva’s basic features, but its major drawback is its price for bonus features. To collaborate with coworkers, upload custom fonts, and access other business-class features, Canva will cost $12.95 per month per team member.
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.
Most big Instagrammers use Adobe Lightroom to edit their photos on their computers, but the same application is available on the phone. Adobe Lightroom is an all-inclusive application that allows users to edit anything from basic edits such as “Exposure” and “Contrast” to advanced editing like “Tone Curve”, “Split Toning”, “Dehaze” and “Lens Correction”.
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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