DaVinci Resolve is arguably the most advanced video editor on the list. While it has many professional video features, its interfaces remain intuitive. Alongside video slicing and trimming you can master audio and correct color. You can also use it to add 2D and 3D titles to your video. If you just want to trim and upload your videos, the rich feature set of DaVinci Resolve may be too extensive. However, if your video project is a little more advanced, the free version of this software is hard to beat.
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.
Many video apps for Instagram on this list come with cool features, but InShot is a solid app that provides all the basic capabilities you need to edit and enhance video – and it does so in a clean, simple, easy-to-use interface, making it ideal for first-timers. And since it’s available on iOS and Android, it can be used across a team without compatibility issues.
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.
Its main highlight is for making simple advertorial Instagram/web marketing images for your business, although other things like filtering & captioning photos, font art, digital scrapbooking, etc can also be done. It is one of the few design apps that can add multi-line sentences consisting of different fonts/colors/sizes in a SINGLE textbox, hence potentially reducing the amount of textboxes that you may have to add. Can move several elements around using “Multi select” too.
That’s right, YouTube! Or YouTube Capture, if you’re on iOS. (Android users can do the same within the base YouTube app.) YouTube Capture offers YouTube’s own mobile recording and editing features, with no limit to the amount of clips you can use or the time your video can run. Thanks to its integration with the YouTube platform, it also offers access to a massive free audio library, and allows you to quickly and easily edit and post your video to YouTube, Instagram and more.
Afterlight 2 is a photo editing app that takes photo filtering to the next level. Their ever-growing library of natural filters amplifies Instagram’s existing suite of options, helping you add extra polish to your images. As an added bonus, the app even lets you create your own filters to give your photos a consistent style that’s different from anyone else; play with your image hue, saturation and lightness, and overlay textures and effects to achieve the exact look you want. This affordable app is $2.99 and is currently ranked #2 app in the iTunes Photo and Video category – and for good reason. The only downside we can find is that it’s limited to iOS only, so Android users will have to find another option.