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.
Kapwing helps you create exciting Instagram videos within just a few clicks, and you don’t need to worry about long-winded tutorials, passwords or installing anything when you want to make the most of its features. The software will work on all operating systems, your computer and your smartphone. More and more people are choosing Kapwing when they want to edit videos, images and GIFs online.
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?
PicMonkey is an ideal solution for companies that want to add branded elements to their photos. The app lets you customise your colour palette, store branded fonts, and keep your logo on file to overlay on images. One of the major downsides to PicMonkey when compared to others on this list is its price. PicMonkey is available for $5.99 per month for a basic plan and $9.99 per month for a pro plan, making it one of the more expensive options in this section of our guide. But the rave reviews from users may make it worthy of trying out. PicMonkey is available for iOS and Android, and is available on desktop via a Chrome extension.
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.
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.
InShot is an iOS- and Android-friendly video editor that lets you add music, effects, voice overs, emojis, and text to your videos. You can also play with video speed, merge multiple videos together, and cut, split and trim videos. The app is perfect for editing videos for Instagram posts, IGVT and Stories, as well as videos for other platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The baseline app is free, and in-app purchases are available for users to buy special effects and premium features. However, a few users have experienced technical glitches and frustrations when adding text and other features to their videos, so consider trying the free version before paying for extra features.
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.
Quik comes from GoPro, but doesn’t require a GoPro to use. In this spin on video editing apps for Instagram, Quik allows its users to take photos and videos from various sources, including a GoPro, Google, Facebook and your own phone’s storage. With up to 75 pieces of photo/video, Quik will comb through and detect notable moments, as well as faces and color-tweaks.
This app comes equipped with functions like touch focus, exposure, macro, selfie flash, horizon stabilizer, and more. Editing tools like clarity and auto adjust will enhance your finished photos with one click. You can also use this app to change your ISO and shutter speed on your iPhone like a professional camera would, but it’s an extra paid feature.
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.
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.
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