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.
Hootsuite’s scheduling platform has an analytics arm to track trends across your Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. The platform provides real-time analytics about posts and audience interaction to help you and your team optimise your feed. You can also track who on your team responds to custom inquiries to learn which customer service reps are doing a great job, and who could use a little more training. While its features are robust, some users report having a hard time learning Hootsuite’s interface, so prepare for a bit of a learning curve if you select this tool. Hootsuite Analytics comes with the platform’s scheduling tool, so this feature is included in the baseline Hootsuite price of $129 per month. Hootsuite is available as a web app and for iOS and Android.
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.
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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Command is an Instagram dashboard that helps brands better understand their Instagram users and stats so they can post at the right times and about the right topics. Their “Report Card” feature provides personalised recommendations for how to improve your account performance, and the app also finds trending hashtags within your industry so you can incorporate them into content and boost engagement. For people who prefer to access analytics on a desktop, that isn’t an option with Command; the app is limited to iOS only. Command is specifically for Instagram, and its basic features are free. For advanced analytics, users will need to upgrade to a paid account for $10 per month.
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.
You can edit every individual video or photo and add text, change the layout, rotate, duration, trim, crop and split. All of these effects make a very professional looking video when done right. After adjusting every frame you can change the overall duration of the whole video, adjust when the music starts, add filters, change palette and turn outro off/on.
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