If you are still Instagramming using only the official Instagram app, then you must be having a hard time getting to the spotlight. All those popular Instagrammers out there don’t just use the official app to add those perfect hashtags, amazing effects, and those catchy quotes. They use third-party apps that work with Instagram to help create more engaging content.
If you are also looking to up your Instagram game, then these five apps will help you create interesting content and get more views and likes on Instagram.
Captions (iOS only) on Instagram are very important to add that extra bit of flare to your posts. However, it can be very difficult to come up with the perfect caption that really delivers the message. To help with this process, you can try out Captiona. It’s an iOS app that offers dozens of interesting captions based on the keyword you provide.
Of course, it can’t offer captions for every keyword, but most popular topics are covered, such as travel, tech, beauty, fitness, inspiration, etc. You can copy captions with a single tap, and the app also has a dedicated keyboard to type in captions directly in Instagram.
Android users can try Best Captions which basically serves the same purpose and has a database of over 250,000 captions.
2. Layout from Instagram
If you love creating collages to stitch together a moment, then the official collage creation app by Instagram is for you. You can stitch together nine photos at a time, and the app gives full control over how you want to position them. I personally really like the intuitive editing method of the app. Using simple gestures, you can easily position, flip, resize and swap your photos.
You can make the college more attractive by using Instagram filters and editing tools. When you are done, the collage can be directly shared on Instagram or saved in the camera roll.
Although a lesser-known app created by Google, Snapseed is one of the best photo-editing apps for smartphones. The app puts professional-level editing tools in your hand that will surely make your Instagram posts stand out. Apart from the regular crop, rotate and color balance, etc. the app has 25 filters and tools to immediately enhance your photos.
It does have tools to automatically enhance your photos as needed, but it also gives full manual control. With the interface fully controlled by swipe gestures, Snapseed lets you separately enhance each section of the photo. Best of all, Snapseed can open and edit RAW photos and export them in the original format.
4. HashTags for Instagram
Choosing the right hashtags is the key factor for getting more views on Instagram. To help you add the most relevant hashtags, the HashTags for Instagram app should prove useful. The app offers over a hundred categories and subcategories with thousands of hashtags to choose from. Just pick the category your post fits into, and the app will show dozens of hashtags to quickly copy and paste into the Instagram app.
Furthermore, if the app doesn’t offer hashtags for your particular post, there is also a button to search hashtags online. You can even create your own custom hashtags for quick access.
5. Hyperlapse from Instagram
Another official app from Instagram. Hyperlapse (iOS only) lets you shoot time lapse videos with amazing stability. Time-lapse videos are recorded at a very slow frame rate and then viewed at normal frame rate. This basically creates a fast motion video of a usually long event. For example, the sunset or sunrise can be time-lapsed to be viewed in just ten seconds.
This app enables you to record moving time-lapse videos and automatically stabilizes videos with amazing accuracy to give a cinematic look. The videos can be sped up to twelve times more and easily shared on Instagram right from the app. If you are interested in recording extended events, then do give Hyperlapse a try.
Unfortunately, Hyperlapse from Instagram isn’t available for Android users. However, you can give Hyperlapse by Microsoft a try. It’s also very easy to use and does an amazing job of stabilizing videos.
These five apps will help you create beautiful posts on Instagram and use the right strategy to publish them for most exposure. I believe HashTags for Instagram and Snapseed are essential for any Instagram user. Although if you like to be more creative, then the other apps I have listed are definitely worth checking out.