Content Creation Apps for Instagram

Getting your business seen on Instagram is a piece of cake with these content creation apps.

If you’re a content creator on Instagram, there are plenty of apps that can give you a hand with your content creation. These apps will help you gain more followers, gain more engagement, gain more likes and gain more comments. In addition to increasing your engagement with your audience, these apps will also increase the amount of growth you see from your account for your brand.

 BeFunky

BeFunky is a robust web-based photo editing tool, perfect for cleaning up pictures and designing graphics alike. The full suite of editing tools includes the ability to crop, resize, tilt, soften, sharpen 2nd much more.

As an added bonus, you don’t even have to create an account to use the free version.

BeFunky is a free, robut photo editing App for Instagram

Gleam Competitions

Genre: Instagram Contests

Website: gleam.io

One way to gain your followers’ attention is to run some form of Instagram contest or giveaway. You can use Gleam Competitions to run a competition embedded in a web page. From here you can set up and operate giveaways, contests, and sweepstakes. These are all designed to help drive user engagement.

Gleam verifies the entries, reducing the number of steps required for people to enter your contests. You can also provide custom viral referral links to encourage people to share your competition.

You aren’t limited to your Instagram account either. You can use Gleam to set up landing pages on a website or your blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as well as Instagram. As always, you cannot include a link directly in an Instagram post, but you get around this limitation by adding a call to action in your Instagram bio, asking users to visit the non-clickable link in your posts.

 Adobe Lightroom Photo Editor (iOS and Android)

Why you should try it:

Adobe Lightroom Photo Editor

Source: Adobe Lightroom on App Store

Adobe products are known for their powerful photo-editing capabilities, and the Adobe Lightroom Photo Editor app is no exception. Capture and edit raw images using the app’s editing tools and elevate photos to a professional quality by adjusting their hue, saturation, exposure, shadows and more.

Try out its preset filters, get inspired by edits other Lightroom users have made using its Discover section. And learn from the interactive tutorials to take your photo-editing skills up a notch.

 CLIPOMATIC

Clipomatic is an app that turns everything you say in a video into live captions on the screen. This has recently become popular for Instagram stories, allowing those who have their volume turned off (more than you’d think!) and those who may be hearing-impaired to know your story is about.

Pro Tip: Make sure you compose your video layout so there is room for the captions to be easily read, kind of like I did here with placing them above my head with enough room and contrast. Try out different caption styles to find one that works for you and use it consistently.

Price: Available for iPhones only at the moment. $4.99 from the App Store.

Onlypult

Genre: Post Scheduler

Website: onlypult.com

If you are a power Instagram user, you are going to want a tool to help you schedule your posts. Onlypult allow you to automatically plan your Instagram photos and videos, ready for publication when at the optimal times.

You can make your life much more productive if you schedule a series of Instagram (and other social media) posts at one time, perhaps at a set time once a week. This allows you to create your social media posts without having to ensure you are online at the ideal posting times. You can set and forget.

Onlypult allows you to schedule your posts without having to confirm your posts at delivery time (which can be a problem with some of the opposition apps).

You can upload photos and videos to Instagram via Onlypult directly from your PC, schedule them for the future or publish them in real time.

One nice feature of Onlypult is that it stores your hashtags in a My Tags section, making it easy to reuse them in future posts. It already has many hashtags categorized ready for you to use.

Onlypult offers a range of plans, beginning with the Start plan at $10.50 per month where you can upload to a maximum of three Instagram accounts.

There is an excellent cheaper alternative to Onlypult called Grum. Unfortunately, Grum doesn’t appear to be currently taking on new subscribers.

Inshot

inshot for instagram influencers

Genre: Instagram Stories Tool

App Store Pages: Apple Google Play

Inshot lets you improve the quality of your Instagram Stories with a whole list of ways to edit and enhance your clips.

You can trim your video into the short sections required by Instagram Stories. You can merge videos and adjust the speed if you want a slowed down or sped up effect.

Inshot lets you add music to your videos, and comes with an inbuilt selection of fun sound effects. You can add a voice over if that is what best suits your story. You can even sync sound and video using timeline features.

Inshot allows you to rotate or flip your photos and videos. It also extends standard Instagram Stories functions, like adding emoji and photo/video filters.

Keyhole

Genre: Hashtag Tracker

Website: keyhole.co

Instagram relies on hashtag use more than any other social media platform. Indeed, many of the best Instagram influencers use up to 20 hashtags in a single post. If you select your hashtags well you have the chance to widen your audience base dramatically.

However, the holy grail of hashtag usage comes when you create your own hashtag and are able to encourage sufficient other people to use that tag. Many of the best influencer campaigns have a custom hashtag at their core. Influencers use that tag in all their campaign-related posts, and many of their followers share it and search for other posts using the hashtag as well.

Absolut Vodka is one of many brands that focuses their campaigns on particular hashtags. These tend to be a play on their product name, e.g., #AbsolutQuality and #AbsolutNights.

If you are an influencer working on such a campaign, you will want to know how effective your efforts are. Are you succeeding in spreading the critical hashtag? Keyhole provides you with real-time data about how the hashtag is performing. It shows you who the top users of the hashtag are, where they are from, and who is most influential. Clearly, the brand at the heart of a campaign will also want to know whether its custom hashtags are effective.

You can also use Keyhole to give you additional hashtag inspiration for your posts. It provides you with a hashtag cloud of related hashtags commonly used with your main hashtag. You can use Keyhole to find the most popular hashtags related to your campaign.

You can also use Keyhole for Twitter hashtag analysis, as well as with Instagram.

Conclusion

Have you ever wondered what app you can use on your smartphone to create an engaging Instagram post? There are so many apps out there and I’ve personally used a bunch of them. These days, I stick with only a few. Out of the hundreds of thousands of people who follow me, most comment and say they enjoy my captions and believe it or not, they’re more fun than the actual photos.

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