Instagram allows you to tell your business story through visuals – images and videos. Here, we have jotted down our go-to Instagram apps to help you spruce up your Instagram story, posts and ads, helping you reach your target audience, gain more engagements and increase your brand exposure.
Please note: These apps can also be used when posting to other social media channels.
Repost app for Instagram is an effortless way to #repost your favourite photos & videos on Instagram while giving credit to the owner.
Focalmark simplifies the way to generate hashtags for Instagram, making it easy for you to connect to the IG community.
Display Purposes is a nifty website rather than an app, and like Focalmark, provides useful hashtag suggestions for your Instagram posts, based on one or more “base” hashtags. The site gives a nod to Focalmark as well, for a more “human touch” on your hashtags.
Create fun video content
Videos are increasingly popular on most social media channels, including Instagram with video views growing by 150%. So, take these types of video Instagram apps for a spin and make your videos more appealing to your followers.
Boomerang lets you take short videos of yourself, your pet, family or friends using the front and back facing cameras. This app takes 10 photos, stitches them into a mini video and loops it back and forth. Share it directly to Instagram or save it on your phone for future posting.
Google PhotoScan, on the other hand, is a great app for taking high quality photos of real photos.
Create content updates like quotes on the go
Social media users are captivated with positive, inspirational and motivational contents, such as quotes. For a lot of brands and even personal accounts, quotes generate a massive response. Now you can spice up your quote posts on Instagram by utilising these smart apps.
Wordswag turns your words into attractive photo posts with its huge library of font and text designs.
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Governing multiple social media channels can be very challenging. You must be mindful of the best times to push your content live and the types of post that work for that specific platform. To help you manage your time and make sure you don’t miss the peak posting times, use a scheduling/posting tool, such as:
Sprout Social is an award-winning social media scheduling software with over 25,000 users. It’s a robust team collaboration tool to ensure better social communication, analytics and publishing.
Sprout Social’s Google Chrome extension makes content curation even easier for you.
Planoly is an effective visual social media planner and digital marketing solution specifically for Instagram. It’s simple, clean and easy to use.
Hootsuite helps you manage your social media channels in one place. It’s fully integrated with the most popular social media sites, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Buffer saves you time in managing your multiple social media accounts. Go ahead, schedule posts, analyze performance, and manage all your accounts in just one app.
Got your own favourite apps? Share them in the comments.