These days, it’s not enough to just own an Instagram account. If you’re looking to up your game for the ‘gram and created a more curated and aesthetically pleasing feed, here are some apps to help you achieve your goal.
From video editing tools that make creating content a breeze, to apps created specifically for Instagram stories, we’ve compiled a list of apps that go beyond your usual VSCO and film camera apps.
1. For Stories: Unfold
Used by influencers everywhere including Julie Sarinana and Zoe Sugg — Unfold is the ultimate Instagram app that’s bound to make your stories pop. The app has a bunch of unique design-focused templates that allow you to create a curated presentation of stories. Fans of the app absolutely love the minimalist look it gives and the countless template options.
Besides the free templates, you can also purchase premium templates to differentiate your story from everyone else’s. Unfold occasionally releases themed templates for a limited time in line with the festive season or for a big event such as the Billboard Music Awards. Get the latest scoop on the app by following it on Instagram here.
Unfold is available for download on iOS and Android devices.
2. For Stories: Over
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Similar to Unfold, Over is an Instagram layout app. However, it’s a little more colourful and essentially gives you the tools you need to become your very own graphic designer. That said, the app was created with the main goal of empowering small business owners to help them showcase their products on Instagram. This means that the app is full of graphic collaterals to suit plenty of different themes and requirements.
Much like Unfold, Over too has premium templates and themed templates that are released in accordance to special occasions and festive seasons. See what you can do with Over by following its hashtag on Instagram #overapp.
Over is available for download on iOS and Android devices.
3. For Stories: Adobe Spark Post
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Content creators love Adobe Spark Post because of how easy it is to create beautiful looking “posters” that highlight content easily for Instagram stories. You can even flex your creative muscles by making adorable-looking animated videos to fit your feed on the app. What’s more, Spark Post is free and easy to navigate so it’s perfect if you’re rushing or on the go!
Adobe Spark Post is available for download on iOS and Android devices
4. For Videos: InShot
Perhaps one of the best video editing tools around, InShot has everything you need to become a video editor on the go. The app comes with animated video effects, filters and even music so you can literally edit anything you want without much fuss.
The app is also incredibly easy to use but if you ever need a helping hand, there are plenty of videos online because the app is pretty popular. You can also visit the app’s official Instagram page to see what you can do with it.
InShot is available for download on iOS and Android devices.
5. For Photos: Tadaa
Want to add a beautiful-looking bokeh (out-of-focus) effect to your photos? Use Tadaa. The app is known for creating realistic looking bokeh and blurring effects to your photo so your photos always looking professionally taken.
There are also guide online to show you what you can do with Tadaa and tips to making your photos look amazing.
Tadaa is available for download on iOS devices only.