Hey Everyone, today I’m sharing with you some of my favourite apps for scheduling and editing photos for Instagram. I was really inspired to try some new apps after watching Atleeey’s video on her How I Edit My Instagram Stories! , which you should go check out, she uses some really fun apps.
I’m including some of my favourites that I discovered from watching her video in today’s post as well as some others that I’ve discovered over the last few months and I’m really enjoying.
Apps for Editing & Scheduling Your Instagram
Scheduling & Instastories Apps
I bet most people didn’t know these kinds of apps existed well they actually do but unlike on your facebook page where you can schedule your posts prior and they go up by themselves, these work a little different or at least the one I have tried.
(free with monthly paid options for extra features)
Plann allows you to play with your Instagram feeds, set a reminder to post and pre-write your captions, it also has basic editing features as well that allow you to transform, add filters, do basic adjustments, add stickers and text to your images.
When you go to share it simply takes you to the add photo feature of your Instagram page which you are logged into and copies your caption so you can streamline to post your photo.
This app has lots of features including preparing your instastories (which has the same editing features as the main feed), set up a posting strategy, view your best performing posts and find the best performing hashtags (you can also set templates for your favourite of best-performing hashtags.)
This app is free which includes basic features, but you have the option to subscribe to get extra features. There are different levels depending on what your needs are and the first option starts at under or around $10 a month.
(free with paid add-on’s)
Unfold is a great app this is one of the great apps I discovered from watching Atleeey’s video. This app allows you to pre-design your Instagram stories, you can feature photos or video which is great and all you have to do is pick from a template, add in your media and text and your all good to go.
It’s great for designing one page or a whole series of posts, at the end when you are ready to save you have the option of previewing and then saving one page or the whole story.
This app is free but has a few add-ons for additional templates, I love the basic ones that come free with the app or the film add-on templates that include polaroids and filmstrip style templates.
Apps for Editing Your Photos
(Free with ads)
Facetune is a great app for doing photoshop style editing on your device, you can really get in there and clean the photo up, well as best as you can on your phone anyway. It has features like smoothing out the skin, sharpening particular areas of your photo, removing red-eye and unwanted blemishes as well as defocusing the background just to name a few.
The only downside to this app is that it contains ads with no option to remove by a paid option at least as far as I can tell.
(Free with ads & paid options)
Filterloop was also one I discovered from watching Atleeey’s video, This has a load of cool options like adding chroming effects to your images as well as tonnes of filters and textures. I think this is actually one of my favourite apps now I just love how I can add different filters and textures to my photos to give it that analogue look.
This app actually is available in two options, free with ads (fiterloop) & a paid option (filterloop pro) which has no ads. One thing to keep in mind also is that it does require downloading some of the filter and texture sets once you have downloaded the initial app, whether its the free or paid option. You can also download additional filters and textures through the store some are free and some have a cost associated with them.
Filterloop Pro Cost Under $3
(free with in-app purchase options)
Afterlight is another great editing app, I found out about Afterlight through Kimberly Margarita’s IGTV Video on how she edits her photos. This one is free and gives you options to do basic editing adjustments like brightness, contrast, sharpening etc, as well as adding filters & textures. You can also crop and add frames to your images.
You can add additional frames and textures for a couple of dollars, I don’t believe this app has ads but I could be wrong.)
Quotes & Adding Text
Wordswag is a really great app for adding text to your images, this again was also one of the apps featured in Atleeey’s video. I love this app for adding a watermark to my photos or creating quote images for my social media pages.
This app allows you to use stock images or use your own, you can crop for different ratios and select from font templates. Once you are in the app and ready to add your text you can type in your own or use one of the quote templates. You can also use the different font styles like I said as well as change the colour of your text and add a filter over your background images.
This is a really awesome app if you love sharing quotes with your branding style, You can even add your logo at the end or layer different text if you just want to type it in.
if you are really picky about what file type you like to use in the more button on your main screen you can pick from jpeg or png.
This app is a paid app it will only set you back between $5-8 (Aus) dollars.
I hope that you enjoyed this blog post and that it inspired you to go out and try some new things.
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Credits – Screencaptures from Unfold Wordswag, Afterlight, Filterloop, Facetune & Plann.
I found out about Wordswag , Unfold & Filterloop from Atleeey’s HOW I EDIT MY INSTAGRAM STORIES! | FAVORITE EDITING APPS video.
I found out about Afterlight through Kimberly Margarita’s IGTV Video on how she edits her photos.
Original Cover Photo by Freepik.com, edited for cover by me
Disclaimer – This post is not sponsored and doesn’t contain any affiliate links, links included are for reference only in case your interest in purchasing the reviewed product. Screencaptures from Wordswag, Unfold, Afterlight, Filterloop, Facetune & Plann taken for Educational Purposes.