15 Amazing Apps You Need to Improve Your Instagram

Want to improve your Instagram? These 15 apps will help you up your game and grow your Instagram following! 

This is stating the obvious, but I wanted to point out a couple important things you should do in Instagram to help you grow your audience. 

First, make sure you have a properly filled out profile. You want to have your name and bio so that people can get a sense of who you are! If you don’t want to use your real name, put in your blog’s or IG handle.

I also suggest having your location or a descriptor in your name. This helps your name pop up in search results. For example, if you search “ATX”, you’ll see several accounts pop up that don’t actually have “ATX” in their handle:

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Planoly is one of the best tools for planning out your Instagram feed! Planoly helps you layout your photos and schedule them all in one place!

When someone clicks to your profile, they’re going to take one quick look at your photos and decide whether or not to follow you. 

Which would you be more inclined to follow, the left or the right? Chances are you’d choose the right — partly because the photos are better quality, but also it flows together really well. The left was from two years ago when I was just starting out!

Planoly has an app and desktop version that sync really well. It also has a tool that helps monetize your posts with linking products (similar to liketoknow.it). I haven’t personally used it, but I’ve heard good things!

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It also has tools to help you discover new hastags and see analytics on your account. Try out Planoly here.

Mosaico is another Instagram layout app that lets you plan your feed too. It’s free for one account, but doesn’t have as many features as Planoly does.

10 Amazing Apps You Need to Improve Your Instagram

One of my favorite parts of this app is that it let’s you go into “ghost mode” meaning you can hide certain photos and shuffle around pictures without actually deleting them.

10 Amazing Apps You Need to Improve Your Instagram

Where Planoly helps you plan out your feed, VSCO is a great app for helping you get that uniformity your photos with a multitude of easy to use filters!

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It comes with several free filters, and many others that are available for purchase. 

Lightroom is part of the Adobe Suite, and the best photo editing app in my opinion. It takes a little more skill to use than VSCO, but it’s worth it. 

This is my second favorite must have photo app. It’s great for whitening you teeth, making your eyes pop, smoothing skin, making hair fuller, brightening, etc.

Note: I use the old version of FaceTune, not the crazy 2.0 one that you’ve likely seen advertised on Instagram… You know, the one that completely changes your entire face. I do not encourage doing that. I use FaceTune just to do small touch-ups, nothing that extreme.

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The Hype Type app lets you up your Instagram story game! It adds cool animation to type in your stories!

Unfold is another great app that can make your Instagram stories stand out! It has lots of templates that allow you to drag and drop different photos and text types. 

Amazing Apps You Need To Become Instagram Famous

This app has tons of different layouts that can be customized to almost any size (Pinterest, Instagram stories, Facebook, etc).

Add your own photos and customize the fonts and colors!

Amazing Apps You Need To Become Instagram Famous

Retouch is super helpful when it comes to removing unwanted lines or objects in a photo. For example, it easily edits out the power lines in the below example:

Amazing Apps You Need To Become Instagram Famous

And if for some crazy reason I wanted to edit Lola (my pup enjoying a swim) out of the photo too, I can do that with a swipe of a finger!

Amazing Apps You Need To Become Instagram Famous | Apps to Help You Grow Your Instagram

I don’t use QuickShot all that often, but it can do some really cool things with the sky in your photos! Most of the filters do require you to upgrade to a paid subscription, but its only $19.99 for the entire year.

10 Amazing Apps You Need to Improve Your Instagram
10 Amazing Apps You Need to Improve Your Instagram

QuickShot also helps with portraits and adds that nice blurred background (kinda like the portrait mode on an iPhone).

I don’t personally use ColorStory a lot, but I know a lot of bloggers that enjoy the filters on the app which is why I thought it was worth mentioning

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From the makers of ColorStory, this is another great app for upping your IG stories! You can do cool brush effects:

Use way more fonts than the IG app has

And add a bunch of cool different stickers!

Sometimes it can be difficult to capture everything in the 15 second video limit on Instagram. CutStory app helps you string those videos together for your stories or posts!

It will also format your videos to different sizes depending on where you’re going to be posting it!

This is another photo editing app that I haven’t gotten into but a lot of people swear by it! 

Amazing Apps You Need To Become Instagram Famous | Apps to Help You Grow Your Instagram

I noticed in the app it has a lot of features for enhancing landscapes like HDR, as well as portraits with skin smoothing, eye clarity, and glow.

Amazing Apps You Need To Become Instagram Famous | Apps to Help You Grow Your Instagram
Amazing Apps You Need To Become Instagram Famous | Apps to Help You Grow Your Instagram

So there ya have it, 15 apps to help you grow your Instagram! Did I miss any of your favoriteS? I always want to hear about new apps, so let me know in the comments!

xx Chels

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