Top 17 Apps for Instagram

Top 17 Apps for Instagram to Make Your Life Easy

Do you check Instagram every day?

Do you love creating content on Instagram or simply sharing posts?

If the answer to both these questions is YES, then this post will work wonders for you.

Being an avid user myself for 4-5 years, I know that adding the best content is what everyone wants.

Over these years, I have found some amazing apps for Instagram that will improve your experience and enhance your content.

Please Note: If you are looking out for,

1. Apps for Instagram followers

2. Apps for Instagram likes,

3. Apps for Instagram comments, and

4. Apps for Instagram views

Then I’m sorry as I don’t have that information on this blog. I will however list down apps that will help you post well and get the best experience out of Instagram.

Best apps for editing Instagram photos:

Almost everyone loves uploading pictures on Instagram. But that’s not all right? We want the best effects, layouts, and font too! Doing all this will help our picture stand out from the rest. And of course, give us those likes and engagement too.

Overall, I have used 4 out of these 5 apps mentioned below. They’re good, effective and helps enhance your picture. Moreover, I learned a thing or two about editing photos due to these apps. I hope these help you too.

Top Apps for Instagram photo editing

1. VSCO – Google Play store | Apple iOS

Considered as one of the best photo editing apps for Instagram, VSCO has over 200+ preset filters with advanced photo editing tools. Out of these only 10 are free. The rest can be unlocked in the paid version.

2. Snap seed – Google Play store | Apple iOS

Snap seed has over 25+ tools and features that you can use on normal and RAW files. You can edit people out of the photos and enhance images to the best of quality.

I like using this app and consider it as one of the best editing apps for Instagram.

3. Adobe Lightroom Photo Editor – Google Play store | Apple iOS

How can we have this list without an entry from Adobe? Adobe is well known for its photo editing capabilities. You can edit normal and RAW images with the best tools.

Most professionals swear by Lightroom and call it one of the best apps for Instagram edits. There are interactive tutorials and preset filters that you can use.

4. A Color Story – Google Play store | Apple iOS

This is one of the best apps with Instagram filters by users worldwide. It enhances the colors in your photos along with 20+ free editing tools, effects, and filters. They also have an Instagram grid planning preview tool that helps you plan your profile grid in a better way.

Canva is the Top Apps for Instagram

5. Canva – Google Play store | Apple iOS

Also known as one of the best apps to resize photos for Instagram, I must say that Canva is the best app I have ever used. As a person who has limited knowledge with designing, Canva has helped me create my blog banners, Pinterest Pins, Instagram Stories, and many more. It’s a revelation and perhaps a tool that every blogger will love.

Best apps to edit videos for Instagram:

Photos are the present and Videos are the future. Lately, as we are stuck at home, many have become budding chefs and artists showcasing D-I-Y arts. Hence the use of videos has been increasing. With this, I give you 5 amazing apps to make videos for Instagram.

Boomerang for Instagram

6. Boomerang from Instagram – Google Play store | Apple iOS

Let’s start with one of the best video apps for Instagram i.e. Boomerang.

With this app, you can make 6-second videos. All you have to do is press a button continuously while Instagram takes 10 burst shots. This will be replayed resulting in a video that resembles a GIF. You don’t need to edit anything here!

7. Hyper lapse from Instagram – Apple iOS

Found on the Apple store, “Hyper lapse” is a free app that helps you capture time-lapse videos minus the need for any high-end cameras. You can speed up the video to 12 times the original speed.

8. In Shot – Google Play store | Apple iOS

In shot is also called as one of the Top Instagram apps for android and iOS. You can do a lot with this app for your videos like split, cut, trim, and even merge videos. There are various effects that you can add along with the music.

The app is Instagram friendly and will fit perfectly on your grid without any issues.

9. Filmora Go – Google Play store | Apple iOS

Filmora Go is a video editing tool to transform your regular videos into amazing videos. It’s a free app where you can add text, music, and use multiple filters, and much more.

10. Clips – Apple iOS

“Clips” is a people’s favorite app and is also one of Top Instagram apps for iOS because of its insane feature i.e. you can talk on video and the text will appear on the screen. Isn’t that amazing? The best part is that it’s completely free for Apple users. Make the best out of your videos with music, effects, and text.

Best apps for Instagram insights:

Posting pictures and videos is fine but what about the engagement? What’s the best time to post for you and which hashtags work the best for you is what we want to know. With these apps, you can do a lot right from scheduling to checking what works on your Instagram profile.

hootsuite for Instagram business

11. Hoot suite – Google Play store | Apple iOS

Hoot suite is one of the best apps for Instagram business and for individuals too. It’s also one of the best apps for posting on Instagram as you can schedule your posts in advance. Using Hoot suite analytics, you can generate reports and check all your Instagram analytics. This will help you grow and evolve as a content creator.

12. Command for Instagram – Apple iOS

Command is a specific app that works for iOS users. You can get stats that showcase your activity on Instagram right from the number of followers to your posting frequency per week/month. It’s also one of the best apps for Instagram captions as you can get caption recommendations, caption writing support, and hashtag recommendations too.

You can also read – Top 4 Writing Tools for Bloggers and Content Writers

Best apps for Instagram layouts:

Layouts have become important as it gives an aesthetic feel to your posts. Now, our prime focus is not just on capturing the best moments but on also getting the best background.

13. Layout from Instagram – Google Play store | Apple iOS

This in-house app from Instagram lets you make a collage, or make various layout styled photos. You can create different collages up to 9 pictures. You can resize, zoom, and reshape pictures within a specific layout.

Unfold for Instagram

14. Unfold – Google Play store | Apple iOS

With over 150+ different templates, Unfold is one of the best apps for Instagram that helps you create layouts and amazing Instagram photos/stories. There are many friends and fellow bloggers I know who love this app. You can try this out too.

Best Hashtag apps for Instagram

Now, here’s where shit gets interesting. The Instagram algorithm is perhaps a black hole or a new language that we don’t understand even after speaking for many years.

Most of us try various hashtags to improve the reach of our post. Sometimes it works and the rest of the time, it doesn’t. Anyway, here are 2 such apps that will help you find hashtags that work for your profile.

Best hashtag app for Instagram

15. Trending Hashtags by Stat Story – Google Play store | Apple iOS

Trending hashtags is one of the best hashtag apps for Instagram as it gives you popular hashtags that are trending in real-time. It also has an algorithm that will find popular and potential hashtags that help you reach a bigger audience.

16. In Tags – Google Play store

Only present on Google play store, “In Tags” is one of the best hashtags apps for Instagram as you can find popular hashtags and generate hashtags with up to 5 keywords chosen by you.

Best Instagram Story Apps:

Most of us who use Instagram will post stories more than pictures and videos. This is because we need lesser effort here. But if you want to take your story to the next level, I have found an app each for Android and iOS users. This will help you enhance your story game and give a new look to your posts.

Best Instagram Story App

17. Story Art & Hype-Type – Google Play store | Apple iOS

With over 50+ themes, 100+ icons and stickers, and 1000+ templates, Story Art is one of the best story apps for Instagram. Enhance the quality of your Insta stories with this app.

Hype-Type for Apple allows you to add weird fonts, text filters, music, and much more. As the name suggests, hype your stories with effects and let your stories stand out from the rest!

I hope you like this list and find it useful for your Instagram journey. Do let me know if you have used any of these apps already.

P.S – What if we could find who visits our profile the most through apps for Instagram stalkers? Would you want such an app?

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146 thoughts to “Top 17 Apps for Instagram to Make Your Life Easy”

    1. Hey Sayali, I haven’t tried Canva Pro but I swear by Canva. Even my blog banner has been made on Canva.

    2. I haven’t heard of many. Snapseed, hootsuite, inshots yes! Preview is a wonderful app to even preview the layout you want to have in future.

  1. Yes, I spend more than two hours on Instagram some days and really like to create good engaging content. Your post has definitely made things a lot easier for me.

  2. When I read the title I was worried I wouldn’t know any of the app but turns out I had a few… Snapseed, canva and Inshot at least…

    1. Hey Doc, I had started with those apps only. Then later, I started moving out to other new apps.

  3. Am not exactly an instagram person but this post is really resourceful for my friends who love creating content on insta…surely will share this with them!!

      1. Isn’t hootsoot paid one? Like one has to pay for it’s srvices? I am looking for apps that would help me schedule posts and share them on all social platforms together… ??

        1. Hey Nazish, Hootsuite has a paid and free version. You can use the free version to schedule a few posts. It works!

  4. Wow, never knew of all these apps in spite of spending a good time on instagram.
    Although Canva and in shot I had often used for my podcast videos but rest apps I haven’t tried.
    Thanks for sharing this information.

  5. Thank you Thank you Thank you…a million times..I have downloaded a few already while reading before I forget! Old woman like me..I struggle every single day for my posts.Hope I know how to navigate through these apps!
    Is there no Time lapse app for Android? If there is please give me a shout out 🙂

    1. Hey Harjeet, I’m super glad you liked this list. Please do use them! Also, you can check out “Time lapse for Android” or Microsoft Hyperlapse”.

  6. Canva! My all time favourite for every social media graphics. Though I would like to try the apps for story and template mentioned in the post.

  7. I’m using few of these apps like Canva, Inshot and layout and can vouch that they do help make our images look good. Snapseed is amazing, so I’ve heard, and would like to explore it.

    1. Hey Leha, that’s good to know. However, do check out the remaining apps as well! Some are too good.

  8. Thank you for sharing this list, I use apps like snapseed, canva and couple of more apps out of this but apps to find out trending tags is something I have never use and will love to use. Again, thank you for sharing this list.

  9. That is quite an impressive list. I have been using a few (InShot, Canva, Hootsuite), but some are new for me. Will sure check them out. Photoshop is still my favorite for editing though.

  10. Finding hashtags is most difficult task for me.
    For pics, I have used canva, snapseed, inshots for my insta. All are good. May try few more from the list in future

    1. Hey there, I’m glad you liked this list. Do check out the other apps as well. Also, finding hashtags is difficult for me too. Can relate.

  11. I use most of the apps you mentioned like canva, layout, snapseed and Inshot. INfact, I use Inshot for most of my video editing. Great list!

  12. This is a very comprehensive list of wonderful apps and tools to amplify the Instagram feed and look. I am using a few of these app already, will take a look at other mentioned here. Thank you

  13. I think Canva is a real winner when it comes to instagram game! Now you can even do videos on Canva.
    Maybe you should check out Mojo as well, for stories. Great list.

    1. Hey there, I’m glad you liked this list. Do check out the other apps as well. I will check out Mojo too!

  14. Wow! you have some great insights! I feel like you have been using instagram too much! Haha just kidding, thanks for sharing these apps, canva is my favourite.

    1. Hey there, Hahah, a little more only! I’m glad you liked this list. Do check out the other apps as well.

  15. Wow, this is a really helpful list of apps. I use only Snapseed & Inshot for editing. I would love to try Hoot suite, Layout & In tag, these would really help ease the process of posting on Instagram. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Oh, this feels like a jackpot. I have been trying to figure out Instagram world and I am sure this is going to be super helpful. Saving it 🙂

  17. Now that’s a post for Instagram noobs like me. Many of the apps, I had no idea of until I read this. When I see stories of few other folks, I always wonder from where they get the patience to do it! I can’t.

    1. Hey Maharaj, I’m glad you liked this list. Do check out the other apps and start creating amazing stories too.

  18. Wow so many things I’m unaware of. I use inshot and imovie for video editing because filmora and viva video have that watermark. I also use boomerang quite a lot and i have heard of canva but havent tried it.

  19. Great list of apps. I am using few of them already but some were new to me. will check out them. thanks for sharing this useful post.

  20. I call myself a technically challenged person and I am really bad at editing pics or evening making videos. This post is gold for me, pinning it. thanks a lot for sharing these apps.

  21. Great! I didn’t know Insta app world is this much wide, I hardly know only three app among all Canva, Boomranf, In shot…. Thanks for the so useful long list.

  22. This is a wonderful list, Lance.

    I have InShot but haven’t used it much yet for Instagram. I have been using Canva (but not on my phone) & Movavi for my videos (YT ones). So for Reels, I’m just experimenting with making teasers using Movavi.

  23. Wow, now this is such an useful list for all instagrammers! Personally, for my grid I use most of these android based apps and they are indeed very useful. But I never knew Hootsuite can be used to schedule posts in Instagram too. Thanks for enlightening me through this post!

    1. Hey Amrita, I’m glad I could be of help and you liked this list. Do check out Hootsuite, it will make your life easier.

  24. Wow thats a looooong list… and it’s missing the one app that i like a lot. Tailwind! Have you used it? Any comments on how it compares to hootsuite?

    1. Tailwind is good too. It has a good interface but I however like Hootsuite more. It’s more of a personal choice!

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