10 Cool Apps That Will Take Your IG Feed to the Next Level
Make every post double-tap worthy.
(SPOT.ph) Instagram’s gotten a lot bigger since advertisers started seeing its huge potential for business opportunities, and with users reaching up to 400 million as of 2015. Despite the changes in its algorithm and the wealth of Instagram stories that now fill our feeds, it all goes back to your photos: People want to know how they can come up with cooler posts that look awesome on top of their already gorgeous feeds. Here, we list 10 apps you have to get if you want to be someone else’s IG feed goals.
We still can’t get over how good Snapseed is. It has all the basic editing features we know and love, as well as a collection of filters grouped into straightforward categories—so that way, you know exactly what mood you’re going for. You can also use the Selective feature to manually spot-correct any problem areas, or use Lens Blur to really highlight what’s important in your photo.
Available for: iOS
Price: U.S. $3.99
Filterstorm Neue is basically Photoshop or Lightroom but on your phone. It’s an all-around photo editor that gives you a lot more control than most editing apps out there. It has a cool Masking option to let you hide spots and flecks from photos or even add gradients for that little extra something.
Rookie Cam is great for anyone who’s new to phone photography and editing. It has everything you need to get started, from a live-filter camera that lets you apply filters to anything you’re about to snap, all the way to editing and collage features. We particularly love the Light Leaks option, where you can add in some artificial lighting on your photos to give them that unique feel.
Available for: iOS
Priime might just sound like your regular photo-editing app that has a bunch of filters to choose from. But it’s got something more to it than just that—the filters on the app were created by top photographers on Instagram, and they give you tips and tricks about their creation as well as how you can make the most out of them. It’s like getting your photos edited by a pro.
There are a ton of cool things you can do with a collage, and what better way than with an app created by Instagram itself? Layout has a ton of cool features for you to create collages from your photos. You can resize the proportions per image, flip them, and edit as much as you like. The app even has a Photobooth, so you can snap away during spontaneous moments and have it made into an insta-collage.
Price: U.S. $1.99
Fragment lets you add layers of interesting shapes and colors onto your photos to come up with some really cool prismatic collages. With all the options to choose from, you can create countless artsy photos all from your phone. Your feed will definitely turn some heads.
We all know the struggle of taking (and editing) the perfect selfie. Good thing Facetune is one of those apps that gives full control in precisely that department. It has features for you to whiten teeth, remove dark under-eye circles, smoothen out your face—you name it, Facetune probably has it. Now you’ll always have on-point selfies to decorate your feed with.
Who said feed goals are just for still photos? Boomerang lets you take a sequence of shots that automatically plays back and forth like a GIF. Now you can snap all those fun moving shots without all the retakes. You can let your imagination run wild with Boomerang by using it for jump shots, capturing fireworks, and all sorts of fun stuff.
Available for: iOS
This straightforward video editing app recently launched by Apple could be just the thing you need to start posting those videos on your Instagram. You can choose videos from your gallery or take one right from the app. It has some great editing tools you wouldn’t really find in other apps, like the pan and zoom option or the automatic captions while recording. Clips also let you add filters, emojis, backgrounds, and even music to your video.
Planoly is a must if you’re really dedicated to IG. This app lets you visually plan your feed before uploading photos on Instagram, so you can see just how everything on your profile fits. Aside from letting you achieve feed goals, Planoly also has a Scheduling option that reminds you to upload your photos at a pre-selected time and date.