10 Apps to Make Your Instagram Stories Stand Out

So you can do more with your posts!

(SPOT.ph) While the in-app effects and filters are already fun to play around with, these mobile applications will take your Instagram Story game up a notch. From grainy film filters to ready-made templates, we’ve included a mix of apps for both iOS and Android phones to suit your content-creation needs.

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Unfold
Available on: iOSAndroid
If you’ve seen those Stories with minimalist layouts and crisp serifs, they were probably made using this app. The free version already has 25 templates—more than enough options for you to play around with. But if you want to try other templates like the film frames, be prepared to spend around U.S. $0.99 to $1.99 (roughly P53 to P105) for additional sets.

Adobe Spark Post
Available on: iOSAndroid
You can create static and animated collages with this app. With lots of templates to choose from, you can come up with fun title cards for your Stories. Use the randomizer to change up the colors, the layout, and even the animation! It’s got a good mix of serif and sans serif typefaces to help you create an aesthetically pleasing Instagram Story.

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HypeType
Available on: iOS
If you just want to add some motion typography to your photo or video, this app is for you. There are tons of text and animation filters you can use to spruce up your IG Story. Did we mention that this app lets you add music to your clips, too?

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Snow - AR Camera
Available on: iOSAndroid
If you’re getting tired of the built-in Face Filters, check out the cute ones on this app. It also has fun characters you can play with through the augmented reality experience. There are beauty effects (for those #selfie days) and so many filters that can take your photo from meh to 100.

PicsArt Photo Studio
Available on: iOSAndroid
When you want a little more freedom when creating your collage, then this app is right up your alley. You can edit an existing photo, turn several photos into one collage, and experiment with all the different effects on the app. You can even take a photo of your handwriting and play around with the options to add it to your collage!

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RNI Films
Available on: iOS
If you’re looking for that film-grain feel for your Stories but still want some control over your images, download this app. It’s got a good amount of film filters that come free with the app and you can adjust film strength, brightness, contrast, grain, dust, and more!

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Plot Cam
Available on: iOS
Love the look of Polaroids with handwritten notes on them? You’ll enjoy using this app! Although you’ll have to dish out P49, the authentic-looking frames make it worth the purchase.

CutStory for Instagram Stories
Available on: iOS
If you’re not yet an IGTV convert and still want to upload videos on your Story that are longer than 15 seconds, you can use this app to trim long videos! The video will play almost seamlessly when someone is viewing your Story. You can even edit to add cute stickers to your video!

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PocketVideo - Easy Vlogging
Available on: iOSAndroid
Are you the type to create mini-movies for your Instagram Stories? This handy app lets you edit videos on-the-go with ease! You can do reaction vids and Green Screen overlays, too.

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InShot
Available on: iOSAndroid
If you’ve got a horizontal (or square) video, you can use this app to fit it in the Instagram Story format. Choose a blurred or a colored background for your clip then add text and emojis to your video masterpiece!

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