It feels like at this point in 2019, I’m downloading an app at least once or twice a week. I’ll download one, give it a try for a couple of days and then decide if I want to keep it. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed that I keep going back to a handful of apps that are on the newer side, to help with up my Instagram game. The 3 listed below are extremely easy to use and will get your stories looking fresh for the summer!
You’ve seen people using this app more than you think you have. A lot of photographers are using the app in the same way and posting them to their stories or actual feed. I’m guilty as hell! It’s a cool look. While the app offers a lot of different borders and filters, everyone seems to be using the black film border, which mocks the Fujifilm look. It’s a great way to repurpose the same content you just posted on your feed, into your Instagram Stories. That’s how I’ve been using it.
This is another one of those apps that I can’t get enough of. You’re able to choose a wide variety of templates to use for your story. While Unfold has a lot of cool film-esque templates to choose from, Mojo has the clean stylistic look you see many Instagrammers using. With the pro version of the app, you get the option to choose a style that comes with premade templates that look like they came straight from an ad agency. My current favorites are under both the Minimal and Pop templates.
Spark Camera - Video Editor
IGTV & Instagram Stories may not have been the first tools that made vertical videos popular, but they sure as hell forced everyone to shoot that way. One of the coolest apps out there is Spark Camera. This handy little app allows you to shoot snippets of video in 1080p and 4K and lets you combine multiple snippets to create one big cohesive story. It’s pretty much a game changer for those who use it to vlog on their stories. It’s basically the fastest way to get your video shot, edited and posted to Instagram. I’ve used this a couple of times to show off how I set up for a shoot and it’s come out better than anything I could’ve put together in Adobe Premiere.
Even if you just use one of these apps, your Instagram Story game will be 100x better than it is now. Stand out against the rest and download these apps today!