Still photos, snappy videos, filters, or Boomerangs? Whether on our personal profiles or our clients’ accounts, the WideFoc.us team prides ourselves on going above and beyond with Instagram posts to increase visibility, interactions, and even clicks! Take a look at our favorite apps to use when we make posts pop.
Relive your favorite moments over and over again with this fun, easy-to-use video app. Boomerang shoots micro-short video loops, resulting in quirky snapshots of your life. The one-tap controls make the app easy to use, and it’s now a feature on Instagram, which means you can add an interesting remix to your stories.
Image from RiNo Art District
The Repost app makes it easier to repost your favorite photos and videos while giving credit to the original Instagrammer. One of the most effective ways to increase the fan base of our client’s accounts are by engaging with potential followers through likes, comments, and shares. Reposting their product reviews, related photos, and other compelling images is a powerful outreach strategy. Just find the photo you like, click the [...] button in the top right corner of the Instagram post, copy the share URL, and open Repost — the app does the rest!
Background Music for Video
Add any iTunes song to your recorded videos to create dazzling clips . Select your video from your photo album, choose the song from your iTunes account, select a start time for your audio and merge the two together to create a mesmerizing clip. This app is very simple to use, and makes your videos 10,000x better— especially in slo-mo!
Image from JollyBod [https://www.instagram.com/jollybod/]
Color Pop allows you to select parts of your photo to keep by highlighting those areas in full color, and converting the rest to black and white. We found these images most effective for our retail clients to highlight specific products in a store, or simply for dramatic results.
Image from Community Manager, Chelsea [https://www.instagram.com/p/BT2x73aAkKF/]
PicPlayPost helps you create video collages using photos, videos, GIFs, and music. Apple’s “App of the Week” is perfect for highlighting concerts, community events, or...wait for it...POSTING GIFS ON INSTAGRAM!
Image from HW Home.
Created by the same team that brought you Boomerang, Layout designs fun, one-of-a-kind collages to share with friends. Perfect for birthday posts or weekend highlights, Layout’s smooth, intuitive process allows for complete creative control. You can also mirror, flip, or replace images easily, and capture the moment in Photo Booth mode with quick, spontaneous shots. Share your photos onto your camera roll and then blast them out to all of your social networks.
Another Instagram product, Hyperlapse creates smooth time-lapse videos without the need for tripods or filming equipment. Its simple design lets you focus on shooting first, and then allows you to edit the speed of your videos before sharing. Our Instagram story queen, Chelsea, uses this app for her clients, creating quick sneak peaks through Instagram stories for Denver events, storewide sales, and to create a sense of place in communities and neighborhoods.
What are your favorite photo and video apps? If you need assistance in incorporating these Instagram apps into your business strategy for your company, contact us today!
By Kaleigh Myers
Kaleigh enjoys skiing, hiking, and snowboarding, and enjoys traveling around the world. She also takes pride in her past work experiences of being a camp counselor, a museum guard, animal shelter receptionist, and preschool lunch lady, and how they make her the dynamic person she is today.