It can sometimes feel that all social media posts are beginning to look the same. But now, you no longer need to fall into the trap of using the same three Instagram filters for that delicious picture of latte art! There are so many great tools out there (that are FREE!), that can take your Facebook posts and Instagram stories from average to WOWZA.
We’ve compiled a list for you of 10 easy to use creative apps to make your posts stand out! These apps are free, easy and really fun to use! No expensive camera or degree needed. Get started by just grabbing your phone and start downloading the apps. Take your social media to the next level!
Learn more information on each app below and click on the links to download these creative social media tools:
VSCO (Free includes multiple filters and editing software, other filters cost between $0.99-$4.99)Tired of seeing the same Instagram filters for photos and videos? VSCO has high-quality and beautiful filters. What’s even cooler is that they come out with new filters pretty often, so you never get bored with your filter options! Their awesome photo editing abilities allow you to tweak as much as you want to get the exact look you envisioned. The free editing tools include the capacity to edit the clarity, tint, sharpness, fade, skin tones, temperature, saturation and much more!
Hyperlapse (Free for iOS & Android)Love time-lapse videos but not the amount of time and work it takes to make them? Well, Instagram created an awesome app to help create the perfect time-lapse video for your feed! Simply open the Hyperlapse app, pick something to record and hit the record button to start filming! When you’re done, tap the button again to stop and choose the speed you want to see the video play at! No need to register, sign up for email spam or create another account with a password to memorize when you can get an amazing time-lapse video to post simply by downloading the free app!
Cameo by Vimeo (Free for iOS)Want to show your friends and family videos with HD quality that you can simply edit from your phone? Vimeo created a user-friendly mobile app to take your video from cool to the next level! Cameo allows you to edit videos in HD with easy to use editing tools to adjust audio, trim clips and render HD files. They even have soundtracks so you can add music to your videos and customizable themes. And the best part… you can do all of this directly from your phone!
Typorama (Free for iOS & Android, some features have additional cost)Do you have quotes or lyrics you want to share on your social media accounts? Typorama allows you to choose from multiple font styles, backgrounds, and colors to make the perfect “type photo.” You can also import photos taken on your phone or camera and add text over it to add a unique touch and bring your quote to life. Use this app for holidays, to advertise a promotion/contest or simply just to add some inspiration to your page!
Grids (Free!)Ever wonder how people create those multiple photo grid posts on Instagram? With PhotoGrid you can do the same! This easy to use app allows you to take one photo and split it into 3, 6 or 9 pictures that you can post to Instagram to showcase one image within a grid layout. It’s a great way to announce something huge, help launch a new marketing campaign or just to post your picture in a cool way!
Boomerang (Free! Free! Free!)Need some movement on your feeds? Video posts are huge now! Boomerang allows you to create short, action-packed video loops (almost like a GIF)! Just download the app, open it up, find a friend or moving object, click the button and you have a new way to share a fun memory. The video loops are only a second long, so you’ve got to capture things quick!
Ripl (Free for iOS & Android)Have a photo and feel like it needs more than just a filter? Ripl allows you to create animated text and designs and place them on your photos to make an interesting video for your feed! Add the text you want then choose the design, custom style and color for the text and post it straight from the app to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You can even add music to really make it pop! Ripl also allows you to track the success of each post within the app to see the impression it made on your followers!
Repost (Free for iOS & Android)Love a quote or post from your favorite store, celebrity or cute Instagram account you follow? Download the Repost app as a creative way to network, share content and show your followers what you love. The app allows you to download the original content (at a high resolution!) and provides you a link to the original poster to give credit where credit is due!
Canva (Free! Some features have additional cost.)Love graphic design, but not a designer yourself? Canva allows you to create beautiful photo collages, graphic designs, edit photos, design logos, make invitations and even create posters for events. Canva is known to make graphic design easy for anyone! You can add text, stickers, borders, frames and more to your photos for a more creative feed! The app allows you to use your own photos or choose from their layouts, stock photos, and illustrations. You will not run out of options on this creative app.
Do you have other tools that you use for your social media? We’d love to hear about them! Sound off in the comments below!