Ever plan the perfect Instagram post only to realize you didn’t have the right tools to make it happen? 😢 We get it! So many steps go into planning top-notch visual content for your Instagram feed that it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
That’s why our resident Instagram experts Rebekah Radice, Jeff Sieh, and I cracked open our Instagram content processes (and phones!) to give you the skinny on the 10 best apps we’ve ever used to plan our Instagram posts and pictures.
Ready to experiment with some new tools and plan out your Instagram content in a whole new way, eye-catching way?
Watch the recap of our FB Live below, and keep scrolling to find out more details on each app like pricing, availability and whether it’s the right Instagram planning app for you!
Price: Free for Basic, $7.50 a month for additional features and capabilities
Download: Easil is currently only available on desktop
Easil is an Instagram design app that offers on-trend templates and allows you and your team to easily craft eye-popping designs for your Instagram posts. Its impressive features include:
Easil is a top-notch DIY design platform designed by graphic designers.
In Easil, you’ll find top-of-the-line, ready-to-use templates for a variety of social media and file sizes, from Instagram Stories to full Presentations and beyond!
Amazing visuals like those found in Easil will elevate your content to a new level, and help you plan a look and feel that is sure to WOW!
Easil’s designs look and feel as if they were made by your own personal graphic designer for a fraction of the cost!
Plus, Easil has a ton of user-friendly tools for creating advanced graphics like GIFs, PNG files, and multi-layered files.
You’ll also never have to worry about branding the designs you make – you can upload your own fonts, logos, and even craft an entire custom Color Palette based on your image automatically with the click of a button!
Easil is the perfect Instagram design app to take your social media game to the next level if you’re a Brand Manager, Graphic Designer, Social Media Manager, eCommerce Manager, or in a similar role looking to create custom, on-brand visuals for Instagram.
To hear our thoughts on why Easil is a must for professional-looking graphic designs, skip to 3:10 in our FB Live Replay above!
Price: Free for Basic features and $6 a month, or $4.99 a month when billed in a one-time annual payment for additional features
Be Funky is a veteran one-stop-shop photo editing app with the following features:
Be Funky has been around a while, and it’s only gotten better with time!
This handy app is available on iOS and Android.
You can access all its nifty features like basic photo resizing, touch-ups and blemish removal, collage templates, and light effects on the desktop!
Plus, Be Funky is a super user-friendly app that lets you plan your Instagram feed perfectly with beautifully edited photos.
Take a look at how easy it is to navigate the features and find the tools you need!
Be Funky is an incredibly user-friendly photo editing app for any Instagram users looking to make fun edits to their photos. No advanced editing knowledge required!
To hear our thoughts on why we love Be Funky for photo editing, skip to 9:13 in our FB Live Replay above!
Price: Free for basic features, subscription costs for more advanced features
The LightricksSuite is home to an array of impressive products including:
We included the entire Lightricks suite in this round-up because all of their Instagram feed apps and tools are top-notch!
Lightricks are the makers of Enlight PhotoFox, VideoLeap, Quickshot, PixaLoop, Swish and possibly their most well-known, FaceTune!
With the tools produced by Lightricks, you can achieve professional-quality editing on your photos, touch up blemishes and imperfections, shoot effortless video and even add movement to still images!
Lightricks products are famous among Instagram experts.
This includes Social Media Influencers and Social Media Managers looking to touch up their selfies to perfection and take their social media creations to the next level.
To see a play-by-play of the amazing edits you can achieve with Lightricks, skip to 12:10 in the FB Live Replay!
Price: Free, or pay $2.99 to remove ads and get access to additional features
InShot is an incredible tool to have in your back pocket for posting videos on the go! It includes:
InShot is a must-have app if you frequently repurpose videos onto your social media profiles.
This easy-to-use app allows you to fit existing videos into different post sizes, such as Instagram Stories, Posts, Youtube videos and more!
It’s the perfect app to plan Instagram posts with creative visuals that’ll captivate potential followers.
InShot also has text overlays, GIFs, music and stickers available that you can time over different parts of your video!
InShot is perfect for the serial videographer (and photographer!) that repurposes content across multiple social platforms.
Want to hear more about InShot’s easy video editing capabilities? Skip to 17:09 in the FB Live replay!
Typorama allows you to create gorgeous Quote and text posts for Stories, your feed and more! In Typorama you can:
Typorama is hands-down one of the easiest ways to create breath-taking typography on your Instagram Posts, Stories and more!
In fact, it takes the guesswork out of font pairings for you by “automagically” generating 35 text layouts from hundreds of fonts!
All you have to do is select your background, type your text and style it.
Plus, you can add other design elements to make it pop with 3D effects, shadows, gradients, and filters!
Take your photos from pretty to awe-inspiring with just a few simple words. And if you want to include a picture like this in your Feed as well, it’s just as simple as cropping the image.
Typorama is perfect for the Instagram user that loves including quotes and phrases on their feed.
Learn more about Typorama at 20:03 in the FB Replay!
Price: FREE for Android/ iOS, $9.99 for some Pro features, including Creative Cloud access
Lightroom is the ultimate Instagram feed layout app, with photo and preset capabilities. It allows you to:
If you’ve ever worked with presets or dreamed of using them on your Instagram images, Lightroom is the photo editing and Instagram planning app you need.
You can expertly edit lighting, colors, tones and photo composition in Lightroom.
It’s also one of the most popular apps for downloading and installing presets.
Presets help you edit a photo in seconds in the same style as your other photos, establishing an aesthetic when planning your Instagram feed!
Content creators constantly battling poor lighting in their product and lifestyle photos, and fans of presets and batch editing!
WordSwag is another strong contender in Instagram theme apps. Like its name suggests, this app adds some swag to your graphics for Instagram!
If quotes are regularly included in your Instagram feed theme, a tool like WordSwag is invaluable!
This handy app automatically generates a beautiful design from your text.
And, you can choose between 30 other choices with a handy click to find the design combination that works for you.
You can also share your design with friends and contacts easily, which increases the chance that your lovely design could get a repost on another account!
WordSwag is great for quote lovers, infographic makers and feed owners that could use an Instagram theme app to make their text designs beautiful!
Find out what we have to say about WordSwag at 31:59 in our FB Live Recap!
Price: Over Pro Monthly is $14.99 or $99.99 for a yearly subscription
What doesn’t Over do? Over is one of the best Instagram planner apps around! It allows you to:
Over is another top-notch design service that allows you to design beautiful posts, videos, and graphics from your mobile device!
You can add text to photos, expertly edit, and even use thousands of breathtaking templates to design world-class posts with ease.
Over also gives you a ton of tips, tricks and hack articles designed to take you from a design beginner to a design pro in no time. Take a look at some of the amazing resources they offer, right on the home page!
Over is perfect for Instagram influencers, social media managers and brands looking to add trendy design to their Instagram feed.
To find out why we love this OG graphic design app, skip to 35:23 in the replay!
Price: Free, or $9.99 subscription to the Creative Cloud
Photoshop Fix is a great tool to plan your Instagram feed with photos you never thought you could post!
Whether you have a camera roll full of outtakes or perfect photos with one noticeable blemish, you can remove, edit and freshen with ease!
Photoshop Fix is a top tool for healing, liquefying, painting and even removing entire objects out of your photo!
Take a look at Rebekah’s screenshot. 👉
Would you believe she edited a huge, dark nasty stain off the wall behind her with the flick of her finger?
That’s what makes Photoshop Fix a fast favorite.
It gives you masterful control over your photos, allowing you to put your best photo forward in just a few clicks.
Photoshop Fix is the perfect tool for beginner and experienced editors alike to freshen up photos. You can seriously clear your camera roll of all those “I love this picture, but…” photos with Photoshop Fix!
To hear more about Rebekah’s experience with Photoshop Fix, skip to 37:40 in the replay!
Price: $15 monthly per account, or $9.99 a month when billed annually
Tailwind offers an amazing Instagram feed app (we’re not biased or anything). With Tailwind Instagram Planner you can:
We’ve presented 9 tools to help you edit your photos, create amazing videos, and even style world-class text boxes.
However, to plan your Instagram feed, you need to see all those posts together and arrange them to your liking, right?
That’s where Tailwind, the best Instagram grid planner, comes in! When you upload your posts into your drafts, you can expertly drag and drop your posts to rearrange them.
You’ll see what they’ll look like together before you even post, thanks to the 9-Grid Preview!
You can play with the order of your posts in real-time to create a stunning Instagram feed in just seconds. Try it out!
Want to plan the perfect feed, find the best hashtags and post at the best times for your audience right from your phone? Its time to meet your new Instagram Smart Assistant from Tailwind - now available on Android and iOS.
If you need an all-in-one Instagram management tool and an Instagram feed planner, this tool is for you.
Not only can you use our app to see your Instagram feed all laid out, but you can also tackle every other part of scheduling your posts seamlessly at the same time!
To find out more about the features of Tailwind that help you plan and perfect your feed in minutes, skip to 41:50 in the FB Live Replay!
Whether you have a vision you can’t figure out how to implement, or you’re clean out of inspiration, these apps will get your feed popping in no time! 😎
Have a favorite app to help you plan your Instagram feed and capture world-class visuals every time? Let us know in the comments below! 👇
Kristen Dahlin is the Content Marketing Manager at Tailwind — your new Marketing team, helping you create social media designs, schedule posts, and optimize across Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest with one easy-to-use social media management tool. Kristen lives in rural Oklahoma with her husband Kyle, daughter Sophie, boxer Lila, and a very temperamental flower garden.
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