ByApril 14, 2016 No Comments

Are you reaching your highest Instagram potential? Do your photos have the edge? Is your daily Instagram timetable all planned out?

Did you answer “No” to these questions?! If so, this list of 10 apps will help you to become the best Instagramer you can possibly be.


Squaready is essential if you want to post non-square pics to Instagram and can’t bear to crop them. Squaready takes your photo and makes it smaller all over so that it fits into Instagram’s dimensions. Very handy indeed.

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Snapseed is a wonderful retouching tool that lets you do all kinds of things to your photos, from simple light and contrast tweaks to image correction and transformation.

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VSCOcam is the Instagram bloggers’ favourite tool. Easy to use and with incredible results, it can help you perform an array of tricks that will make your photos look professional. VSCO offers superior image quality and even lets you compare the before and after shots when you’re done.

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Whitagram is the only tool you need if you’re looking for stylish photos. Add text and clipart to any image to give it that customized effect. Oh, and you can also crop the picture like with Squaready.

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Afterlight is the ultimate complement to Instagram. It offers an impressive range of 75 filters and 78 textures, as well as frames and adjustment tools.

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Boomerang is a funny little app created by Instagram, that allows you to capture a short video which loops back and forth when you play it. So simple, yet so fun! You’ll get hours of amusement from it.

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Layout was also created by Instagram. An essential Instagram tool, it lets you stick your favourite photos together to make a collage that you can then post straight to Instagram.

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Hipstamatic is a camera tool that takes you back in time to retro style photography. With multiple exposure settings and an editing suite, your photos will be transformed into artistic creations in no time.

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Over is the app that lets you add text and illustrations to your photo, with a choice of over 300 fonts and over 800 illustrations. This app is the perfect tool for creating memories and souvenir-type artwork.

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Latergramme is a nifty tool for Instagramers on the go. With this app, you can schedule your Instagram posts in advance, and not have to worry about captioning at the last minute. Which leaves more time for taking pictures!

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Do you have a favourite Instagram app that wasn’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments!

We hope you enjoyed this article, why not check out our post on the 10 most used Instagram filters!


Emily Lydon

Author Emily Lydon

Emily is an Inbound Marketer for Iconosquare, based in the Limoges office. She loves all things social and revels in keeping on top of the social media marketing game by writing for the blog. She’s also a bit obsessed with sushi, gin and Netflix.

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