Tools for your Instagram Toolkit to help you rock on Insta!

Instagram is a great platform for business especially if you like to share your messages in images or you have a product that comes up well in images. In this post I wanted to share with you some of my faviourte tools from my Instagram Toolkit so you can add them to yours!

Images:

Instagram is all about the images so having tools in your instagram tookkit to make your images stand out from the crowd are a must. Here are my “go to” tools for Images:
Wordswag:
WordSwag ss that app you see us use to create a lot of the memes you see in the group. It allows us to create beautiful custom text layouts with images that would normally take minutes – or even hours – with just a tap.
Wordswag allows to to take words and create beautiful Insta worthy images with them
http://wordswag.co/
Canva:
I was lucky enough to be invited to use Canva in the beta phases and I am so happy I did!

It has been great to watch Canva grow and use it in my own PR and Marketing journey. Using Canva you can create great images, collages and more for your blogs, social media and website

Canva make design fun simple and easy they have opened up design to the average user with great tool and easy to follow templates and customising tools, the more you use it the more creative you will become.
Canva even has Insta friendly templates and phone apps so you can use it on the go as well as from your desktop too!
https://www.canva.com/
Photo Grid:
Photo Grid is the most popular photo collage maker. With Photo Grid, you can combine ordinary photos into worth-share photo collages with perfect design layout for Instagram; you can decorate your pics by applying fantastic filter, adding stickers and text; you can enjoy with your friends and families by sharing works to popular photo social networks.
We love it as it is easy to use and you can use and for us we also love that you can shake your phone and get a new layout.
http://www.cmcm.com/en-us/photo-grid/
Photofy:
Like to make your photos pretty? We do! Photofy is how we add text overlays stickers and filters to our Instagram pics!
Photofy knows your photos are an extension of you, and with our free photo-enhancement app, adding your personal touch has never been easier. Choose between thousands of professionally designed typography, graphics, stickers, and frames. In a few seconds you can transform your ordinary photos into instant works of art and expression and share them with the world.
http://photofy.com/
Quotes Cover:
Make your own beautiful quotes pictures  quickly, effortlessly! QuotesCover.com has tons of quotes collection, traditional proverbs, and sayings which then can be easily converted into good looking typographic art images in no time using our sophisticated online quote maker application. The application is also able to create quotes images from your own quotes. Just type on the textbox and play with the design process.
https://quotescover.com/

Hashtags:

Instagram makes full use of the hashtag and does well with unique ones crafted to suit your purposes. Here are a few of the hashtag tools that I use on Insta!
Display Purposes:
Only new to my hashtag toolkit but one I am in love with thanks to Sheryl Jefferson introducing it to me. (Check out Sheryl’s Group)
You enter your keyword and up to 30 Relevant hashtags will appear here. Banned and spammy tags are filtered out making it super easy to find the hashtags you need!
https://displaypurposes.com/
Ritetag
This  is another of my fav’s! No idea which hashtags to use? Get instant hashtag suggestions for images and texts on desktop and mobile. Based on real time hashtag engagement.
https://ritetag.com/

Video:

Ripl
Create eye-catching animated videos that help your business stand out on social media and improve customer awareness.
Ripl allows you to make your content on Insta stand out with video and interactive feature.
http://ripl.com/
Lumen 5
Lumen5 is a video creation platform designed for brands and businesses to produce social content for driving audience engagements online. It takes your blog posts and creates video for you! Not only does the platform offer tools to create a video, Lumen5 takes it a step further to supply you with all the resources needed to produce shareworthy videos.
With Square template you can even show off your top blog tips on Insta now!
https://lumen5.com
Boomerang:
Boomerang from Instagram makes everyday moments fun and unexpected. Create captivating mini videos that loop back and forth, then share them with your friends. Find something (or someone!) that’s moving, or create a video selfie by switching to the front-facing camera. There’s just one button. Tap it …
http://blog.instagram.com/post/131684343987/boomerang-from-instagram

Repurposing:

Sharing is caring on Social Media and all the articles on social media posting tips, you would know that one of them would advise you to share some of your followers/fans posts. Let’s look tools to help you do that on Insta:
Repost
Repost, which works the same way as the retweet button on Twitter. You can repost photos on Instagram whether on iOS or Android.
http://www.redcact.us/#repost
InstaRepost
Repost photos like a boss With InstaRepost you can repost photos in a very easy to use and cool way!
http://www.instarepostapp.com/

There you go just a few of my favourite Insta Tools. If you have any to add comment below so others can find your great tool tips too!

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