• Melissa Kartini

5 Apps to up Your Instagram Influencing Game

Updated: Jan 4, 2019

It seems like just about everyone is on Instagram nowadays. And given how easy it is to use, that's perfectly understandable. There is just something simply addictive about gathering so many Likes per photo, isn't there?

Now, while gaining popularity on Instagram isn't everyone's objective (nor should it be), there isn't any harm in prettying up your feed a bit more. Here are a couple of handy apps to up your Instragam game:


You may have seen hashtags for this on Instagram, and have scratched your head over it, wondering what the heck #vsco means. Well, here it is. VSCO is essentially a photo editing app designed for creatives, by creatives. It's an app that boasts a minimal interface (for easy use, of course!) along with the usual features that photo editing apps have; editing, filtering, frames and more. What sets it apart from the rest is that it has a social component, allowing you to follow and interact with other photographers out there.


As we all know, our feeds aren't the only thing on Instagram; we also have our Instastories to tend to as well. If you're the type of person who'd like to pretty up their Instastories, Unfold might just be the way to do it. Unfold is a relatively simple app that provides a multitude of templates and text that will lend an air of elegance to your Instastories. It also allows you to create a set of slides that sync together to maintain a cohesive element. Best of all? It lets you do all of this for free.


For the creative souls out there, Canva is like a treasure trove. Despite being available for free, it offers an extremely extensive range of templates for flow charts, diagrams, maps, and more. Perfect for those who'd like to create infographics, don't you think? In addition, it provides stock photos that you can utilize, and are also given the freedom to do some editing. Talk about a powerhouse!


Want to increase the quality of your videos? Hyperlapse is the way to do it. Like Boomerang, Hyperlapse is a simple app that is great at the few things that it does. In Hyperlapse's case, what it does is that it helps stabilize videos that you take, even if you took them while walking, jumping or running! Nifty, huh? Hyperlapse helps you record time lapse videos and play with your video speed.


If you're really serious about amping your Instagram game, then you should really check out Iconosquare. Iconosquare is a robust paid Instagram (and Facebook) analytics web app that would help you pinpoint the ways you can boost your popularity. This app lets you measure impressions, track follower demographics (location, language, and more), and learn about when their audience is online to boost visibility. It also tracks comments, Likes, views, etc to let you see how each individual post performs.

Written by Crunch's Melissa Kartini

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