20 Apps To Make Your Instagram Better

20 Apps To Make Your Instagram Better


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Image via Twin Design/Twin Design/Shutterstock

Photo app Instagram has never been more popular. It now has 150 million active users each month and 55 million new photos added every day. And it’s safe to say an awful lot of those photos aren’t just in-the-moment snaps. They’ve been manipulated, retouched or filtered with any number of built-in features and additional apps. Join the masses and make your Instagram better with these apps.

1. Pic Stitch

Image via iTunes/Pic Stitch

Image via iTunes/Pic Stitch

This free iPhone app let you put several photos into a grid to style them and share them all together.

2. Photo Grid

Image via Google Play/Photo Grid

Image via Google Play/Photo Grid

This free app has the same basic principle as Pic Stitch, but it’s for Android users.

3. PicsArt Photo Studio

Image via Google Play/PicsArt

Image via Google Play/PicsArt

This is a free Android app that lets you edit photos, draw on photos and create collages.

4. Camera+

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Image via iTunes/Camera+

This app brings professional photography tools to your iPhone for $1.99. Zoom, focus and improved clarity are some of the many features included.

5. Camera ZOOM FX

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Image via Google Play/Camera Zoom FX

This Android app offers a full photo editing suite for $2.99 with optional free add-ons.

6. Pudding Camera

Image via Google Play/Pudding Camera

Image via Google Play/Pudding Camera

This free Android app gives you access to some professional photo tools and effects. It offers a variety of aspect ratios, camera and lens effects, and retro-style filters.

7. Retromatic 2.0

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Image via iTunes/Retromatic 2.0

This $1.99 iPhone app can turn a picture into something you’d see on a 1950s poster.

8. Rakuga-cute

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Image via iTunes/Rakuga-cute

It’s all in the title. This free iPhone app turns photos into cutesy, girly snaps with lots of effects.

9. PicLab

Image via iTunes/PicLab

Image via iTunes/PicLab

This free app is available for iPhone and Android. It lets you add artistic, typographic text to photos and has some standard features like filters and effects.

10. InstaSize

Image via iTunes/Instasize

Image via iTunes/Instasize

This free app lets you post entire photos to Instagram instead of the standard square photos.

11. Perfect365

Image via Google Play/Perfect365

Image via Google Play/Perfect365

This free app for iPhone and Android is like Photoshop for Instagram. It lets you alter and “enhance” your face, add virtual makeup and try on different hairstyles.

12. Afterlight

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Image via iTunes/Afterlight

This $0.99 iPhone app lets you adjust lighting effects for an artistic touch.

13. Slow Camera Shutter Plus

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Image via iTunes/Slow Camera Shutter Plus PRO

Create long-exposure photos with this free iPhone app.

14. Tiny Planet

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Image via iTunes/Tiny Planet

This $0.99 iPhone app turns your surroundings into tiny, spherical planets.

15. TiltShift Generator

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Image via iTunes/TiltShift Generator

This free app for iPhone simulates tilt-shift photography for a toylike look.

16. DXP

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Image via iTunes/DXP

This free iPhone app combines photos for a dreamy, double-exposure look.

17. Double Photo

Image via Google Play/Double Photo

Image via Google Play/Double Photo

This is the same idea as DPX but for Android users.

18. Superimpose

Image via iTunes/Superimpose

Image via iTunes/Superimpose

Separately adjust the foreground of your photos or give yourself an entirely new backdrop using this $0.99 iPhone app.

19. Tangent

Image via iTunes/Tangent

Image via iTunes/Tangent

This $1.99 iPhone app lets you add geometric shapes and patterns to your photos for an artistic twist.

20. Instarchive

screen shot via Instarchive, by Recollect

screen shot via Instarchive, by Recollect

This isn’t an app per se, but it’s still useful. Back up your pictures and save them on your computer with Instarchive.

Katherine Pilnick
 
  • PhotoLove

    I agree with the selection above. A nice selection, one of the best new apps I have used is LightSource, it is designed to work with Instagram.

  • saee2ansi

    Cool list, i didn’t know about almost half of them, gotta empty some memory on my phone for new apps now=) I’d like to share some apps i use that you did not include. First of all considering that the topic here is apps for photography – Split Lens 2 Pro, with it you can duplicate people on photos, which can be awesome if you add a bit of creativity (you should add it cause that’s what we do here on instagram). But since it was supposed to be an article about improving instagram, there are a few management apps that, in my opinion, should be mentioned too. They are: iconosquare as the best for statistics, fast-unfollow.com as the fastest possibility to unfollow large amount (up to 5k) of users, and latergram as the most comfortable and consistent for scheduling. They’ve got many competitors, but i find these the best of their kind. Hope you’ll like it.

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