The Best Instagram Apps

August 18, 2016 Monika Jansen

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As of June 2016, Instagram has 500 million users. You know what that means? Your customers and potential customers are probably on it. To ensure you successfully reach and engage with them, I investigated the best Instagram apps out there to make your Instagram great!

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What it is: Social media engagement app

Why use it: It lets you clean through the users you follow and find users who are likely to be interested in your products or services.


What it is: Ecommerce app

Why use it: It encourages users to click the link in your profile, which sends them to a virtual storefront where they can make a purchase. You can also use it to tag multiple products in an image.


What it is: Collage maker app from Instagram

Why use it: Layout makes it easy to create collages using multiple images (and even products). Formats include different layouts and numbers of images.


What it is: Photo editor app

Why use it: You can add text to images and adjust placement, size, color, and font. It also lets you share images on other social networks like Facebook and WhatsApp.


What it is: Productivity app

Why use it: It lets you quickly find and easily share user-generated photos and videos, and it even credits the original post – a huge time saver. As you might imply from the name, you can also save photos and videos so you can share them later.


What it is: Scheduling tool

Why use it: So you can schedule Instagram posts in advance and in bulk.

Social Insight

What it is: Analytics and marketing tool

Why use it: You’ll see a lot of useful data, like the number of followers gained and lost, average and max engagement by post, most engaging filters, and even the best times to post.


What it is: Analytics tool that focuses on your followers

Why use it: You’ll see who your most valuable/engaged followers, brand advocates, and influencers are and be able to sort and filter them.

Did I miss your favorite Instagram tool? Let me know in the comments – including why you love it!

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Monika Jansen

Monika Jansen

Monika Jansen is a freelance copywriter and editor who helps with companies of all shapes on sizes kick their content up to the next level. You can find her online at

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