Instagram Stories have changed the way you communicate and interact with your followers. Even though your Stories are only visible for 24 hours, there’s still time to impress with your content! To help you create stunning, impactful Stories, we’ve compiled 6 tools you can use to upgrade your content.
Multipurpose photo and video editor toolkit
Instasize, one of the original Instagram photo editor apps, is a multi-purpose toolkit for creatives with a huge library of free and premium filters and editing options. Crop your photos for the ideal Stories layout, select a filter or edit them more closely through sliders, and spice it up with text or unique borders. The app updates monthly with new content packs that widens the range of options you have even more—and they maintain an extensive library of tips and tricks on how to maximize its features, too!
Minimal layouts & templates
Unfold offers modern, minimalistic templates for both your photos and videos. You can choose between single image, collage, and text-only layouts. The variety of layouts provided within the app allows you to add clean borders to your content or place them in film frames, such as polaroids and film strips. The app also provides more than the 5 standard fonts you find on Instagram.
A Design Kit
Photo design, brushes, & text
A Design Kit is a great way to add a colorful pop to your Instagram Stories. The app makes it easy for you to crop your photos into the ideal Stories size. You can then add different stickers, texts, designs, and brushes, as well as gradients and textures — in marble, gradients, and metallics — to your photos to liven them up. They also have over 30 different modern fonts you can use!
Graphic design tool & layouts
Easil is available on your desktop, and it’s a drag-and-drop, graphic design tool. They provide different sized templates for many social media channels, but you can choose the ones that are specially made for Instagram Stories. The tool provides thousands of customizable templates and stock images, as well as a great range of fonts and color palettes. Once you’re finished creating your Stories, you can download your creations and upload them to your phone.
Design & text overlay
Over offers templates you can use to create eye-popping Instagram Stories. You can also start from scratch and design your own creation! You’ll be able to customize your design by adding a variety of colors, fonts, and graphics to your photos and videos. By utilizing the different tools available within the app, you can filter, blend, mask, or blur your content. Plus, if you ever need inspiration, just check out #bestofover!
Video & photo editor
Inshot is another mobile video editing app. You can use the app to trim, cut, and rotate your videos, as well as add sound effects, music, backgrounds, emojis, filters, voiceovers, and text. Cropping your videos to fit properly on Instagram Stories can be a pain, but Inshot helps you adjust videos to various aspect ratios. This makes it easy to resize your videos to fit perfectly on Instagram Stories!
CutStory helps you cut long videos into clips of any length. By importing a long video, CutStory will be able to cut it into fragments and arrange the clips in a chronological order. You’ll be able to add text, music, and stickers to your videos. The video can then be exported without any compression, which will help maintain the quality of your video, and published directly to Instagram.