Instagram is a great marketing vehicle, primarily because the focus is on the visual – which is what most people relate to best. Of course, images are only valuable if they are unique and interesting. Here are a few apps you can use to Here are a few apps you can use to spice up your Instagram photos.
You are going to love Superimpose. This app is essentially Adobe Photoshop for your mobile phone. But unlike Photoshop, it is really easy to use. You can tap and move images all over the screen to create memorable photos, whether you’re enhancing a picture of your product or placing your cat’s head on your dog’s body. To really shine on Instagram, you need unique and funny images. Superimpose lets you make them painlessly.
The app can be purchased on iTunes for 99 cents.
- Slow Shutter Cam
Most photos are, frankly, boring. A fairly easy way to spice them up is to take a slow exposure image. Unfortunately, smart phones rarely have this capability. The Slow Shutter Cam app compensates for this problem. The hard edges of your image become blurred and blended, which will turn boring subject matter into a fascinating piece of art. A group of trees is nothing special. An artistic landscape will really catch the eye.
The cost? 99 cents on iTunes.
- Tiny Planet
“It’s a small world after all. It’s a small world after all!” That phrase still runs endlessly through most parents’ brains, but the Tiny Planet app takes the concept to new, odd and useful places. This app will take a collection of your photos and convert them into a “planet.” When you see the new picture, you’re looking down on a cross section of the planet; the middle is the face of the earth, and your photos appear around the outer diameter.
Weird? Yes. Is there any logical reason to have made the app? Not really. Is it a must-have for creating one-of-a-kind Instagram photos? Absolutely.
Tiny Planet will only cost you 99 cents at iTunes.
To make the most of Instagram you need likes, comments and followers. The best way to do that is to add text to the images, typically in the form of humorous comments or stimulating questions. And the ideal way to put text onto your photos is with Overgram. It allows you to write whatever you’d like on the photos prior to posting them. It’s a simple, unsexy app but it does what it claims and serves a vital purpose.
And the best news: it’s free.
Okay, this last app isn’t really useful for creating interesting images. But you need at least one that has a real, objective purpose. That app is Statigram.
Statigram is an analytic program for your photos. It tells you how often each photo is liked, the growth rate for followers, your most-liked photos and other useful information. You can evaluate the data to determine whether your campaign is a success – or if you’ve just been posting for your own amusement. It’s the perfect app for testing different strategies.
The cost? Also free.
Social marketing platforms are crucial to business success these days, and the correct apps have become a mandatory ingredient in using those platforms successfully. These five apps will greatly add to your Instagram success. Give them a try.