Instagram is an amazing place for creative entrepreneurs to stand out and show their work. But being able to produce and post content on regular basis can be overwhelming. Here are 5 apps with some tips and tricks I have developed over the time to simplify the process of telling your brands visual story on Instagram.
If you are not a graphic designer and not in good terms with Photoshop, this app helps you to design your IG posts and stories. It has thousands of customizable templates, brand board to save your fonts and logo and it is for free. Well, with certain limitations but my experience is that creating content only for yourself, it will do its job. There is also a mobile app for Canva but I didn`t get used to using it. Perhaps it is just me, I like to see the designs on a bigger screen.
Do you want to have one of those fancy designed feed but don`t know how? Here is the trick. Design your feed on canva with the resolution of 3240 x 4320, upload it to the Grid Maker app, and voila! You have your beautiful feed without being professional graphic designer.
Upload your files, write all the feed texts, set the time and start waiting the content to be published. For 30 posts in month it`s free. Again, my experience is that 30 is enough. It has also an option to have a look at the feed preview. That will help you to better design the feed by seeing the bigger picture
Instagram is going more and more video related platform. Uploading files from your computer can be a pain in the a**. Which is why there is Dropbox. Download Dropbox (again, for free) both for your computer and mobile. When you have your video file in your computer, just drag it to the Dropbox and then open Dropbox app in your mobile. There you can download the file or share directly from Dropbox to Instagram feed. Simple as that.
Do you create videos on YouTube? Then use Tube2Gram for making a Instagram friendly file just by dropping the link and hitting download. 60 minutes of Instagram video files are for free.
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