6 Apps to Help Maximize Your Instagram

D'Andrea Willis | @dandrea_willis We know that Instagram is great for broadcasting  the visual aspects of your brand to your consumers. We also know that there are cool filters and effects available to make your photos "pop." However, what many people don’t know is that there are numerous apps that were designed to help you get the most out of Instagram. After a bit of searching, I've found what I think will help make your company's Instagram more noticeable and exciting.

Instamap

instamapThis app allow you to browse through Instagram pictures by location, tag, or user. This is a great way to see what other people are posting about a particular trend, service, product, or place. For example, if you’re expanding your business to a new location, do a Instamap search  of your industry in that location. See what people find interesting and craft your marketing plan to fit their interests. Photos can be viewed  as pins on a map.

Labelbox

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Labelbox is an easy-to-use photo labeling app that offers elegant tapes to label your photos with some style.  This is an easy way to add words to your Instagram photos while keeping a certain style and flow to the image. Labelbox also allows you to post directly to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

 Wordfoto

mouth  Wordfoto is a unique photo-enhancing app that allows you to put a creative spin on your words. You pick the words that you want to broadcast, choose a preset, and Wordfoto turns your photos into word-based art. You can also play with colors, fonts, and shadows to create a personalized work of art.  

Repost/InstaRepost

repostThese apps are easy-to-use applications that offer a way to repost other users' videos and photos.  This is an opportunity to engage with consumers and brands and show support.  Repost things that fit your consumers’ interest and this will help you entertain your consumers and build a relationship with them.

TagsforLikes

tagsforlikesThis is an easy way to grab the most popular Instagram tags for your photo uploads. Simply copy the tags and paste them into the caption of your content. Utilizing these apps will help give your photos the extra push that they need to stand out above the rest. Some of these apps may even help you gain more industry insight to further enhance your marketing efforts.

Flipagram

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Flipagram is a great way to make a video from your Instagram photos. Just pick the photos that you want to use, adjust the speed, add a soundtrack, and create a title-Flipagram does the hard work of generating a video shareable across multiple platforms. This is great for shoutouts, thank yous, event promotion, employee spotlight, or a flashback series.