USEFUL INSTAGRAM STORIES DESIGN TOOLS & APPS
Are you looking for some creative ways to take your Instagram Stories to the next level? Whether you’re after typography, videos, collages, animations or layouts, there is a whole array of apps and tools available to help you release your creative juices!
In this article you will discover a large selection of apps that you are useful for designing instagram stories in the 9:16 ratio.
If you want to add typography and music to your Instagram stories then Hype Type is what you’re looking for. Hype Type is an IOS app that lets you Hype your Stories with automatically styled and designed motion typography.
“Typorama is super easy to use even if you have zero design skills. Saves you tons of work by automatically creating complex design layouts“. This app enables you to quickly add attention-grabbing text to photos for your Instagram stories, with over 40 different typographic styles. Users can choose from professional photo filters, overlays and adjustment tools to polish your photo backgrounds.
“Diptic for iPhone and iPad makes it fun and easy to create collages and slideshows. Use Diptic to create before and after sequences, juxtapose contrasting images or create a photographic series.
Start with one of 179 layouts and then select your photos. Position your photos and customize the inner frame lines using joints or the frame slider. You can apply a filter, add text, and adjust border color, texture, width and curvature.”
Canva has a web platform as well as apps which allow you to easily create beautiful Instagram stories as well as other designs and documents
“Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.”
An iOS app for making Instagram Stories longer than 15 seconds.
Storeo slices a video into 15 sec slices for uploading to Instagram Stories. Viewers then see one long video.
Start the app and record. Once you’ve finished, you stop recording and Storeo will slice up the video into neat little 15-second clips ready for Instagram stories.
Quik is a GoPro app that allows you to create videos for your Instagram stories with built in templates and music.
You can create beautiful videos with just a few taps.
This is an advanced IOS app for creating graphics with text – perfect for Instagram stories. “With Over, choose from millions of templates, graphics, and fonts to overlay, add and edit text and design photos to boost your social media profile.“
Adobe Spark is a free online and mobile graphic design app. Easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that make you stand out on social. You can add animated elements such as text which will make your Instagram stories stand out. Adobe Spark has lots of free templates and design layouts to choose from.
“Add multi collage transitions, personal watermark, branded logo and music to drive more engagement. Create perfect movies for Instagram stories using 9:16 frame ratio and speed up, slow down and reverse videos for entertaining videos. Don’t have time to edit? No worries, use the automated slideshow feature and create a movie in seconds!”
Snow is an IOS and Android app that allows you to add cool effects to your videos for use on Instagram stories.
This is a video editing tool perfect for use on Instagram stories.
“Discover how easy it is to get creative with video! Whether you want to make artistic Hollywood-level films or simply share memories and moments with friends, Videoleap is a breakthrough video editor just for you. Pros will take advantage of powerful high-end editing features while amateurs will have fun cutting and combining clips simply, intuitively and on-the-go.“
Create Instagram stories with multiple pages and a variety of layouts. Unfold is a toolkit for storytellers. Create beautiful and engaging stories with minimal and elegant templates. You can add videos and photos on the same layout.
Have you found a useful app for Instagram stories that I have not listed here? Let me know in the comments.
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