If you are a social media addict, chances are, you have pretty active Instagram handle. Your hundreds (thousands?) of followers probably already love your quirky quotes and abstract pictures, but you’re still not satisfied with the traction you’re getting.
Thankfully, there are a few great Android apps that can help you stay ahead of the competition, letting you create jaw-dropping images and videos for Instagram. To spice it up, consider adding animated effects on your photos first, or create a square blur pic first out of any rectangle or portrait image that you plan to use in the Instagram story.
Here are five apps you must try to boost your Insta story game.
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StoryLab lets you create beautiful stories using a plethora of beautiful collages and artistic templates. The app has quite an extensive collection, but if you are still not satisfied with the way your story looks, you can always pick a blank canvas and customize it — stickers, text, filters; you name it — the way you want.
Apart from giving you a bunch of customization options, StoryLab also gives you the option of tweaking your photo/video’s canvas size and background. There are also two new brushes and over 100 textures to feed the artist in you. The premium version unlocks all features, of course, but the free version, too, is worth checking out.
Story Maker has a similar working principle to the app we discussed above. Just like Story Lab, Story Maker, too, lets you play with a bunch of templates — over 50 of them — add text, stickers, filters, and more. However, there’s one stark difference in their revenue system. While Story Lab offers in-app purchases, Story Maker uses ads to make a profit, thus making the app completely free for its users.
The app also offers specialized templates for every major occasion — Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc. —which makes it all the more easy to share with your followers on Instagram. If you want to dive deep into customization, their font library of over 100 fonts is bound to leave a mark on you. Just download and create captivating stories in a heartbeat.
Download: Story Maker
StoryArt is one of the most popular Instagram story creators on Google Play. The app offers a bunch of features, covering pretty much every aspect of Instragam story-making. While other apps, too, offer plenty of customization options, StoryArt really pulls ahead in the Story Template section.
The nifty app allows you to access 1000+ Story Templates, 100+ Highlight covers, 60+ themes, Animated Templates, and many other cool and handy personalization choices. Apart from the features mentioned above, StoryArt gives you one-tap sharing, the option of tweaking your video playback speed, and a chance to feature on its official Instagram page.
Mojito – Story Art Maker
Mojito may very well be the last entry our list but is certainly not the least deserving mention. Like most of the other apps on our list, Mojito, too, excels in delivering a bunch of customization options without making you break a sweat.
The UI itself is crisp and allows pretty straightforward maneuvering. The templates are easily distinguishable and can bring photos and videos to life. Filters are punchy, 40+ customizable fonts are more than enough to suit your needs, 20+ themes are neatly divided into different categories, and all of these customization options are updated once a week. Oh, and to top it off, you won’t need to register to use the sweet story editor.
StoryBeat is probably the one app every music-loving Instagrammer should have. The free app lets you add tunes and songs — both personalized and from its library — to your photos and videos, turning them into captivating musical stories. Apart from adding music, the app also allows you to create panoramic videos, zoom-in and zoom-out videos; and share stories with GIFs.
StoryBeat supports easy sharing via all major social networking sites, while also allowing you to keep your videos private by saving them to your device. Apart from letting you access its massive library, StoryBeat grants you the option of attaching your own voice to a photo or video, taking personalization to a whole new level.
So, which one is your favorite Android app for quick cool Instagram stories?