The 10 Best Apps to Plan Your Instagram Feed in Minutes!

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Ever plan the perfect Instagram post only to realize you didn’t have the right tools to make it happen? 😢 We get it! So many steps go into planning top-notch visual content for your Instagram feed that it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

That’s why our resident Instagram experts Rebekah Radice, Jeff Sieh, and I cracked open our Instagram content processes (and phones!) to give you the skinny the 10 best apps we’ve ever used to plan our Instagram posts and pictures. 

Ready to experiment with some new tools and plan out your Instagram content in a whole new way, eye-catching way? Watch the recap of our FB Live below, and keep scrolling to find out more details on each app like pricing, availability and key features!

1. Easil

Price: Free for Basic, $7.50 a month for additional features and capabilities

Download: Easil is currently only available on desktop

Why You’ll Love It

Easil is a top-notch DIY design platform designed by graphic designers. In Easil, you’ll find top-of-the-line, ready-to-use templates for a variety of social media and file sizes, from Instagram Stories to full Presentations and beyond! Amazing visuals like those found in Easil will elevate your content to a new level, and help you plan a look and feel that is sure to WOW!

Easil’s designs look and feel as if they were made by your own personal graphic designer for a fraction of the cost! Don’t believe us? Take a peek at some of the available Instagram Story Templates below!

Screenshot of Easil templates located within the graphic design Instagram planning app

Plus, Easil has a ton of user-friendly tools for creating advanced graphics like GIFs, PNG files, and multi-layered files. You’ll also never have to worry about branding the designs you make – you can upload your own fonts, logos, and even craft an entire custom Color Palette based on your image automatically with the click of a button!

To hear our thoughts on why Easil is a must for professional-looking graphic designs, skip to 3:10 in our FB Live Replay above! 

2. Be Funky

Price: Free for Basic features and $6 a month, or $4.99 a month when billed in a one-time annual payment for additional features

Download: Android or iOS

Why You’ll Love It

Be Funky is something of a veteran in the photo editing app world, and it’s only gotten better with time! Not only is this handy app available on iOS and Android, but you can also access all its nifty features like basic photo resizing, touch-ups and blemish removal, collage templates, and light effects on the desktop!

Plus, Be Funky is super user-friendly. Take a look at the screenshot below to see just how easy it is to navigate the features and find the tools you need.

To hear our thoughts on why we love Be Funky for photo editing, skip to 9:13 in our FB Live Replay above! 

3. The LightTricks Suite 

Price: Free for basic features, subscription costs for more advanced features

Download: Android or iOS

Why You’ll Love It:

We included the entire LightTricks suite in this round-up because all of their apps and tools are top-notch! LightTricks are the makers of Enlight PhotoFox, VideoLeap, Quickshot, PixaLoop, Swish and possibly their most well-known, FaceTune!

With the tools produced by LightTricks, you can achieve professional-quality editing on your photos, touch up blemishes and imperfections, shoot effortless video and even add movement to still images! 

To see a play-by-play of the amazing edits you can achieve with LightTricks, skip to 12:10 in the FB Live Replay!

4. InShot

Price: Free, or pay $2.99 to remove ads and get access to additional features

Download: Android or iOS

Why You’ll Love It:

InShot is a must-have app if you frequently repurpose videos onto your social media profiles. This easy-to-use app allows you to fit existing videos into different post sizes, such as Instagram Stories, Posts, Youtube videos and more! 

InShot also has text overlays, GIFs, music and stickers available that you can time over different parts of your video! Check out this video below to see how easily you can do it! 

Want to hear more about InShot’s easy video editing capabilities? Skip to 17:09 in the FB Live replay!

5. Typorama

Price: Free

Download: Android or iOS

Why You’ll Love It:

Typorama is hands-down one of the easiest ways to create breath-taking typography on your Instagram Posts, Stories and more! In fact, it takes the guesswork out of font pairings for you by “automagically” generating 35 text layouts from hundreds of fonts! 

All you have to do is select your background, type your text and style it! Plus, you can add other design elements to make it pop with 3D effects, shadows, gradients, and filters! Take your photos from pretty to awe-inspiring with just a few simple words, just like Rebekah did in her Story below! 

And if you want to include a picture like this in your Feed as well, it’s just as simple as cropping the image.

Learn more about Typorama at 20:03 in the FB Replay!

6. Lightroom  

Price: FREE for Android/ iOS, $9.99 for some Pro features, including Creative Cloud access

Download: Android or iOS

Why You’ll Love It:

If you’ve ever worked with presets or dreamed of using them on your Instagram images, Lightroom is the photo editing app tool you need.

Not only can you expertly edit lighting, colors, tones and photo composition in Lightroom, it’s also one of the most popular apps for downloading and installing presets that help you edit a photo in seconds in the same style as your other photos, establishing an aesthetic when planning your Instagram feed!

To see preset editing in action, check out this quick video below!

7. WordSwag 

Price: $3.99 

Download: Android or iOS

Why You’ll Love It:

If quotes are regularly included in your Instagram feed theme, a tool like WordSwag is invaluable! This handy app automatically generates a beautiful design from your text, and you can choose between 30 other choices with a handy click to find the design combination that works for you.

You can also share your design with friends and contacts easily, which increases the chance that your lovely design could get a repost on another account!

Find out what we have to say about WordSwag at 31:59 in our FB Live Recap!

8. Over 

Price: Over Pro Monthly is $14.99 or $99.99 for a yearly subscription

Download: Android or iOS

Why You’ll Love It:

Over is another top-notch design service that allows you to design beautiful posts, videos, and graphics from your mobile device! You can add text to photos, expertly edit, and even use thousands of breathtaking templates to design world-class posts with ease. 

Over also gives you a ton of tips, tricks and hack articles designed to take you from a design beginner to a design pro in no time. Take a look at some of the amazing resources they offer, right on the home page!

To find out why we love this OG graphic design app, skip to 35:23 in the replay!

9. Photoshop Fix

Price: Free, or $9.99 subscription to the Creative Cloud

Download: Android or iOS

Why You’ll Love It:

Photoshop Fix is a top tool for healing, liquefying, painting and even removing entire objects out of your photo! Take a look at Rebekah’s screenshot below – would you believe she edited a huge, dark nasty stain off the wall behind her with the flick of her finger?

Photoshop Fix gives you masterful control over your photos, allowing you to put your best photo forward in just a few clicks. 

To hear more about Rebekah’s experience with Photoshop Fix, skip to 37:40 in the replay!

10. Tailwind App 41:50

Price: $15 monthly per account, or $9.99 a month when billed annually

Download: iOS

Why You’ll Love It:

We’ve presented 9 tools to help you edit your photos, create amazing videos, and even style world-class text boxes. However, to plan your Instagram feed, you need to see all those posts together and arrange them to your liking, right?

That’s where Tailwind comes in! When you upload your posts into your drafts, you can expertly drag and drop your posts to rearrange them and see what they’ll look like before you even post, thanks to the 9-Grid Preview!

You can play with the order of your posts in real-time to create a stunning Instagram feed in just seconds. Try it out!

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To find out more about the features of Tailwind that help you plan and perfect your feed in minutes, skip to 41:50 in the FB Live Replay!

Whether you have a vision you can’t figure out how to implement, or you’re clean out of inspiration, these apps will get your feed popping in no time! 😎

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Have a favorite app to help you plan your Instagram feed and capture world-class visuals every time? Let us know in the comments below! 👇

Kristen Dahlin is a Content Marketer at Tailwind — a Pinterest and Instagram scheduler and analytics platform. A recent graduate of OU with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management, Kristen is living in rural Oklahoma with her husband Kyle, daughter Sophie, terrier Kerouac, and a very temperamental flower garden.

4 thoughts on “The 10 Best Apps to Plan Your Instagram Feed in Minutes!

  1. Thank you SO much for recommending Easil! I’ve tried lots of editing apps but I don’t like to edit on my phone (too small) even for Instagram and Canva just hasn’t delivered in terms of being able to create consistent branding without buying the pro feature. I started using Easil yesterday and love the fact that I can upload fonts and create a brand kit. Feeling so much better about my branding now!

    1. Hi Sarah,

      You’re SO welcome! Easil’s tagline says it best: they’re the perfect secret DIY design weapon! I’m so glad you’ve found a fit for your branding goals. 🙂 Kristen

  2. Hello, Kristen. Greetings of the day.
    First of all, thanks for the classic apps plan Instagram feed. The new version of Instagram comes with the latest design that makes it faster and valuable. However, these apps add extra magic in photography. I personally like Snapseed and Lightroom for creativity on Instagram.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi Jessica,

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for your note – I swear by Lightroom and Snapseed definitely gets an honorary mention from us! -Kristen

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