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2 apps you need as a “instagrammer”/ blogger

There are so many apps on the market that help you when it comes to creating content for instagram, whether that be an editing app, a scheduling app or even an app to help you make instagram stories more creative. I bet you have at least 3 apps that you use to help you with the content that you want to upload to Instagram. Well I have 8! and I use every single one of them (does that make me sound obsessive? I’m not sure..LOL) all I know is that I use all of them and they all help me out in some way. The thing is, you always want to feel happy and confident when uploading to Instagram. You want to enjoy what you are sharing with people, maybe get some fab comments and hopefully inspire someone. Over the last year or so I have really knuckled down on my instagram game. Which means that I have such a long list of things I have to do when it comes to creating just ONE SINGLE PICTURE. You might be the same too?

Here is a list of things I consider when creating one single picture for instagram:

What I am taking pictures for (what products or clothes need to be involved)

Where I am going to be shooting

If anyone is free to help me or am I using my bestie..my tripod and self timer

How the picture looks after being taken, is there is anything I need to edit out

How I am going to edit the picture

How the pictur fits my theme and when the picture should be uploaded

What time I will upload

What caption I am going to have

What hashtags I am going to use / who I will tag in the picture

Where I am going to share my picture

I have a whole list of things and I know (hope LOL) that yours sounds a little similar. Can we all agree that finding apps that makes this process easier would be a miracle, right? If you have read my

Up your engagement on instagram post 

then you will have read me talking about how important I think it is to put alot of time and effort into your instagram. I definitely believe that you get back what you put in, do you get me? if you work hard then it will eventually pay off. So thinking about all of these extra things, I think is necessary and important.

Well I have found 2 amazing apps that you need!

Don’t get me wrong, I know there are 1 million different types of apps on the internet and you have probably been told once or twice to download a certain app. BUT, TRUST ME! when I tell you that I have found 2 apps that you are going to need to download right this second (If you don’t have them already)

First App : ReTouch

If you follow me on instagram < come and follow me as I am pretty happy with how things are going over there atm. Then you might have seen my instagram stories where I used this app. This app allows you get rid of anything you don’t want in your pictures, this is why I love this app because you can take pictures wherever you want and remove anything you don’t want in the picture. I put up a couple of instagram stories, of me removing items from my images such as.. a bin.. yup.. I removed a whole bin from my picture because I didnt want it there. I had alot of people messaging about this process and everyone seemed like they wanted to know more about the app.

Removed a bin

Removed unwanted pieces of dirt and bits on the floor.

“No one ever talks about this app, which is why I never knew there was an app for it”

Then I started getting messages from people asking me if I could remove some items in their pictures which I loved because I want to help in any way that I can. I am also slightly obsessed with this app so the more the merrier.

Got rid of a tent pole and a red bin – Via @louisemarguerite 

This app is so good because it is so easy to navigate around the app, it’s not like photoshop where there are a million different features that you use to get rid of things. It is so simple to use and once you start you will get addicted. I just love that I can take pictures wherever and remove anything I don’t want in the picture.

I first downloaded this app because..

On some days I don’t have a whole day to take pictures, sometimes I only have a minute to quickly get a shot and be done with it. I downloaded this app because this is perfect for a quick shot, that way if you get someone that decides to photobomb your picture or even a massive pile of rubbish in the back ground.. you can literally remove it all with this. A while ago I took this lovely picture and I was so happy with it, but behind me there was a massive pile of rubbish and I didn’t end up posting it because I felt so conscious about it. If only I had this app back then..

Second App : Preview

A while ago I did a post on my Instagram stories where I spoke about what apps I use for Instagram. I had alot of messages about this specific app, alot of people seemed interested in it. If you haven’t heard about this app, it is basically an Instagram feed planner. You upload all of the instagram pictures that are currently on your feed and then all of the pictures you want to upload in the future. You can move them all around and see how each image fits your feed and where abouts the picture will look good. Back in the day, I used to upload a picture to my instagram and see how it looked then delete it straight away, then re-upload it once I was happy with it. However, this app is amazing because it plans how your feed already looks so there is nothing to worry about. I feel so much more confident with this app and know that I am happy with everything I am uploading. 99.7% of the pictures I upload on Instagram are pre planned and were probably taken a week or so ago. If you are a content creator, YOU NEED THIS APP!! planning your Instagram feed is so necessary, so this app is essential.

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Ooooo look how lucky you are getting a little insight to some future instagram pictures! – this has already changed though since yesterday.

I first downloaded this app because..

I never used to plan my Instagram feed, I just used to literally wing it. One day.. I literally (as staged as it sounds) sat there and thought, I wonder if there is an app for planning your Instagram content. AND THERE IS! no one ever talks about this app, which is why I never knew there was an app for it. I found this app and I love it because it is so simple to use and literally just for planning your instagram feed which is what I wanted. I know there are other sorts of apps where you can plan your instagram stories and all that jazz, but that isn’t really a bit of me. I like to wing it and do whatever the hell I want, you know?

Do you have any of these apps? or are there any apps you think are essential for instagram?

Sophia xo

9 Comments

  1. September 7, 2019 / 8:35 pm

    I will try Retouch app! Thanks for this xx

    • Sophiaaaxo
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 8:40 pm

      Do it! you will love it. Thank you for reading xx

    • Sophiaaaxo
      Author
      September 16, 2019 / 8:41 pm

      Use it! you will love it! no worries, thank you for reading! xx

  2. September 8, 2019 / 8:14 pm

    I don’t have either of these apps, and I feel like I need both in my life! At the moment, I just save pictures to my camera roll and try and work out what they’d look like next to each other on my grid, so Preview sounds like the perfect fix and ReTouch sounds incredible as well.. 🙊

    • Sophiaaaxo
      Author
      September 16, 2019 / 8:35 pm

      You really do! haha! it’s quite hard working out what will look good next to each other though isn’t it? definitely download them, you will feel much better about uploading instagrams!

  3. September 8, 2019 / 8:16 pm

    This was super helpful, thank you for recommending these apps! I’m downloading the ReTouch app asap! I need it in my life haha 😀

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    xx

    • Sophiaaaxo
      Author
      September 16, 2019 / 8:36 pm

      Thank you for reading! definitely download them! would love to know your thoughts on them if you use them. You do, it is beyond helpful! good luck x

  4. September 11, 2019 / 2:48 am

    I havent heard of either of these. I need to try them to try and up my Instagram page!

    • Sophiaaaxo
      Author
      September 16, 2019 / 8:43 pm

      Try them! you will love them x

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