Instagram stories are a fun and engaging way to captivate your audience. These apps help you stand out from the crowd and take your Instagram stories to the next level. While some of the templates on these apps require purchase, the majority of the templates on them are free. These are my top used Instagram apps that I’ve tried and tested so that you don’t have to!
Unfold is one of my absolute favorite apps for stories. It is very user friendly and offers a simple, clean theme. You can use either a photo or pre-recorded video in the templates. Also it allows you to change the background color and has different fonts available. Another thing I really love about Unfold is that you can resize and move the photo within the template as well. I use this to plan my stories ahead of time. because it allows you to create multiple pages at once (almost like a book) and preview them to make sure it flows well. This app is compatible for both iPhones and Androids.
Made with Unfold
Videoshop is an awesome app for creating and editing videos for your stories. It has great features like the ability to make your video slow motion, speed up the video, incorporate text, and add music. It also has a voice over feature that you can use to record your own voice over the video. Another feature I use frequently is the trimming feature to cut out any unwanted moments and the merger feature to combine clips all in one. I frequently edit my videos on this app and then cut them into Instagram story segments with the Cutstory app.
Cutstory allows you to import a video of any length and cut it into 15 second sections or any other time segment you would like. For example, Instagram stories are 15 seconds each so there is an option to cut a two minute video into 15 second segments. It will save chronologically and then you can then upload to your Instagram stories. It also has customizable templates you can use for your videos.
Mojo is really eye catching. It is awesome for adding animation to story templates. You can add photos and videos to their template. It also has over 100 different texts to edit your story to your liking.
StoryLuxe allows you to choose from many different themes and templates to fit your aesthetic. They have dynamic Instagram story templates using polaroid and instant film templates, neon, floral, and many more. I use this app for stories when I want to add a unique and colorful twist to my stories.
Made with StoryLuxe
There are so many fun apps for stories and I love checking out new ones to keep my stories fresh! Have fun and use your creativity to add your own twist on stories using these apps! I will keep you all posted if any apps beat these ones in my most used app lineup.