Nowadays, Instagram Stories are a tool used to grow brands and expand e-commerce. Therefore, it’s extremely important to make sure your Instagram Stories are not only eye-catching, but also effective in drawing new clients to your business. While the Instagram app itself offers several features for creating and editing Stories, other apps have been curated specifically to take your Stories to the next level. Here are 5 of our favorites!

1. Mojo

Mojo is first on the list because it’s one we’ve found ourselves using a lot recently. It’s a “freemium” app, which essentially means that it’s free to download but has in-app enhancements you can purchase later. 

Within the app, you have many options for story creation. You can choose a photo from your camera roll, or you can choose to search the wide array of free stock photos from Unsplash. Afterwards, you can add text and even music directly in the app. Once you’re done editing, you can share your new story directly to Instagram or save it to your camera roll to post later.

Mojo is available on both iOS and Android, so it’s accessible to everyone! We highly recommend that you check it out. 

2. Unfold

Another “freemium” app, Unfold is optimized for creating collages to put on your Instagram Stories. You can combine photos, add text, and create beautiful images to advertise products or grow your brand awareness. This app includes 25 free templates and 90 premium (paid) ones, so even if you opt for the free version, you’re getting many different options to play with! And best of all, Unfold isn’t just for photos – you can add text and edits to videos as well.

Unfold is available for iOS and Android, and you can find the app and more information here

3. Hype-Type

Hype-Type is another app for turning your photos and videos into Instagram Stories, and its main strength is adding text. Hence the name! If you’re mainly posting quotes to your Instagram Story, this app is a fantastic choice for you. With a huge range of text types and even animation choices, Hype-Type is perfect for businesspeople and individual brands, as well as companies and larger brands.

This app is also available for both iOS and Android.

4. Over

Over is one of the highest-rated apps for creating Instagram Stories. It’s free, with paid premium options to add on, and it’s one of the best on the market.

Within Over, there are several premade templates to choose from, or you can create an entirely new one of your own! The app also has unique stickers and fonts to choose from. Over is a slightly more advanced app than the ones we’ve covered here; it may take a while to learn, but once you do, you’ll be making incredible content for your Instagram Stories!

Over is available for iOS and Android, and they have an awesome promotional video to watch here!

5. Canva

You may have seen Canva in its website form, but did you know that they also have an app? Canva has templates created specifically for Instagram Stories. They come in all different color palettes and styles, and they are also completely customizable! And best of all? It’s completely free.

This app has an incredibly wide selection of templates for your social media, so you’re able to stick to a pre-existing theme or try something new. Canva is available for both iOS and Android, and the link to download can be accessed here.

Creating beautiful Instagram Stories shouldn’t be difficult, and with these apps, it doesn’t have to be. Dive into this new territory with any of these apps, and we know you’ll love the results you’ll get! 

If you haven’t yet delved into the craziness of social media, don’t worry. Reach out to us here at Blackwood Creative; we’re the experts at social media and content marketing, and we’d love to work with you to increase your brand awareness.

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