Trying to achieve the perfect Instagram aesthetic? Here are three apps that might help you towards that goal. This year, one of my goals is to start posting on Instagram more. It’s no secret that I’m ridiculously picky when it comes to using the app and I’m constantly trying to arrange and rearrange my grid to make it look better.
Cue my awful habit of deleting posts again and again… and again.
With this in mind, I’ve recently been searching for an app that allows me to plan my Instagram feed. I’m hoping that this will help me cut down on the amount of images I delete and generally make me feel more confident about posting on the ‘gram.
Here are three of my favourite planning apps that I’ve come across:
Preview is a great app and the one that I’m currently using the plan my feed. It’s available for free on the app store, although there are both pro and premium memberships that allows you additional features such as access to hashtag analytics and additional filter packs for editing photos.
A feature that I personally love using in Preview is their drag and drop feature. Once you upload potential Instagram posts to the app, you have the ability to drag the images around to see what photos look best in what order. It’s a life saver for picky ‘grammers like me who worry about having two photos that use the same background in a row or clashing colours.
2. A Color Story
Another app that I’ve also dabbled in for planning my Instagram feed is A Color Story. Founded by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman (the founders of A Beautiful Mess), A Colour Story is absolutely gorgeous and not only allows you to plan your Instagram feed, but can also help you create a theme aesthetic.
On the app there are over 100 filters and 40 effects that you can use to edit your photos. A lot of the filters are bundled into packs that have been curated by bloggers and they remind me a lot of dreamy Lightroom Presets that are available to buy from sites like Creative Market.
The third and final app that might be useful if you want to start planning your Instagram feed is Later. Although I haven’t used the app in a little while (mostly due to wanting to cut down my time in front of my desktop), it was great if you wanted to plan and upload Instagram posts from a computer rather than your phone.
To start planning all you need to do is login to the app’s website Later.com, upload media and schedule posts. You will then receive a notification on your phone when your post is ready to go live. Simply click publish and it’s as easy as that.
How do you plan your Instagram feed? Do you use an app? Let me know in the comments below. Alternatively, if you’re looking for ways to improve your Instagram photography game, head over to last week’s post featuring 5 free flat lay backgrounds. Until next time.