10 Instagram tools you need in your life

SCHEDULING APPS

1. PLANN. Benefits: colour palette suggestions, best performing hashtags and most engaged media based on your most recent posts. Ability to analyse competitors’ posts. No desktop feature yet. Affordable at $5 per month. 

2. Planoly. Benefits: great analytics, track hashtags and competitor accounts, easy-to-use interface, desktop feature. Expensive at $20 per month for 2 accounts (or $99 per month for 5 accounts). 

3. UNUM. Benefits: Free, easy to use. 

4. Preview. Benefits: Visual planner so you can drag and drop, with unlimited grids, deep hashtag analytics. Free. 

5. Later. Benefits: Visual Planner. Bulk uploads, the ability to label and organise. Basic and pro analytics. Free for individuals, and $49 plans available for five accounts. 

EDITING APPS

6. VSCO. Benefits: Hard to understand interface, free trial automatically places you into the $30 per year subscription. 

7. A Color Story. Benefits: Easy to use for colour correcting images. Limited filters and features, pay for upgrades from $4.99 to $13.99 per pack. 

PRODUCT (SHOP YOUR IG FEED) APPS

8. Like2buy. Benefits: more for fashion and lifestyle retailers and bloggers, but a handy resource. 

9. FourSixty. Benefits: more for fashion and lifestyle retailers and bloggers, but a handy resource. foursixty.com

CREATING INSTAGRAM STORY TEMPLATES

10. Adobe Spark. Benefits: great to use for Instagram Story templates, drag and drop, easy to use. 

BONUS

11. Schedugram. Posts to Instagram for you!