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When it comes to you creating content for your Instagram account or finding what next to post. You could be faced with a constant struggle to find new ways to keep your feed new and ultimately keeping your followers hooked.

Creativity is a hard thing on its own, its daily task you need to maintain. There are a lots of factors that can effect your creativity like the food you eat, do you exercise even stress can contribute to your creative thinking and production.

Not to mention trying to produce content on a engaging social platform competing with 700 million other Instagrammers trying to achieve the same goal.

I’m no doctor just trying to giving you an idea of the creative content struggle you could be facing. That’s when it begins to gets a little tricky from this point on wards, as the whole focal point of Instagram, is content, your content, my content, users content.

However visual communication is what it’s all boils down to, how you use your creativity to communicate is the key. When it comes to your visuals you should look at your Instagram account like a work of art. That you are carefully constructing stroke by stroke, as if you were actually painting a masterpiece day by day. You’re visually painting the story whether you’re a brand or business.

If you want to be successful with your Instagram marketing to get more followers and engagement, you need to post great content. Creating creative content is the struggle and some days you just might run out of creative paint to complete the strokes.

Although this may be true, it doesn’t mean its impossible to post great content everyday. To help you with this I chosen 5 apps to boost your creativity and help you add the much-needed paint to your masterpiece. Eliminating the anxiety of struggling to create content.

  1. VSCO

Once upon a time Instagram filters could make any post look good. But with everyone abusing filters and over using them.Standard Instagram filters are a little boring and nearly half of Instagram posts suffering from this. Instagram standard filters maybe starting to bore you as well as your followers. If you haven’t of VSCO it is one of the best photo editing apps to give your posts that exclusive filter overlay and unique style.


There are over 174 million posts on Instagram all tagged with the hashtag #vscocam. VSCO itself is a social photo platform in its own right. But does allow you to share photos to Instagram. The whole reason for using VSCO is the camera and the editing options features are phenomenal. This app gives your captures that artistic feel. Overall using this app will give your posts that extra creative flair making your photos more interesting to the eye.VSCO has a long list of features and is definitely app you need to play around with.

Available on iOS and Android

2. Storeo

Instagram Stories has over 250 million views per day and its one Instagram features you should be using. However trying to record multiple 15-second videos for your IG Stories, can be surprisingly difficult task. This is where Storeo can help by letting you record or upload a single long video. Storeo will then slice up your video into nice 15-second clips for you. This makes creating Instagram Stories clips and content a lot easier. You can use Storeo by uploading a video from your gallery or record a new one. After which you can export your slice video into 15-second clips and post it to IG. The app also lets you upload directly to Instagram Stories or download the video and post manually.

Available on iOS

3. Over

Unless you been under a rock, you will know that quotes posts on Instagram are super popular and one of the most shared content on IG(Instagram).

Over is an app that enables you to create those same motivational, inspirational post you see users sharing on Instagram. By letting you apply overlaid text and graphics onto your photos and posts.


This type of content creation is a good way of keeping your followers engaged and increases content share ability. This type of content is known to improve the awareness of your brand or business. Best practices is to watermark your posts with your Instagram username and your website URL. Whether you’re sharing tips, inspirational quotes, or want to add a creative twist to your Instagram account then Over is the app for you.

Available on iOS

4. Enlight

Enlight slogan is “You’ll Never Believe What You Can Create On iPhone”. It is one of the best photo editing apps on iOS. Using this app you can precise control over tone, color of your imagines. You can even create and save your own unique editing presets. Enlight gives you the ability to create epic monochromatic photos with darkroom techniques. The features list is vast it includes double-exposure, tilt-shift, photo montages, cloning tool for removing unwanted defects. Overall this app has a great collection of advanced editing tools. If you are wanting to add strokes to your Instagram masterpiece then Enlight is a good tool to use. This app really lets you get creative with your content.

5. Superimpose

Superimposed is like having the power of Photoshop in the palm of your hand. You can blend, mix, paste copy and cut photos. Superimpose is a very powerful app for boosting you creativity for your Instagram posts. The good thing about this app is it very simple to use. Masking in the app is a powerful tool, just tap on an area of the photo, and Superimpose will mask out all the connected area with similar colors. As well as masking you can adjust the colors, exposure and contrast of your images. Superimpose is a excellent app for producing creative imagine for your Instagram feed, the app work wells if you create Art or thought provoking images.

Available on iOS and Android

6. Canva

Canva is the old faith of creating content and editing photos for Instagram. This is the tool of choice for many social media marketers, using Canva gives you the ability to create social media banners, inspirational quote posts and more. This app is also very easy to use like the others apps I mention. Haven’t got your own images, not to worry Canva got you covered. This app comes fully stocked with over 1 million images you can use.

Canva is an all in one graphic editing suite on your smartphone, even the web based version of Canva is a strong tool for creating content and has more tools than mobile version. Final thoughts you can go wrong using Canva.

Available on iOS

Those were 6 apps to help your creativity and give your content that creative edge, to beat your creative struggles on Instagram. Instagram is changing and you need to adapt to stay ahead of the game. In the Dream Team Secrets Instagram Course we won’t just be teaching you about secret automation tools and apps, that’s just a small part of the course.

You will learn how to get the most out of Instagram for business, how to grow audiences, how to increase engagement, how to generate the perfect hashtag strategy, how to manage growth and content for multiple accounts, and where all of the best engagement groups and marketplaces are.

Stay Gramming 🙂

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