11 Instagram tools you should know

With these easy-to-use apps you can turn your photos into video slideshows, or add watermarks, text, emojis and more.

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What are the best mobile apps for Instagram? Which tools do the experts use?

I recently interviewed Sue Zimmerman, a leading Instagram expert. She shared some amazing tools and tips, and I’ve listed them below. (Many of them are iPhone apps, but I’ve included Android alternatives.)

1. Videohance: Create awesome Instagram videos

You can create 15-second videos on Instagram, but because they didn’t debut until 2013, photos are still dominant on the platform. This means there’s an opportunity to stand out with video.

Videohance is a nicely designed iPhone/iPad app that makes it easy to edit videos for Instagram. Key features enable you to:

Android alternative: Videoshow

2. iWatermark: Protect your pictures

If you’re worried that people will use your images, watermark them with iWatermark. You can upload your logo, name and even the date.

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