FREE APPS YOUR NEED IF YOU ARE A CONTENT CREATOR

Updated: Jan 2

Whether you are a blogger, content creator, Instagrammer, or anything relating to social media and creating, you know that adding some "spice" and "flavor" to your photos can be a bit overwhelming at times. When it comes to creating content, there are so many options out there for you to piece everything together! I've been there, believe me. With so many advertisements pushed at us on the daily about the "new best app for your stories" or "best app for video editing," it's hard trying to find what truly works best for creating the best content that you can! Well, don't worry... I got your back! I have searched high and low for the best editing and creative apps out there that actually work and ease the process of creating content! Oh, and the best part... they are all FREE! Yep, that's right.



1. PicsArt

Who says you need photoshop to add cool effects to your photos? With this app, you have access to a wide variety of effects and tools! From adding cool tones to your photos to adding dust effects, this app has it all! There is a premium version for you to buy, but honestly you have everything you could possibly need with the free version.


Download from the App Store HERE

Download from Google Play HERE


I used this app to edit this photo (loooove the sketch tool):



2. InShot

I get a lot of questions about what I use to edit my IGTVs and Instagram stories. Well, this is it! I do use a mix of apps sometimes for different effects or filters, but to piece everything together and add music, this has been my hero! I use to struggle with editing videos, it wasn't my strong suit, but InShot has made everything so much simpler and I am finally happy with how my videos are turning out!


Download from the App Store HERE

Download from Google Play HERE


3. StoryLuxe

This is an app that I go back to time and time again! If I want my photos to be in a cute polaroid template, this is the app! If I want to add some "uumph" or cute designs to my stories, this is the app! If I want to add color to the background of a photo.. (yep, you guessed it)... THIS IS THE APP! One of the things I love about their templates is that they are versatile and they are always adding new ones quite often! Such a fun app, you have to try it out if you haven't already!


Download from the App Store HERE

(Unfortunately this app isn't available for Google Play (booooo))


This fun little collage was created with this app with one of their "film" templates!



4. Over

If you are looking for a place that has a little bit of everything, you need to download this app ASAP! Not only can you create any template you need, you can also create unique stories for Instagram, edit photos, add text, and add overlays (or stickers) to your photos! I told ya... there's a little bit of everything! I have been using this app for years. From creating graphics for projects in college to now using it to add fun elements to my content, it has been an app that has had a home in my phone for a while and probably will for a long time coming!


Download from the App Store HERE

Download from Google Play HERE


5. RetroCam

If you're anything like me and love adding retro edits and effects on to your photos, then you need this app in your life! I'm talking light leaks, dust textures and emulsions, vintage/retro filters, and even glitch effects... what more could you need? Adding edits like this to my photos is one thing that has changed the game for me and allows me to add my own spices and personality to my photos and stories, so this app is a winner in my book!


Gave this photo a more retro look by adding some

cool light leaks and some dust to the photo with this app!



Download from the App Store HERE

Download from Google Play HERE


6. Hyperlapse

Ever wondered how people get those really sped up videos of themselves? Majority of the time, they probably used this app! I found out about it through another content creator on Instagram a few months ago and have been obsessed ever since I downloaded it! It is fun to use for stories, to add to videos, or even for a behind the scene look at the creation of content.


Download from the App Store HERE

(Unfortunately this app isn't available for Google Play (booooo), but there are a lot of great options like Lapse It from Google Play!)


7. Unfold

Another great app for Instagram stories and posts! This one in particular has a more clean and fresh type of look, which is very appealing and aesthetic. It also offers you to change the background and switch the coloring, but for some features you will need to purchase them. However, it is still an amazing app and I see a lot of people using it all over Instagram!


Download from the App Store HERE

Download from Google Play HERE


Pieced together this fun little Instastory with one if their polaroid templates



8.Filmm

Another trusty app for video editing! A lot of people think that there isn't much to do with this app since a lot of the features are unlocked if you buy the premium version, but you really have all that you need with the free features! With access to filters, editing tools, and even music that can be added to your videos, it is the perfect place to start to add amazing twists to your projects. I love it so much because it is so easy to use and they even give you different options for how to save your videos. For instance, if you want to save your 45-second video into 3, 15-second clips for easy uploading to Instagram, they have an option for that! Yes, please!


Download from the App Store HERE

(Unfortunately this app isn't available for Google Play (booooo.))


9. Retrica

This is a recent addition to my app collection on my phone, but I have been loving it so much! You are able to edit both videos and photos on this app and add some pretty cool effects! From grainy texture to adding a date stamp, there are so many cool elements you can add to your creations. One of my favorite features is the ability to create GIFs! It's like video mode, but with the outcome of a fun little GIF (too cool). I am still learning my way around the app, but for it being free.. it is a MUST have!


Download from the App Store HERE

Download from Google Play HERE


I hope you found this post helpful and that you found some new tools to use to create some amazing things! Remember that you don't have to spend money to be able to make some magic... there are so many amazing options out there for free!


Go get out there and CREATE!


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