I am a TERRIBLE patient when I’m sick. For someone who’s constantly on the go, being forced to take some down time makes me antsy and resentful at myself for getting sick.
And I don’t write much about dating on here, but I met a lovely man and went on a few dates with him and was told via text the other day that he wasn’t interested. So that was fun. He should have just left me a Post-It.
And I haven’t worked out since Wednesday because I’m sick, and I’ve definitely become the person who gets grumpy when she doesn’t work out.
So let’s talk about Instagram instead?
I’m obsessed with it. I don’t post super super often, but I am on there creeping like all the time, and I run my work Instagram as well. Like any good social media professional, I started using it when it came out a few years ago, but then I abandoned it when nobody else joined, and then picked it up fervently a year or two ago.
While the built-in filters are great, there’s also a bunch of apps that you can use to enhance your photos.
Here’s a few of my favorites!
Snapseed:Â This Google app is AMAZING. It does all of the basic photo processing you’d do in a PhotoShop-like program. I use their Tune features the most – saturation, brightness, etc.
Squaready: While it’s awesome that the new iOS lets you take square photos, sometimes you forget to turn to square mode, and then you want to Instagram a pic. This awesome app squishes your pic to either a horizontal or vertical format so that you can fit it all in the frame.
Lumie:Â For when you want to put a dreamy bokeh filter over your sweet little dog.
A Beautiful Mess (aka ABM):Â This app is both fun and ridiculous. There’s all kinds of fun overlays you can put on your photos, such as a random bike becausewhynot? or an anchor, and you can also use this one to write on your photos.
Diptic:Â This is a solid one if you want to make a collage of photos.
You know, of before-and-after lobster-holding expressions.
Â Are you obsessed with Instagram? What are your fave Instagram-editing apps?Â
Also, a little shameless work plug: we just put up an article this week on inspiring health/fitness Instagrams. Go see who I named as my fave.Â