My Favorite Instagram-Editing Apps

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?

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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.

Favorite Instagram Apps

Here’s a few of my favorites!

Snapseed: 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: For when you want to put a dreamy bokeh filter over your sweet little dog.

A Beautiful Mess (aka ABM): 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: This is a solid one if you want to make a collage of photos.

You know, of before-and-after lobster-holding expressions.

Also, I feel like I need to credit Erin for everything I know about Instagram. She is always ahead of these app trends. You can follow her here.

 Are you obsessed with Instagram? What are your fave Instagram-editing apps? 

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. 

10 comments on “My Favorite Instagram-Editing Apps

  1. T.

    I didn’t realize that you worked for Daily Burn! I have heard so many good things about it. I’m going to follow your work instagram now.

  2. meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles

    I would love to talk apps but I need to address guys for a minute – what is up with them all? lol. The post-it reference I just know is from Sex and the City when Burger left Carrie the post-it. Nowadays it’s done by text. Hope you feel better soon.

  3. katie

    I feel you on the dating struggles. What a dork. Also, get lots of sleep and drink lots of water. i just had the worst cold for 2 weeks, and really wish the first week I had rested more. I think thats why I had to deal with 2 weeks of crap instead of just 1.

  4. Cate

    That guy is a loser and his mother clearly didn’t raise him properly. His loss! Hope you’re feeling better. Thanks for the app tips – I’m always looking for fun ways to jazz up my photos.

    Hope you and Bailey are cuddling on the sofa today. 🙂

  5. Cathryn

    I’m sorry about the guy. That’s rude.

    We are also sick and I am actually scanning Instagram and feeling grumpy that everyone else is running trails on a sunny California morning and I got back from church, put my PJs back on and my entire family will be spending the day on the sofa. So thanks for the filter ideas and the DB ideas on who to follow! I really like IG!

  6. TJ

    As sucky as it may be to get dumped via text, at least you got something. I dated a guy for almost 2 years and he broke up with me by disappearing and disconnecting his cell phone. Classy.

  7. Erin@ A Girl & Her Mutt

    HA! If only I could get a job making collages in Diptic and posting to Instagram! Life would be grand. I will have to stay on my Instagram game.

    Sorry about the text message break-off. Not even an email?! Loser.

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