The Apps You Need to Level-up Your Insta-Game

The Apps You Need to Level-up Your Insta-Game


In a recent post, we broke down some of the top tips and tricks for growing your Instagram following, which addressed photography, engagement, and discovery. And as you begin making a plan to uplevel your Instagram game in the new year — whether you’re simply sharing your life story or looking to grow your business — there are a number of external apps that can help make your content more compelling. 

Things such as having a text overlay, looped GIF, or photo collage can give your Instagram the oomph it needs. These four apps can help you get there:



Boomerang is by far our favorite new Instagram tool. It launched in October of 2015 and was best described in their blog post: “Boomerang takes a burst of photos and stitches them together into a high-quality mini video that plays forward and backward.”

The ability to create this video brings special moments to life. A simple cheers photo or photo of the ocean’s waves is now captured with movement and transfers its beauty onto your feed.

Get the App: You can find and download the Boomerang app from the App Store here.



People love beautiful imagery, that’s a fact. According to the Instagram blog, they launched the Layout, which is “a new app that lets you easily combine multiple photos into a single image. It’s fun, it’s simple and it gives you a new way to flex your creativity.” Creating collages of your photos is simply no new revelation to Instagram users, but now the company has made it easier to post those collages and streamline the process.  

Get the App: You can find and download the Layout app from the App Store here.



Another app top influencers on Instagram are using is VSCO, which is why the hashtag #vsco made our list of the top Instagram trends from 2016.

VSCO is an art and technology company that, according to its website, is a community for expression — empowering people everywhere to create, discover, and connect. And we couldn’t agree more. You can create your own profile and feed of beautiful images, with full access to filters and photo-editing features. Our two favorite filters — which are simply named as is the app itself — are G3 and T1.

Get the App: You can find and download the VSCOcam app from the App Store here.



As much as optimizing your photos and creating interactive content is important to the Instagram community, so is growing your following. And that’s what our team at Boostagram does with our clients. We’re a niche Instagram growth agency based in New York City. We’ve created an easy-to-use platform with a number of different features to help you engage and analyze others in the space to help you get discovered — and followed — authentically. (No fake followers here.)

Some of our key features include:

  • Automated activity Boostgram interacts with new fans on your behalf. This leads to thousands of new people following, liking, and interacting with your profile.

  • Full control We provide a full range of actions and settings to help you increase and target highly specific fans on your Instagram account.

  • No downloads or integrations — Our software runs entirely on our own web servers, so there is no need to download or install any applications, remember passwords for your account or watch the stats.  We take care of that for you. 

  • Dedicated Account Manager — You will have a dedicated account manager available to answer any questions via phone and email.

Sign-Up Today: Get started with Boostgram and watch your followers grow with our free 7-day trial. 

What are your favorite apps to use? Let us know in the comments!