Using apps to make stories and posting to Instagram is a good option for those who want to get away from the ordinary and make personalized and creative posts. Some free apps and websites allow you to create stories with unique effects that can be useful for personal or business use to engage more followers. Online services like Bannersnack and Desygner make it possible to create posts with different aesthetics, using ready-made templates that can be edited by computer.
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Already on the phone, apps like Nichi, Mojo and Postmuse will help you make different publications from ready-made layouts of various themes, which can be edited to achieve the desired effect. Some of them allow you to create collages, polaroids and use special effects on video. With that in mind, dnetc has put together eight services to make custom stories and publish on Instagram. Check out the options below.
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Nichi app makes photo collages ideal for Instagram Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / dnetc
The Nichi app, available for iPhone (iOS), offers ready-to-make layouts. The app's aesthetics use graphic elements such as floral, foliage, tape and vintage objects. The result is a beautiful, modern and delicate publication. Among the available frame options are polaroid photographs, which give the post a retro style. You can add text as captions, change colors, and choose stylized wallpapers. One of the restrictions that the app has is a limit of eight photos per collage.
Unfold app lets you make simple montages to publish in Stories Foto: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Unfold has been known to allow you to make photo and video montages and collages on solid color backgrounds. The user must select a collage format from the available options and then add the gallery images to resize them. The minimalist style of posts, without many graphics, is ideal for more discreet people who want to use different posts. Edits are made in a simple editor, with basic and easy-to-use tools.
Adobe Spark lets you create art in Stories format on PC and mobile Photo: Helito Beggiora / dnetc
Adobe Spark is a platform that offers post templates that are ready to customize. Just choose the template and select the customize option, where you can change all page elements, text, color palette and design. The app also allows you to create posts with animated text, which appear on the screen drawing the attention of followers. The Adobe tool can also be used to make posts to Instagram from your computer.
Bannersnack website lets you easily edit stories from your computer Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Bannersnack has editable banner templates that can be used on Instagram. There are several templates ready in Stories format that can be edited to create own posts. The user can edit the image by inserting photos, text, backgrounds and product images, ideal for creating small business profile posts. The editor is easy to use and has cool features like using layers, similar to Photoshop.
Mojo app lets you change the layout of the template Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
The Mojo app lets you create Stories with animated effects using photos and videos from the user gallery. This means that templates create animations of various types, such as gradually revealing the photo on the screen, applying photo-moving captions, or videos that split the screen with graphic shapes. The features offered by the app make publications look professional. The user can edit all elements of the screen as they wish, creating custom stories according to their visual identity. An own image bank with high quality photos also makes it possible to create more generic publications.
Desygner site has several story templates to customize by computer Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Desygner is an online design tool that lets you create arts from your computer. After logging in, the user should choose the size for Instagram Stories and select a template ready to customize. There are good options, between free and paid, of various themes, all with high quality images. You can change the text, placement of elements on the screen, and colors, as well as add graphics. It is also allowed to add own images. In the end, the user can save the file in JPEG, PNG or PDF.
Prisma applies painting effects to photos and shares directly with Instagram Photo: Luciana Maline / dnetc
Prisma is well known for leaving photos that look like paintings and artworks, offering an extensive catalog of filters with diverse colors and textures. The option can be useful for those who want to publish different images in publications, using effects from different aesthetics of famous plastic artists. Native integration with Instagram lets you upload your edited photos directly to Stories, making your photos published with just a few steps.
Postmuse has several Stories templates separated by category Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Available for Android and iPhone, Postmuse has a large library of ready-to-edit templates. The options are divided into themes like minimalist, floral, stationery and seasons, with aesthetics that relate to the subject. There are also models for parties and events, such as birthdays, trips and weekends. The image editor lets you add gallery photos, text and emojis to make custom posts. There are good free options to use, but the paid plan releases all filters at a cost of $ 69.90 per year.