The Apps I Use For My Instagram Stories | Five Things

If I am not editing photos for my Instagram or blogging, you’ll find me playing around with different apps to edit my Instagram Stories. When Instagram first launched Instagram Stories, I never thought I would actually be sharing things I am doing at that specific moment. So… Since I am posting more and more on my Instagram Story, here’s a list of five of my fave apps to edit my photos and videos for my Instagram Stories!

⌇ SNAPSEED ⌇

When it comes to basic editing of photos, Snapseed is a must! You can easily edit the brightness, contrast, shadows and more. But Snapseed also has different filters you can use. When I first downloaded Snapseed, I had to get used to it and started playing around with all the filters. That’s when I discovered the filter I have been using for my Instagram Stories. You’ll find this filter under “Grainy film” and it’s called “X04”. It’s a subtle filter, but it looks really pretty (I think).

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⌇ VSCO CAM ⌇

Ever since I started using Instagram, my go-to app has been VSCO Cam. VSCO Cam also has options like adjusting the brightness etcetera, but it also has tons of filters. At first all of their filters were free, but now most of them you can only use if you get a subscription… But luckily my favorite filters is one of the free filters: T1. It’s kind of ‘faded’ filter so I love to use this lightly on my photos. Besides that, there is also a feature on VSCO Cam called DSCO. This is kind of like Boomerang but slower and kind of like a stop motion effect. It looks cool, so you should definitely try it!

|| App Store or Google Play Store ||

⌇ FILMM ⌇

On my Instagram Stories I used to only post photos and a Boomerang every once in awhile. But I do love to shoot videos. Whenever I travel, I take photos and videos and when I get home, I make a travel diary video of that city. I take all of these videos with my camera, but it’s a lot easier to take videos with my phone. But editing videos on my phone is very difficult and there aren’t many options when it comes to video editing. Until… Zoe Sugg & A Beautiful Mess launched Filmm App. With Filmm you are able to resize, cut, trim, adjust, add filters and also add sounds or music to your video. I love this! Just like VSCO Cam, you aren’t able to use all the filters, but I don’t mind. You have so many options when it comes to editing the videos, so you should definitely download it as well. In the end it’s very fun to post videos on your Instagram Stories, am I right?

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⌇ UNFOLD ⌇

How to make your Instagram Stories a lot more fun? Use templates! One of the apps I use for templates is Unfold. I am sure everyone knows about this app but it has so many different templates you are able to add your photos and videos to. I love the templates of Unfold because they are mostly very vintage looking, which I love. This fits the vibe of my editing very well. When you download the app CS1 and FF1 are free to use. Since I love to add my photos to a template, I also bought RP1, with a rip effect on the sides of the photos, and DW1, with a computer screen effect. For the templates of DW1 it’s hard to explain what they look like, but if you see it, you’ll definitely understand what I am trying to say.

|| App Store or Google Play Store ||

⌇ STORYLUXE ⌇

Another app to use for its templates and to post in your Instagram Story is Storyluxe. To be honest, I haven’t used to app much before. It’s pretty similar to Unfold, but there templates are a little different. They are mostly a border of a polaroid and with little tape on the sides, like you’ve put the photo in a photo album. Super cute!

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These are the apps I am using at the moment whenever I want to post an Instagram Story! It’s not that I use all of these apps every single time. Some day I like to edit the photo and add them to a template and sometimes I will only edit it a little and then post it. During summer I hope I can post even more Stories, but I am sure I will, especially when I am in Vienna, Austria. Do you post Instagram Stories often? What’s your favorite app to edit your photos at the moment?

Love,

Neeltje

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  1. I use all of these apps except for FILMM, because I guess I rarely take videos, haha. But will definitely check it out. I LOVE Unfold, I remember downloading it before it got popular and I still love it dearly to this day!

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    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 17, 2019 / 9:52 pm

      Same here when it comes to Unfold 🙂 You should really try playing around with Filmm. It’s so much fun!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 17, 2019 / 9:52 pm

      I know right! Xx

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 17, 2019 / 9:53 pm

      Thank you! Unfold is definitely worth trying 🙂

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 17, 2019 / 9:53 pm

      It’s such a good app, right! Xx

  2. Sissi
    July 18, 2019 / 5:30 pm

    Have you tried HUJI? I love the app, but the only inconvenient is that you have to take pictures through the app to get the filter otherwise you have a paid like 1 or 2$ ~ which is not that bad. My favourite thing to do with VSCO is to put the grainy effects on the pictures to have a more “film vintagy” feeling.

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    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 18, 2019 / 8:03 pm

      Yes, I have tried that and like it as well! 🙂 X

  3. July 18, 2019 / 7:32 pm

    Ik heb Filmm een tijdje geleden ook gedownload, maar heb er nog niet gebruik van gemaakt! Volgende week ga ik op vakantie, dus dat lijkt me een goed moment om het eens uit te proberen. Bedankt voor de reminder! Ik vind verder Unfold en Storyluxe ook leuke apps.

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 18, 2019 / 8:04 pm

      Moet je zeker doen! Ideaal om je vakantie heel cute vast te leggen 🙂

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 20, 2019 / 11:18 am

      Me tooo! X

  4. July 24, 2019 / 12:12 pm

    dit gaat mij ver boven mijn pet..ik ben al blij wanneer ik een foto op Instagramm post. Ik ben eigenlijk niet zo’n Insta-fan ( to put it mildly…)

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 7:41 pm

      Haha ach. Ieder zijn ding 🙂

  5. July 24, 2019 / 12:15 pm

    Ik heb fotografie gevolgd….
    een eerlijk gezegd zijn filtertjes en alle tierlantijnjes wel eens leuk om mee te spelen, maar een goede foto blijft het mooist en het meest puur in hoe die is, vind ik. Al is dat ook maar gewoon mijn mening en niets meer of minder. Mensen mogen daar niet akkoord mee zijn uiteraard! 😉

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 7:42 pm

      Ik vind een pure foto ook mooi, maar het is zo leuk om te spelen met filters en het bewerken 🙂

  6. July 24, 2019 / 2:15 pm

    Ik gebruik zelf ook veel vsco cam! Zal de andere apps ook eens bekijken.

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 7:42 pm

      VSCO Cam is zooo fijn!

  7. July 24, 2019 / 2:32 pm

    Dat trucje van VSCO kon ik nog niet. Dankje voor de tip! Ik zet Unfold ook veel in, maar Lightroom ook. Snapseed heb ik ook trouwens, dus ik gebruik al veel van je tips 🙂

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 7:42 pm

      Zeker de moeite waard om te proberen! X

  8. Kevin
    July 24, 2019 / 8:41 pm

    Really like the style of your photos, lovely! VSCO Cam is one of my favourite too and nice to discover other good and helpful apps. Thanks

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you!

  9. July 24, 2019 / 9:39 pm

    Ik gebruik zelf Unfold en snapseed veel. Je tips zijn zeker handig!

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 7:43 pm

      Fijn om te horen! Xx

  10. July 25, 2019 / 6:46 am

    Ik moet eerlijk zeggen dat ik weinig filters gebruik wanneer ik een foto op insta zet. Maar leuk om jouw tips te lezen.

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 7:43 pm

      Dankje!

  11. July 25, 2019 / 9:52 am

    ik gebruik veel lightroom en snapseed, die werken het fijnste voor mij

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 25, 2019 / 7:44 pm

      Lightroom is ook heel fijn idd! X

  12. Mandy
    July 30, 2019 / 7:57 pm

    Handig dat je dit me ons deelt, ik gebruik zulke apps niet. Misschien omdat er wel teveel keus is maar misschien ook wel gewoon omdat ik er geen behoefte aan heb haha

    • Neeltje
      Author
      July 30, 2019 / 10:26 pm

      Haha, dat kan natuurlijk ook 🙂

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