10 FREE Holy Grail Apps To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

10 FREE Holy Grail Apps To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

They're all free!

Once upon a time, social media was just a fun way to stay in touch with your friends, but now it's so much more than that. It's about building your brand and growing your reach and influence — and that takes a lot of effort. If you want your Instagram to grow, you can't just rely on the app by itself. Here are best apps for Instagram likes and follows. The best part? They're all free!

Content Creation
1. VSCO

iOS | Android

10 FREE Holy Grail Apps To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

If you're still using Instagram's built-in filters for your photos, you're doing it wrong. VSCO is arguably the most popular photo editing app there is, and it's easy to see why. It's aesthetically pleasing, it's a great way to find inspiration, and its interface is pretty user-friendly.

2. Rookie Cam

iOS | Android

10 FREE Holy Grail Apps To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

Rookie Cam has a great selection of filters and a pretty decent array of editing tools. And their beauty filters make every selfie look snatched.

3. Snapseed

iOS | Android

10 FREE Holy Grail Apps To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

Yes, your phone probably has built-in editing tools that let you tweak your photos, but when you need precision (and trust us, you will need it), SnapSeed is the way to go. It's an incredibly powerful tool for such a bite-sized app, which is why it's one of our favourites on this rundown of best apps for Instagram likes.

4. Layout from Instagram

iOS | Android

10 FREE Holy Grail Apps To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

Want to upload a collage? Layout from Instagram lets you do just that, letting you remix up to 9 photos to create fun, unique layouts.

5. Boomerang from Instagram

iOS | Android

10 FREE Holy Grail Apps To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

If you don't already have Boomerang on your phone, what are you even doing on Instagram? Seriously, get Boomerang and start creating uber cute looping vids, stat.

6. Quik

iOS | Android

10 FREE Holy Grail Apps To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

Don't be intimidated by the GoPro label, this video editing app uses footage from any device. Quik lets you create stylish, professional-looking videos with just a few taps. Whether you're a seasoned video editor or a total noob, you'll be blown away by how easy and — well — quick creating an awesome video can be.

Engagement & Analytics
7. Buffer

iOS | Android

10 FREE Holy Grail Apps To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

Managing multiple social media accounts is no joke, so you've gotta look for tools that make your life a lot easier. Buffer lets you schedule social media posts for later, and you can manage all your social media accounts with just one app.

8. CrowdFire

iOS | Android

10 FREE Holy Grail Apps To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

Similar to Buffer, Crowdfire lets you schedule posts in advance. But it also lets you track your accounts' growth, and helps you engage with your audience by tracking mentions.

9. Hootsuite - Social Media Tools

iOS | Android

   10 FREE Holy Grail Apps To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

HootSuite also lets you schedule posts in advance, but it also lets you monitor your audience's engagement across all your platforms. Not bad for a free app, huh?

10. Reports+

iOS | Android

10 FREE Holy Grail Apps To Take Your Instagram Game To The Next Level

Instagram doesn't notify you when someone unfollows you, so if that's something you care about, an app like Reports+ is a must. It also lets you track your account's growth more closely so you can understand what kind of content works for you.

Which of these best apps for Instagram likes are you most excited to try?

Also read: Instagram Hacks 2018: What You Must Know To Get More Followers

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