The Best Apps for Creating Awesome IG Stories


There are numerous apps for creating Instagram stories on the market. And new ones appear every day. But how to choose which one is the best for you? We are here to help you!

Stories are getting more creative and engaging lately. And with more interactive options, also fun. Businesses use stories to connect with their audience and redirect traffic to their profile, and from there to their websites. But with a lot of other things and obligations to do, who has the time to create such demanding stories? Luckily, these apps can help us to be fast, efficient, and interesting when creating our stories.

The apps are usually easy to navigate and handle, even for beginners. But it will take some time until you learn how to navigate through it. You might feel overwhelmed with all the tips and tricks, but give it time.


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Over is available for desktop and mobile, and it is an amazing app that allows you to put text and graphics on your photo or video. But not just your photos, you can also choose something from their gallery. There are tons of photos, graphics, fonts, templates, and tools to choose from.

On their website, you can find a step-by-step guide on how to use the app. Also, they have a large community if you need some help or feedback on your designs. It is a great thing because you can search for inspiration there.

You can check the pricing here.

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Unfold Instagram app

The Unfold app is available for iOS and Android. It has grown fast in popularity in 2020 because of modern templates and relatively easy use. It is currently one of the most popular apps.

There are more than 200 templates for which Unfold won awards for. You can preview how your stories will look like on Instagram. It is quick and simple, it has filters and effects you can add. You can also choose between different font styles.


Mojo Instagram

Mojo is available in the App Store and Google Play. It is concentrated on creating animated/video stories. Videos are easy to trim, crop, add effects, text, animations, colors, and much more.

Mojo has more than 300 templates available, text, GIFs, and music you can integrate into your stories. Of course, you may add your media too.

Mojo allows you to share stories on your platforms. You don’t need to create the account, just download the app and start creating. Some features are only available to PRO users, though.


Canva Instagram app

It is not a secret that we are in love with Canva, and we create most of our content with it. That is because it is an extremely easy, awesome, and helpful app.

Among all the fabulous templates for different kinds of posts, Canva offers the creation of Instagram stories as well.

Numerous story templates presented in this app, which is available in mobile and desktop version, give you a great amount of flexibility. Except for templates, you can also design stories from scratch. You can customize fonts, images, colors, and layouts. You can add photos and graphics from the library, or your own.

The basic Canva plan is free, with limited options. You can check the other prices HERE.

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Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark Instagram app

Who hasn’t heard of Adobe products? Although Photoshop and Lightroom are far more well known, the learning curve is too demanding for an average user. Even in mobile apps. That may be the reason why they launched Adobe Spark.

So, Adobe Spark makes it easy to create high-quality stories with no design experience. You can create motion graphic stories in just one click and add text animations. Pick from thousands of templates/designs, change and modify the content, and add your logo, fonts, and brand colors to fit your content.

The mobile app is free for use, same as the desktop starter plan.

Life Lapse

Life Lapse appsWith Life Lapse you can create high-quality stop motion videos on your smartphone. The app is available for iOS and Android phones.

In Life Lapse they say that you can “learn, film and share your first video under 7 minutes”. And who doesn’t need some extra time? Their tutorials will guide you through every step of the process, so this app is also good for beginners. All you need to have is a camera and good lighting.

They practically promise that you will create high-quality videos 10x faster than with some professional equipment. You will find editing tools inside the app, which means you can adjust speed, filter, add music, and set the timing of your video.

There are so many photo and video apps on the market you can choose from, that everybody can find something that suits him/her. Don’t let making Instagram stories to be just work. It should also be creative, fun, and easy! Let us know how you handled it.


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.