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5 Surefire Apps for Growing Your Instagram Engagement This Year

5 Surefire Apps for Growing Your Instagram Engagement This Year

Instagram is one of the leading social media networks. It is not one you can get away from. Every business needs to have some sort of presence on this network. But getting engagement is far from easy. You need to make sure that your pictures are perfect and you are taking the time to interact with others users.

This guide is going to introduce you to some of the surefire apps that will help to boost your Instagram engagement this year.

1. VSCO Cam

The VSCO Cam app is an app that allows you to take photos in clear HD and edit them on the go. Your photos will have more clarity and more vividness. The quality of your photos will impact how much engagement you get because that’s what causes people to stop scrolling through their news-feeds.

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VSCO Cam also comes with a website filled with tutorials for how to make use of the app. This will help you improve the quality of your photos like never before.

2. DSCO

There is more to Instagram than images. Video content is also growing in popularity. But what you must remember is that videos can be turned into something called GIFs. They are only seconds long and they loop over and over again. DSCO is by far the best app to create a GIF without the need for professional editing software.

And a GIF or two in your content calendar can increase engagement many times over. DSCO will walk you through the whole process of creating a GIF from capturing a video to putting it together.

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3. Instamacro

The Instamacro app is all about helping you to engage with others when you just do not have the time. It carries out all the basic, tedious tasks that must be done but require hours of dedication. Some of these tasks include:

  • Following others
  • Reciprocating follows
  • Scheduling posts
  • Liking other pictures

To get engagement you nearly always have to make the first move. This app will do it for you when you just do not have the time to be online.

And it does it without all the hassle of needing to understand complex concepts and technical terms. The complete novice can easily launch Instamacro and start improving their engagement levels on Instagram.

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4. Priime

Filters are the essence of what makes an Instagram photo different from all other Instagram photos. The last thing you want is to produce a photo only to not have it pop.

Priime comes with filters tested by leading photographers. There is also in-app purchases you can take advantage of at the same time to expand the number of available Instagram filters and get the app you deserve.

5. Slow Shutter Cam

Going beyond what people normally see on Instagram is the key to encouraging engagement. The Slow Shutter Cam app brings back the motion blur and light trail effects you can normally only get from a DSLR camera. Now you can take stunning photos your competitors are simply unable to match.

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Take note that to successfully do this you need to ensure that there is as little movement as possible. A tripod is recommended in conjunction with this app.

Conclusion – Be an Instagram Master

Engaging with others is one thing, but the real way to get ahead of the competition is to produce the content they can’t. Producing quality content that can’t be matched anywhere else is the key to success, and these apps are going to help you do that. So go ahead and give it a try to maximize your social media marketing exposure.

How will you become an Instagram master?

Featured photo credit: Pexels / Tranmautritam via pexels.com

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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