5 Little-Known Apps and Sites Every Instagram User Needs to Know
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Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks. In fact, it has grown so fast that now a user can’t rely on the app alone. You need a little bit of help from other apps and sites to get the most out of it.

Some of these tools address flaws in Instagram, like telling you who to follow based on your interests, or removing features so that Instagram doesn’t drain the phone’s battery. Others enhance the app, letting you create gorgeous photos or picking up a random memory from your old posts.

All these apps assume you are an Instagram user already and comfortable with it. If you aren’t, you should familiarize yourself with the app and common terms on Instagram New to Instagram? 20 Common Terms You Should Know New to Instagram? 20 Common Terms You Should Know If you're new to Instagram you may be confused by the terms being thrown around. In this article, we explain the language of Instagram... Read More .

Hype Auditor (Web): Top Instagram Influencers by Country and Category

Find the most influential Instagram users in the world.
Who are the top sportspersons you can follow on Instagram from your favorite sport? Who are the active stars from the world of movies and TV, or fashion stars on Instagram? After all, there’s a lot you can learn from celebrities on Instagram. For a neat and tidy list, head to Hype Auditor’s Instagram Influencers Ranking.

Categories include beauty & fashion, cars & motorbikes, children & family, clothes shoes handbags & accessories, entertainment, fitness & yoga, home & garden, movies & TV, music, pets, photography, restaurants & food, sports, and travel & tourism. You can further filter each category by country to find the top influencers in that region.

It’s a quick and instant way to go beyond the most followed people on Instagram The 10 Most Followed People on Instagram: Should You Follow Them Too? The 10 Most Followed People on Instagram: Should You Follow Them Too? This is not our top 10 of Instagram. It's actually the top 10 accounts based entirely on the number of followers each one of them has. Do they merit the hype? Should you follow them... Read More and actually find people who do enough with the social network to be considered an influencer.

Instalist (Web): The Most “Instagrammable” Places in the World

The most Instagrammed places in the world.

A few years ago, Instagram killed its Maps feature to browse the world and find destinations where people post a lot of photos. So which are the best places to snap a picture? Check Instalist for great recommendations.

The website has location upon location, each giving you a small description of what makes it special. Clicking “Explore” takes you to that place’s geotag on the Instagram app to see the latest and featured photos from there. You can sort Instalist by country too, although only a few top countries are available for filtering right now.

It’s a simple site that relies mainly on user contributions to expand its collection. Click the “Contribute” button in the top-right corner to suggest a place of your own, along with your own photo from that location. If accepted, it’ll be a good trick to get more followers 8 Tricks to Get More Real Instagram Followers 8 Tricks to Get More Real Instagram Followers There are plenty of tips and tricks for getting noticed on Instagram. Here are some of the best. Read More .

PostMuse (Android, iOS): Easy App to Make Tricked-Out Photos

If you think it’s difficult to make the kind of stylish and well-edited images you see on some people’s Instagram, you’re dead wrong. Get the PostMuse app and you’ll be shocked at how easy it is to create a gorgeous, tricked-out image photo.

PostMuse is all about Instagram, unlike some of the other image-editing apps out there. It gives you an Instagram-sized canvas, along with tools that would be useful for the social network. On the canvas, add photos from your image gallery or pick from the many free stock images they have. Then you can add emojis, text, or shapes. All elements can be resized freely on the canvas, moved around, and you can change the opacity and color to add cool effects.

Try it out for a while and you’ll be able to create some stunning images in no time. Then it’s only a matter of saving and sharing them on Instagram. It’s the surest way to make your photos stand out on Instagram 10 Ways to Make Your Instagram Pictures Stand Out 10 Ways to Make Your Instagram Pictures Stand Out With millions of other Instagram users out there, it can be hard for you to stand out as unique or noteworthy. Here are several tips that can help you go from ordinary to extraordinary. Read More .

Download: PostMuse for Android | iOS (Free)

Rewind for Instagram (Android, iOS): Rediscover One Old Photo Every Day

Rediscover One Old Photo Every Day

Over time, your personal Instagram feed becomes a treasure-trove of old memories. Rewind for Instagram is a nice way to go back in time and rediscover one of your posts every day.

The app requires you to sign in with your Instagram account, after which it dives into your account. A simple notification toggle lets you choose whether you want Rewind to send you a random reminder every day between 9am and 5pm, with a picture of something you snapped a long time ago.

Unfortunately, Rewind only shows the image and the date you uploaded it. To get the caption and comments, tap the photo in Rewind and it will take you to the main Instagram app.

Note: Don’t confuse this with the Rewind camera mode to make your videos go backward, one of the best new features in Instagram 10 New Instagram Features You Need to Know 10 New Instagram Features You Need to Know Instagram initially made a name for itself with its filters, but the social network keeps adding new features -- and some of the latest ones look awfully familiar. Read More .

Download: Rewind for Instagram for Android | iOS (Free)

Instagram Lite (Android): Stripped-Down, Battery-Efficient Official Instagram App

 

It’s no secret that apps like Instagram constantly work in the background and drain your battery. The app is also bloated with things you might not need, like video chat or live videos. Considering how much storage, resources, and battery life is wasted on the app, you might want to try Instagram Lite.

Here’s a brief rundown of the main features missing in Instagram Lite:

  • You can’t share photos from your feed with someone else.
  • Instagram Lite doesn’t support direct messages.
  • You can view Stories and even post your own, but only as images. You can’t post video Stories yet.
  • Similarly, you can’t post videos to your Instagram feed.
  • The app compresses photos and videos, thus taking less data than you would normally consume while browsing through your feed. Videos also don’t auto-play by default, you’ll have to tap to play them.
  • Instagram Lite does not support IGTV, the new vertical video YouTube competitor Instagram Launches IGTV to Rival YouTube Instagram Launches IGTV to Rival YouTube IGTV is the next stage of Instagram's evolution, and an obvious attempt to compete with YouTube. So here's everything you need to know about IGTV... Read More .

In many ways, Instagram Lite is quite limited. But if you are not a regular Instagram user and only want to track what your friends are posting (and when they are tagging you), it’s all you need.

This isn’t the only “light” version of an app, by the way. If you’re interested in better efficiency on your phone, try these other light replacements for Android apps Save on Storage Space With These 7 Lite Android Apps Save on Storage Space With These 7 Lite Android Apps If you have an older device or just a cheap Android phone, these apps will be much better for you than their mainstream counterparts. Read More .

Download: Instagram Lite for Android (Free)

Download: Instagram Lite APK from APK Mirror (Free)

Note: Instagram Lite isn’t available in all regions yet. If you can’t download it from the Play Store, you can use the other link above to download and install the APK. If you haven’t done that before, follow the steps in our guide to manually install or sideload apps on Android How to Manually Install or Sideload Apps on Android How to Manually Install or Sideload Apps on Android Want to sideload apps on your Android phone? Installing APKs manually on Android opens up a whole new world of apps, and it's easy to do. Read More .

What Not to Do On Instagram

For any Instagram user, such third-party apps and websites add depth to how you use the social network. These should help you earn more followers and build a better network, but you need to use them wisely.

All tools are only as good as how you use them. If you ignore your followers or post sub-par photos, your Instagram account isn’t going to benefit. So make sure you avoid the things you should not be doing on Instagram 8 Things You Should NOT Be Doing on Instagram 8 Things You Should NOT Be Doing on Instagram Want more than just your friends and family following you on Instagram? Knowing what you should be doing is only half the picture. You also need to know the Instagram rules on what not to... Read More .

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  1. PostMuse
    September 11, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Really nice list! Thank you for including PostMuse on it ?! We're open to suggestions and feedback and will keep an eye on the comments here for the next days ?

    Thank you, Mihir!

    • PostMuse
      September 13, 2018 at 9:04 am

      The "?" from the above comment were emoticons when we wrote the comment. Having them transformed into question marks makes us sound like we're constantly confused :) - Isn't the internet wonderful ?

      We're still looking at comments, so feel free to leave any thoughts. Thank you, awesome readers!