SOCIAL MEDIA

Engage your peeps. Get more peeps. Rinse and repeep.

TOOLS in THIS CATEGORY

Lumen5 ★♥︎
High-Powered Instagram Video Editor

Planoly
Aesthetic-Friendly Instagram Post Planner

Ripl
Branding-Friendly Social Post Planner

Lumen5 ★♥︎

High-Powered Instagram Video Editor

If you want to create beautiful, professional Instagram Stories, but learning Final Cut Pro sounds like the final nail in your coffin, you need this app. It’s called Lumen5 and even the free version can make Insta magic happen. Watch this video we created with Lumen5 for an Instagram Story.

🌐 lumen5.com
🆓 3 free videos per month
💰 $29/month for Starter (10 videos/month), $79/month for Premium, upwards from there; save about 30% by paying annually

Planoly

Aesthetic-Friendly Instagram Post Planner

For a meticulous Instagram feed, take a look at Planoly. The core purpose of Planoly is similar to tools like Hootsuite, in that it helps you plan and schedule social-media posts—except that Planoly is designed specifically around Instagram (and then Pinterest later). Some of the unique features are just plain handy, like being able to save sets of hashtags for quick deployment. Other features are potential game-changers for anyone invested in Instagram—like forecasting what your IG feed will look like in the future. The cherry on top: they have web apps, so you’re not tied to mobile for your Instagram-planning needs!

🌐 planoly.com
🆓 Capped at 1 user, 30 uploads per month per profile
💰 Solo for $9/month (fewer limitations, way more features), Duo for $19/month (no limitations and all the features); save about 20% by paying annually

Ripl

Branding-Friendly Social Post Planner

Recently, lots of new apps and platforms are really fresh re-combinations of other ideas—so it’s mostly a question of which ideas you’re combining. We can appreciate Ripl for its useful fusion: it’s like the love child of Hootsuite (a social-post planning tool) and Canva (a branding- and template-friendly image editor), plus access to half a million stock images and all-in-one social metrics. Cherries on top: (1) you can Ripl on both desktop and mobile, and (2) Ripl gives template and tag recommendations based on the branding details you’ve provided. Plans start at $15/month after a free trial.

🌐 ripl.com
⏳ 7-day trial (no CC required)
💰 $14.99/month OR $119.88/year (33% savings)
🔗 Compatible with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Youtube