10 Best Apps to Make Beautiful Instagram Stories

Apps to make Instagram stories

After the introduction of Stories and video upload options, Instagram is now more popular than other social media platforms. Unlike Posts, Stories give users more ways to be creative and put better impressions on followers. One can add a photo or a short video to stories and this post will be online for the next 24 hours. Stories also allow users to add links, so it also plays an important role for influencers and affiliate markets. Instagram has added so many stickers to give you lots of ways to be creative. The default Story maker option given by Instagram is really cool and can do wonders if you know how to be creative. There are so many options like frames, shapes, stickers, backgrounds, and more. You just need to be creative enough to make an impressive Instagram story.

If you aren’t able to use Instagram’s Story maker properly, there are also some third-party apps that let you make some cool stories. These story maker apps offer ready-made templates where you just need to edit text and add photos. It will make a cool story without much effort. I have tested several apps to see what gives better options for making Instagram Stories. So, here is my pick of the best apps to make beautiful Instagram Stories.

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1. InShot

Inshot is a Music Video Editor and Photo Editor with many pro features like trimming & cutting video/movie, adding music, text, stickers, and glitch effects, blurring the background, and No Crop. It has many options in the crop where you can choose the Instagram Story window to make beautiful Insta stories. It also has professional basic video editing features.

You can add movie-style video filters and cool effects such as Glitch, Stop Motion, Old TV, RGB, etc. This app gives you the authority to adjust video brightness, contrast, saturation, etc. The app also lets you decorate your creation by adding text, stickers, emojis, and other design effects. I personally liked the animation, effects of templates, and many other features. This is the reason, I am using this app for a long time. Overall it is an impressive app for creators who want a good app for making short videos and cool stories for Instagram.

Download: Android | iOS

2. Unfold

Unfold is a story editor app that offers 300+ Instagram story templates. With the help of this app, you can create beautiful collage layouts for Instagram Stories with easy-to-use designs, fonts, and tools to take content to the next level. You can add photo filters, stickers, texts, textures, and backgrounds to your stories and share your stories on Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and TikTok. The app supports both photos and videos.

There is a 7-day free trial of this app and annual subscription billing will start after the trial period. It will automatically auto-renew each year.

Download: Android | iOS

3. Adobe Spark Post

With the help of the Adobe Spark app, you can create beautiful graphic designs and story templates. All you have to do is to pick your images, add text to photos, and apply Design Filters to create beautiful and eye-catching graphic designs, posters, animations, photo collages, stories, and invitations for free. You can easily share your designs on your favorite social media platforms, text messages, or email to keep your followers up-to-date. This app has some really cool features like removing background, resizing photos, animating video posts, photo effects, textures, text effects, and more.

Adobe Spark Post app is a design app that is perfect for solopreneurs, small business owners, and anyone who wants to create posters, photo collages, invitations, banners, and more for free.

Download: Android | iOS

4. Mojo

Mojo app has several beautiful editable story templates that you can easily edit. You can select from available video collage layouts, add your own photos videos, texts, and GIFs and then share them on Instagram. There are more than 300 templates to try. You can create personalized stories fast & easily by using stunning Instagram stories templates

The interface of the app is clean and minimal. It is really easy to use. The developer behind the app also promises to keep adding new Layouts, texts & New Story Templates every month. Not just on Instagram, you can also put the same story as a WhatsApp status or Facebook Story.

Download: Android iOS

5. Story Maker

Story Maker

Story Maker is also a nice app that offers 50+ creative templates for making interesting Instagram stories. You can select any of the given templates, add your own photos & text and share the story. There are cool templates and backgrounds to use. It also has a minimal interface and the app is easy to use.

The app has lots of free templates but it also includes several paid templates packages. You can check the available packages and purchase if you need more templates. I checked several packages and I must say that premium templates are worth paying for. You can check the preview of premium templates before paying.

This app is also ads-supported but ads usage is minimal and it will not ruin your experience.

Download: Android

6. StoryArt

StoryArt: Story maker for Instagram

StoryArt is also one of my favorite story maker apps. It is available for both Android and iOS. The pp is no different but has a huge collection of templates specially designed for Instagram stories. Most of the beautiful templates are paid, but there are lots of free ones to try, Paid templates also come with a free trial, so you can check them before spending money on them. You can also purchase filters, fonts collage, and more things if you need them.

You also get several tools including photo filters, a text editor, and color adjustment tools. This app is free and shows no ads. So, there is nothing to ruin your experience.

Download Android iOS

7. Canva

Canva: App for Instagram Story

Canva is basically a graphic design app that lets you make different kinds of banners online. I personally use it for making featured posts for my blog posts and YouTube thumbnails. This app also has a dedicated section for stories where you can pick a ready-made template and customize it for making beautiful-looking stories. You can pick any template, add your photo, add text, and other elements. When you are ready, you can export and share the story from your Instagram profile. Canva has integration of stock photos. So, you also don’t need to find photos anywhere else. The app also has animated graphical elements, icons, and more. If you want a single app for all kinds of graphics needs, Canva should be your choice.

This app is free but offers in-app purchases where you can buy paid photos if you want.

Download Android iOS

8. Instastory

Insta Story

Insta Story is also a similar Instagram story maker app available for both Android and iOS. It comes with several free and paid templates to select and edit. The app boasts to offer more than 500 templates, several fonts, and preset filters. You can directly add your photos to templates and make Stories. When I tried the app, I was really impressed with the template choices. If you really want to stand out of crowd, download this Story maker app to make Instagram Stories. There are Dozens of images and background story colors to choose from. There is also a free collage maker for combining multiple images. You can also add stickers, and text and apply filters.

The app is free to download and use, but offers in-app purchases to buy premium templates.

Download Android iOS

9. Story Maker

Story Maker: Instagram Story Maker App

Story Maker is also a good app for making beautiful stories to share on Instagram. It also comes with 300+ templates to edit for making beautiful stories. The good thing is that templates are categorized according to events and the company makes sure to add new templates if there is any new special event is coming. You can also add photos and videos in ready-made templates to make good-looking stories. It also includes more than 100 fonts with advanced text tools. So, you can write impressive text on Stories to make them even better. This app lacks animated stories. You can add videos but there won’t be any moving elements or animation.

This is also a free app but shows too many ads. It also lacks any option of removing ads even if you are ready to pay. Ads irritate a lot and that’s the reason I am putting them at the end of this list.

Download: Android

10. VSCO

VSCO is a creative photo and video editing tool with 10 free VSCO presets. You can pick the perfect filter, add videos, images, and shapes, add text and create beautiful stories for your social media. There are advanced over 200+ presets where you can recreate vintage film looks by Kodak, Fuji, Agfa, and others with Film X. The app includes several photo editing and video editing tools. You can make video stories and make moving collages by layering videos, images, and shapes. VSCO also lets you connect with the community where you can find people, connect with them, take weekly photo Challenges, and more. Overall, it is also an impressive app for creators for making Instagram Stories or Reels.

Download: Android | iOS

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Final Words

Now you have a list of some cool apps for making beautiful Instagram stories. You can use any of these apps, choose the desired template and make cool beautiful-looking Stories. I personally recommend Mouve which offers awesome animated templates for making stories. Other apps are also good to try. All these apps are good enough in their own way. Adobe Spark and Canva are basically graphics designing apps. So, they are more than Story makers. This is the reason I want you to read about all the apps and try a few before selecting one for you. Everyone has different interest and need. Some apps may be good for me, but may not work well for you. As a blogger, I have a lot of graphic design work. I use Canva for everything, so I also the app for Stories as well. You may not find their templates as good as in StoryArt or other apps added to this list.

In case you know of any other good app for making Instagram Stories, you can let me know using the comments section below. I will surely try the app and add it to this list.

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