Knowing you have to create new content for multiple social media channels every day can feel a little daunting, especially when you consider the range of disciplines needed to be successful.
Nowadays, every marketer and business owner has to be part designer, photographer, videographer, copywriter, and editor, among other jobs.
Thankfully, there are now a lot of easy-to-use tools out there to make these jobs more seamless for us all. What’s even better, with the right apps, you can create, publish, and analyze the performance of all your content with just one device – your phone.
Small businesses are constantly on the lookout for faster, easier and more cost-efficient ways to create new content, nd our phones are now like all-in-one production studios, empowering us all to make world-class content using a range of simple-to-use apps.
In this post, we’ll share 24 social media apps that’ll help you create incredible social media content using just your phone.
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7 apps to help you shoot incredible photos and videos
Phone cameras are now incredibly powerful and we wanted to share with you some apps to help you capture and create social media content from scratch.
Here are seven apps to get you started:
MuseCam is a great app to help you shoot and edit your photos on iOS. It features a bunch of professional feeling camera presets, manual camera controls, and advanced tools like HSL (hue, saturation, lightness) and Curves.➡️ Download Musecam for iOS ( currently $3.99)
➡️ Download Musecam for iOS ( currently $3.99)
VSCO (formerly VSCO Cam) enables you to capture, edit, share and discover photos. The app features a bunch of high-quality filters to help you get the look you want and also offers a host of free editing tools like fade, clarity, skin tone, tint, sharpen, saturation, temperature and more, each with manual adjustments.
VSCO also has a VSCO X membership, which costs $19.99 per year for exclusive presets, more editing tools, and educational content.
➡️ Download VSCO for iOS or Android (free)
3. Halide Mark II
Halide is a unique camera app that focuses heavily on enhancing the experience of taking photos on mobile.
➡️ Download Halide Mark II for iOS (free, offers in app purchases)
If you’re looking for the ability to customize your photo-taking experience, Manual could be a great option. Manual enables you to adjust shutter speed, ISO, and exposure values to create the effect you’re after with ease.
Manual also gives you the option to capture images in RAW format, JPEG format, or both. If you choose RAW capture, you’ll be able to save images without compression, resulting in a higher-quality photo.
➡️ Download Manual for iOS (currently $3.99)
Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or someone who’s barely touched a camera, Camera+ can help you take beautiful photos.
Camera+ gives you the opportunity to set exposure separately from focus so that you can easily control how light or dark your shots come out. It also features a range of shooting modes, scenes, and pre-set effects.
➡️ Download Camera+ for iOS (free)
6. Camera FV-5
Camera FV-5 is one of the standout cameras available on Android. The app is based on a similar approach to DSLR cameras, putting photographic settings like ISO, white balance, exposure compensation, and metering at your fingertips.
➡️ Download Camera FV-5 for Android (currently $4.99 or free for the Lite version)
7. Spark Camera
Spark Camera is a fun way to capture photos and video in full 1080p HD for Instagram Stories and Instagram Reels. It also features easy access to advanced camera controls for FPS and stabilization, over 20 filters and the ability to trim, reorder and delete clips within a simple interface.
➡️ Download Spark Camera & Video Editor for iOS (free, offers in app purchases)
11 apps to bring your content to life
Smartphone apps can also help you to edit your footage and photos, turning them into great social media posts in just a few taps and swipes.
Here are 11 apps to help you edit your content:
1. Splice by GoPro
Splice is a free video editing app by GoPro. It is a powerful video editor with a lot of features (trim, crop, effects, transitions, titles, speed controls, animations, and more). It even has a library of free music and sound effects for you to use.
➡️ Download Splice for iOS (free) or Android (free)
2. Adobe Creative Cloud Express
Adobe creative cloud express was specially made to help content creators quickly and intuitively create a variety of graphics. The service offers tons of easy-to-use templates so you can create eye-catching designs in minutes, including logos, Instagram posts, and flyers. Creative cloud is available both on web and mobile, allowing users to make content on the go.
➡️ Download Adobe Express for iOS or Android (free)
Filmora is a free powerful video editor that doesn’t put a watermark on your videos or limit the length of your videos. It comes with all the professional video editing features such as picture-in-picture, reverse play, slow/fast motion, and more. It is available on both Android and iOS devices.
➡️ Download FilmoraGo for iOS or Android (free)
4. Adobe Premiere Rush
Adobe Premiere Rush is an all-in-one video tool. The app allows content creators to easily shoot, edit, and share their videos right on their social media. Premiere Rush offers a ton of fun and useful features – including transition graphics and animated titles – to ensure your videos are always high quality.
➡️ Download Adobe Premiere Rush for iOS (free, with in-app purchases) or Android (free, with in-app purchases)
VidLab is an all-in-one photo editor that allows you to easily create professional videos. Add & animate text, artwork, music, and FX to your videos.
➡️ Download Vidlab for iOS (free)
6. GoDaddy Studio
GoDaddy Studio (formerly Over) is one of the most popular mobile apps for editing photos and videos. With Over, you can design social media posts, ads, posters, and more, using their customizable templates.
➡️ Download GoDaddy Studio for iOS and Android (free)
Layout (by Instagram) lets you easily combine multiple photos into a single image. Upload your photos, choose from a range of custom layouts, drag and drop photos to rearrange them, pinch to zoom, or pull the sides of each photo to adjust its size and get your layout just right.
➡️ Download Layout for iOS or Android (free)
Canva helps you create professional designs and graphics. Edit photos, add text, elements, stickers, borders, frames and more. There are also more than hundreds of professional templates you can tweak to suit your needs.
➡️ Download Canva for iOS and Android (free)
Priime is a tasteful photo editor developed in collaboration with some of the world’s top photographers. One of Prime’s killer features is its smart style filter recommendations based on your photo’s color palette, exposure, and more.
➡️ Download Priime for iOS ($2.99)
With Create, you can develop sophisticated designs and graphics; communicate ideas easily using images, typography, shapes, and icons; or draw your own shapes and lines. Create is awesome for adding graphics, text, and arrow to photos. You can create your own graphics, logos, and stickers from scratch using Create.
➡️ Download Create for iOS (free)
Snapseed is a powerful photo editing app by Google. You can edit pictures using swiping gestures to select different effects and enhancements or opt for an automatic adjustment of color and contrast.
➡️ Download Snapseed for iOS or Android (free)
6 apps to share your content across networks
Once you’ve crafted the perfect piece of content, the next step is to publish it across your social media channels.
Here are five awesome apps to help you with publishing your social media content:
1. Buffer for iOS and Android
Share and schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, , Pinterest, LinkedIn, and TikTok – all from one place with Buffer.
Any link, text, photo, or video you want to share, just add it to Buffer. Your updates will automatically be scheduled and spaced out throughout the day to post to your favorite social networks. Plus, you can save drafts, create a custom posting schedule, or “post now” right inside the app.
Our mobile apps can help you:
- Share to multiple Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, , LinkedIn, Pinterest, and TikTok accounts from one place.
- Get analytics for each update you share: clicks, retweets, repins, likes, shares, mentions, and more.
- Schedule your posts automatically so you never have to worry about setting a time and date.
- Schedule your posts using a custom time to schedule for specific events or campaigns.
- Share from all of your favorite apps using our iOS extension. Including scheduling native retweets from Safari, Tweetbot, Twitter & more!
➡️ Download Buffer for iOS or Android (free)
Use Hootsuite’s free mobile apps to schedule, publish, and monitor conversations from anywhere.
➡️ Download Hootsuite for iOS or Android (free)
3. Sprout Social
Manage all of your team’s social profiles from one mobile app—access your content calendar, mentions, and more from anywhere at any time.
➡️ Download Sprout Social for iOS or Android (free)
4. Meta Business Suite
Meta Business Suite helps you to manage activity on multiple Facebook Pages – including your Instagram page – all in one place.
➡️ Download Meta Business Suite l for iOS or Android (free)
Maintain your presence on social media from your mobile. Publish content, manage posts, and review performance from anywhere.
➡️ Download Sendible for iOS or Android (free)
With Later you can plan, schedule, publish, and analyze your posts using their all-in-one social media scheduling too. They offer three pricing tiers for individuals, growing teams, and multiple brands.
➡️ Download Later for iOS or Android (free)
Over to you
Thanks for checking out this post! We hope you find some of these social media apps useful for creating content on the go.
Which apps do you use for creating, editing, and publishing content? Shoot us a message on Instagram or Twitter and let us know!