The Best Apps for Planning Your Instagram Feed
Flick – the best all-rounder app for planning your Instagram feed 🎯
If you want to visualize your feed, as well as actually schedule your content, then Flick’s scheduling tool is your port of call. Top on our list of the best apps for planning your Instagram feed, you can upload content to your library (on mobile or desktop), then drag and drop it into your ‘feed preview’ to test out how it looks overall.
Once you’re happy with your feed, you can actively schedule your posts to automatically go out at the best times to post for your account (all shown in Flick). You can also craft your captions, and import hashtags from the included hashtag search tool, which helps you reach even more people when you post.
Finally, you’ll have access to full analytics as part of the overall tool, to review your posts when they’ve gone live. If you’ve already scheduled posts, you can also drag them around to see what looks best in the feed!
Airtable – the best for collaborating with your team 👯♀️
A free app for Instagram planning you can also opt for is Airtable. Airtable offers templates to help customize your Instagram plans and feed, allowing you to set status updates when posts go live.
This is more of a planning, rather than a ‘visualization’ option, but it means that your teams can all log in and collaborate together, making status updates and adding in captions or categories. You can group your posts by platform, add notes, ideas and CTAs – a good option if you’re working with a team, and don’t have a huge budget to spend.
Canva – the best for design buffs 🎨
Every Social Media Manager’s favorite easy-to-use design tool, Canva can also help you map out and plan your social media feed aesthetically. You can create templates and designs that match in with your branding, to make sure your overall feed is always cohesive.
Canva also has a collaborative option, which means different team members can all work on the same templates and designs. The platform also offers an additional plugin which means you can publish content direct to Instagram once it’s designed, helping you plan out your schedule.
Preview – the best planning app for phone-only 📲
One of the most famous Instagram planning apps is Preview. This is good for mobile as it is only available on your iOS or Android device. Unlike other, similar apps it allows you to plan an unlimited amount of posts for free, and preview your feed before you post.
You can also upload Reels, as well as longer-form video content, and organize your Instagram Stories (however, you will still have to manually post all of these).
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The app also gives you options for reposting and caption ideas, in case you get a little stuck.
Answer the public – the best Instagram planning app for content ideas
Another tool you should have in your arsenal when planning out the content you want to post on your feed is Answer The Public. If you’re not sure what type of content would resonate with your audience, or can’t think of ideas when you are planning in advance, just pop your niche or subject area into the search bar on the site. You’ll be able to see what people are actively searching for around that subject, and can filter results by country and language.
Start using these apps and you’ll be planning out the perfect Instagram feed in no time. If you want to explore our scheduling tool, with the in-built Instagram planner, just click the banner below!