Social media will continue to grow in the marketing world and will further penetrate other aspects of our lives. It’s hard to manage social media accounts when you have to focus on other stuff. In such situations, tools can help you actively manage your social media accounts.

Instagram is the next big social media giant after Facebook.The Social media services for business – a Factosocial 101 infographic says that 93% of the popular brands are on Instagram.

It’s one of the most powerful marketing platforms out there for visual content. Do you want to make work simpler with tools but aren’t sure about what to use?

Here are the top 10 tools that will help you to attract new followers, and to make a mark for your brand on Instagram.

  1. Tagboard

Tagboard

Tagboard is an excellent software that helps you to get the trending hashtags on various social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google +. You can enter any hashtag and find out how well they do either on Instagram or other social sites. It will give you an idea as to how hashtags are used. Brands often employ statistics like this to promote their content. Tagboard can be used to bookmark your favorite posts, retweet, and reply to comments. The basic version is free. But, for the advanced options, you have to pay.

  1.    Simply Measured

Simply measured

Simply Measured is an analytics tool which helps to measure all your social media activities, including Instagram. It gives you multiple reports and analysis. Some of them are free, and others are available only on paid plans. It helps you to track up to 25,000 followers, your engagement rate with the audience, and the content that are well-received for your niches.

  1.    Crowdfire

Crowdfire

By using the Crowdfire app, you can maximize the reach of your posts. It will help you find a target audience, increase engagement rate, and enables you to stay more connected with your followers. The app will keep track of your followers, inactive followers; block unwanted followers, and find out the users who have unfollowed you. It will help you to narrow down the Instagram activities of your followers like their own followers, and hashtags they use.

  1.    Iconosquare

iconosquare

This is one of the best tools to measure Instagram analytics. It can be used to measure specific metrics on your Instagram account. If you want quick stats, the overview panel will give you a simple metric for the last inactive days. Also, with the Snapshots option stats and customized pictures can be made on your popularity level. This tool is used by some of the established brands such as Coca-Cola, Ford, and Nike.

  1.    IgerTools

Igerslike Tools

Igerslike is a website that has tools that can be used to manage your Instagram account. At present, it offers 7 tools, each of which has different functions. For instance, there is an option called the Snap Widgets that allows you to share your Instagram posts to your websites and blog. By using this tool, you can quickly follow your followers, unfollow the users who don’t follow you, and can easily post comments.

  1.    InstaFollow for Instagram

insta follow

Instafollow is a mobile app that helps you to know about your new followers, inactive followers, fans, and the spammers. Using this app, you can find users who would be interested in following your account. The free features allow you to support up to 10,000 users. This app also offers premium packages, and some of its features are ad-free,  supports multiple accounts, and find the users who have blocked you.

  1.    Ink361

Ink361

Ink361 was previously known as Inkstagram. The main aim of this app is to discover content in the form of photos more easily. This app is similar to Pinterest, but the pictures are displayed in large thumbnails. You can know the username, number of likes and comments on each picture. Through the photo page, you can share photos to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Google+.

  1.    PicFlow

picflow

If you want to display your photos into a slideshow, then PicFlow will be ready to lend a hand. It also has tools that help you to create video slideshows. Once you design pictures accordingly, PicFlow will allow you to add soundtracks of your choice which will make the slideshows more fun. The basic features are free, but, you have to pay for advanced options.

  1.    Instaquote

insta quote

The Instaquote app allows you to add quotes that are inspirational and relevant to your brand. At times, it’s hard to convey a message without proper explanation, which is where this app will be useful. It is one of the best ways to personalize the posts on Instagram. This app is mobile-friendly and is available on App Store and Google Play.

  1.    Postso

Postso

Postso is a tool which is used to schedule posts that will automatically publish it in the time you want. With the help of geo-targeting, you will be able to reach audiences around the world. You can access all of your accounts in one place which would make things easier if you work in a team. Once the free trial expires, you have to pay $14.95 every month to use it.

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Social Media writer @ iDigic