Tools to make your life easier

Add text, animate photos and create videos in minutes

It’s a visual world we live in. Everything we post needs to capture attention and look good too 😉

We’ve rounded up apps that will leave you with stunning visuals in no time and add time back to your day. #Winning

WordSwag

All it takes is a few seconds and taps to add text to your pictures. The best part? You can remix your text and resize for all platforms.

Let’s break it down 📝

  • First choose your background. You can select from your camera roll, use one of Wordswag’s backgrounds or even search for free photos to use right within the app
  • Next customize for your platform — Instagram, Instagram Story, Twitter, Facebook post, Facebook header, etc.
  • Add your text. View WordSwag’s quote library or add your own
  • Select your style. Now the fun begins. Roll (click) the dice and you’ll see each style remixed.
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The best part? Do it once, make multiple.

  • Once your done with your design simply select back and change your platform size. You can easily remix and customize for another platform.

Legend

Looking to make your text stand out a little more? Enter Legend. Simple add your text and pick one of Legend’s premade designs.

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Once you’ve found a template you like, click animate. You now have an animated post that can be saved as either a gif or video 👍🏼

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Adobe Spark

Transform your ideas into stunning stories.

Like the other apps, Adobe Spark easily allows you to create, remix and animate your posts.

Another plus? If you’re creating a lot of Instagram Story content, there’s so many templates available for you to customize and use.

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Hype Type

Create aesthetically pleasing Instagram stories with animated text features using Hype Type.

The ability to set your typography in motion captures and engages your viewer more than regular old stagnate text on a story.

With the option to add music and edit timing, the possibilities are endless!

Recommendations — Use Hype type for Motivational Quotes, adding soundtracks and adding speaker quotes as overlays to videos or pics.

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InShot

The easiest way to transform your photos and videos into Instagram story sized content? InShot.

With InShot you can resize and adjust your photos to fit different platforms. It also makes video editing and slicing easy too.

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InShot was even mentioned on Instagram’s guide to IGTV, meaning this app comes highly recommended not just by NAU Social, but by the app itself!

It’s great for not only Instagram and Instagram Stories, it can be used to create videos for a variety of platforms and formats too by adding effects to make the video more engaging.

Quik

Last but not least, for video we’ve been using Quik a lot lately. Just like it’s name, it is quite quick.

“Simply choose your favorite photos and video clips then let Quik work its magic. In seconds, it finds great moments, adds beautiful transitions and effects, and syncs everything to the beat of the music. You can customize your story with text, music and more then easily share it with friends. Editing has never been this fast — or this fun.”

It’s true. There’s 23 video styles to choose from with transitions and graphics. You can also customize your video by adjusting fonts, filters and video format. Making it the perfect video app to create square, cinema and vertical video.

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With just a simple clicks, we created this Insta Story video to help get the word out about the Spring Concert.

Have a favorite app that makes your life easier? Let us know 👉🏼social@nau.edu.

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