We’re a big fan of Instagram Stories – both personally and professionally. We’ve also seen that engagement of followers has shifted to stories rather than feeds. Some great stats that help confirm the fact that stories are the new way include: 70% of Instagram  users watch Stories on both platforms daily, there are 400 million users watching Stories on a daily basis and the average brand’s feed is made up of 46% stories and 54% normal posts. So, how do you break through the noise of stories? We’ve found a few FREE apps that do just that! Check ’em out, try ’em out and be sure to tag us (@WIDSIX) so we can see!

Adobe Spark Post

Everyone loves a good GIF (even if you’re still trying to figure out how to pronounce it). Instagram Stories already allows the use of animated and moving text, as they have added a large library of items you can add. But, we bet you did not know you can add your own animated text. Adobe Spark Post is a FREE app that allows you to add custom text (color, size, font etc) and then converts that image in to a 4 second video. From there, you can then upload directly to your story!

InShot

You may or may not have come across an aspect ratio issue. What that means, is, you’ve taken a video or photo using your device camera and when trying to add to stories it cuts it off either vertically or horizontally. This can be a frustrating situation, but InShot is a great tool to combat this! It will convert any size video in to the Instagram worthy 9:16 ratio. Another fun design feature the free app does is that it lets you blur the excess background margins in your vertical video, add a solid color, or import a photo into the background.

PicPlayPost

If pictures are worth 1,000 words, than collages are worth a million. The free app, PicPlayPost lets you turn one photo (or video) in to a mosaic of photos (or videos) all in one. This is a great way to avoid the need to post 3-5 stories about the same thing, and keep the attention of your followers.

Instagram

  • We can't think of anywhere we'd rather be on a day like today ☀🌡🌊 (110 degrees?! AZ, you crazy...) Hey @caribbeanpoolsaz, what are the odds we could get a refreshing oasis like this built inside the #WIDSIX office? 👀
  • Our cutest employee celebrated her 1st birthday last week at @ohsobrewery (complete with the most adorable doggy cupcakes)! 🐶🎈 Happy Birthday Willow! 😄🎉
  • For #NationalNonprofitDay, we want to shine the spotlight on our wonderful client, Delia Foundation. 
Delia Foundation is creating communities that optimize health and well-being.
They are enhancing and enriching lives across key core components for well being, using a whole-person approach to the mind, body, and soul through education, supporting programs, and love.​ Organizations like Delia Foundation serve our communities and work tirelessly to create a better life for millions of people across the globe. 🌎💫
  • Please excuse us while we drool over this perfect burger... courtesy of our new friends at Daily Dose Grill (@dailydosegrill)! We are stoked to have the opportunity to help them grow their social media pages (and looking forward to more glorious food pics... 🤤🍔).
  • This @bonandvivspikedseltzer is looking pretty slick all dressed up in a #WIDSIX koozie 😎❄ What's your go-to summer beverage? 🍹
  • Creative ➕ Design ➕ Social ➕ Branding = #WIDSIX 😎 🤘 We aim to redefine the value and expectations of creative services by taking up intentional yet disruptive space in our industry. Hit us up if you're looking for an ad agency that will help YOU. 💯 🔥 #getWIDSIX
  • Double #Widdy for the win! Which logo design would you rock on your ride? Comment 'Left' or 'Right' 👏 🔥 #WIDSIX #WIDSIXintheWild
  • #ClientHighlight - #WIDSIX has a lot to offer when it comes to marketing services, and these two (@dani_crowell & @jared_vidales) utilize a little bit of everything we do! 😉 This power couple is an industry leader in AZ and we couldn't be more stoked to be in their corner helping them take over, one company at a time! 💯 🎉
  • #WIDSIXintheWild - Move over Waldo, it's time to play "Where's Roope?" 💢 👀  #WIDSIX
  • #WIDSIX began because Roope was frustrated with the web agencies he hired to do projects...so he started doing them himself. Fast forward, we've now been doing this for 12+ years! Here is a handful of some of our fave projects for #WorldWideWebDay.
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