Instagram Growth Tools - The Ultimate List for 2019

Looking for the best Instagram growth tools?

Then you are in the right place.

In this article, I am going to give you 30 Instagram tools that will get your Instagram account to the next level.

More specifically, I’ll share with you tools that help you:

  • Increase your Instagram followers,
  • Auto-schedule your Instagram posts,
  • Create a loyal Instagram audience,
  • Find influencers for your account,
  • Understand your Instagram analytics, AND
  • Attain organic growth.

So, without any further ado, let’s dive right in!

1) VSCO

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VSCO is a tool that helps you create and discover great content.

It has two primary functions:

  1. A photo editing App that helps you edit your photos and publish beautiful content,
  2. An online community that allows you to discover content from other creators, based on the types of content that fit your style and brand.

What’s more?

You can get your photos discovered by other creators, by sharing them to the VSCO community.

Thus, you gain extract visibility for your content.

Ideal for: Content creation

Cost: Free with a paid membership plan for $19.99 per year

Available for: iOS and Android 

2) Magisto

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Magisto helps you create videos for social media easily and without the hassle.

It is a certified partner of Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram and can help you take your Instagram account to the next level.

You can create aesthetically appealing videos that you can use as Instagram posts and as posts and updates for other social media platforms.

The best part?

It gives you insights (engagement analytics), based on the performance of your videos.

Ideal for: Content creation

Cost: Pricing starts at $4.99 per month

Available for: Web App

3) Social Blade

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Social Blade is an amazing analytics tool for social media platforms like:

  • YouTube
  • Twitch
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Dailymotion
  • Mixer
  • Facebook

It can help you find influencers based on the number of their Instagram followers and follower growth.

By finding the right influencers for your brand, you can increase your Instagram following and get better results from Instagram.

Ideal for: Analytics & competitor tracking

Cost: Free

Available for: Web App

4) Magic Social

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Magic Social is an Instagram growth service.

It is one of the best Instagram growth tools out there.

It helps you attain follower growth with real followers and find your target audience among a pool of more than one billion monthly active users.

Ideal for: Instagram growth

Cost: Pricing starts at $15 per month

Available for: Web App

 5) Linktree

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Linktree is another amazing Instagram marketing tool.

Simply put, it gives you one bio link that your Instagram followers can click on and which drives them to multiple destinations that are important to you.

Think of it as a landing page for your Instagram bio link that shows to your audience only the information that is relevant to them.

Make sure to give it a try.

Ideal for: Instagram account optimization

Cost: Free version and paid that start at $6 per month

Available for: iOS and Android

6) Woobox

Woobox

Woobox is a great Instagram tool that can help you run campaigns on Instagram:

  • Giveaways,
  • Contests,
  • Polls,
  • Quizzes,
  • And more.

The great thing about Woobox is that it auto-collects participants (i.e., people who took part in one of your contests) and helps you run your campaign smoothly.

Ideal for: Instagram campaigns

Cost: Free version and pricing plans that start at $37 per month

Available for: Web App

7) Buffer

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Buffer is a social media automation tool for Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

It helps you to schedule posts on Instagram and monitor your performance on Buffer’s analytics dashboard.

Have no doubt about it:

Buffer is one of the best Instagram automation tools that you need to have in your stack.

Ideal for: Schedule posts

Cost: Free version and pricing plans that start at $15 per month

Available for: Web App

8) Crowdfire

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Here is another interesting Instagram automation tool.

According to its home page, Crowdfire helps you:

“Discover and schedule content, and manage all your social accounts from one place.”

It is an Instagram service that offers multiple cool features that could be a great addition to your Instagram marketing stack.

Ideal for: Content creation, automation, analytics and monitoring

Cost: Free version and pricing plans that start at $7.48 per month (annual billing)

Available for: iOS, Android and Web App

9) Grum

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Instagram is a mobile-first application.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t schedule your Instagram posts from the web.

Grum helps you do exactly that.

Schedule posts without having to log in to your Instagram account from your mobile.

Cool, right?

Make sure to check it out.

Ideal for: Schedule posts

Cost: Free

Available for: Web App

10) Iconosquare

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Iconosquare is an Instagram Partner and Facebook Marketing Partner.

It is an automation tool that integrates with Instagram and other social media like Facebook.

If you are handling many social media accounts, you’d want to check it out.

Ideal for: Automation, analytics, and monitoring

Cost: Pricing plans start at 29€ per month (14-day trial for free)

Available for: Web App

11) Snapseed

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Snapseed is a mobile-based App that helps you curate and edit content that you can later publish on Instagram.

It has many cool filters and photo editing tools that will help you level-up the content you are publishing on Instagram.

Ideal for: Content creation

Cost: Free

Available for: iOS and Android

12) Afterlight 2

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Afterlight is a photo editing mobile-based App for users that want to take their Instagram account to the next level.

So, if you are an Instagrammer that has a passion for publishing beautiful content that is unique can’t be found anywhere else, make sure to use it.

Ideal for: Photo editing and content creation

Cost: $2.99

Available for: iOS

13) Repost for Instagram

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Here is another cool Instagram growth tool.

It helps you repost the photos and videos that you find in your Instagram feed.

Plain and simple.

It’s one of the best Instagram tools out there, so make sure to check it out.

Ideal for: Content curation

Cost: Free to install with in-app purchases

Available for: iOS and Android

14) PicFlow

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PicFlow helps you create “music-video-slideshows” for your Instagram account.

With this Instagram service, you can:

  • Mix your photos and music,
  • Add music to your slide-show,
  • Add photos to your slide-show,
  • Cut your videos where you want.

It’s easy-to-use, and you don’t need to be a video editor to create aesthetically appealing videos using it.

Ideal for: Video editing and content creation

Cost: Free to install with in-app purchases

Available for: iOS and Android

15) Shopping on Instagram

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That’s not exactly a tool, as it is an Instagram feature for eCommerce businesses that have an Instagram account.

Shopping on Instagram allows you to sell your products directly on Instagram when someone clicks on a photo that you’ve shared.

Your customers can discover your products either in their Instagram feed or through a promoted Instagram post that you’ve shared.

If you run an eCommerce business, make sure to check it out.

Ideal for: Sales

Cost: Free

Available for: iOS and Android

 16) Sprout Social

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Sprout Social is an all-in-one tool that helps you “manage multiple Instagram accounts.”

It’s an amazing Instagram tool that allows you to:

  • Monitor brand mentions,
  • Engage your audience,
  • Schedule posts,
  • Monitor trends.

If you are managing many Instagram account or if you are an ambitious Instagrammer, make sure to check it out.

Ideal for: Content creation, automation, analytics and monitoring

Cost: Pricing starts at $99 per user/ month

Available for: Web App

17) Onlypult

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Here is an interesting Instagram tool.

What makes it so unique?

That it helps you schedule Instagram stories for your Instagram account.

It offers a flexible pay-as-you-go pricing structure that covers all business needs.

Ideal for: Schedule posts

Cost: Pricing starts at $10.5 per month (annual billing)

Available for: Web App

 18) Sked Social

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Sked is a very cool Instagram marketing tool.

According to its website, it is:

“The only Instagram tool you’ll need.”

It’s an all-in-one toolkit for Instagram that will save you hours of scheduling posts, editing photos or curating content for your Instagram account.

Ideal for: Photo editing, schedule posts, social media post templates, and analytics

Cost: Pricing starts at $250 per year for one Instagram account (annual billing)

Available for: Web App

 19) Later

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Previously known as Latergramme, Later is the “#1 Marketing Platform for Instagram.”

Later has a seamless UI that helps you visually plan and schedule your Instagram posts.

It’s a tool used by many Instagrammers and well-known brands, so make sure to check it out.

Ideal for: Schedule posts

Cost: Free version and pricing plans that start at $9 per month

Available for: iOS, Android and Web App

 20) Hootsuite

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I am sure you know Hootsuite.

It is the biggest social media management (SMM) tool in the world, with clients in some of the most popular brands online.

There are many cool features that Hootsuite offers; make sure to sign up for a 30-day free trial to find them out.

Ideal for: Automation, analytics and monitoring

Cost: Pricing starts at $25 per user/ month

Available for: Android and Web App

21) Loomly

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Loomly is an amazing tool that allows you to schedule your social media content with ease.

With customers like L’OREAL, Porsche, BMW, and Henkel, Loomly is a trustworthy tool that can help you run your Instagram account seamlessly.

Ideal for: Schedule posts, social media post templates, and analytics

Cost: Pricing starts at $20 per month/ per two users (annual billing)

Available for: Android and Web App

22) AutoHash

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AutoHash is a mobile-only tool that allows you to discover relevant Hashtags based on:

  • The location you are at (based on your current location),
  • The objects that are appearing in the photo (based on a computer vision algorithm).

The best part?

That you won’t have to Hashtags manually anymore.

Everything will be added automatically.

Ideal for: Hashtags

Cost: Free to install with in-app purchases

Available for: Android

23) Focalmark

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Focalmark is a mobile-only App that suggests Hashtags based on the images you want to upload on Instagram.

What is interesting, is that this Instagram tool uses both human research and automation to find relevant Hashtags.

So, make sure to check it out.

Ideal for: Hashtags

Cost: Free to install with in-app purchases

Available for: iOS and Android

24) Display Purposes

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Display Purposes is a Web App that helps you search and discover Hashtags based on the location or the interests you choose.

You can then create Hashtag templates for your posts and copy-paste them to the captions of your Instagram posts.

Ideal for: Hashtags

Cost: Free

Available for: Web App

25) Instagram Engagement Calculator

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The Instagram Engagement Calculator by Phlanx is a nifty tool that calculates the Engagement Rate of an Instagram account based on:

The total interactions with that account.

It’s a tool that you can use to enrich lead data—if you are running a social media agency—so that you can create more meaningful connections with prospects.

Ideal for: Instagram account optimization and analytics

Cost: Free

Available for: Web App

 26) RiteTag

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RiteTag is a Hashtag discovery tool that works both on as an iOS, Android and Web App.

It gives you instant suggestions for images and post captions, based on real-time Hashtag engagement.

Ideal for: Hashtags

Cost: Free to use Web App

Available for: iOS, Android and Web App

27) Tagboard

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Tagboard is ideal for big brands and companies that want to take their social media efforts a step forward.

How?

“By transforming real-time content into impactful displays for your live broadcast, venue screens, web and mobile platforms.”

Ideal for: Off-line and event advertising

Cost: Contact for price

Available for: Web App

 28) DownloadGram

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DownloadGram is a Web App that allows you to download your Instagram Photo, Video and IGTV right on your desktop.

It’s ideal if you want to create a library of your Instagram content right on your desktop.

Ideal for: Content curation

Cost: Free

Available for: Web App

 29) Hashtags.org

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Simply put, Hashtags.org is the place to find Hashtags for your Instagram posts.

You can do topical research and discover the Hashtags that are more relevant to your business needs.

Ideal for: Hashtags

Cost: Free

Available for: Web App

30) Sensible

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Sensible is a social media management solution for agencies that manage multiple accounts.

Besides Instagram, you can handle your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest.

If you are running an agency, make sure to check it out.

Ideal for: Automation, analytics and monitoring

Cost: Pricing starts at $24 per month/ user (annual billing)

Available for: iOS, Android and Web App

Last Thoughts

So, there you have it.

These are the best Instagram marketing tools that will help you attain Instagram growth.

Before I leave you, I need to be clear about something:

Nothing of these will work if you don’t publish great content.

The only way to get the most out of Instagram is by consistently publishing great content.

Now, I turn it over to YOU.

Which Instagram growth tool are you going to use first? It is an Instagram analytics tool or maybe a tool that help you find influencers?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below!

About the Author: Aggelos M

Aggelos M
I have over 8 years experience in Digital and Growth marketing. Currently, running Growth Sandwich, a London based Product Growth Lab. Before turning in Growth Marketing and Product Growth, I had the chance to pass by head marketing and head digital positions in Athens and London, work with numerous tech startups but also build and run companies. In my spare time, I am consulting ambitious startups about their Growth and Business strategy.