15 Unseen Instagram Tools To Grow Your Audience

If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know how can be Instagram effective marketing channel.

If you’re here for the first time, I’d recommend reading the first part of this series – How to get 100 Instagram Followers in 24 hours and the second part, How we’ve grown to 52,129 Instagram followers in less than 8 months.

A few months ago, WeekHack had 1,000 Instagram followers.

In less than 8 months, we’ve grown to 54,000 followers.

Instagram Tools

Whether you’re looking for a way to grow your audience, engage with your audience or get traffic to your product, service, or affiliate offer, Instagram is one of the best places to go.

But growing our page and engaging with my followers would be impossible without automation. I can’t imagine doing it manually.

Let me ask you a question…

Do you want to manage your Instagram account more efficiently?

Wondering which Instagram tools and apps will help you to stand out and be more effective?

I guess so…

Let’s start with Instagram scheduling tools.

Free Bonus: Click here to download ‘The Instagram’ Checklist – Five Steps to Grow Your Instagram Like Wildfire

3 Best Time-Saving Instagram Scheduling Tools

BlitzsagramThis tool is created by Ben Oberg and allows you to schedule unlimited photos/images on Instagram in advance without using your smartphone.

If you need to automate your captions, liking, commenting, updating your bio, Blitzsagram will help you with that as well. I’ve been using Blitzsagram personally from the day it was released.

Key features:

  • Schedule unlimited photos/images from your PC
  • Extremely detailed possibility liking photos feature people (based on hashtags, followers of a certain account, people followed by a certain account and much more – there’s almost endless number of possibilities how to target your users)
  • Editing captions, videos, images, bio without logging into Instagram or using a phone

Price: $27


GrumOne of the biggest frustrations for Instagram users is not being able to schedule their posts in advance like on other Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

That means many people believe that the only way to post an image on Instagram is through their Smartphone.

Grum is very popular and one of the few tools that enable you to schedule unlimited posts automatically from your desktop PC.

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As a bonus, you can schedule first comment under your upcoming image as well. (This feature is great for posting hashtags in your first comment, not in the caption of your post.)

Key features:

  • Schedule unlimited images
  • Post a comment under your images/photos
  • It works on PC

Pricing: $10/month per two accounts


RepostCreating content for your Instagram and Social Media account can be extremely time-consuming and I’m sure you don’t want to find free time in your busy schedule all the time.

Once this situation happens, Repost is definitely going to be your best friend. Repost app enables reposting other’s people stuff with a single click… And the best part? It will give them credit as well.

Key features:

  • Bookmark favorite photos and save them for later use.
  • One tap repost – Repost and credit the author with a single click.

Pricing: FREE

3 Must-Have Instagram Marketing Tools For Rapid Growth

Let’s continue with special tools build for the purposes of growing audience, engaging with your followers and building relationship with them.


Hashtagify.me – This website allows you to expand on hashtags. What do I mean? You simply type in your main hashtag and the website will magically find similar hashtags that you would have never thought of. This helps you reach a broader range of followers because you are tapping into a new search result found inside of the Instagram platform.

FollowingLikeFollowingLike is one the programs or apps that run your Instagram 24/7 on autopilot. You can follow and unfollow people, like their pictures and even comment on their posts without being online or spend a lot of time on Instagram (we should do some better things than spending hours per day on Social Media, right?)

Do you want to send a welcome direct message to your followers? With FollowingLike it’s really easy.

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This tool allows you to do all mentioned tasks in three different speeds. If your account is a few days old – you don’t want to follow hundreds of people right of the bat. So you should initially start with slow speed, after a few days or weeks, move to medium, and eventually to high.

Key features:

  • Follow/Unfollow certain people
  • Like images based on hashtags, followers of a target accounts, and much more targeting options
  • Schedule unlimited photos from your PC
  • Send automated direct messages to your followers.
  • Send direct messages to certain group of people
  • Choose the precise number of likes, photos, comments or direct messages you want to send per day

Pricing: $69 one-time for 1 account or $99 for 5 accounts

GetInstajam is one the programs or apps that run your Instagram 24/7 on autopilot. You can follow and unfollow people, like their pictures and even comment on their posts without being online or spend a lot of time on Instagram (we should do some better things than spending hours per day on Social Media, right?)

This tool allows you to do all mentioned tasks in three different speeds. If your account is a few days old – you don’t want to follow hundreds of people right of the bat. So you should initially start with slow speed, after a few days or weeks, move to medium, and eventually to high.

 

5 Instagram Tools to Create, Manage, and Analyze Your Marketing

SocialBlade – This website allows you to see who buys followers. Why is this so important? Because if you’re buying shoutouts from Instagram pages who have fake followers you’re wasting your money.

Key features:

  • Measure your followers growth
  • Visualize daily gained & lost followers.
  • It’s free
  • It works for Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and more.
  • Track your competitors.

Social Blade

Iconosquare – Are you serious about building an online presence and growing your Instagram account? If so, one of the most important things is to analyze every step on your way. If you don’t measure the result, you can’t improve. Quite obvious, right?

Iconosquare is probably the most advanced analytics tool for Instagram.

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Key features:

  • Measure your followers growth
  • Visualize daily gained & lost followers.
  • Discover the location of your followers.
  • Visualize how your posts are performing in real–time and compare with previous ones.
  • Measure the number of likes and comments received.
  • See how the filters and hashtags you use influence engagement. ( this is my favorite!)
  • Find out your most engaging pictures.
  • Discover the best time to post to get your post seen by most people.
  • Track any hashtag(s) performance.
  • Track up to 7 of your competitors.

Pricing: $54/year or $9/month


Instagram Business Account – You’re right, this is not a tool. This is a feature from Instagram. If you do not want to pay for analytics like Iconosquare, you can (and should) set up a business account.

Now, if you switched to the business account, you can see how much impressions your post received during the last seven days. How many people visited your website through Instagram, the demography of your followers and a few other things.

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Key features:

  • It’s free.
  • It allows you to see when your followers are online.
  • Detailed demography of your followers.
  • Statistics about your images (impressions).

Pricing: FREE


Onlypult – Being up to date with your marketing efforts is critical. Marketing trends are changing almost as often as our jeans. We should take a look at what our competitors do regularly. Onlypult allows you to sneak out on your competitors and see how their posts performed.

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Key features:

  • See how the images of your competitors perform
  • Repost content with one click
  • See basic analytics of your account
  • Schedule your posts

Pricing: $12/month per three accounts


Social RankNot all your followers are equal. Some of them give you follow and never come back to you, some of them engage with you every once in a while and some of them become lifers (people who love your content, love what you do, and engage with almost every content you post).

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Secondly, you want to connect with influencers who can help you get more exposure.

Social Rank helps you identify most valuable followers, brand advocates, and influencers.

Obviously, it is important to build relationship primarily with those people. They’re more likely to become your visitors and customers.

Key features:

  • Filter and sort your followers
  • Connect multiple accounts
  • View full follower profile

Pricing: Basic account is FREE

4 Free Tools for Creating Awesome Instagram Images

Once upon a time, I thought about posting and creating images on Instagram as something extremely time-consuming and to be honest, totally annoying…

As it turns out, I couldn’t be more wrong. Thanks to the tools mentioned below, it takes only a few minutes to create beautiful pictures for your profile.

WordSwagApp for iPhone and Android. Very easy to use, a lot of high-quality backgrounds, sayings, and stock photos.

This app even offers a lot of quotes you can use right off the bat if you don’t have inspiration for your own.

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The alternative is Typorama.

Pricing: FREE


InstaquoteWith Instaquote, you can choose from 50 different fonts, choose a background from high-quality collections, and customize your words (font size, color, position & line spacing).

Pricing: Free for PC


CanvaCanva is a free design tool aimed at beginners and professionals who don’t want to spend a lot of time on Social Media design. It’s a web-based app, and you can create images for all Social Media sites.

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Pricing: FREE


Recite thisOffers professionally looking templates for your Social Media graphics. Enter your quote, select a template, and you’re done.

Pricing: FREE


Instagram can be a huge asset in building an online audience, connecting with your ideal followers and building an email list.

But, without the right tools, it can be very frustrating and time-consuming. And, as you know, the purpose of starting an online business isn’t to spend all day on Social Media.

These Instagram tools will help you schedule your images in advance, grow your audience, engage with them, help you to understand what their needs are and enable you to automate your Instagram marketing 24/7.

Free Bonus: Click here to download ‘The Instagram’ Checklist – Five Steps to Grow Your Instagram Like Wildfire
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10 Comments

  1. Thanks a bunch for taking the time to create this in-depth write up. I’m trying hard to grow our IG account, one follower at a time 🙂

  2. Hello, Jan!
    I LOVED the tools!
    I was only aware of Repost but glad to find some more useful tools to handle IG. 🙂
    Thanks for that!
    ~ Adeel

  3. Hi Jan,
    Do you drive traffic from Instagram? I can understand that you need to be in IG if you’re a brand, but not otherwise.

  4. HI Dear
    I LOVED the tools!
    I was only aware of Repost but glad to find some more useful tools to handle IG. 🙂
    Thanks for that!

  5. Alexander

    Thanks Jan, very helpful. I am going to check out that Iconosqare thing, sounds pretty useful.
    I use Onlypult for over 5 months now and am very happy. I don’t know if there is a better tool for me and what i would do without it with my almost 40 clients accounts. I can also have managers helping me out, without giving them the passwords from the Instagram accounts, which is pretty priceless. So yeah, very happy.

  6. Elena

    Thanks Jan for another great article, its extremely useful!
    However, I see that all the tools for managing engagement on Instagram do not exist any more (Mass Planner, Instaeasy, Instagress..) ..Do you know of maybe some alternative to them? I´ve been looking for ages for something to help me manage engagement and they all seem to close down one after another.. 🙁

  7. Cristalli

    Thanks for sharing these tools, I mostly used canva already but now i will try others

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