If you come across a wonderful sight — be it a mountain, a beach or your pet’s face — sometimes, it encourages you to think bigger about what certain sights and experiences mean.
For these moments, you may think about posting a photo on Instagram with an equally inspiring quote as the caption. However, you can take it even further — and save characters — by publishing the image with the quote.
You have likely seen quotes on Instagram posts before, however, you might never have made one for your brand’s account. Here is a recent Instagram quote at HubSpot:
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Reminder: it doesn't end after a sale! Make sure to be there for your customers every step of the way and more. Your hard work will pay off and your audience will love it! 👊❤️⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Repost: @themodernmarketer ⠀ #marketing #marketinginspiration #inboundmarketing #inbound #sales #hustle #customerjourney #businesstips #hubspot #inspiration
See what we mean?
Posting quote photos on Instagram could diversify your content on the platform and humanize your brand a bit, too. Everybody can use a motivational quote during a busy Monday morning or a slow Tuesday afternoon, so try out an Instagram quote for your next post with the support of these free apps.
9 Instagram Text Apps to Make Inspiring Quotes
FaceGarage is a browser tool that assists you to create Instagram photos with quotes overlaid in just a few easy steps. You could add a picture of your own or use one of the website’s stock background photos, type in your quote, adjust the font, text size, color, and formatting, and voila — you generate your picture and download it to post on Instagram.
Our favorite factor about FaceGarage is the pictures do not come with a watermark, so you could make more beautiful posts that do not have a logo in the corner.
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Canva’s many features extend beyond text-based photos and, for that matter, social media. However, the mobile app and its gorgeous pre-made templates make it great for Instagram quotes.
Utilizing the Canva’s social media post setting, you could draft banners, flyers, cards, and posts of all sizes and shapes utilizing one of the hundreds of pro-level backgrounds. Of course, feel free to snap an image on the go, as well. Once you choose your picture, you could select from more than 100 fonts, adjust the size and color, and publish.
ReciteThis is another quick and simple browser tool you could use to make quotes for Instagram. Its two-step process involves choosing one of the ready-made background themes, typing in your quotation, and pressing “Create.” From there, you could add the picture to a variety of social networks (not including Instagram) or download the picture to upload and post on Instagram.
The downside to ReciteThis’s ease of use is the highly visible watermark in the bottom-center of each picture, however, you may be capable to crop it out utilizing your phone’s photo editor before posting to Instagram, depending on the design you select.
4. Word Swag
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Listed in iTunes’s top 100 apps in the Photo & Video category, Word Swag assists you to create text-photo that is as edgy as the app’s name sounds. The app uses a particular typing engine to make fresh quote designs based on the background image you are working with.
Just choose (or shoot) your image, type your quote into the app’s plain text editor, choose one of nearly 50 styles, and shuffle through the diverse choices that appear. Word Swag has literally tons of quote and picture options to select from through a useful integration from Pixabay, a free picture gallery.
This free app gives lots of options to customize your quote picture, font styles, and color schemes. You could use your own images or one of InstaQuote’s, and it permits you to automatically upload your picture to Instagram so you don’t have to download it and then post it.
The downsides to many free apps — including InstaQuote — are the prevalence of advert interruptions, and that many features are locked unless you upgrade to the paid version.
Text2Pic stands out from the crowd in a couple of ways. It has the widest variety of font style and formatting options — including 3-D and shadowing capabilities to add more effects to your text. It additionally auto-connects to Instagram for seamless uploading and posting on the platform.
The biggest downside we have noted is the inability to add your own picture as a background picture, however, Text2Pic makes up for that with a ton of different background options to choose from.
7. Quotes Creator
Quotes Creator has a neat function that suggests quotes to utilize — including their attributions — to take the work out of making an inspirational post for you. We additionally like how subtly transparent the watermark is to make it as distraction-free as possible. That is another easy-to-use app that maks quotes for Instagram in just some easy steps — with a simple tap to upload to the platform.
Quotes Creator’s stock background options are a bit cheesy, so we recommend finding your own and posting them.
8. Quote Maker
Quote Maker is another free app that tries to upsell its Pro version to unlock more background and style options, however, you could always upload your own background when you feel too limited. Where Quotes Maker takes the cake is its cool font styling and effects. You can add neat decals to your brand’s name or a stamp-like effect to a company motto or mission statement.
We recommend exploring the app, however, another warning — it could be glitchy in case your design and editing actions get more complex. It is best for simple photos, like the one above.
9. Text on Photo Square
Text on Picture Square is only available on iOS devices (for now), however, its distinction from the rest of the pack is that users could add quotes to videos, in addition to images. You could post your videos and add quotes to make a neat audio and visual experience for your Instagram followers. A cool quote-video may distract from the watermark, which is admittedly one of the bigger ones on this list.
Some of these apps may be worth investing in the paid version to make more unique photos — without the watermarks — to post quotes on Instagram. However, for now, try out these free options during the next social media holiday to see in case your audience is ready to be inspired.