Among my social media profiles, Instagram is my favorite.
Why? Well, I like looking at beautiful photos and read through thought-provoking, motivational and inspirational quotes.
You can tell that I enjoy visuals.
Though I’m trying to get my Photoshop skills to the next level, I don’t have the time to learn this awesome software. I already penciled this knowledge upgrade and I’ll get into it as soon as my schedule permit.
This brings me to search for tools that can help me with Instagram.
I need a tool that has virtually no learning curve, able to produce top notch graphics that would look like a pro did it, and something that will assist me in my Instagram journey.
I have tested a lot, I especially like Canva and Stencil. Both have Free Accounts that will enable you to create graphics. What made me choose Stencil over Canva? Read on.
Reasons why I love Stencil
- Dashboard is simple and intuitive. Just looking at it, I can already see what the options are for.
- The graphics are royalty-free. No need to shell out dollars to use one.
- Easy image creation via Chrome Extension or Firefox Add-on. (I’ll create a video post to show this handy feature).
- Integrates with Buffer to schedule my social media posts.
- In-app capability to share my images to social media. Tested working for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram (via SMS).
- Ability to share my image via link. If you want somebody to check your image (a friend or boss), this is perfect.
With that, I have created a quick video.
Creating an Instagram Post using Stencil
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Hope you learn something from the video. 🙂
Have fun with your images!