Content Creation has changed. Everyone is a potential content creator – with a smartphone in their pocket. Especially Visual Content.
These 3 Mobile Apps give you the ability to create killer visual content – by producing awesome images, in real-time, on-the-go.
Just two years ago we were reliant on high-end programs like photoshop (or paying a designer) to create beautiful visual content to post across social media channels.
Times have changed.
Now you, your team (and your clients!) can create content using intuitive apps, with amazing typography and image creation tools…all on your mobile phone.
So let’s take a look at some of the apps I am using right now to easily create content using image & text combinations. I have posted about great mobile Apps like Over before – now it’s time for some new ones!
Think you don’t have the time or creativity to create amazing visual content? Think again!
3 Killer Apps for Visual Content Creation
#1 WordSwag App
You may have heard me sing the praises (obsessively) of WordSwag App in the last few weeks. You can read more about it here (check out Takeaway #7). At Social Media Marketing World, 2014 (#SMMW14) I showcased how versatile and intuitive this little app is.
It literally lets you take any tip, text or quote, add a source and boom – you have a savvy-designed, shareable piece of visual content.
WordSwag is pre-populated with awesome templates that literally let you create image + text images that look like a designer has played a part in their creation – when all along, it was just you, an iPhone and an app!
Here is WordSwag on Instagram:
Want an example of how easy it is to create images with WordSwag? I raved about the app recently in my Facebook Group for Create Traffic Driving Images. One of my members, Health & Business Coach, Kylie Patchett, proceeded to jump straight in and create this image, quipping “Love it!! Here’s mine in under 3min and still in bed!”
Of course I couldn’t resist and replied with this…which, as promised, I presented at Social Media Marketing World:
Do you think the audience got excited when I posted these slides? Heck yeah! They actually clapped and cheered. That’s how excited we get about tools that save us time AND create great images.
Download WordSwag and start playing with it. You will be making images like this in no time:
Enough said – grab WordSwag from the App Store – get busy and create awesome images!
Ideal for: Instagram or Facebook. This App makes images in square shape – but the images will also post well to other platforms.
What I like:
- Awesome typography templates come with the app, but you can buy extras if you wish, for a minimal outlay.
- You have the option to upload images from your camera roll or take photos from within WordSwag.
- It’s easy to use – just jump in and start creating.
- The app comes with some cool starter images/background, and allows you to easily choose font colours.
- It’s just cool. I have not met one person who was introduced to WordSwag who has not become addicted to it. I refer you again to #7 of this article to see how this plays out.
ANDROID USERS: It’s available on Android too. Happy dance :o)
I have been using InstaQuote for a while and it was my “on-the-go” choice of App before I discovered WordSwag. It is great for creating Instagram-ready images. In InstaQuote’s own words: “make your words beautiful and then share them on Instagram”.
Here is a screen shot from the App in iTunes:
Ideal for: Instagram and sharing to Facebook as well.
What I like: Although InstaQuote doesn’t have the range of typography and templates that WordSwag has, I still like it for its simplicity. You can bang out a quote quickly and easily – and it has some pretty cool font types and backgrounds. Being able to upload your own images also helps!
“Everyone is a visual content creator with a smartphone in their pocket” – Tweet This!
#3 A Beautiful Mess
I discovered A Beautiful Mess a while back and it is a handy addition to your portable image-creation arsenal!
What I like about this app is that it includes a lot of hand-drawn doodles from the creators, so it can add a casual style to your images. Again, you can upload your own backgrounds and you can also purchase further design packs from the app store. It’s available for both iPhone and Android.
Here are some example designs from the “A Beautiful Mess” website:
Now you have no excuse to not start creating your own original, shareable images, right? Tell me in the comments below – what App is your favourite for creating images on the go?
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