10 Best Instagram Tools To Jumpstart Your Instagram Marketing Efforts


Gaining Instagram followers is no easy task.

But it’s important to remember that follower count is only a number.

What actually matters is engagement.

  • Your users must be active and engaged with your content.

Why is Instagram so popular?

And there are many tools out there that make it stress-free to share your Instagram pics, stories, videos, and invigorate your Instagram account.

These 9 tools will not only assist you in getting more followers but also make your whole Instagram involvement more exciting.

9 Essential Instagram Tools & Apps To Use For Exponential Results:

1. Tailwind

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This is the most useful Instagram marketing tool of 2019. Tailwind offers features that would save you countless hours.

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Use Tailwind to:

  • Automatic posting on Instagram
  • Intelligent hashtag recommendations
  • Super affordable
  • Available on the web and iPhone app
  • Analyze the performance of individual Instagram posts

Cost: Free trial + $9/month after that.

2. Crowdfire

Crowdfire not only works on Twitter but also provides its services to Instagram! With Crowdfire, you could easily see, who you are following but they are not following you back.

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Use Crowdfire to:

Cost: The free version of the app allows you to configure up to 2 accounts.

3. Combin

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Combin’s philosophy is to let your Instagram grow without farming temporary likes and follow-backs. Here is how Combin works:

  • Download the Combin app (Windows or Mac)
  • Login using your Instagram account
  • If you are using a free account, you will have a cap on the daily limit. For a paid account, the limit is quite reasonable and recommended to use.
  • The below chart shows the features you will get in the free and paid account. I used the $10/month account for testing Combin
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Now, click on search to set up a search filter. Use hashtags, location, and posting filter to make it more targeted. What I really loved here about Combin is; that it offers you to use machine learning for filtering out spam or inactive profile from showing.

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Here are a few things you can do:

  • Select multiple profiles and engage with them by liking or commenting (Comment template available)
  • Find Instagram users who are not following you back and batch unfollow them.
  • Mass liking users posts which will be done over a period of time
  • Follow/like/comment of followers of your competitor’s Instagram profile
  • Keep a track of all actions you have taken using Combin

Overall, Combin has really surprised me in my testing and it’s a solid Instagram marketing app that you can use. Watch the below video to learn more:

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Cost: The starter version let you manage one Instagram account for free

4. Circleboom Publish

Circleboom Publish will save you enormous time and energy in your marketing efforts through its scheduling and multiple account management features. You can easily curate, create, design, publish, schedule, and automate Instagram posts for multiple accounts in one dashboard with Circleboom.

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Circleboom Publish features:

  • Scheduling and automating content
  • Content curation and design tools
  • Canva, Unsplash, and Giphy built-in extensions
  • Google Photos, Google Drive, Dropbox integration
  • Multiple account management
  • Instagram carousel post support
  • Instagram grid post creation, design, and scheduling
  • Instagram location support, product tagging, and first comment option.
  • Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google My Business, and TikTok support
  • Cross-post across supported platforms
  • Hashtag generator
  • Ready-made social media templates
  • Free trial and forever-free tier

Post creation, sharing, and scheduling are easier on Circleboom Publish! You should do the following: 

  • Open your browser and log into Circleboom.
  • Create an account in a few seconds if you don’t have one.
  • Connect your multiple Instagram accounts.
  • Curate and design your content. Or, you can upload your images and videos.
  • Publish them directly or schedule them for the future.

That’s it! Then, the only thing you need to do is to watch your new Instagram content boosting impressions and engagements.


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Circleboom Publish has a free trial and a forever-free tier. The paid subscriptions start at $18.99/month. It is the most effective Instagram marketing tool regarding price/performance ratio.

On Circleboom, you can define continuous intervals and automate your Instagram posts. You can set hours and days and let Circleboom post your content continuously.

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In conclusion, I prefer Circleboom Publish to create, design, schedule, and automate my Instagram posts for multiple Instagram accounts. It gives me ideas, saves time and energy, and eases the process of Instagram marketing efforts.

5. Iconosquare

Iconosquare is possibly the most popular web interface for Instagram because of its astonishing features.

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Use Iconosquare to:

  • Like and comment on your followers’ posts.
  • Learn about new followers, the most widespread photos, and the best times to post.
  • Track new comments.
  • View a summary of your Instagram doings & complete history from the past 7 days.

Cost: 7-day free trial. After that, offers start from $49/year to $499/year.

6. Skedsocial

This is one of the most accessible social media tools in the industry.

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Use Skedsocial to:

  • Plan Instagram posts in advance.
  • Schedule a particular post or upload multiple posts.

Cost: It starts at $13/month with a 7-day free trial.

7. Repost for Instagram

Repost for Instagram acts in the same way as a Twitter “retweet regulator”.

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Use Repost for Instagram to:

  • Share posts from your followers on your profile.
    • This will help when you can’t decide what to post on Instagram.

Cost: Free version available and extra features for “Pro” users for $4.99.

8. Later

Later will allow you to post an image to Instagram at a later date.

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Use Later to:

  • Schedule posts by dragging over the posts on your screen to launch a calendar interface.

Cost: Sign-up for free. Starts at $9.50/month. “Superior” and “Business” accounts are also offered.

9. Tagboard

Interact with the posts among various social media platforms and create hashtags with Tagboard.

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Use Tagboard to:

  • Track hashtags related to your posts.
    • Also use this with Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter (of course).

Cost: The basic version is free.

10. Soldsie

With Soldsie, you can tie your photos to the content your fans are trying to discover.

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Use Soldsie to:

  • Get incredible reports on conversion tracking and clicks from your Instagram bio link.
  • It syncs with your Instagram product posts and manages inventory for e-commerce.

Cost: Free for 30 days with various upgrades for “Pro” users.

When it comes to advertising your business, Instagram is one of the most influential social media platforms with over a million users.

It’s a cloud platform, though, so you must step forward and generate active content that will grab your audience’s consideration. The 8 tools in this list will help you offer engaging and reliable content that will be attractive to your users.

Have you used any of these Instagram tools? What tools do you use to jumpstart your Instagram account? Let me know in the comments!

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Editorial Staff at ShoutMeLoud is a team of writers led by Harsh Agrawal.

12 thoughts on “10 Best Instagram Tools To Jumpstart Your Instagram Marketing Efforts”

  1. Feli

    As the previous comment said, I also find using Instagram bots more efficient. You can focus on making good content rather than searching for trending tags. But because of annoying adverts it’s harder to find a good one. I’ve used tons of them: Robolike, Social Steeze and so on, but most of them lead to problems with your account and you can even be banned. Now I switched to likeslive.com and I’m using it for over a month. I have no complaints now, but we’ll live and see.

  2. raj

    I am using Instavast Instagram bot for promotion. it is working well and got me around 2000 followers every month.

  3. SignAdvertising

    Great suggestions. I use crowdfire and iconosquare. in their recent update crowdfire doesn’t allow to copy another users followers, they removed that upddate. I would also add latergramme for scheduling and a couple of apps for editing your photos to this list like vsco and snapseed. Thanks for sharing.

  4. SignAdvertising

    I personally use Tagboard to schedule the post. It have more options such as filtering and date and timing schedule. I have not yet used any other mentioned programs. But i will considered the other list as well.

  5. Richard Hopp

    Nice Tools mentioned. I am a little suprised that you didn´t mention gramblr. It´s the program I use the most. You can do a lot of things like scheduling, editing and many other great stuff!

  6. Skreem

    Great suggestions. I use crowdfire and iconosquare.

  7. Gessell

    Great list. I’m currently using Later for Instagram. It’s nice to be able to schedule posts in advance. Too bad you still have to manually post it though. It would be nice to have that automated.

  8. Jenny

    I use Grum to post and schedule Instagrams in the future from my computer. It’s good so far.

  9. Ruchika Shankar

    Great suggestions. I use crowdfire and iconosquare. in their recent update crowdfire doesn’t allow to copy another users followers, they removed that upddate. I would also add latergramme for scheduling and a couple of apps for editing your photos to this list like vsco and snapseed. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Dumaji

    I personally use Tagboard to schedule the post. It have more options such as filtering and date and timing schedule. I have not yet used any other mentioned programs. But i will considered the other list as well.

    Also i never thought of Instagram as social media marketing tools. I promote my blog on twitter, facebook and google plus. I think i should also experimenting with Instragram as well.

  11. Isaac Anim

    I use crowdfireapp to grow my Twitter account. I must say, it is very efficient.

    I don’t know how but just yesterday, I got about 40 new followers. Thanks to crowdfireapp

  12. Pratik Kumar

    Nice Article Timmccallan.
    Instagram has always been the favorite place to promote the products direct to the followers. Especially the fashion designing,beauty,entertainment and fitness products get more attention on Instagram.So for the bloggers of these niches the above-mentioned tools can do magic if one works with complete dedication.

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