Best Instagram Story Design Apps to Create Killer Insta Stories

Last updated on: September 19, 2019
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Best for: Efficiently creating Instagram Stories from a computer

With Storrito you can post your story directly to Instagram or pick a date and it will be posted later. And the best part of it? It will be auto-posted without notifications! Editing in the team? You can share your account with other team-members to collaborate.

What we really like is the ability to design your stories from a computer which can be a time safer!


  • Auto post, no notifications required
  • Prepare and schedule your posts


Best for: Creating minimal and aesthetically pleasing collages

This elegant editing app is available both on iOS and Android. Unfold comes with the most beautiful collages and templates out there. If you looking for aesthetically pleasing look, this will be your perfect choice.


  • very well designed templates
  • option to add videos


Best for: creating perfect animated Instagram Stories

If you want to bring your Insta stories to the next level with animations, Mojo will be your go-to app. Also, you will be able to search through unlimited and free high-resolution Unsplash stock photos for your stories.


  • beautiful animations & animated text effects
  • library of free stock images


Best for: creating cute and feminine Instagram stories

This is probably the most candid and feminine app on our list! Designed in Japan, Nichi comes from the pronunciation of Japanese word “日”, which carries the expectation of helping you to record the daily life. Also means cherishing the detail and emotion, feeling the miracle of time.


  • perfect for people who look for feminine style
  • selective handwriting fonts, which can support Simplified & Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages.


Best for: creating Instagram Story visual guides

StoryArt adds minimalist and colorful style of their templates and is available both on iOS and Android. What we liked is the ablitity to edit highlighted story cover right in the app!


  • highlight story cover maker included
  • customize each template as you wish


Best for: making shiny and gillter-filled Stories

Everybody needs a bit of sparkle! With Kirakira+ you will be able to add shiny and shimmering effect to your stories. You will also have the ability to adjust the intensity of that sparkling effect with Kirakira power slider.


  • unique, sparkling effect work both on photo and videos
  • great for jewelry & glass display


Best for: creating Instagram stories with killer face filers

Let’s be honest - Snapchat has the best filters and beauty effects out there so it had to take a spot in this list. The filter library is always fresh so you will never get bored.


  • the best face filters out there
  • lots of beauty effects
  • gets updated with new filters almost on daily basis


Best for: creating IG Stories quick and easy

Canva has been around for quite long time and their team learn how to make the app useful and easy to work with. The app is available on your iPhone, iPad, and computer so you can jump back into your design anytime, anywhere.


  • very intuitive interface
  • switch between devices and pick where you left off

It’s time to create something!

We hope you enjoyed Instagram Stories design app showcase and got already influx of fresh ideas going through your mind. So what are you waiting for??

Go and start making that perfect Instagram Story!

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Karen is senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. She drinks 3 lattes a day and enjoys early morning run with her dog.

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