Online content creation is some of the most fun you can have with a camera and idea generation. Some people worry that the equipment that they use isn’t enough to create the type of content that they want.
In most cases, there is an app or editing tool that can give you what you need in terms of style.
While there is some truth in the fact that more expensive and newer equipment usually has the ability to produce a higher quality of photos, videos, and sound – they’re not essential.
If you use a DSLR and are ready to take it out of auto and get more experimental, check out this post: Get Your Camera Out of Auto
Here are a couple of fun tools that you can download on to your mobile phone to try out. It is important to note that your mobile phone can get clogged if you download too much and don’t erase things properly later.
Mobile Phone Apps To Help Create Great Content
Great tools to help you meet your content creation goals.
It used to be that to create even the most simple of animations; you needed to learn the basics of an animation program and spend quite some hours mastering it. Now, we are lucky enough to have programmers and designers join forces to present us with easy to use animation software.
- Animoto Video Maker
- PicsArt Animation
- Animation Desk
- Adobe Spark
The above are all great options, but you will need to decide if you want to pay for any of the unlocks and extra services.
If you aren’t interested in animation, then you might prefer to create videos that are of you, products, and other things related to your content.
Magisto is an automated video curate app. You need to select a few images and videos, and the AI will piece it together for you. You can pick the music from their built-in library.
Wondershare FilmoraGo can give you that old-time feel for your videos. The app has a good range of different styles, which means you can try a few out on the way to reaching your signature style. It has a fast drag and drop option and can give you a polished look in no time at all.
Hypno is a fun app, which automatically changes your short video to match a preset beat, and preset effects. Simple and fun.
Quickies by GoPro, and it creates beautiful videos really quickly. You select your favorite images and videos, and Quik will automatically place them in the right order to match the beat of the music and the style of video you have chosen.
The chances are you run or want to run a pretty to look at Instagram. You add photos to your content, and they need to be pretty. Over time you can learn how to master most photo editing software; it is about tackling and sticking with them in the early days.
Snapseed is arguably one of the most popular. It has a wide range of free filters, and it is easy to use. The paid packs are also great. You are able to edit all of their filters, including their free ones – which makes it ideal for everyone.
VSCO can give you that classic matte looking photo in seconds. Although there is a community and it has a range of other fun stuff. It is the filters that really stand out.
Adobe Photoshop Express build for ease of use and precision. Adobe Photoshop Express is easy to learn to use, but you will need an Adobe Creative Cloud account to use it. The filters can correct the most common issues in photography and give you a polished looking photo in minutes.
Afterlight 2, if you like a creamy arty look to your photos, then Afterlight 2 is ideal. You get the basic editing features you need, but there are frames, tones, filters, and more. The dusty looking film overlays are really pretty and add texture to photos quickly.
Over is perfect for people who like to curate their Instagram stories and put together visually appealing and cohesive stories. You can add logos, create your own designs, and add text too. Making it a quick to use but effective tool.
Most often, when we have an idea, we rush around to grab a pen and paper. The quickest option is to open our mobile phone up and dictate or type. There is some note-taking software that is great for those who are busy but need somewhere to save their ideas.
Evernote is one of the most popular, and that is because it just has so many options. You can have detailed notes, add photos, add likes, organize them, and work across multiple platforms. The web clipper tool lets you add even more to your notes. The paid-for version feels a little pricy, but the free version has some great start options to try out.
Google Keep is one of the most downloaded apps for note-taking, and it is easy to see why. Google can sync across all of your devices, it can organize notes using labels, and you can write, dictate, or use audio notes. Google Keep is free; the only downside is you don’t have the option for real-time collaboration.
Check out this video on how content creators use different note-taking and organization tools: The Bliss Bean Talk about Content Planning.
If you are hoping to make this year a beautiful content year, then some of these apps can have you well on your way. And all you need is a mobile phone, some time and some ideas.
Speaking of ideas, if you find yourself struggling with content ideas, then you can check out this blog ideas generator from HubSpot. I will give you a list of ideas for you to work with and help you create quick content.