Best content creation apps to help you create better content

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Content. It’s the buzzword of the moment in the world of communications, and everyone wants to know how they can be doing it better. At Golley Slater, we’re lucky to have an in-house creative studio. It’s filled with art-workers, graphic designers, and has a social media team. But you don’t necessarily need any of that to create engaging content that connects with your audience. There is a wide range of content creation apps available on smartphones and in some cases on desktop as well. Creating and sharing interesting images and videos for use on social media has never been easier. Here, we round up our five favourite apps for creating interesting content on the go.

5 best content creation apps

1 Canva

This free app allows users to upload their own photos or choose a licensed one from a library of more than one million images. Users can also choose from various pre-existing template sizes. Or they can create an image to their own specifications, and then overlay text using different fonts and filters. This means it’s great for creating presentation title slides, header images, Pinterest pins or inspirational quote artwork. Canva is definitely our most recommended content creation app.

2 Jittergram

This is a fun, free app which creates animated GIFs that can be shared across most social media platforms with a few simple steps. Jittergram creates entertaining, moving content as a great alternative to a static photo in a few taps of a button. Users can easily use it to create amateur stop-motion films.

3 Rollworld

RollWorld creates a ‘tiny planet’ by creating a wormhole-like effect which wraps users’ original image into a spiral of sorts. It works best with really good panoramic images, but it’s fun to just experiment and play around with. When users have chosen their preferred image or video they can then apply a host of after-effects to enhance and distort it even further.

4 Nutshell

Nutshell is another free app, from the creators of Prezi. Users snap three photos in succession, and then the app maps the movement between the images to turn the sequence into a mini video. It gives users the option to overlay them with things like text, graphics, and quirky animated elements.

5 Quik

The Quik app comes from the makers of Go Pro and is designed to create videos that look professionally edited in just a few taps. Users can select multiple videos from their phone, pick a backing track. Quik then automatically cuts the videos together to the beat of the music. Users can then add transitions, text, effects, and filters. When the video is done, users can post the finished film directly to social media. Whilst the pre-loaded templates can be restrictive, being able to pull together something pretty polished in a matter of minutes is incredibly handy.

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