Afterlight has a lot in common with Darkroom—it’s sort of like Instagram on steroids. In addition to a huge amount of filters and textures, you can also dive deeper into custom editing and add unique frames to your photos.
If you want to look back on something without going through the painstaking process of creating a video to summarize it all at the end, pony up the $3 for 1 Second Everyday. The app takes a second-long video every day, and then at the end of the period of time you want to save it for, you have a beautiful way to look back.
Calling all selfie fanatics: This is the airbrushing best friend you’re going to want. Sometimes, a filter won’t be able to fix it, and if you want a little boost in the form of digital makeup, Facetune has your back. Er, face.
VSCO is nearly as well known as Instagram but with a much more capable tool set. And the community element is stronger here than in most pro-ish editors, so if you’re looking for an Insta-alternative, it’s a great option.
One of the worst parts of using your device as your camera is storage: photos are going to take up way, way too much of it. Flic is a Tinder-like swipe app that shows you photos and asks if you really want to keep them. The app will show you how much space you’ve cleared by getting rid of a fraction of your brunch photos.
Slow Shutter Cam
This app brings a feature to your phone that you may have thought disappeared with your forsaken digital camera. Slow Shutter Cam will capture beautiful light trails, and helps improve low light photos as well—for the low price of a buck.