Picture this: You finally have the perfect photo to post on Instagram. Shot and edited to your liking, you just know this one will make a great addition to your curated feed. The only problem? You end up putting it off for a good 30 minutes trying to think of that one Instagram caption. Instead of agonizing over what to write, how about enlisting a bit of help?
Below are five phone apps to help you come up with easy but witty Instagram captions.
Capshun provides you with over 50,000 captions, puns, jokes, quotes, and more. If you find them too cheesy for your liking, it's still a good place to get your own creative juices flowing. The app uses AI technology to generate the most appropriate captions for your photo based on your preferences. You'll also be given a curated list of trending hashtags to use so your post will have a greater chance at reaching a wider audience. Plus, you can even suggest your own captions in the mix and get featured on their social media apps. Time to get recognition for all those underrated puns you've got cooking up.
2. Caption Plus
Another app similar to Capshun is Caption Plus. Boasting a wide range of categories to choose from, the app also auto-generates suggested captions and hashtags based on your uploaded photo. No manual searching required. Bad news for iPhone users, though: Caption Plus is (so far!) only available in the Google Play Store.
Download on Android.
Stumped for hashtag ideas? Leetags is a hashtag generator built to include over a million of Instagram's existing hashtags. You can explore your options from their categories, and the app will then generate the number of posts existing in each hashtag to ensure you use the option with the most reach. Users may also find helpful tips and tricks to gain more likes and follows.
Tip: Avoid going overboard on the hashtags in your captions. Keep them in your post's comments section instead, to keep your feed clean and organized.
If you're looking for more caption search engine app alternatives, try out Captionr. It operates with the same idea as Capshun and Caption Plus. However, this one prompts you to search for a keyword, which will then be matched with suggested captions ranging from puns, quotes, and lyrics. Keep in mind that unlike the two aforementioned apps, Captionr lacks categories to freely browse through and doesn't have an option to add your own captions.
5. Instant Caption
Does your photo require a brainy quote? Consider Instant Caption. Available for iOS users only (so far!), it's also a wealth of captions divided by categories. However, the app takes the most pride in its library of quotes from famous personalities.
Download on iOS.