here on the blog. But I'm always trying new things, and experimenting. I also do not whatsoever claim to be any kind of expert on Instagram, or any other apps. I just do what I do, and maybe it will work for you...
When it comes to editing, I hardly ever use any of the built in Instagram filters. I always prefer to edit my photos with other apps, most of which are free (yay!). I'll start with my all time favorite editing app, Afterlight! It is super easy to use, and I have never had any issues with its stability. Most of the photos on my IG account have a filter from this app applied (my favorite is the Russ filter). The app also makes it easy to upload your edit straight to Instagram!
A Beautiful Mess. It was designed by my friend Elsie Larson and her team at ABM. The app is perfect for customizing photos in countless ways. You can give them a handcrafted look by adding drawings to them! I love that feature the most. The app also has pretty nifty borders for a dope look. The team just launched an update that adds a lot of cool stuff as well. A lot of people ask me if it's worth the 99 cents, and my answer is HELL YES.
Lastly, another app I use frequently is the Diptic app. This seems to be the best option for making collages and creating some trippy effects. There really isn't a limit to the collages you can make with this, the creators have done an amazing job at making it very user friendly too.