Everyone uploads pictures from their iPhone to social media. If you’re on Instagram a lot, you know that clicking a nice pic and uploading it is only half the battle won in getting likes. The other half is in finding the ideal caption. A great caption does more than just tell your audience what the picture’s about. It speaks for itself. Moreover, on-trend captions with the right hashtags can go a long way towards boosting the visibility of your posts on Instagram.
However, not everyone’s a great caption writer. If you are feeling a bit short on inspiration, these best Instagram caption apps on iPhone and iPad will do the leg work for you. Through AI or something as simple as a category search, they put thousands of great-sounding captions at your fingertips. Read on to find out more.
Best iPhone Apps for Instagram Caption in 2019
#1. Caption Expert
Caption expert is a great option when you want to pick caption options from a given category. The app gives you several different captions categories. These include Inspiration, Shower Thoughts, and Fun Facts, among others. You then get to select between top, trending, and recent captions for that particular category. The main drawback is that the number of category options isn’t that wide.
#2. Issa Caption
Machine learning and AI are becoming more and more important in just about area. Issa Caption brings the power of machine learning to Instagram captioning. It analyzes pictures that want to caption and then detects the objects within the frame. For instance, if you took a picture of your pet on the street, it’d identify a dog, the street, and any nearby vegetation. It then hip-hop lyrics you can use for the caption.
This app has a lot in common with Caption expert. It uses AI and image recognition to recognize a wide range of subjects in the images you submit. It then gives you suggested captions for the objects it recognizes, and you get to pick from these. If you have a specific idea in mind for a caption but can’t think of a specific one, just input your picture and Capshun’s AI will give you suggestions for the most appropriate captions.
Captionr takes the CaptionPlus concept and refines it while cutting down on the excess features. You don’t get category-specific search or Wittyfeed integration (which the latter has). Instead, you just have to use the search bar to search for the topic you want a caption about.
If you want a caption about coffee, you just search for “coffee.” Captionr then displays a whole range of one-liners, catchphrases, and sayings that are in line with the keyword.
This app makes things even easier by allowing you to use the custom Captionr keyboard: this lets you use Captionr search in other apps. This means that you can use it directly in apps like Instagram without having to copy-paste it from the main app.
#5. Captions for Instagram
Sometimes the best apps are the most straightforward ones. Captions for Instagram does exactly what it says on the label: it gives you great, on-point captions for your Instagram pictures. The home screen gives you a swipable list of the latest and most popular captions. You get to filter these for a wide range of individual categories, like Birthday, Travel, Savage, and others. Captions for Instagram then shows you what’s most relevant or what’s most popular on the app for that category. You even get on-point hashtags to go with your caption.
#6. Instant Caption
Instant Caption is another category-based caption picker app. Its unique feature is the sheer volume of category options you can pick from. Other apps on this list like Caption Expert give you a limited, generic number of categories to pick from. While they might work in a pinch, they wouldn’t be enough to give you the kind of captions you need for specific circumstances.
Instant Caption has multiple layers of caption categories. Pick the music meta-category, for instance, and you then get to pick out a particular music period or genre. Wanted a cool Beatles reference? Select music, then select the 60s, and you’re good to go.
Rubric works similar to Issa Caption. It leverages the power of AI and machine learning to create captions based on the scene in the picture. The Rubric AI reads in the image and detects the objects with a high level of accuracy. If you took a picture of the morning sun, for instance, it would not only recognize that it’s the sun, it’d also recognize that the picture was taken at either sunrise or sunset.
It gives you a swipeable list of keywords based on what is detected in the scene. You can pick from the keywords, and it’ll then give you a relevant caption. Instead of searching for a caption, Rubric brings the caption to you.
The last item on our list, ImageQuote is a bit different from the other apps. What if you want a caption on the image, instead of in the caption section? Everyone’s seen those inspirational text poems on Instagram. You’ve seen plenty of pictures with the text on them, too. ImageQuote makes this possible. It gives you a selection of stylish backgrounds (or allows you to pick your own background). It then uses typography to place beautiful text on top. You can customize the text to your liking.
Price: Free, with IAP
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