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Apps to spice up your social media feeds

Posting text to your social networks can get overlooked. Posting photos? So last year. Animated gifts and video are the way to go to draw attention to your content. Here are some apps that help you produce moving pictures for your feeds.

1. Ripl

Create animated slide shows using Ripl and share on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Currently iPhone only, this app pulls from the photos on your Camera Roll, lets you add text over images, then stitches them together quickly with music (if you choose) and provides you with an animated presentation. The free version pulls in four images. $9.99 for Ripl Pro. Try Ripl.

2. Cinegraph

Cinegraphs are "living images," that is, images where a portion of the picture moves like a video. Here, click on this to see beautiful examples to get the full picture! Download a version for Mac or iPhone, then take a video and select portions of it to freeze while keeping other sections as a moving image. The result? Amazing! Try Cinegraph for Mac or iPhone.
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3. Quik

From the makers of the GoPro cameras, Quik lets you make and edit video easily on your phone. How easy? Quik analyzes your photos and video clips, adds transitions and effects, and syncs it to music. Voila! For iPhone and Android

4. Kanvas

Kanvas app lets you create a number of different types of visual content including a quote image, GIF burst, video, flipbook, or other visual interest such as stickers and drawings. For iPhone and Android.

5. Adobe Spark

Choose from preconfigured video templates to produce a video on your phone. Templates contain pages that prompt you for content and then stitch together what you film. Pick a theme, a font, theme colors, then preview your production. You can even record a voiceover. For iPhone.

Get your visuals on!

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