I think you’ll agree that quote posts are one of the most popular types of post on Instagram today… I mean, do you ever go on Instagram and not see a quote post? Didn’t think so. So…it’s perfectly normal for you to wonder how to make Instagram quotes!
They’re everywhere and they’re SOOO popular.
You might make your own quote posts already or you might be wanting to learn how.
Either way, you’re in the right place.
I’m gonna take you through 26 different sites and apps which you can use to make the most awesome quote posts, so by the end of this blog post you’ll know several different ways to make them yourself whether you’re starting from scratch or you’re looking for something different to mix your posts up.
So let’s get on with…
How To Make Instagram Quotes On Desktop
Desktop sites are great for creating posts of any type and that’s because you’ll probably use them on a laptop or computer rather than a phone and so the screen and image is much bigger.
Canva is probably the most well known graphic design site. When you Google how to make Instagram quotes, 9/10 people will probably recommend this one. Whether you’re new to design or you’re a design pro, Canva is super easy to use. It’s not just for Instagram posts either, it has lots of templates to choose from suitable for different social media like Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter but then also templates for book covers, invitations and posters.
You can use Canva’s stock images or upload your own. Add text, filters and shapes to your image, copy the design and add up to 30 pages to one session.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can pay $1 for other backgrounds and elements but with the amount of content already included, you probably won’t need to.
To use Canva you have to sign up for an account but this means that every time you return to the site and log in, all of your previous designs are there ready to edit or download.
PicMonkey is like Canva in the sense that you choose an image, edit it, throw some text on top etc. but is more like Photoshop with its advanced editing elements.
Use it just like Canva to create your Instagram pictures but you can also edit your photos in there too!
You don’t need to create an account and it’s free to use. There is also a paid version which unlocks deluxe design and editing tools. There is the option for a 7 day free trial of this if you want to see what more is included.
BeHappy.me is super simple to use and you don’t need an account.
It has 35 symbols, 20 different fonts and 30 backgrounds to choose from. Simply type in the box on the left and add a symbol and it appears on the post on the right.
You can also apply a static font size to each line, making each line of text a different size by hitting enter after it.
The only downside with this one is that you can’t upload your own backgrounds for your images.
Buuuuut… something that makes this stand out way more than the other sites is that BeHappy.me offers the option to put your quote up for sale and share 30% of any proceeds with you.
Pretty cool, huh?
4. Quotes Cover
Quotes Cover uses a step by step method to create your post. The first step allows you to enter your quote in a text box (So you need to know what your quote is going to be before you start). Next up you choose what size post you want.
It does give a pretty big list of size options which other sites don’t and it also categorises the social media post sizes separately.
And finally you choose your image. To do Step 3 and actually make your post you need to make sure you have Adobe Flash Player installed otherwise you can go no further.
Putting the post together in Quotes Cover is easy and there are loads of cool fonts to choose from. If you’re looking for inspiration they also have a gallery of images, sorted by niche so you can browse those to your heart’s content before starting if you want more ideas.
Recite is super easy to use and you can create a quote post in minutes. Simply type your quote into the big speech bubble on the home page and the live thumbnails of the ready made backgrounds at the bottom of the screen show you what your quote will look like.
If you’re struggling for a quote there is also a quote finder which you can scroll through. Recite also gives you the option to upload your finished image directly to social media.
A downside is that your masterpiece has a pretty big watermark at the bottom. This is something that you could crop out before you upload to Instagram but if that will also remove some your background image and change your post too much, then you’re stuck with it unfortunately… and a great big watermark can turn a professional looking post into something a bit more amateur.
6. Face Garage
Face Garage creates more than just Instagram Quote posts but if that’s what you’re here to create then they have a separate section dedicated to just that.
You can upload your own image or use a stock photo, choose a theme, an effect and adjust the font all on one screen and see the finished product by clicking ‘Generate’.
The finished images don’t come with a watermark either.
Like Recite, with Quozio you enter your quote and author on the front page and click the ‘Go’ button. Then, choose from a range of backgrounds and watch your post change immediately.
The preset backgrounds make it super quick to apply a design to your post. But there are no other editing elements to make your post pop.
You don’t need to log in or make an account, it is free to use and there is no watermark added to your image.
Quote Pixel is an easy to use, single page site that lets you create a quote picture in minutes. Simply insert your quote and author, choose a theme and your quote picture will be made.
You can’t upload any of your own images or choose a font or background and there is a watermark on the bottom of the images. No login is required and the site is totally free to use.
You can’t share them directly to social media… they need to be downloaded from the site in order to be shared.
With Picfont you can upload an image to add text to, select a picture from their gallery or create a picture from scratch using their size charts.
You can add icons and easily drag them around the image and choose from a variety of fonts. No signup is required and the site is free to use. There is also no watermark.
10. Keep Calm-o-Matic
Create your very own Keep Calm and… image using this site. You can create more than just keep calm posters with a wide variety of backgrounds and fonts to choose from.
Sign up is required but this is to save changes and share your images.
Your finished imaged get stored in your own personal feed and you can vote for your favourite posters created by other people whilst following their feed too. This is a pretty cool way to check what people think of your pics before you post them on Instagram!
11. Poster Gen
Now, to download the image, you might think that you have to pay because the only options available are to purchase the poster as a canvas or purchase a digital download. Buuuut if you right click on the image and click ‘Save As’, it saves your picture like normal. The only downside is that is has a watermark along the bottom of the picture.
You don’t need to sign up or login to use the site and you can even get some inspiration from the posters that are for sale on the site.
12. Be Funky
Use Be Funky to create Instagram quote posts by uploading your own photo or using one of their stock images. There’s a bit more to this site than some of the one page designers and you can create lots of different type of content here. Flash Player must be installed before the site will open, so make sure this is up to date.
Click ‘Photo Editor’ on the home page and a new screen will open. From there upload your own image or select an existing one, apply all the filters you want, add text and frames etc. and then click the Save button at the top to Save to it BeFunky (if you have an account), download to your computer or upload directly to Facebook, Dropbox or Google Drive.
You don’t need an account and it’s free to use but you can upgrade for $4.95 per month to access some premium features and remove the ads which are at the bottom and in the side bar.
Pixteller is pretty similar to Canva in the way that you have to create an account to use it, your designs are saved in categories and the way the interface looks.
So, like I said you need to create an account. You can then choose a type of post (Instagram/pinterest etc.) and then use the toolbar on the right to upload your own image or use an existing one, add text, borders etc. and play around with the image.
Once you’re done, click ‘Save design’ in the top right corner and your design will be saved on your own page which you can access by clicking ‘My designs’ at the top of the screen.
It’s super easy to use and has lots of additional features in comparison to the simple ‘one page edit’ sites. You can revisit each image and edit it or download it in different formats whenever you want.
Okay, so now you know how to make Instagram quotes using desktop sites. Now onto…
How To Make Instagram Quotes With Apps
Wordswag is one of the most popular apps for creating quote posts so you’ll probably recognise when other people have used the app.
You can upload your own background images or use in-app backgrounds. There are lots of fonts to choose from and lots of designs and formats.
The app isn’t free and will cost £4.99 but with the amount of editing elements included in the app, it’s well worth the money.
Instaquote is a simple app that’s easy to work with but produces professional looking posts. Upload a pic from your gallery or use an existing one and add one of Instaquote’s templates or fonts over the top.
You can easily change the colour and font of the text and the emphasis of individual words just by tapping on the word. One major issue is that you can’t rotate the text, so what you see is what you get.
The app is free to download and use but you have the opportunity to upgrade to the paid version to unlock more elements.
You can purchase additional backgrounds for $0.99 each or $3.99 for the pro version with the entire gallery.
Piclab is another one of the most popular quote apps around. Upload your own pictures and add typography, artwork, filters, shapes, patterns and more.
The app is free to use but a paid upgrade is available to remove watermarks and unlock additional features.
Phonto basically lets you add text to your pictures and not much else. It’s not a photo editing app – it’s purely an app for text overlay. But if all you want is a quote in a super cool font over the top of your photo then what more do you need?
It has more than 400 fonts to choose from and everything about the text is editable from the size to the colour to the colour of the shadow. You can even create 3D text and erase parts of text.
Over is fairly similar to Phonto in the way that it just lets you add text to an image BUT it also has photos ready and waiting to be used because it has linked up with Unsplash and Pixabay, so you’ll never be photoless! With hundreds of templates and fonts and new content all the time you can’t go wrong with Over.
It has all the tools you can think of for adding and editing text on a photo. It even has a snapping feature which allows you to align text and pictures to the centre of your photo or next to each other easily!
Over Pro subscription is available for $9.99 per year.
Typic is a simple app that allows you to add text to photos. It includes over 100 different fonts, 500 design elements 23 filters and lots of other effects, frames and tools. It’s super easy to use and is definitely worth the £4.99 price tag.
7. A Beautiful Mess
This was created by Elsie and Emma, creators of the award winning blog ‘A Beautiful Mess’ and includes custom filters, fonts and hand drawn doodles to add to your photos.
Simply upload your own photo and add text or other elements then download. The app costs £0.99 and isn’t updated regularly.
8. Paint Paper Studio
Paint Paper Studio puts a twist on adding text to your photos with different hand drawn sketches, typography brush scripts and artwork. There are lots of different backgrounds, colours and fonts to choose from. It’s free to download and use too!
9. Font Candy
Font Candy is another one of the popular apps for adding text to photos. It says that you can make ‘Amazing Designs in seconds’ and it’s right, whether you’re uploading your own picture or using one of their examples, it’s super quick and easy to do.
It has over 100 fonts, artwork and templates to choose from and not only can you design quote posts, but try adding your design to t shirts or phone cases – all included in the app.
It’s free to download and use but offers in app purchases. And yes, you better believe it…it’s regularly updated.
Another free app to add text to photos but this is a little different. You type your text and then ‘style’ them with fun and animated backgrounds, over 60 filters, colours and designs and then share directly to social media.
It has over 40 typographical styles to choose from and it saves all of your masterpieces in a gallery to share at a later date if you don’t want to share straight away. Free to use.
Text2Pic doesn’t just provide the means of adding text to photos but allows users to consider typography – how the text fits together using different fonts and styles.
Simply use a generated style to add text or open ‘Layer’ mode to manually rearrange the text position. It has over 48 different text styles and endless randomisation for each style.
You can upload your own image or use one of their thousand stock photos from Pixabay. You can also add your own logo or watermark to make them look super professional. Free to download and use.
12. Quotes Creator
Quotes Creator is free to download and use and claims to be the easiest way to create and share your quotes with the world. It has over 55 built in fonts to use and includes filters and photo effects to use on your photos.
Quotes creator also has a built in quotes library so you’ll never struggle to find that perfect quote! It also includes 20 wallpaper and background packages and the app is updated regularly, adding more features each time. Free to use and download.
13. Quote Maker
Quote Maker is another free app which allows you to upload your own photo or use a stock image and add text over it. It’s free to use but you can upgrade to the pro version and unlock more background and style options at a cost.
The app can be a little unreliable and has been known to crash a couple of times while being used.
For all of the sites and apps listed above, you don’t need to be a Photoshop expert. Or even if you’re average at Photoshop. They’re all simple to use and produce some pretty professional looking images.
Some of the apps which aren’t free and some of the sites which offer a pro version are definitely worth the extra few dollars. The content which will be unlocked can make your images stand out a mile from everyone else’s who have just used the free version and it’s definitely worth it to remove the watermark.
I mean, who wants a random watermark on their photo?
So check them all out and get a feel for them. People tend to find a favourite and one that works best for certain elements.
You might find that you like Pixteller for editing the photo but then you prefer the fonts available in Over. Try them out and experiment until you’re happy with your posts.
Now you know how to make Instagram quotes!