If you want to become a world-famous Instagram photographer, or at least boost your follower and like counts, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. There are seven highly effective habits of popular Instagram users, and none of them has to do with Instagram. (OK, Instagram is responsible for a few of them.)

Photographers, video personalities, fashion bloggers, and famous foodies use these seven apps to take their Instagrams to the next level, and you’d never even know it. Instagram’s own filters go a long way toward making your lattes look far richer than they do in person, and the app is constanty updated with fresh options. But the popular photo- and video-sharing app doesn’t want to overload you with options, which is why its most game-changing features have been spun off as separate apps (we’ll get to those in a minute).

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