v1.0, requires Apple Shortcuts on iOS 12
Compose Perfect Instagram Captions with Managed Hashtags
Relevant hashtags are just about the only way to get more people to see your Instagram posts. Instagram allows a maximum of 30 tags per post, and will silently fail if you exceed that limit. If you use the same pasted mess of generic tags on every post, Instagram’s algorithms might identify your posts as spam, and reduce their visibility.
As useful as they are, hashtags are ugly, and clutter up the caption. Instagram allows carriage returns in posts, but frustratingly won’t let you type them.
Instagram Composer is a shortcut for composing Instagram captions with managed tags. It adds a customizable divider between the caption text and the hashtags. The tags are sorted alphabetically, and never contain duplicates.
You add tags from Tag Sets, of which you can keep as many as you like. As you enter tags manually, you can also save them to Tags Sets.
You can also import tags from a copied Instagram post link, which adds them to your post and optionally also to the Tag Sets of your choice.
Instagram Composer keeps count of your tags and warns you when you exceed the limit of 30. When your post is perfect, it copies the text to the clipboard and opens Instagram for you to paste it in.
All changes are saved to iCloud Drive, so you can pick up where you left off.
Your work syncs among all your iOS devices.
Load and Save posts
Archive older saved posts
Capture tags from any public Instagram post
Choose which Tag Sets appear in the main menu. Move the ones you use less frequently to a “More” menu.
Integrated help that you can turn on and off at any time
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Instagram Composer will ask to install a helper shortcut called F: Sort and De-dupe. It will also ask for access to your contacts, if you haven’t already granted this access to the Shortcuts app. Instagram Composer doesn’t do anything with you contacts, but it uses a cool hack that makes pretty menus that involves Contact-related actions, so Shortcuts thinks it might be trying to save a new contact.