For serious users of Instagram, Snapchat, and other popular social media apps, taking a great photo or video is just half the battle. The other half involves thinking of a great caption to go with it. But besides being a dangerous pastime (as a certain Disney song states), thinking can be an exhausting activity, especially if you’ve been churning out caption after caption for your photos and videos. Fret not, though, because you can now easily seek captioning help from a new app called Captiona. With this app, awesome Instagram captions are just a few taps away.
We love to share our favorite moments on Instagram, so make sure they have the best caption.- Nick Slater, developer of Captiona
Captiona is basically a search engine for social media captions. The app lets you enter a keyword based on the content of your photo or video, and then it comes up with a list of suggestions for captions that you can use. It even has an iOS keyboard extension that allows you to get captioning help right within the app you use for sharing your photo or video.
Search in the app
Using Captiona could’t be simpler. In the app, you just have to enter a keyword associated with your photo or video, such as “coffee,” “love,” and “beach.” The app then immediately returns the results of your search as a list of on-trend lines, sayings, catchphrases, and quotations, from which you can choose a caption for your photo or video. Just tap to copy a result, ready to be pasted as the caption. Find something you want to keep and use for later? Just swipe left on it to “heart” it and save it to your collection of favorites.
Search in other apps
Instead of copying a caption from the Captiona app and pasting it in the app you’re using to share your photo or video, you can use the Captiona keyboard to search for and select a caption right within the photo or video sharing app itself. What’s more, when you tap a search result, it’s automatically entered in the caption field — no need to copy and paste. You can also swipe to favorite results in the keyboard to be quickly accessed in the Captiona app.
Note: To enable the Captiona keyboard, open the Settings app, tap General, tap Keyboard, tap Keyboards, tap Add New Keyboard, tap Captiona, tap Captiona again, and turn on Allow Full Access. To switch to the Captiona keyboard, tap and hold the globe key on the keyboard and tap Captiona.
Tip: You can use the Captiona keyboard like a regular keyboard for typing anything you want. To search for captions, just tap the Captiona logo key, type your search keyword, and tap the Search key.
A great caption can be as important as a great image when it comes to getting more likes for your photo or video and perhaps getting more followers for your social media account. A funny, profound, or otherwise appealing caption can even save a mediocre photo or video. Of course, it still pays to be original. But there’s also no harm in turning to trendy witticisms and quotations every now and then. And to that end, Captiona can help you save time and avoid stress with its extensive searchable library of caption suggestions.
Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch, Captiona is available now on the App Store for $0.99, with no in-app purchases.