Whether you’re on iOS for iPhone or Android, sharing a 3×3 grid of your best posts from 2018 is an easy task.

It makes sense why all those #bestnine2018 and #topnine2018 posts on Instagram are so popular, right? It’s basically a greatest hits album from the last year AND they tend to get good engagement because of it.

These apps allow you to compile a square grid of your most liked Instagram images from the past year. You can then share that grid of nine images, known as a “best nine” or “top nine”, on any platform outside of Instagram. Here are two popular apps–one for iPhone and one for Android–plus a ton of inspiring examples from Society6 artists making good use of this yearly trend.

PRO TIP: Once you’ve posted to your feed, don’t forget to share your best nine posts via Stories as well.

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iOS: Best Nine

If you’re on iOS, you’re going to want to download the app Best Nine. It’s sort of the standard for iPhone users. It’s really quick and easy to use. You’ll grant the app access to your Instagram account so it can pull your stats and put together your grid. You can even swap out images if you don’t like one. You can rearrange the images. The only real downside is the export size maxes out at 750×750, which in most cases gets the job done just fine since we’re mostly seeing this on mobile anyway.

From Apple’s App Store:

– Years 2011 – 2018
– Includes ability to rearrange best nine pictures in grid
– Includes ability to choose one of two scaling options for pictures – for those of you who like using non traditional square pictures.
– Change grid pictures via Camera or Photo Library to fully customize.
– Get your Best Nine video to stand out & share with style.
– You can even Log Out of and use another account – Great for those who manage multiple accounts!
– Apple Watch support.
– See total like counts for year or best nine

Download Best Nine for iOS >

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Android: Best Grid for Instagram

I haven’t used this app for Android, but after some research, this seems like it might be Android users’ best option. There are more out there, so feel free to take a look here in the Google Play store for “best nine 2018” apps. Unfortunately, Best Nine, which is revered as the best for iOS seems to have little support on Androids. If you’re an Android user who has had a great experience with an app to highlight your #bestnine2018 post, please share alternative or notable options in the comments below for your fellow readers!

From Google Play Store:

– No email required like other apps
– Added Total Likes to show on your Best Grid! (You can hide it if you want!)
– Smaller watermark on free grid
– Added option to remove watermark
– Added 20+ new themes
– Updated layout to select themes easier
– Added titles to themes so you can find what you like!

Download Best Grid for Android > 

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Examples of Society6 artists sharing their best nine of 2018…

Aftri Marrisk aka Aftri’s Letter

 

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Natalie Foss

 

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Jessica Roux

 

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Alexy Préfontaine aka Aeforia

 

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Henn Kim

 

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Erick Ortega aka CaliDoso

 

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Anna Tillett

 

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Jorge Luis Miraldo aka Shorsh

 

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Gemma Correll

 

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Steven Rhodes

 

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Camille Chew

 

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Robin Eisenberg

 

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Josh Pierce

 

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Ben Renschen

Artist Development Manager

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