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What's the best social media scheduler?

I'm looking for a simple tool to manage the posting schedule of different social media accounts. I know there are lots of options (Hootsuite, Buffer, etc.), but wanted to get feedback from the PH community on what they're using and why.
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  1. 39
    OneUp 2.0

    Schedule and automatically repeat posts on social media

    Davis Baer
    Davis BaerCo-Founder of OneUp · Written
    Davis Baer made this product
    I might be a little biased, but OneUp is a great Meet Edgar alternative that works with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google Plus - at a fraction of the price. With OneUp, you can easily schedule evergreen posts to be recycled for a specific number of times, at set intervals. For example, if you want to share your latest blog post once a month for the next 3 months, you can do that in about 10 seconds. Like OneUp, MeetEdgar allows you to recycle your evergreen posts, but it requires that you upload posts to a queue. The more content you add to your queue, the less frequently your posts will resurface. Depending on what you're looking for, MeetEdgar could be a great solution. However, many people just want their posts to be recycled at a set interval, like "once a month for the next 3 months", without having to do the mental calendar math: "If I have 56 posts in my queue and I add my blog post, how often will it be republished if I am sharing 3 posts a day, but adding 2-5 more each week?"
    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    The tool allows you to schedule and automatically repeat your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. You can schedule images with its Chrome extension.
    • Great tool for anyone who wants to easily manage social media accounts from small to large. Support is A-1: quick, accommodating, flexible and smart. I've tried a few different tools, and OneUp is the most comprehensive.

    • Ruslan Khisamov
      Ruslan KhisamovCDO, Shaker

      As an active user, I will say directly that such repetitive posts are very shaking and begin to look like spam

  2. 29

    A complete marketing calendar and social media planning tool

    Jakub Rogalski
    Jakub Rogalski35Community Manager at Brand24 · Written
    We use it for scheduling our posts, obviously, as well as planning our content calendar.
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    The command center for your social media team

    Vlad Calus
    Vlad Calus9CMO at Planable · Written
    Vlad Calus made this product
    Planable is social media content collaboration platform for agencies, freelancers and marketing team. We bring team members and social content on the same page for better, faster brand storytelling. With Planable you can create social media posts, preview exactly how it looks like, exchange feedback, get approval and schedule posts directly to social media.
    • James Qualtrough
      James QualtroughCo-Founder @ Slidecraft.com

      I've used this for some time and love the platform. It's simple to use and has been expanded to cover all the main social channels we manage for clients.

      Comments (2)
    • Arun Sathiya
      Arun SathiyaHappiness Engineer, Automattic

      I like two features: inviting teammates to approve posts and suggest edits, saving posts to public Facebook and Twitter pages that I do not own, so that these can be chosen to be published or not by the page's owner on their Planable account.

  4. Jevin Sew
    Jevin SewRails / iOS developer · Written
    I use Buffer because it is extremely simple! It's also a great tool for users getting into social media side of things.
    After using other free/paid services extensively (Hootsuite [HS] etc) for years, Buffer adds the most value and flexibility. Once posts are scheduled, it's easy (and visual) to rearrange and reschedule them and the scheduling parameters are easily customizable and user-friendly. I was one of the Hootsuite users from around the time it launched, but it felt much more like a tool than a user-cantered solution like Buffer is as HS's sheer amount of features made it hard to concentrate and focus on the main task you wanted to accomplish. If you are looking for a solution for just scheduling, Buffer is the best. If you also are looking for one that will help with monitoring as well, that's a different question. Mention + Buffer are a good pairing that takes care of a both monitoring and scheduling. Hope this helps.
    Pavan Sethi
    Pavan Sethi19building things. · Written
    I think Hootsuite and Buffer are both solid products, but I opt for Buffer just because it's super simple and you can get a lot of value out of the free plan. It depends on what features you need - but I would check out Buffer first to see if it suits your needs.
  5. Walter P.
    Walter P.SEO & Content Manager · Written
    Hootsuite is a social media management tool for automated post scheduling and monitoring the key performance metrics. Hootsuite enables us to schedule contents from unlimited RSS into major social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. The one thing I love about Hootsuite is it has a free plan which gives us power to manage up to 3 profiles, limited post scheduling of up to 30 posts per month and 1 admin user. But the paid plans offer more which might be suitable for bigger team or organization. The analytics it provides also a nice thing to start with data analysis, and some other app integrations are powerful. This tools is the very first tool I use to manage my social media profiles automatically, both for personal and business use. Now I'm still using Hootsuite at a company where I work as a Content Manager.
    While their pricing for enterprise is outrageous, it's a pretty robust, easy to use scheduler. But it may be even better at monitoring. If you're looking to track mentions and react to online comments, this is a good option. I'd recommend this to small teams who want to monitor and schedule a few things. If social media is a super important channel vs. a branding tool--meaning you need tons of automated scheduling--Buffer or Hey Edgar or something may be better to explore.
  6. Usama Ejaz
    Usama EjazFull stack developer · Written
    SocialBu offers simple social media scheduling for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (at the moment). It has features like the ability to reply to the posts and messagees of the followers/fans. You also can monitor twitter keywords. One powerful feature is SocialBu's automations. You can simply create 'rules' to automate your social media (for example: create posts from rss, auto reply, webhooks, email and so on). The pricing is also simple and starts at $4.99. (My recommendation is probably biased because I built SocialBu)
    Socialbu is awesome because I'm using it for social automation. Thanks
  7. Saketh Rasakatla
    Saketh Rasakatla18Sr. Digital Marketer · Written
    Hootsuite is the best but buffer is simpler, especially for scheduling social media posts.
    Sheejo George
    Sheejo GeorgeBusiness Development Manager @ AeroLeads · Written
    One great thing about the buffer that it keeps a track record of your traffic for the particular content which you have scheduled it on the buffer. In AeroLeads.com we do promote our blog with buffer and I found it as a great and simple tool for social media scheduler.
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    Create a custom Twitter experience.

    sofia kazmi
    sofia kazmiSecret Life of Ninja · Written
    Free tool for tweet scheduling.
  9. Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    Sendible makes it easy to engage with your audience, monitor your brand and track results from one dashboard.
    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    Sendible makes it easy to engage with your audience, monitor your brand and track results from one dashboard.
  10. Aarohi Pathak
    Aarohi PathakContent Writer · Written
    SocialPilot is a simple (in terms of ease-of-use) social media management tool that can help you manage the posting schedule of up to 200 social accounts. It helps you schedule posts across 10 social networks - including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google My Business. A dynamic content calendar enables you to visualize your scheduled posts for multiple accounts (you can group accounts and filter the calendar to focus on certain schedules). In case you wish to re-schedule a post just drag and drop within the calendar. Finding relevant content to post daily becomes easier with 'content curation'. You can also see which influencers shared that content (and how they shared it). If you have the content plan ready, SocialPilot helps you schedule all those posts (image & text posts) in bulk - by uploading a single file. With these (and more features) SocialPilot helps you save time and effort while also ensuring you are well within your budget.
  11. sasmita pati
    sasmita patiI am a digital marketer & HR · Written
    I have used it and it's the best one for scheduling
  12. Edgar (formerly MeetEdgar) I think was phenomenal, but higher on the pricing side.
  13. Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    It has all the essential features a social media management tool should have plus unique ones – auto posting with smart queues, and social inbox. Also provides RSS feeds integration and auto posting, suggested content plus curation, influencer discovery, and custom analytics reports.
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    Discover and share awesome content

    This seems to be a good one if you're looking for a feature rich platform.