Social Media Schedulers
Planoly is an amazing scheduler for Instagram. If you need to visually see your feed to plan it out then you won’t be disappointed with Planoly’s interface. It’s intuitive and pretty. They make it easy to add your pictures with their ability to drag and drop multiple pics right into your planner. The hashtag feature is a dream. Not only can you research hashtags as you add them into your description but you can save them into groups for use in other posts.
There is the ability to geotag your pics and tag up to 20 users. For all those people out there who are constantly wondering how to post IG descriptions with spaces, Planoly will do that for you too. No need to add a million dots to separate your description from your hashtags. Bonus, the customer service is great.
There are some cons though. The analytics are just OK so if you want something truly in depth then this is not where you are going to get it. The discover feature is a little clunky, it’s not a great way to find curated content. Which obviously only matters if you use curated content for your feed. There is no option for posting hashtags in the first comment. Lastly, it can get expensive depending on how many accounts you manage. They do have the ability to post to stories but I don’t love the interface.
This is the other Instagram scheduler I use on the daily. It lets you schedule single pics, multiple at a time, galleries and stories. You can schedule specific times into a monthly planner and as you add content it will be auto-filled into your schedule. This is great if you are not obsessed with the actual look of the grid, meaning you need your pictures to post in a specific order.
One of my favorite features on Onlypult, well actually one of my two favorites, is that it will post your hashtags in the first comment for you as opposed to the description. This is one of those personal preference things, I like it when the description isn’t crowded with hashtags. Another great feature is the ability to follow specific users to check out their content. You can use it for market research, for curating content or for monitoring your competitors.
Reposting happens right from the program, with the repost tag or without, and you can search via specific users or hashtags. The ultimate best part is the analytics though. It monitors which hashtags are getting you the most interactions and what time of day/which days are the best to post on as well as tracking your follower growth.
There is a big update planned soon for the whole interface so I will be back to update this post as soon as I play around with it a little.
Facebook Native Scheduler
I know you were probably expecting a fancy scheduler to help with your Facebook posts but in reality, the Facebook scheduler is pretty awesome and gets bonus points because using it won’t affect your reach. Its super simple to use and you can schedule your posts far in advance.
I have had dropbox forever with no plans to ever not have it. For one thing, it automatically backs up all of my photos on my phone so I would keep it forever just for that. But also it’s super easy to set up folders for clients and have them send over whatever assets they have. It integrates with your computer and phone so you will always have access to everything. There is both a free and paid version, you get more storage with the paid obviously but the free is nothing to be mad about.
If you aren’t using chrome extensions then you are clearly missing out. They Are Awesome! Watch out though because they can slow things down a bit if you have too many running. There are a ton of awesome extensions out there so go take a look around and see what you can find. These are just a few that I use all the time.
Tailwind Ext: This one is great for helping to schedule literally anything from any website essentially. I wouldn’t recommend scheduling everything from every site (ha!) but it is a major time saver. Also if you are on Pinterest and click on the tailwind ext you will be able to schedule multiple pins at once. What!
Grammarly: For when you want your grammar consistently on point.