Save your time, use these tools. Rocklaz Newsletter #3

Using Social Media Scheduling will save time from repetitive work, But which one is right for you? What are the options availalbe in the market?

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You are going to save a lot of time. After testing the top 14 Social Media Scheduling Tools, I am sharing my findings. Check out the latest episodes of Rocklaz Radio to get to know the rich culture and facts about 2 other countries from different parts of the world.

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#69 DR Congo's Educator, Innovator & Entrepreneur: Goretti Kat

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We talk to Goretti Kat, the founder and CEO of Minzoto Club, a youth empowerment organization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Goretti shares her insights on Congolese culture, education, and entrepreneurship. Gain fascinating insights into Congo's mineral resources, language diversity, wedding rituals, and the vibrant festivals of the country. Shortest people in the world! Explore thought-provoking questions on life, art, the future, and more. See timestamps for Chapters. Note: This episode is recorded in French and English. The thumbnail for this episode is based on the Festival of Congo.

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We chat with the director of GOAT NFT Gallery in Toronto, Canada, about his journey into the world of crypto art, his thoughts on the current state of the market, and his advice for artists and collectors. We also discuss his experience working on complex, high-stakes digital technology projects, and his insights on how to stay calm in stressful situations.

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Tools and Tips: Scheduling Apps

Why you should use Scheduling apps? They save you time and stress by automating the process of managing your social media posts, allowing you to focus on creating quality content. You can schedule posts on all platforms at once, bulk upload images and videos and even repurpose your posts. I have done the research so you won't have to. Note: Channels means Social Media Platforms per user. All platforms have 14 free trials. All pricing is per Month basis. The Titles have the link within them.

Short Answer: Best in paid catogary= SocialBee. Best in Free catogary= Buffer

Pro tip: How do you choose which is right for you? Make a list of your requirements as per your priority and then cross-check with each platform.

1. SocialBee

  • No Free Plan

  • Paid starting: $29 i.e. β‚Ή2395 for 5 channels.

  • Pros:

    • Great Support: Quick and good guidance. You can also get on a Group call and ask questions to the team directly.

    • Can Schedule Youtube shorts.

    • Bulk Upload Available.

    • Bulk Schedule possible

    • Write descriptions for all before bulk importing.

    • CANVA integration

    • Instagram Coloborater Tag possible: Upload to Insta from Social Bee mobile app.

    • Monthly Analytics of all platforms sent to mail.

  • Cons:

    • No Auto resizing

    • Tagging is a problem, no dropdown list like Buffer. (You have to go to each platform and copy-paste)

    • Does not schedule Instagram Coloborater Tagged posts. (This is an Instagram platform issue itself) Workaround is to set reminders and then upload manually.

  • Limitations:

    • 512mb limit for video (all platforms)

    • Twitter: 140-sec limit for Video. 512 MB file size limit.

2. Buffer

  • Free plan: 10 posts per channel per month. 3 Channels.

  • Paid: $24 i.e. β‚Ή 1982 for 4 channels. Single channel available at $6

  • Pros:

    • Flexible pricing: Pay as per the channel used $ 6 for One and $36 for 6

    • Easly Tag people in Posts. You put @ and start typing it will show you a list like you see on Twitter and Insta.

    • Auto Resize! The only platform with does that! 16:9 videos are early zoomed and cropped into 9:16 for reels.

    • Mastodon integration is available. Mastodon is a completely Decentralised social media.

    • Can Schedule Youtube shorts.

    • Can Schedule Tweet Threads!

    • Repurpose the Content: Post the same in future without having to upload it again.

    • Analytics are available (but not on the Free plan.)

  • Cons:

    • Crashes: Failed to post many times without reason. Solution: Repost schedule it or upload a new post.

    • No Bulk Upload Option

  • Limitations:

    • Instagram: 15-min limit for Reels. 100 MB file size limit.

    • Twitter: 140-second limit for Video. 512 MB file size limit.

    • Mastodon: 40 MB file size limit

3. Publer

  • Free plan: 3 channels (no twitter).

  • Paid, starting: $16 i.e. β‚Ή 1,322 for 4 channels.

  • Pros:

    • Can Schedule Youtube shorts.

    • Good Support Response time.

    • AI for text and #.

    • Auto schedule feature!

    • Auto share is pretty cool: lets you share links on LinkedIn.

    • Delayed between account feature

    • Link in Bio feature for Instagram

    • Bulk upload Possible

  • Cons:

    • The card not getting accepted: Main reason for rejecting. You need a Credit/ Debit Card for the trial. Cards of Indian users get getting rejected without reason. No resolution from Platform yet.

    • No Twitter on the free plan.

    • No Rezise: 16:9 Video doesn't get cropped to 9:16 automatically.

4. Metricool

  • Free plan: 50 posts per month. No Linkedin.

  • Paid starting: $22 i.e. β‚Ή1817. 2000 posts per month.

  • Pros:

    • Best for Analytics

    • Reply to all comments and messages from one place.

    • Competitor Analytics.

    • Measure and follow your #

  • Cons:

    • No Linkedin on the Free plan

    • No Bulk upload option. Only CSV file.

    • No Resize

  • Limitation

    • Twitter 500 MB

5. Zoho Social:

  • No Free plan

  • Paid starting: $10.8 i.e. β‚Ή900. 9 Channels.

  • Pros:

    • Integration with Other Zoho tools

    • Good Analytics

    • Good Support

  • Cons:

    • No Bulk upload

    • No Resizing

6. Later

  • No Free plan.

  • Paid Starting: $40 for 3 Social sets (3 profiles per channel)

  • Pros:

    • Best if you are managing profiles for multiple businesses.

    • 3 Users

    • Can Resize. Can Trim.

  • Cons:

    • Only 150 posts per profile on the basic plan

    • AI Caption is Paid.

    • Can not tag.

    • Very clunky interface.

7. Croudfire

  • Free plan: 3 Channels but not full fledge. No Video. No Twitter.

  • Paid starting: $10 i.e. β‚Ή825 for 5 channels. Full access from $50 plan

  • Pros:

    • Auto Resize is available.

    • Publish content from your own blogs and sites.

  • Cons:

    • Free and Basic level paid plans have restrictions with Twitter and Video uploads.

    • Slow support response time.

    • A lot of limitations.

8. Simplify

  • Free plan: 3 Socials, 10 posts at a time.

  • Paid, starting: $30 i.e. β‚Ή2478

  • Pros:

    • Best for Designing & Editing within the platform

    • Graphic Design, Video Editing, Animation, AI Content writing and Scheduling, all in one.

  • Cons:

    • Bad Support

    • Need Twitter API

9. Hootsuite:

  • No Free plan but 30-day free trial.

  • Paid: $23 i.e. β‚Ή1915. 10 Channels. Billed annually

  • Pros:

    • All messages in 1 inbox

    • Bulk scheduling

  • Cons:

    • Can not post Youtube Shorts

10. Social Piolet:

  • No Free plan

  • Paid: $30 i.e. β‚Ή2478. 10 Channels.

  • Pros:

    • Bulk Scheduling

    • No CC is required for a free trial.

  • Cons:

    • A lot of limitations on Basic plans

    • Cannot reply to comments and messages

    • No Resise

11. MeetEdgar

  • No Free plan.

  • Paid Starting: $30 i.e. β‚Ή2478. 5 Channels

  • Pros:

    • Automation and Reposting main features.

    • Adding content through imports.

  • Cons:

    • No Youtube posting

    • No Bulk upload for Videos

    • No Resizing video.

    • Bad Support.

12. Loomy:

  • No Free Plans

  • Paid: $35 i.e. β‚Ή2891. 10 Channels.

  • Pros:

    • Hashtag suggestion

    • Sponsored posts for Facebook and LinkedIn.

    • Twitter thread scheduling

    • Basic photo editing in the app.

  • Cons:

    • No Resizing for Video

    • Restrictions on the Basic plan

13. Twitter Media Studio:

  • Free Completely.

  • Pros:

    • Best for only Twitter users. Official Tool.

    • Can Repurpose Video Uploads

    • Can change the Thumbnail of Twitter Videos

    • Can Schedule Twitter live-stream

    • Tweet analytics.

  • Cons:

    • Need to convince Twitter to give you Media Studio access.

    • Need additional permissions to post more than 10min Videos.

14. Meta Business Suite

  • Free Completely

  • Pros:

    • Best for Facebook and Instagram. Official tool.

    • Reply to all comments and messages from one place.

    • Analytics.

    • Bulk Upload

    • Paid Posts Boosts

  • Cons:

    • Only Meta/Facebook-related platforms.

    • No, repurpose.

    • No Resizing

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