What are the best apps for community managers?

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asked by Dag Flachet
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    Opera

    AZ
    Ao Zou
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "Opera seems to be the most lightweight browser I could find anywhere. It doesn't take up much space on the processor of my old machine so I'm using this more than Safari or Chrome and so far so good!"
    1. 68
      Hootsuite

      Hootsuite is a popular platform for managing social media. With HootSuite, you can monitor keywords, manage multiple Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Ping.fm and WordPress.  It is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. 

      Online Tools

      Free - $20.99 Pro

      DF
      Donald Freeman
      Written on October 11, 2017
      "I love to tweet and use other forms of social media. I downloaded Hootsuite and it was a game changer. I was able to keep everything in one place and manage all my accounts..."
      DF
      Donald Freeman
      Written on October 11, 2017
      "I love to tweet and use other forms of social media. I downloaded Hootsuite and it was a game changer. I was able to keep everything in one place and manage all my accounts under one app."
      BC
      Brian Cox
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "I love to tweet and use other forms of social media. I downloaded Hootsuite and it was a game changer. I was able to keep everything in one place and manage all my accounts under one app."
    2. 66
       RiteForge
      RiteForge is an Android app helping enhance and optimize your social media posts, with a special focus on the auto-hashtag feature. It was founded by Saul Fleischman and Michal Hudecek in 2011.
      Apps

      Android, Chrome

      Free

      KG
      Kathryn Garrett
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "I manage a large blogging social collective network and am always on the lookout to make my job easier. I decided to try RiteForge based on recommendations from here and from..."
      KG
      Kathryn Garrett
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "I manage a large blogging social collective network and am always on the lookout to make my job easier. I decided to try RiteForge based on recommendations from here and from Snapagram. This seems more suited to the person responsible for the posting as you can use it to find the best hashtag and image for your post and it shortens urls as well. Really good for the #overworked but not quite what I was looking for in an app."
      PS
      Pranav Sengupta
      Written on October 11, 2017
      "RiteForge Social Media Enhance has helped me get my social media hashtags in order. It will autosuggest hashtags, which when applied correctly, drives some more views to my posts."
    3. 62
      Sprout Social

      Sprout Social is a leading social media management software that provides engagement, publishing, analytics and team collaboration tools. Their website has a blog with digital marketing information, as well as social media tips and more.

      Websites

      Free - Varies by plan

      LM
      Lorenzo Martínez
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "I was looking for something to help make my facebook page grow even further! When I ran into the product known as Sprout Social, it helped a ton. Allowing me to look through..."
      LM
      Lorenzo Martínez
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "I was looking for something to help make my facebook page grow even further! When I ran into the product known as Sprout Social, it helped a ton. Allowing me to look through all of my information and even going so far as to help figure out what I need to do to get more views! The graphics were fun and easy to look at, and over all it was great."
      MS
      Ma Shi
      Written on October 11, 2017
      "According to the Google search results, "a community manager is responsible for advocating a brand on social networks." That being the case, this does appear to do just that. Though not technically an app as it is a standalone site, it does look like it meets the criteria."
    1. 61
      Crowdfire

      Crowdfire is an analytics tool that is widely used for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. This multi-platform app helps users find and identify who their inactive followers and unfollowers are. It also helps you schedule posts and more.

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web

      Free - with in-app purchases

      JN
      Juan Nguyen
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "While this app is certainly useful as an analytics tool, I don't think it being so specific is that great a boon for community managers. I feel like it can certainly be a..."
      JN
      Juan Nguyen
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "While this app is certainly useful as an analytics tool, I don't think it being so specific is that great a boon for community managers. I feel like it can certainly be a supplement for them, but they would generally need something more than just analytics as they would probably need to be keeping track of a lot of information. I feel like a note taking app or something of the like would probably be better."
      LB
      Lori Burns
      Written on November 7, 2017
      "Crowdfire makes managing your social media a breeze across one platform. You can put the work in now and let the posting take care of itself later and there's no need to monitor. The interface can feel unnatural but once you get the hang of it, it becomes easier. It also did seem to pull in many new followers."
    2. 55
      Preview
      Preview is an app that lets you make the most of your Instagram account with functionalities like edit, theme, caption, schedule, filter, repost, add tags, and more. It is developed by Preview App Pty Ltd. 
      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - With in-app purchases

      GF
      Grace Fisher
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "I think this app has a lot of positives, like the editing feature is pretty user-friendly. Also I like the editing options for my pictures. They are a little more elaborate..."
      GF
      Grace Fisher
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "I think this app has a lot of positives, like the editing feature is pretty user-friendly. Also I like the editing options for my pictures. They are a little more elaborate than the editing app I am currently using (like Be Funky). However, there are some negatives with this app too. There's a bit of a learning curve with how to sync with my Instagram account, and it freezes up quite often. They should rework the interface just a tad to be more user friendly overall, and work out the glitches that are causing the app to freeze. Also, I keep feeling like it's draining the battery on my phone, but I can't tell for sure. Even still, the editing feature alone makes this worth it."
      KS
      Kevin Simmons
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "I believe Preview brings all of the best features of instagram to life, which allows community managers to be able to present all of there work and ideas via one intuitive platform."
    3. 49
      Buffer
      Buffer helps automate your social media and content marketing efforts. By proactively growing an audience on these channels and generating content, written and produced by you, more organic traffic you'll be driving to your subscription business. And more traffic means more customers!
      Websites

      Free

      SG
      Stephen Grant
      Written on October 30, 2017
      "It is a good application although a bit expensive, for someone who only wants to enjoy social networks, but not so much for those who work directly with them, the individual..."
      SG
      Stephen Grant
      Written on October 30, 2017
      "It is a good application although a bit expensive, for someone who only wants to enjoy social networks, but not so much for those who work directly with them, the individual plan gives you very few management options, should expand it, so they could attract more followers , I think that they still need to grow much more to give those prices, they are only 11 cities in america, as I said the application is fine but I still believe that they still need to grow. I imagine they will do it soon as there are more and more followers in the networks."
      RO
      Russell Ortiz
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "Buffer sounds like it can be good for people who want to boost social media traffic and get some kind of buzz"
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      Busy
      Busy is an app that allows you to upload, schedule and publish to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

      PH
      Pablo Huerta
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "Busy is an app for those of us who are, well busy. It allows us to manage our social media communities in advance and schedule and post things according to plan. It's a great..."
      PH
      Pablo Huerta
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "Busy is an app for those of us who are, well busy. It allows us to manage our social media communities in advance and schedule and post things according to plan. It's a great tool that I use everyday."
      PL
      Paul Lawrence
      Written on October 7, 2017
      "This is a fantastic app for people that want to post instagram photo's at different intervals and want it basically to run on auto pilot that is exactly what this app does for you."
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      AgoraPulse
      Agora Pulse is a Social Media Management tool that allows you to manage all your social media channels in one place. It allows you to schedule and publishe content, analyze your results, optimize your activity, and much more. Their website features a useful blog.
      Websites

      Free - $334

      CC
      Craig Cole
      Written on October 10, 2017
      "AgoraPulse is a Faceook CRM that came to my attention in April 2013. I initially used the free barometer tool, and was so impressed that I looked into using the whole package...."
      CC
      Craig Cole
      Written on October 10, 2017
      "AgoraPulse is a Faceook CRM that came to my attention in April 2013. I initially used the free barometer tool, and was so impressed that I looked into using the whole package. Having to manage multiple pages with different goals, different campaigns, a range of ads and apps can be mind boggling at times. This software has revolutionised the way in which I now manage all these pages."
      LA
      Louis Alvarado
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "If you feel overwhelmed by all your social media accounts and need a management tool to easily keep track of and stay on top of all your social media accounts then AgoraPulse is the best tool for full-time community managers. It seemlessly brings together all your accounts into one interface to publish, schedule and optimize your work."
      KM
      Kenneth Morgan
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "This platform looks to be an all encompassing one stop shop for detailing and launching social media campaigns. I believe the interface is very user friendly."
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      Zapier
      Build unique integrations between your favorite web applications, one mouse click at a time without ever having to write a single line of code.
      Websites

      Free - Varies by plan

      TJ
      Tang Jiang
      Written on October 5, 2017
      "I spend a lot of time on my computer doing several of the same tasks day-in and day-out. My main tools are dropbox, outlook, thunderbird, firefox, omnifocus, fantastical,..."
      TJ
      Tang Jiang
      Written on October 5, 2017
      "I spend a lot of time on my computer doing several of the same tasks day-in and day-out. My main tools are dropbox, outlook, thunderbird, firefox, omnifocus, fantastical, excel, word, and scrivener. Sometimes the tasks I am required to complete are repetitive and time consuming. I had never heard of anything like Zapier, but after reading through the website, it seems like a tool that would make my tech experience far more pleasant and efficient. I find it amazing that you can customize the workflow to make applications communicate with each other and complete tasks with each other. It's like formally introducing my applications to each other. There seems to be a lot of potential with this application. I can see how it can be a very powerful tool for those who use computers every day."
      PM
      Paul Mendoza
      Written on October 6, 2017
      "I needed a way to manage and connect all of my apps. This tool allowed me to do just that. It was really easy and slick to use!"
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      Everypost
      Everypost is the easiest and most convenient app to post multimedia content across multiple social platforms. With Everypost you can now customize your content per social network or just write and forget about the limitation of 140 characters.
      Apps

      Other Platform, iOS, Android

      Free

      AB
      Arjun Bose
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "Everypost makes it easy to pull together relevant multimedia content from different sources like YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, and RSS feeds and publish across all your social..."
      AB
      Arjun Bose
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "Everypost makes it easy to pull together relevant multimedia content from different sources like YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, and RSS feeds and publish across all your social media platforms. Everypost enables you to customize your content to suit the audience of each social media platform before you cross-post."
      JH
      Johnny Hanson
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "A great way to organize posts and material for multiple platforms and sites. I manage several community forums and social network groups and this app really helps me to take a unified, organized approach to my work. A nice addition to my social media arsenal!"
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      SocialGest
      SocialGest is a tool that helps you schedule and post content on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. It also has monitoring tools, analytics, and more.
      Websites

      Free - $38

      WM
      William Moreno
      Written on October 10, 2017
      "This is a good entry into a crowded field and it covers the usual suspects -- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. I didn't see anything that made it stand out from other social..."
      WM
      William Moreno
      Written on October 10, 2017
      "This is a good entry into a crowded field and it covers the usual suspects -- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. I didn't see anything that made it stand out from other social media management software, unfortunately. A lot of the website is in Spanish also, which makes it difficult to get help if needed."
      KR
      Kelly Robinson
      Written on November 7, 2017
      "I ENJOYED THIS TOOL. I WAS ABLE TO SCHEDULE AND PUBLISH POSTS TO MY DIFFERENT SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS AUTOMATICALLY. IT SAVED ME A LOT OF TIME. I WAS EVEN ABLE TO SAVE THE WORK I DID. I THINK EVERYONE WILL FIND THIS USEFUL."
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      UnFollowers for Instagram +
      UnFollowers for Instagram +, also known as InstaFollow is an app that lets you discover who unfollowed you on Instagram and who is not following you back, track gained and lost followers, find mutual friends, view fans, and more.
      Apps

      iOS

      Free

      NH
      Nancy Han
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "If you love Instagram and want to increase your presence then this may be the app for you. Not only will the app tell you who un-followed you but it also tells you which users..."
      NH
      Nancy Han
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "If you love Instagram and want to increase your presence then this may be the app for you. Not only will the app tell you who un-followed you but it also tells you which users don't follow you back. My favorite feature though has to be the insights list. It tells me everything I need to know about what my followers like and don't like. I use this information to adjust my content."
      AL
      Alice Larson
      Written on October 8, 2017
      "This app is great for seeing who's looking at my social media accounts. I can manage my instagram account and keep track of what gains or makes me lose followers more easily. I really like it."
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      Postcron
      Schedule all your social media posts in one place, get more done, spend less time and money, and gain quality time to do what you want.
      Websites

      Free - Month. Varies by plan

      KW
      Kathryn Williamson
      Written on October 6, 2017
      "To get current responses in a timely manner from consumers and clients, this is the best way to go. No more trying to make sure that the main post of the day for my company to..."
      KW
      Kathryn Williamson
      Written on October 6, 2017
      "To get current responses in a timely manner from consumers and clients, this is the best way to go. No more trying to make sure that the main post of the day for my company to get out into the world and spending hours on hours everyday when with the touch of a button I can get my information out there and see how it would impact the different communities and get a feeling on how to proceed. This is a great help to me as I am a small startup and depend on word of mouth to get an interest going about my "little Bots"."
      SN
      Stephen Newman
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "This seems like a fantastic tool for exactly this group. Helps make managing social media less invasive outside of work hours."
      SM
      Steven Morrison
      Written on October 12, 2017
      "This seems like a fantastic tool for exactly this group. Helps make managing social media less invasive outside of work hours."
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      Social Harvest
      The open source social media analytics platform that helps marketers, researchers, small businesses, bloggers, brands, and content creators act on social data.
      Websites

      Free

      BA
      Brenda Alvarez
      Written on September 30, 2017
      "This app is great for keeping track of your social media for a business. It's easy to set up and it makes it really easy to extract any data you might be looking for."
      BA
      Brenda Alvarez
      Written on September 30, 2017
      "This app is great for keeping track of your social media for a business. It's easy to set up and it makes it really easy to extract any data you might be looking for."
      RS
      Rebecca Silva
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "This app is great for keeping track of your social media for a business. It's easy to set up and it makes it really easy to extract any data you might be looking for."
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      Followers Track for Instagram!

      With Followers Track for Instagram!, you can see who unfollowed you, who isn't following you back, who you aren't following back, optimize your posts to get more followers, and much more! It is offered by Component Studios.

      Apps

      iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      DB
      Douglas Bishop
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "do you care who follows you on Instagram? With Followers Track for Instagram, you can see who unfollowed you, who isn't following you back, who you aren't following back,..."
      DB
      Douglas Bishop
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "do you care who follows you on Instagram? With Followers Track for Instagram, you can see who unfollowed you, who isn't following you back, who you aren't following back, optimize your posts to get more followers, and much more!"
    13. 22
      Followers+
      Followers+ is your professional Instagram dashboard. This app allows you to track follower growth. find out who unfollowed you on Instagram, optimize your posts, and much more. It also tracks your average likes and gives you insights about your audience.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

      SJ
      Susan Jackson
      Written on October 6, 2017
      "While I was looking for a way to organize my Instagram account I came across Followers. This cool little app streamlined my Instagram in a way that kept me in the know and up..."
      SJ
      Susan Jackson
      Written on October 6, 2017
      "While I was looking for a way to organize my Instagram account I came across Followers. This cool little app streamlined my Instagram in a way that kept me in the know and up to date on all my followers and posts. This was important to me as I have a large group to keep track of."
      MS
      Matthew Sanders
      Written on November 4, 2017
      "This is a decent app for giving you hard data on your Instagram usage. The interface is easy to use and I've been able to find most of the information I want relatively easy. Overall a decent app."
      DD
      Divya Das
      Written on November 6, 2017
      "If you have a instagram than this is the app for you because it helps you out a lot. This app helps you track all your followers and let you know who unfollowed you."
      SH
      Samuel Hernandez
      Written on November 7, 2017
      "This appears to be the best when it comes to a community type app."
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      Twitter
      Twitter is a global social networking platform that allows its users to send and read 140-character messages known as tweets.
      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web

      Free

      VR
      Vibhore Rathore
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "Twitter is one of the best apps for community managers without a question. It allows you to segment your community members and directly speak to them with concise statements."
      VR
      Vibhore Rathore
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "Twitter is one of the best apps for community managers without a question. It allows you to segment your community members and directly speak to them with concise statements."
      BP
      Brenda Palmer
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "Seems fair."
    15. 11
      Instagram

      Instagram is a simple way to capture and share the world's moments. Follow your friends and family to see what they're up to, and discover accounts from all over the world that are sharing things you love.    

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web, Windows, Amazon

      Free

      BH
      Betty Holland
      Written on September 30, 2017
      "Instagram is the most popular social media platform for sharing pictures. It's simple but effective."
      BH
      Betty Holland
      Written on September 30, 2017
      "Instagram is the most popular social media platform for sharing pictures. It's simple but effective."
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      AddMeFast
      AddMeFast is a service and app to enhance your social accounts on many platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Ask.fm, Google+, etc. It gives chance to choose who users want to follow. It is developed by Ekaterina Uvarova.
      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web

      Free

      VL
      Vicky Lu
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "AddMeFast is a great social platform which allows other members to share your contents as long as you share their contents in your social networks. It's helps you to increase..."
      VL
      Vicky Lu
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "AddMeFast is a great social platform which allows other members to share your contents as long as you share their contents in your social networks. It's helps you to increase your followers while you follow them. So, it's kind of like a win-win situation and it has a pretty easy to use interface that is suitable for many social platforms."
      OP
      Olivia Parker
      Written on November 2, 2017
      "I will have to say, I don't really like this solution. I think there are better ways to promote yourself. I also wasn't happy that I didn't really know any of the "gurus" referenced. I think this app/service needs a lot more work before it is ready for prime time."
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      Mobilize

      Mobilize is an app that allows you to manage your community and engage with them in a highly personalized way. You can create a space for them, and then choose the most idoneous channel to reach each and every one of them. It also gives you metrics and analytics so you can understand their behavior and improve your strategies.

      Apps

      iOS, Web

      Free

      DA
      Dani Amitay
      Written on January 29, 2018
      "Mobilize is an all in one community platform, in which I can efficiently manage new members, boost engagement with features, communicate from one place, send emails, events,..."
      DA
      Dani Amitay
      Written on January 29, 2018
      "Mobilize is an all in one community platform, in which I can efficiently manage new members, boost engagement with features, communicate from one place, send emails, events, and actually build my community in only one place with no third party tools. It's the first scalable membership management platform built for large groups - no member login required and they **also have* an app. Mobilize is also a great solution for organizations. Provides simple membership management tools, you can build connections and facilitate relationships between your organization and its members."

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    Summary

    Best apps for community managers
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Hootsuite Online Tools 68 Free
    2 RiteForge Apps 66 Free
    3 Sprout Social Websites 62 Free
    4 Crowdfire Apps 61 Free
    5 Preview Apps 55 Free
    6 Buffer Websites 49 Free
    7 Busy Apps 47 Free
    8 AgoraPulse Websites 44 Paid
    9 Zapier Websites 43 Free
    10 Everypost Apps 42 Free
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