What are the best social media automation tools?

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    #1Buffer

    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- Varies by plan

    Carlos Áviles
    Written on May 18, 2017
    "I think this is a MUST HAVE for any serious social media connoisseur. It's important to know the right times to make a post so that your content can have the best chance of being seen by your followers, and Buffer provides such an easy solution to this problem. If you want to schedule posts to appear at a certain time then this is perfect for you."
    Carlos Áviles
    Written on May 18, 2017
    "I think this is a MUST HAVE for any serious social media connoisseur. It's important to know the right times to make a post so that your content can have the best chance of being seen by your followers, and Buffer provides such an easy solution to this problem. If you want to schedule posts to appear at a certain time then this is perfect for you."
    Tammy Montgomery
    Written on April 15, 2017
    "Automating your social media is the first step to freeing up so much time in your life, this is the best solution."
  2. 43

    #2Social Harvest

    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

    Shreyas Jhadav
    Written on April 1, 2017
    "Buying people's personal data is SUPER expensive so I use Social Harvest to track millions of people's online activity and all LEGALLY because nobody ever reads the terms of agreement forms when signing up. Even if they do, its full of the most boring legal wording that even the most self-disciplined people have problems getting through it. My ads need to be seen and Social Harvest makes that possible."
    Shreyas Jhadav
    Written on April 1, 2017
    "Buying people's personal data is SUPER expensive so I use Social Harvest to track millions of people's online activity and all LEGALLY because nobody ever reads the terms of agreement forms when signing up. Even if they do, its full of the most boring legal wording that even the most self-disciplined people have problems getting through it. My ads need to be seen and Social Harvest makes that possible."
    Edward Cole
    Written on July 16, 2017
    "This website is very useful for all the marketers, researchers, small businesses, bloggers, brands, and content creators that desire to have a feedback on their performance on social platforms. This tool is open source, and should be given a look to everyone desiring to have his social data analyzed in order to improve their performance."
    Jeremy Cox
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I believe this could be an effective solution, being that you can get many update on your different areas of interest. However, the site is not up and running yet, it will be soon. Due to the fact that it isnt currently active id have to say it isnt a great solution at this time."
    AQ GL
    Written on April 18, 2019
    "Thanks for the suggestion for letting us know about Social mediaautomation tool"
    Grace Hernandez
    Written on June 26, 2017
    "I don't feel that this provides any solution at all. It doesn't give me any automation tools to work with at all."
  3. 40

    #3Hootsuite

    Hootsuite

    Hootsuite is an online platform for managing social media accounts. With Hootsuite, users can monitor keywords and manage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Ping.fm, WordPress, and etc. It is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac.

    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Bobby Hudson
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "Starting your own business can be hard enough and creating a social network can be even harder. While I know all the great platforms to use suck as Facebook and LinkedIn I wanted to find a software that would allow me to monitor my customers traffic so that I could better tailor ads and other things on my website for them. Hootsuite allows me to do just that and it also allows me to continue to test key words and immediately see how those changes in my keywords change the amount of click through and ROI I get. "
    Bobby Hudson
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "Starting your own business can be hard enough and creating a social network can be even harder. While I know all the great platforms to use suck as Facebook and LinkedIn I wanted to find a software that would allow me to monitor my customers traffic so that I could better tailor ads and other things on my website for them. Hootsuite allows me to do just that and it also allows me to continue to test key words and immediately see how those changes in my keywords change the amount of click through and ROI I get. "
    Magdalena Paredes
    Written on October 9, 2017
    "I have been using Hootsuite in my work as a social media manager for a few months now. It has better features than the tool I used previously, which didn't add time-saving value at all. I can even do my job on the company-paid smartphone while walking down the street with Hootsuite."
    Justin Jensen
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "Hootsuite is a great social media tool. You can manage many different social media accounts at once."
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    #4Zapier

    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

    Hu Sun
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "Zapier allows me to keep track and schedule my activity on social media. I sometimes think of posting something and then realize the timing isn't right. With Zapier, I am able to write a post and schedule it for when I feel comfortable to post it."
    Hu Sun
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "Zapier allows me to keep track and schedule my activity on social media. I sometimes think of posting something and then realize the timing isn't right. With Zapier, I am able to write a post and schedule it for when I feel comfortable to post it."
    James Banks
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Zapier has made running my social media platforms a lot easier. The learning curve was small and I was able to pick up the platform and use it without major problems."
    Joan Ortiz
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "Helps with marketing posts. Makes it easier to share information to all sorts of social media outlets."
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    #5Sprout Social

    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

    Benjamin Baker
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "This software is a good fit for a up and coming business or a business that wants to expand beyond their current geographical area. The different pricing levels plus the free trials allowed me to find the best fit for my business. It provides enormous information that is helpful in understanding the direction of your business."
    Benjamin Baker
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "This software is a good fit for a up and coming business or a business that wants to expand beyond their current geographical area. The different pricing levels plus the free trials allowed me to find the best fit for my business. It provides enormous information that is helpful in understanding the direction of your business."
    Howard Nelson
    Written on July 26, 2017
    "I have a very limited information about these tools but the solution looks very solid. Since it offers a free trial version, I think most people who need this kind of tools, will take a look at and try Sprout Social."
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    #6Everypost

    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

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Laura Cruz
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Everypost is an awesome tool to use for controlling and maintaining your social media accounts. It allows you to easily draw from other websites, like Youtube, to make comprehensive posts. Also they give you tools to monitor your accounts, allow you to collaborate with your team easily, and help you to construct posts. Very, very helpful!"
    Laura Cruz
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Everypost is an awesome tool to use for controlling and maintaining your social media accounts. It allows you to easily draw from other websites, like Youtube, to make comprehensive posts. Also they give you tools to monitor your accounts, allow you to collaborate with your team easily, and help you to construct posts. Very, very helpful!"
    Doris Perkins
    Written on June 10, 2017
    "I have so many different social media platforms, and it is overwhelming to post on all of them. Now, with Everypost, I can post to all my social media platforms at once when I want to send out the same message. It makes life so much easier!"
    Denise Meyer
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "Everypost is cool because it allows me to make one post and share it on various social media platforms in a second. It really is the easiest automation tool I have ever used!"
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    #7Postcron

    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

    Brian Bell
    Written on June 20, 2017
    "This is a good solution. Postcron allows you to post on Facebook Pages, Facebook Groups, Facebook Events, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest & Instagram all from one place according to the site. For this one which is a little broad as a question I might however have preferred a listing of automation tools such as at http://www.razorsocial.com/social-media-automation/"
    Brian Bell
    Written on June 20, 2017
    "This is a good solution. Postcron allows you to post on Facebook Pages, Facebook Groups, Facebook Events, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest & Instagram all from one place according to the site. For this one which is a little broad as a question I might however have preferred a listing of automation tools such as at http://www.razorsocial.com/social-media-automation/"
    Olivia Cox
    Written on June 2, 2017
    "Postcron has dramatically helped me grow my business. I make up posts I want to share, and then Postcron autoposts them for me when I want to. I save so much time!"
    Jacob Stewart
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is a great app for my business to use to post updates to social media when we are away from the computer. "
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    #8IFTTT

    IFTTT

    IFTTT stands for If This Then That. It's a tool that actually lets you build your very own automated actions, called "recipes" so that you don't have to do them yourself every time.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Vincent Cox
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "This is actually a really cool little tool. Even if you don't have meaningful programming experience it allows you to automate certain actions on social media. The more I used it the more ideas I came up with for how to use it to save myself time. Like any program there will be some trial and error in getting it to do exactly what you want, but I never got so frustrated I considered nixing any "recipe" I'd started. A really fun little tool that I can see myself going back to again and again."
    Vincent Cox
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "This is actually a really cool little tool. Even if you don't have meaningful programming experience it allows you to automate certain actions on social media. The more I used it the more ideas I came up with for how to use it to save myself time. Like any program there will be some trial and error in getting it to do exactly what you want, but I never got so frustrated I considered nixing any "recipe" I'd started. A really fun little tool that I can see myself going back to again and again."
    Carol Martinez
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "This is actually a pretty cool website for social media applications. This is definitely useful to me since I'm able to automate and keep track of things that I never would have even thought about, such as how long I am at work for or what certain app prices are at the moment."
    Diana Walker
    Written on July 4, 2017
    "IFTTT seems like a great solution to the problem! However, I feel as though the acronym may be a bit confusing."
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    #9SocialGest

    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

    Wu Shi
    Written on June 18, 2017
    "SocialGest is one of those tools that really helps you stay organized and in control of your social media accounts. In times where social media and business accounts have become such an important source of communication, it's important to be linked into this network in an effective way, and this program allows for that. "
    Wu Shi
    Written on June 18, 2017
    "SocialGest is one of those tools that really helps you stay organized and in control of your social media accounts. In times where social media and business accounts have become such an important source of communication, it's important to be linked into this network in an effective way, and this program allows for that. "
    Randy Fowler
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Being a social media manager can be tough because of all the accounts you have to monitor. Luckily I found SocialGest which helps me automate my posts so I don't have to be logged in all day."
    Tiffany Little
    Written on July 16, 2017
    "This is a great app. I would use this for my work because then we could post across multiple networks with the click of a button."
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    #10Busy

    Busy
    Busy is an app that allows you to upload, schedule and publish to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Shaurya Tambe
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "As we all know, posting your Instagram pics and thoughts is much more effective if timed properly. Timing is everything! And I never have enough time. Well, now , thanks to this app, I can flood the netwires with my images and precious thoughts right on time and I can set it all up in my spare time! Koodohs! "
    Shaurya Tambe
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "As we all know, posting your Instagram pics and thoughts is much more effective if timed properly. Timing is everything! And I never have enough time. Well, now , thanks to this app, I can flood the netwires with my images and precious thoughts right on time and I can set it all up in my spare time! Koodohs! "
    Yu Ma
    Written on May 24, 2017
    "I often wished I could delay my Instagram posts, as I often create posts early in the morning and would prefer to have them posted at noon. This app is perfect for that. I can use it for multiple social media platforms, as well. "
    Adam Welch
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "Yea if you are Busy then yes Busy is a awesome tool toline up your posts before you post in a schedule of social media images and posts of current thoughts for the future"
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    #11Plann

    Plann
    Plann is an Instagram planning and scheduling app that allows you to visually design your feed, edit images, review Instagram analytics, discover your best times to post, manage sets of hashtags, and more.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Lauren Watson
    Written on April 22, 2017
    "So if you have a small business and you're trying to keep your online presence growing, you most likely are in the market for social media automation tools, right? If you're an Instagram user, you need to check out Plann. It lets you plan and schedule your Instagram activity so you can make the most of your time AND make the most of your brand! They keep adding new stuff to the app too, so check it out the minute you have the time."
    Lauren Watson
    Written on April 22, 2017
    "So if you have a small business and you're trying to keep your online presence growing, you most likely are in the market for social media automation tools, right? If you're an Instagram user, you need to check out Plann. It lets you plan and schedule your Instagram activity so you can make the most of your time AND make the most of your brand! They keep adding new stuff to the app too, so check it out the minute you have the time."
    Helen Ray
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "As a social media manager for my non-profit organization, Plann is EXCELLENT for managing our variety of social media accounts. I'm able to easily access analytics at a glance and discover what is and isn't working for us. "
    Leonardo Quiroz
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Plann sounds like a very good tool for someone who really needs that kind of thing. I don't, but I'd get it if I did."
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    #12Preview

    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

    Douglas Hudson
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "This app is pretty neat. It does what it says it does--lets you preview and schedule posts to your Instagram account. I would like if it would let you access other social media platforms as well, but that might be added in a later update, so I'd still recommend this as well."
    Douglas Hudson
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "This app is pretty neat. It does what it says it does--lets you preview and schedule posts to your Instagram account. I would like if it would let you access other social media platforms as well, but that might be added in a later update, so I'd still recommend this as well."
    Deborah Torres
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "Needing an all inclusive Instragram app? Want a super easy and well explained solution to uploading, editing, typing in your caption, and even an option to share it later and not immediately? Preview might just be for you then!"
    Martha Day
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I'm a social media addict and I love this app. It makes my life easier by being able to edit my Instagram pictures and even schedule posts."

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Summary

Best social media automation tools
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BufferWebsites 44 Free
2Social HarvestWebsites 43 Free
3HootsuiteOnline Tools 40 Free
4ZapierWebsites 38 Free
5Sprout SocialWebsites 36 Free
6EverypostApps 34 Free
7PostcronWebsites 32 Free
8IFTTTApps 28 Free
9SocialGestWebsites 23 Free
10BusyApps 20 Free
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