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What are the best social media automation tools?

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    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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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      Johnny Gordon
      Written on May 12, 2017
      "I think Tweepi just does the job. Many people would use this tool to find relevant users but I think the importnat part of the tool is that you can easily do many types of analyzes in Twitter. It is a really good social media research tool."
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      Johnny Gordon
      Written on May 12, 2017
      "I think Tweepi just does the job. Many people would use this tool to find relevant users but I think the importnat part of the tool is that you can easily do many types of analyzes in Twitter. It is a really good social media research tool."
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      Zachary Stewart
      Written on June 22, 2017
      "I took a look at Tweepi, but since my twitter usage is minimal, I did not see the need for it personally. I would recommend this to high level twitter users or small businesses only."
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      Julie Bennett
      Written on July 19, 2017
      "This is a great too for marketing on social media. It helps you get to your demographic easier."
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      Evelyn Rivera
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Managing a lot of social media accounts at one time can be daunting for anybody. When it's a business it can be even more so. I decided to check out Automate Ads and can safely say that it has streamlined my business greatly."
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      Evelyn Rivera
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Managing a lot of social media accounts at one time can be daunting for anybody. When it's a business it can be even more so. I decided to check out Automate Ads and can safely say that it has streamlined my business greatly."
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      Emily Silva
      Written on May 27, 2017
      "I was looking for something which could help out on the advertising front- maybe streamline it a little. This does the trick and more. I now have more time to deal with other things!"
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      Jorge Carmona
      Written on April 22, 2017
      "I like the idea of simple convenience. With Automate Ads I feel like I can accomplish such a task."
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      Sendible
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      $49 - Month. Varies by plan. Free trial available

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      Madison Santos
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "This product works great -- I was able to connect so much better with my clients. I was able to see all the comments my followers posted, no matter where they posted them. I noticed my clients loved the one-on-one interaction I was able to give them. I was able to schedule my social media posts for whenever I wanted, which was great, because it allowed me to have a business and a life!"
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      Madison Santos
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "This product works great -- I was able to connect so much better with my clients. I was able to see all the comments my followers posted, no matter where they posted them. I noticed my clients loved the one-on-one interaction I was able to give them. I was able to schedule my social media posts for whenever I wanted, which was great, because it allowed me to have a business and a life!"
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      Virginia Perry
      Written on March 22, 2017
      "Sendible has potential to be great, but could use some refinements. All in all though I found it to be easier to work with than some of the other solutions out there. The ability to work with multiple channels is a huge time saver. With a little work, I think this tool will be great."
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      Helen Curtis
      Written on March 4, 2017
      "Great application. It does exactly what they said it would. Easy to use and nice design."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      Ads Espresso
      Websites

      $49 - Varies by plan. Free trial available

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      Bobby Cruz
      Written on June 10, 2017
      "I've seen a lot of social media automation tools these days and each one offers a new bell or whistle that promises to give you the edge and help you to take your ads to the next level. Ads Espresso is different and it really does seem to deliver on the promises it makes. I get real life input and traffic updates on the ads that I am running through social media and I can get help through Ads Espresso with tailoring my ads toward my different clients. The best part of it all is at the end of each campaign Ads Espresso can analyze my click though data and give me suggestions on changes that I should make to increase my click throughs on the ads I run."
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      Bobby Cruz
      Written on June 10, 2017
      "I've seen a lot of social media automation tools these days and each one offers a new bell or whistle that promises to give you the edge and help you to take your ads to the next level. Ads Espresso is different and it really does seem to deliver on the promises it makes. I get real life input and traffic updates on the ads that I am running through social media and I can get help through Ads Espresso with tailoring my ads toward my different clients. The best part of it all is at the end of each campaign Ads Espresso can analyze my click though data and give me suggestions on changes that I should make to increase my click throughs on the ads I run."
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      Douglas Hansen
      Written on May 19, 2017
      "Everyone needs to get their ads out there. Facebook is the best place for it. You need to check out Ads Espresso. It is incredible easy to use. There are a lot of tools to manage and optimize your Facebook ad campaigns for your small or even big businesses."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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      Jordan Fields
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Edgar has really improved my social media engagement as well as my distribution of content. After some initial setup, it automatically creates and syndicates my website's content across multiple social media outlets. this is a huge time saver, and my site's traffic has increased quite a bit as a result."
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      Jordan Fields
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Edgar has really improved my social media engagement as well as my distribution of content. After some initial setup, it automatically creates and syndicates my website's content across multiple social media outlets. this is a huge time saver, and my site's traffic has increased quite a bit as a result."
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      Deborah Austin
      Written on April 10, 2017
      "Have a business that is starting up and you need to get your name out there more? Don't have time to share and post constantly to do that? Then try out Edgar! Edgar can be set up to reshare things you've posted to get more people to see them!"
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      Brian Salazar
      Written on April 21, 2017
      "Edgar is a tool that will double my traffic with ease over time and help me gain customer attention."
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      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!"
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      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!"
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      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!"
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      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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      Carol Henry
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "As a business owner thriving from social media contact, I needed a utility that would connect me to all of my clients and business information. AgoraPulse is that utility. All my needs are met quickly using this one site, I've saved lots of time and earned more money using AgoraPulse!"
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      Carol Henry
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "As a business owner thriving from social media contact, I needed a utility that would connect me to all of my clients and business information. AgoraPulse is that utility. All my needs are met quickly using this one site, I've saved lots of time and earned more money using AgoraPulse!"
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      Kimberly Romero
      Written on May 8, 2017
      "Agora Pulse is great. It does cost a little but in my opinion it is worth it. I can control all of my social media in one place. Instagram? Check. Facebook? Check. Twitter? Check. Definitely check this out. It makes everything easier."
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      Jordan Simpson
      Written on June 23, 2017
      "Perfect for business, professionals and celebrities. It let's you manage all your social media accounts within the one app."
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      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/"
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      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/"
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      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!"
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      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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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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      Margarita Carrasco
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "The beauty of Viraltag is much more than posting that great selfie on all the social media forms.. no it is a marketing genius! You can promote your business, launch your sale, at the exact right time. Now you are in charge or what you put out there, when you put it out there, and hopefully get some feedback !"
      MC
      Margarita Carrasco
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "The beauty of Viraltag is much more than posting that great selfie on all the social media forms.. no it is a marketing genius! You can promote your business, launch your sale, at the exact right time. Now you are in charge or what you put out there, when you put it out there, and hopefully get some feedback !"
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      Joan Estrada
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I found the data analysis the most interesting and useful part of this tool. I didn't really need the automated posts, or content recycling, but people with larger social networks and businesses might use those more. This works as promised."
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      Billy Lane
      Written on January 17, 2017
      "Being in marketing is hard and this made my job a lot easier."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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      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."
      LW
      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."
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      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."
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      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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      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!"
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      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!"
      YM
      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."
      AW
      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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      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."
      DH
      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."
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      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!"
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      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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      Aaron Stanley
      Written on June 29, 2018
      "This service does exactly what I want it to for a cheap price. You get what you pay for, no drawbacks or hidden catches. It's boosted my follow rates a ton since I started using it."
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      Aaron Stanley
      Written on June 29, 2018
      "This service does exactly what I want it to for a cheap price. You get what you pay for, no drawbacks or hidden catches. It's boosted my follow rates a ton since I started using it."
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      Harold Gilbert
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Onlypult is an easy and simple solution for anybody looking to simplify their social media posting. There are a lot of guides that can be used and the skills needed to utilize this software are minimal."
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      Harold Gilbert
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Onlypult is an easy and simple solution for anybody looking to simplify their social media posting. There are a lot of guides that can be used and the skills needed to utilize this software are minimal."
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      Amber Woods
      Written on June 15, 2017
      "What I love about Onlypult is that I don't have to babysit my instagram account 24/7. I can have it posted when I need it to, set the time before hand and away it goes. Really helpful!"
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      Elizabeth Walsh
      Written on July 3, 2017
      "Amazing idea. I absolutely love this. I am able to give my secretary access to these accounts without giving her the password. I would highly recommend this for small business owners."
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      Andy Wen
      Written on April 21, 2017
      "I manage social media for my workplace, and the biggest challenge I face is having to post content to various platforms on a regular basis. Autogrammer makes this process easy, as I can schedule to post automatically to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. For the social media mavens out there, this app is a lifesaver."
      AW
      Andy Wen
      Written on April 21, 2017
      "I manage social media for my workplace, and the biggest challenge I face is having to post content to various platforms on a regular basis. Autogrammer makes this process easy, as I can schedule to post automatically to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. For the social media mavens out there, this app is a lifesaver."
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      Danielle Reyes
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "There are a lot of automation tools out there at the moment. A work associate told me about Autogrammer so I gave it a try. It worked pretty well and did not take too much knowledge to set up."
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      Judy Cox
      Written on January 14, 2017
      "This is a neat app that lets you choose when to post to social media. It's easy to use."
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      Ryan Richardson
      Written on November 9, 2017
      "I have always wondered how to create an RSS Feed. Seeing the small orange icon often confused me. I did a search on google and found a guide on how to create an RSS Feed. Specifically it was for a Facebook fan Page. It was an easy to learn from. Even had cross tutorials on just how to make a normal feed. Its nice being able to go to one place to view most of the headlines you would be interested in."
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      Ryan Richardson
      Written on November 9, 2017
      "I have always wondered how to create an RSS Feed. Seeing the small orange icon often confused me. I did a search on google and found a guide on how to create an RSS Feed. Specifically it was for a Facebook fan Page. It was an easy to learn from. Even had cross tutorials on just how to make a normal feed. Its nice being able to go to one place to view most of the headlines you would be interested in."
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      María Jaramillo
      Written on November 8, 2017
      "no"
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      Patricia Johnston
      Written on April 14, 2018
      "I have interacted with SocialPilot as part of the test run. We've been looking for a good automation tool. This one has everything we need and seems pretty affordable. I am definitely leaning toward going with this solution."
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      Patricia Johnston
      Written on April 14, 2018
      "I have interacted with SocialPilot as part of the test run. We've been looking for a good automation tool. This one has everything we need and seems pretty affordable. I am definitely leaning toward going with this solution."

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    Summary

    Best social media automation tools
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Buffer Websites 344 Free
    2 Hootsuite Online Tools 320 Free
    3 Zapier Websites 300 Free
    4 Tweepi Websites 277 Paid
    5 Automate Ads Websites 264 Paid
    6 Sendible Websites 245 Paid
    7 Social Harvest Websites 236 Free
    8 Ads Espresso Websites 206 Paid
    9 Sprout Social Websites 192 Free
    10 Meet Edgar Websites 176 Paid
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