Social Media Management Tools For Creatives



Buffer is my go to social management platform. The free version allows you to schedule 10 posts at a time per account and can add up to three accounts. For $102 a year, you can schedule 100 posts per account and can add up to eight accounts. Instagram is a little different from the other profiles. Photos will only post automatically if they are cropped to the 1×1 or 4×5 aspect ratios. Videos and photos not in those aspect ratios will send you a notification when it’s time for you to post and you will have to manually post to IG.

Main Features:

  • Schedule social media posts
  • Set a schedule so posts go out at certain times each day
  • Add attachments to messages
  • Easy to understand analytics
  • Add multiple social networks

Get Buffer.


Hootsuite is similar to Buffer. It provides most of the same scheduling features as Buffer, but Hootsuite allows you to see your feeds for each profile. The interface allows you to see how the post will look before you actually post it. With that being said, the interface is clunky and there a lot of technical issues when it comes to scheduling posts.

Main Features:

  • Add 3 social networks on free account
  • Send the same message across all networks
  • Schedule social media posts
  • View social feeds (timelines, mentions etc.)
  • Add attachments to messages
  • Analytics

Get Hootsuite


IFTTT “If This Than That”, allows you to create recipes, or applets, between apps. There’s endless possibilities with this tool. You can have it where new followers are greeted with a tweet, post a video on YouTube and have it posted on Linkedin etc. This isn’t a scheduler like Buffer or Hootsuite, but is a great tool to distribute content to multiple platforms at once.

Main Features:

  • Great for automating your posts to multiple accounts
  • Increase productivity


Preview App

Preview is a scheduler for Instagram and is great for personal Instagrammers who are serious about their grid appearance.

Main Features:

  • Save your captions and hashtags and copy into your Instagram caption field when posting
  • Plan, schedule and repost photos with ease
  • A calendar feature shows posts scheduled for the day/week/month
  • In app picture editor

Get Preview App iOS Android

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