7 Free and Useful Tools for Instagram Post Scheduling

Miriam Slozberg

Seeking to save time with an Instagram scheduler but struggling to find the best option among all the those available? This post is for you!

Instagram is now much more than sharing Booty, Dogs, and Selfies. If you have an online business and social media is a part of your marketing strategy, then you must be using Instagram as we all know Instagram is becoming one of the prominent social media platforms for businesses.

Small businesses and startups face major difficulty with Instagram marketing because they have not figured out about how to manage their account as a team. Similarly, it could also be challenging to manage your personal account away from a smartphone.

So, what is it that you are looking for? Are you wishing to streamline your Instagram marketing tasks? Or are you looking for a tool to manage multiple profiles?

Well, in this article I am going to list 7 tools to streamline and consolidate your Instagram Marketing efforts and boost your growth.

Buffer:

Buffer is one of the most popular social media scheduling tool and it’s a wonderful time saver when it comes to manage social media accounts. You can publish and schedule upcoming posts on different social channels like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  Free version of this tool allows you to only schedule 10 posts per profile, but you can use its paid plans if you want to schedule more posts in advance. Buffer is available for Android, iOS and browser extension. However, using buffer for Instagram scheduling is a bit tricky because Buffer doesn’t publish directly to Instagram. Instead, it sends a notification on your mobile reminding you to post. You just need to login in to your Instagram app, open the post, add your caption and share in your news feed.

ScheduGram

ScheduGram is one of the most popular social media tools that not only schedule and automate posting but also manages multiple Instagram accounts. You can upload multiple posts and schedule them to publish later. I must recommend ScheduGram if you are managing multiple Instagram account for your businesses or clients. It is loaded with many features like: web browser upload, bulk upload, multiple accounts management. The plan includes 7-days free trail with $20 per month for 1 Insta account.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is one of the best free tools to plan your Instagram posts for days, weeks and months with absolutely free account access. There is no limit to posts scheduling and it also offers basic analytics to track your Instagram account activity like Buffer and Later.

Let’s have a look at how you can use Hootsuite to enhance your presence on Instagram:

  • Look at your competition
  • Find the best times to post
  • Grow your engagement on Instagram
  • Schedule Instagram post updates
  • Follow important and trending hashtags
  • Instagram analytics reporting

If you want to add more than 3 social media profiles into your Hootsuite account, you need to go with its pro plan which costs $9 per month.

Later Formerly (Latergramme)

Later is another great tool for scheduling Instagram posts. You can use its app or web browser to schedule up to 30 posts per month for free. The most important feature of later is that it allows bulk upload and store images.

  • Prices ranging from $9/month to $49/month, its paid plan offers many advanced features like:
  • Schedule and manage more posts across multiple accounts
  • Schedule videos
  • Add additional users
  • 2 Instagram accounts
  • 250 posts per month
  • Post photos and videos
  • Search and repost content

 

TailWind App

TailWind App is the best mobile application for Instagram post scheduling and serve a lot of mind-blowing features including hashtag finder. This is the most intuitive Instagram post scheduler available in the market place.  It costs $10 per month after trial period and offers some amazing features like:

  • Smart post schedule UI
  • Bulk upload on desktop
  • 9 grid previews of posts
  • Manage multiple Instagram accounts at once
  • Cool hashtag finder

 

ViralTag

ViralTag is another full featured Instagram post scheduler tool that lets you manage all your Instagram visual content on your account. It also serves for Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and LinkedIn.

  • Costing $29 per month after 14-day trial, It offers various features like:
  • Bulk upload and editing of post
  • You can organize your post content from Dropbox, Google Drive, Flickr
  • Content with their Canva integration

 

Gettakeoff

Gettakeoff is quite different from other social media post scheduling tools develop by Crowfire. I call it a smart tool because it automatically schedules your Instagram posts for times when there are highly engaged followers. It works smarty to manage Twitter and Instagram accounts. With its plan starting at $10/per month, it has some cool features to offer like:

  • Automatically best time scheduling
  • Trending hashtag and relevant tags suggestion
  • Advance photo search
  • Team collaboration
  • Companion App for mobile
  • Free plan for one account

If you are an Instagram rookie, this list of the Top 7 Instagram post scheduling tools is sure to come in handy. When looking for a good and easy to use tool, it’s recommended to try a couple of them and choose the one that suits your requirements best.

About the Author:

Ashish Sharma is a Key Account Manager, looking after Marketing Strategies and building new business tie ups at WeDigTech – Website Designing company in Los Angeles. Focused on helping enterprises StartUps from domestic to MNCs.

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3 Responses to 7 Free and Useful Tools for Instagram Post Scheduling

  1. Wizxpert October 11, 2017 at 5:46 am #

    Really very happy to say,your post is very interesting to read.I never stop myself to say something about it.You’re doing a great job.Keep it up

  2. johnvincentt October 11, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

    Nice to know about the free tools which are used to post on instagram.

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