Perhaps unsurprisingly, 74% of all internet users also connect to social media, according to a 2014 report from the Pew Research Center. For some, social media is a way to keep in touch with friends. For others, it’s a way to brand and network for their business ventures.
But juggling Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and many more can become a difficult task that will eventually drain you and your phone’s battery. That’s when it’s time to turn to another app: a reliable social media manager.
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Social media managers can help you organize your feeds, schedule tweets and posts, analyze your impression and, most importantly, allow you to breathe a sigh of relief. Below are five of the best apps to control your social media life:
1. Every Post
Everypost is a free app that lets you schedule and post content to Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, and many other platforms. It even lets you post to multiple platforms at once. For Twitter, Everypost will automatically shorten the tweet to fit the 140 character cap.
2. Hoot Suite
At no cost, users can use Hootsuite to manage up to three social media accounts. The app lets you schedule posts and posts and monitor specific hashtags and words, all with a single login. No more switching between browsers or accounts.
3. Social Sprout
With a Sprout Social account, users can post and respond to messages and streams in a snap. But more importantly, they can also monitor how many shares and clicks each post receives.
Like many other apps, Buffer helps you schedule posts, but it specializes in making it as simple as possible. All you need to do is set your posting schedule, then easily add the posts you want to share to a queue. It automatically posts for you at the set time so you don’t have to decide manually.
Pocket isn’t tied directly to social media, but it’s a great tool for saving things you want to read and then sharing with your followers later. This free app helps you save articles or videos that you can watch later, even offline. It’s perfect for people who want to stay on top of the web’s best content and easily share with their social media (and real-life) friends.