RecurPost is One of the Best Buffer Alternatives
Buffer is a good basic social media scheduling tool. However, it lacks advanced scheduling capabilities such as automatically repeating evergreen posts. In the list below we have listed many reasons why RecurPost is one of the best Buffer alternatives.
Comparing RecurPost and Buffer
RecurPost supports a wider range of social platforms including Facebook profiles and Google My Business as well, which Buffer does not offer.
Bulk Scheduling with images and links
RecurPost knows how crucial Bulk Scheduling is for businesses to undertake digital marketing activities. Buffer, on the other hand, doesn’t offer this feature.
RecurPost knows that you’re pretty OCD about your content and you like things organized and clean, and that’s exactly what our Content Libraries allow you to do.
Add multiple images in posts
RecurPost allows you to add multiple images while creating posts for your social accounts.
Customize captions for each social platform
You can add different captions/descriptions for each social platform while creating a post on RecurPost. Buffer doesn’t offer this feature.
RecurPost helps you generate variations for your Tweets which can come in really handy since multiple posting of the same Tweet is forbidden by Twitter. Buffer does not offer the same feature.
Import Updates from other tools
If you’re switching from some other tool to RecurPost, you don’t have to worry about losing all your content. RecurPost allows you to seamlessly import all your previously-posted updates directly into your RecurPost Content Library.
RecurPost also supports Google Alerts. You can use Google’s power to find and curate interesting content and subscribe to trending topics for more social engagement. Buffer does not offer this service.
AI-based share time optimization
RecurPost’s smart AI knows what time you are most likely to receive the highest engagement for your content on social media. Buffer offers no such scheduling.
Pause and Resume Social Accounts
With RecurPost, you can even pause your social accounts at any time in case you don’t want any content to go out live temporarily.
A handy browser extension helps add content from the web directly to your RecurPost library. Buffer offers the same feature as well.
Carry your schedules in your pocket with RecurPost’s user-friendly and easy-to-use mobile app. Buffer offers the same service too.
Both RecurPost and Buffer allow you to analyse your performance and track engagement. However, Buffer requires you to buy their product ‘Analyze’ for $35 to execute this feature. RecurPost includes this feature with all plans.
Working with your team is crucial especially for small businesses, something which both RecurPost and Buffer allow you to do.
White Label Reports
Both RecurPost and Buffer allow you to download pdf reports with your brand logo attached to appear more professional which can land you more gigs. However, Buffer requires you to buy their product ‘Analyze’ for $50 to execute this feature. RecurPost offers this feature for just $15.
Updates with Images, GIFs, and Videos
Both RecurPost and Buffer support content containing media files i.e. images, videos, and GIFs.
Both RecurPost and Buffer recommend you potential hashtags that you might like to use when creating or posting content for additional social engagement.
Both RecurPost and Buffer allow you to shorten the URL links when creating new content. However, RecurPost uses Bitly and Google to shorten links which are generally more popular among marketers than Buffer’s integrated URL shortener.
Both RecurPost and Buffer allow you to upload CSV files so to upload and schedule content in bulk.
RecurPost allows you to repeatedly post your social updates in regular intervals which gives them new life, helps you reach more people, gains you more leads, and increases your overall sales.
Both RecurPost and Buffer allow you to set up a content-approval in case you want to review and approve your team’s work before posting it on your social accounts.
How is RecurPost the best alternative for Buffer?
Yes, you read that right! RecurPost provides you with a number of affordable plans. Buffer, on the other hand, quickly gets expensive if you try to analyze your social media strategy with them. Just publishing itself is an expensive affair too.
Support for multiple social platforms
RecurPost lets you manage – Facebook profiles, Facebook pages, Facebook groups, Instagram personal and business profiles, LinkedIn profile and company pages, Twitter accounts, and Google my business listing. Buffer lets you manage all these, except Facebook profile and GMB listings. Thus, if you are a local business that wants to optimize google local listing, RecurPost will be the better option.
Create content in bulk
It is important to continuously post on social media platforms, for everyone including Freelancers, Bloggers, Coaches, Small businesses, entrepreneurs, as well as medium and large enterprises. With RecurPost, you can create and schedule content in bulk.
Bulk Scheduling makes it easier than ever to post multiple images, video, or GIF files all at once without having to post them all individually. This saves you a lot of time and effort, which is something that Buffer doesn’t have to offer!
Generate Tweet variations
In case you don’t know, Twitter doesn’t allow you to post the same content more than once on your profile. So, if you have to share the same message again, you will need to rephrase and then tweet it.
This becomes a bit troublesome when you have different accounts and don’t want to retweet the same tweet again and again. RecurPost saves you from this hassle and helps you generate tweet variations which becomes really handy while using Twitter for promotional purposes. With Buffer, you do not get this feature.
Make use of Google alerts
Google Alerts is a service by Google that lets you get notified when someone writes a new viral-worthy content about a topic of your choice. With RecurPost, you can now curate this content and share it on your social accounts seamlessly. You can subscribe to any number of topics as you like. Buffer doesn’t have the option of using Google alerts.
Add multiple images in posts and customize captions
RecurPost supports adding multiple images while creating and scheduling a post on your social accounts. 15 images can be added in a post for a Facebook page, 9 images can be added in a post for LinkedIn accounts, and 4 images can be attached in a tweet. You can also customize descriptions (captions) for each social media platform, and add up to 30 hashtags of your choice. This process of adding multiple images and customizing captions is the same for creating a one-off post and a recurring one. This feature helps you in modifying the message and maintaining the character limit of each social platform, while keeping the same message intent.
RecurPost's Social Inbox is another feature that gives it brownie points as an alternative to Buffer.
In today’s times, people want to be heard quickly. They prefer a brand that responds to their questions or comments instantly. And when you use our social inbox, you’ll receive all your important notifications from multiple social media sites on a single dashboard.
Thus, you can quickly see and respond when a customer/follower comments on your post or mentions you in their tweets. You will also be able to assign notifications to your team members for review. Buffer doesn’t have a Social Inbox to offer, making RecurPost its perfect alternative. Let’s have a look at the features:
Manage notifications from Instagram business profile, FB pages, LinkedIn pages, Twitter, and GMB listings.
The first social media scheduler to offer the support for GMB reviews in Social Inbox. You can see and reply to them straight from the inbox.
See and manage comments, mentions, and conversations (DMs) from Twitter.
See comment notifications, reply to them, delete, review, add to library, or assign to other members – for Instagram business profiles and LinkedIn pages.
For Facebook pages, manage messages, comments, reviews, and fan updates altogether.
Block/unblock, follow/unfollow users straight from the inbox.
Add posts or comments to RecurPost’s libraries directly from the Inbox.
Assign notifications to team members and ask them to review.
Add labels to organize notifications in different categories.
Sort and filter notifications according to time and favorites.
Use your social inbox without the compulsion of scheduling posts or making libraries.
Along with the above-mentioned features, RecurPost provides many more additional options that are not offered by Buffer. If you are shifting from any other social media scheduling tool, RecurPost will help you in importing all your precious data. Thus, if you wish to upgrade to a paid plan, RecurPost is clearly the best alternative for Buffer.