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7 of the Best Social Media Management Apps

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7 of the Best Social Media Management Apps

Balancing a business, blog, social media accounts, and more can be daunting. With today’s social media management apps, you can stay up-to-date on your social activity without the hassle. And we’re not talking about the basic Facebook or Twitter apps. Those are great, but wouldn’t you like something that will save you time and help you manage your accounts more effectively? Check out these top social media management apps that are great in 2015.

1. HootSuite

Image via HootSuite

Image via HootSuite

HootSuite has been around for quite some time, but it’s still going strong. If you’re not using it yet in 2015 to manage your social media accounts, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon. With HootSuite, you can bring all your accounts to one place and manage each of them from one simple login. Schedule your posts, track your mentions, and collaborate with other team members with the app.

At the dashboard, you can access comments, messages, mentions, and more from all of your social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ among others. No more signing into different accounts, switching between browsers, and making sure you’re posting on the right account at the right time.

Not only does HootSuite bring all your social media accounts under one roof for faster, easier management, but it helps you streamline processes by allowing you to organize team members based on projects and departments. Start with a basic, free service if you’re an individual, where you can link up to five accounts, or upgrade to the pro ($8.99 per month) or enterprise versions ideal for larger businesses. Grab the app for on-the-go updates on Apple or Android products.

2. Pagemodo

Image via Pagemodo

Image via Pagemodo

For those people just launching their business social profiles or those who are in desperate need of a profile face-lift, Pagemodo can help you launch your page quickly while giving you an edge in aesthetics. Perfect for social media managers on a deadline, Pagemodo delivers tools to help you design eye-catching Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages. Among the app’s list of impressive tools, it helps you design artistic cover photos, create custom tabs for contests, and customize visual posts.

In addition to these excellent no-skills-required management features, you can also schedule posts and collaborate with your team while on-the-go. Plans start under $4 per month, making this a cheap, effective application for startups and larger agencies.

3. Buffer

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Image via Play.Google.com

Like HootSuite, Buffer has been around for a while, but it’s still one of the best social management tools available. With a click of a button, you can share and schedule posts on your favorite networks from Facebook and Twitter to Google+ and LinkedIn by installing the extension onto your browser. When using Chrome, you can also directly share updates from your Facebook news feed. Schedule posts, stagger social media content, and view analytics.

You can start the program for free, but for $10 per month you can upgrade to perform additional functions, such as scheduling an unlimited amount of posts, connecting to a dozen profiles, and collaborating with other team members. Download the app on Apple or Android devices.

4. Social Oomph

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Image via SocialOomph

Boost your social engagement with Social Oomph. This app is great for the avid Twitter user. With it, you can schedule your tweets and set up auto-responders for new followers. If you have other social accounts to manage, you can also connect with Facebook, LinkedIn, your blog, Plurk, and other profiles. You can even use it to clean up your profiles. These options make it great for bloggers since you can update your blog and manage your social profiles straight from the program.

Grab the app for free, or upgrade to the professional version to enjoy added features like performing keyword searches, connecting with unlimited Facebook accounts, scheduling LinkedIn shares, or tweeting via email.

5. Social Bro

Image via SocialBro

Image via SocialBro

Social Bro is much like any other social media management application for businesses, but it comes with several unique features you won’t find anywhere else. For instance, you can track when people are posting and where they are when responding to your Twitter posts to get a better idea of your target market. Plus, you can use this information to schedule you tweets to post when those time zones are most active. Track your competitors, discover the best time to tweet, and gain audience insights.

Basically the only downside is that Social Bro Twitter-focused, which means if your business is more Facebook-centered, you’ll want to use a different program. Plans start at $13.95 per month, but the developers are so confident you’ll like it that they let you try the service free for 15 days.

6. Sprout Social

Image via SproutSocial

Image via SproutSocial

Like many of these other options, Sprout Social helps you manage everything from one place. With the program, you can schedule posts, analyze your data, and monitor your results of multiple accounts from one place.

Perhaps most notably, Sprout Social makes it simple for social media management teams to collaborate. With the program, you can assign tasks based on who is available, keep tabs on conversations, and engage with your followers at all times of day. With fully integrated publishing tools, you can post from your desktop, browser extension, or Apple or Android device, allowing you to stay up-to-date on-the-go. Start using the program for free, and if you like it, you can upgrade to one of three pro plans.

7. Spredfast

Image via Spredfast

Image via Spredfast

Spredfast is a great way to keep track of conversation surrounding your brand. With this simple tool, you can gain a better understanding of how to market your product to customer needs. Collaborate with others on your team, receive sophisticated analysis reports, and build relationships with your followers. You’ll receive data displayed in visual graphs to make tracking your analytics simple. Plus, with calendar tools, you can coordinate your social activity across your marketing team.

These are all impressive tools for keeping up-to-date on your social media accounts and managing various functions. Unfortunately, we couldn’t include all of the incredible tools available. Did we miss your favorite? Leave a reply or tweet us which social media management tools you use.

Update: Check out 8 Great Social Media Management Tools to Try in 2015

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Alicia Rades is a professional blogger and writer for hire who loves giving tips to help others succeed. Visit her at aliciaradeswriter.com to download her free blogging guide, 20 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hitting Publish.

  • Moiz Omar

    Hootsuite is great.

  • Sameen

    Kik messanger, Whats app, Viber, Instagram, Hangout, Teens chat are of the 2014 best apps from Apple, Android, and other companies

    • Sameen

      I said ” From Apple,Android and oter companies” Because When you go app store or google play they say these apps have alot of votes that why i said that
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      sameen

  • Saira

    Sameen is right

  • Johnny

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  • Andrew

    I agree with sameen

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  • DISQ

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  • John

    Should Knotlink be on the list? Nah, their business is new, but very simple. And free.

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  • John

    Also try http://www.knotlink.com they have just started and it looks very promising. Plus it is free.

  • Sabita

    Nice list Alicia. I believe every business should look into this list. I’ve installed Hootsuite and exploring it for best use. Thanks for the share.

  • Ron

    I’m actually using a
    capzool.com which includes most of the platforms mentioned and their analytics,
    it makes it easier to post, even months ahead, manage and analyze all my
    marketing channels, not just on social media. I can create SMS campaigns,
    emails, voice messages and more. You should definitely check that out!

  • http://www.cheese.com/ John Goatbirth

    Christ my bowels feel putrid. I need to evacuate them in a foul smelling and vociferous manner! I’ll report back on size, stench, and splatter accordingly.

  • http://www.dangerous-business.com/ Amanda Williams

    I would also now add Edgar to your list! You can use it to build a library of content and then just let the app cycle through it for you – no more empty queues!

  • Kathy

    Several links on capzool’s webpage don’t work. Is the service still available?

  • http://www.aliciaradeswriter.com Alicia Rades

    Thanks everyone for sharing your ideas! I’ll be considering all your comments in an updated article on the topic. :)

  • Steve Mendez

    I used to use seesmic religiously. Unfortunately it seems as though it is no longer updated and hootsuite has taken over. However Hootsuite, if I’m not mistaken, does not provide the extremely convenient option of a combined timeline; which is what I really miss about Seesmic.
    Do you happen to know of any Android apps that have this feature?

    Thanks.

  • http://uternity.me/ Durrani Uternity

    These are really daily use apps..i want to know about these apps in detail.i don’t know about some apps in this detail.thanks for this information

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  • social terminals

    nice post,

    socialterminals
    recognizes that not all industries have the same needs when it comes to
    building and managing their Digital Presence.

    Using
    various data points,from User interaction, Purchasing intent,
    Conversion rates, Brand awareness and others. socialterminals team of
    experts has built programs tailored to your industry.

    Helping
    you get the most of your Digital Presence while strengthe ning your
    Brand Awareness, .SEEMORE: http://socialterminals.com/

  • http://eventwriting.blogspot.in/ Mamta Yadav

    Thanks for Sharing
    How to Post on all Social Networks at once

    Great List … I am trying to find something like your article
    about How to Post on all Social Networks at once. Very well summarized product
    and well written content.

  • David B

    Which ones of these have autofill for other users twitter handles? Hootsuite doesn’t and I’m ready to switch.

  • http://vamizi.com austin watson

    Thanks for sharing those app list most of us are still not aware from these useful and amazing apps.

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