Planable Software

4.51 / 5 (250)

About Planable


Planable is a cloud-based social media collaboration and approval solution that caters to media agencies, freelancers and marketing teams. Key features include automated publishing, content management, multi-account management, multi-user collaboration and post scheduling. Supported social media platforms include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Planable allows users to create content for multiple pages and adapt them to different social media platforms separately. The solution enables users to drag and drop media files in their posts and add emojis, active hashtags, page tags and Giphy integrations to their content. Users can also schedule their posts for predefined time slots. Posts can be categorized according to topic, purpose or campaign.

Additionally, Planable features one-click approvals, a notifications engine and a shared space for users and clients to collaborate on posts. Services are offered on a monthly or annual subscription basis. Support is offered via online live chat and through an online help desk.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

250 Reviews of Planable

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Overall

4.51 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

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March 2018

Andrei from PR&MORE

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

We loved it, and our clients loved using it!

Much simpler creation, editing and approval process for social media content. Clear way to see how the post will look on the target social network. Easy way for client to offer feedback so you have more time for other work.

Pros

Planable is the first social media management system that flawlessly streamlines the creation, editing and approval process from the creative agency to the client & then to the public.

When you manage several brands, each with a presence in several networks, keeping everything up to date can be a daily struggle. What did I forget? Did we get approval on that post we need today? Did we have any feedback we did not include?

Planable turned this "juggling of too many balls" turned into a simple process. The intuitive interface and the fact that posts look exactly like they will on the target social network makes it easy for us to create content and for clients to offer feedback through comments and approve. All in one place, with a few clicks, in an easy-to-understand process. The most surprising bit? I've actually had a client call me to ask "hey, why aren't we using Planable anymore?", after getting a proposal by email from a colleague. It was the first time *ever* I saw a client being invested in a system - showing it works great from their end, too.

Other PROs:
- Very quick and reliable support.
- Rapid development, with new features added all the time (just in the last months, we got the option to use Planable for personal profiles, Wordpress soon), and the public roadmap where users' suggestions are prioritised is a great idea.
- The "calendar view" - showing one or multiple managed accounts - is an excellent tool for a "birds-eye view" at any given moment.

Cons

Planable is NOT for you if you're looking for a solution for analytics and reports. This is a product that helps you create, approve and publish, rather than measure, analyse or report.

March 2018

Leslie W from Depth Public Relations, LLC

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2018

Helpful platform that I trust will keep getting better

Pros

Planable gives us the ability to collaborate on social media posts in real-time in a visual format that is a very close approximation of what the published posts will look like all at a price point that works for our homegrown team.

As a PR professional, I manage social media accounts for multiple clients, each with a presence in multiple social media channels. Planable makes it easy to manage work spaces and collaborators for my full client roster.

On top of that, Planable's real-time customer support, powered by Intercom, has been truly excellent. My questions are always answered quickly, and I feel like my feature requests and feedback are actually heard by the people that matter instead of lost in a vacuum, as happens with so many other companies.

Planable adds new features all the time, so the experience just keeps getting better and better. I fully trust that the value this product brings to my team will continue to grow.

Cons

Planable is a young product, so it's not flawless. The good news is that the Planable team is always pushing out updates to fix bugs and add features. My minor quibbles as of today are as follows:

1) Overall, the web-based UI is pretty stable, but it has been known to hang from time to time, requiring not just a reload of the browser window, but a full browser restart.

2) The visual mock-ups of each social post are close to the real-thing, but they are not perfect. For example, we try very hard to keep LinkedIn posts to three lines of copy so they don't get truncated with a "...Read More" link. I can use Planable as a general guide, but the text in the mocked-up post doesn't wrap at EXACTLY the same points as the real-life post on LinkedIn.

3) Planable supports more than social media drafting and approving it also lets users schedule posts for automated publishing, which is AWESOME, especially for Twitter and Facebook. However, at this time, I don't feel comfortable using automated posting for LinkedIn because Planable doesn't support "mentions" of LinkedIn companies and profiles. So I use Planable to draft and approve LinkedIn posts, but then I post them manually on the LinkedIn website. [In all fairness, this is not a Planable shortcoming per se, but rather a function of LinkedIn's API not providing the information third-parties need to live-link mentions. However, I've heard of at least one competitor that claims to have this capability...]

May 2018

Brayan Agostinho from SOAINT

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

very good tool to manage social networks in a massive way

Pros

very good application easy to use with a beautiful interface and very comfortable.
Planable is ideal for managing social networks where it shows us an excellent calendar view to manage these.
It offers us a large amount of tools where we can choose what to publish and when to do it, it gives us a preview of how the publications will look in a way to give more confidence and allows us to collect information as comments from the publications.

Cons

The publication process can be complicated when you start using Planable. since an approval process is required for the publications and it can seem a tedious process to us sometimes.

Response from Planable of Planable

Replied May 2018

Hey, Brayan! Appreciate your feedback. I'm glad Planable is useful for you. I wanted to mention that our approval system is not mandatory, it's not required for the publications to be scheduled / published at the moment. We consider implementing this in the future. Currently, it's a process that you can use to improve your collaboration and workflow. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please let us know!

March 2018

Diana from digpop digital

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2018

It's REALLY easy to get started with Planable, I love flexibility of the workspaces.

Pros

I LOVE how easy it is to use the workspaces and the flexibility to create multiple profiles within a workspace. I have different social media profiles specific to my own projects, one set is for travel one set is for remote work, another is about workplace wellness. I created my workspace with my different projects and have the ability to create a post to publish on different channels.

I appreciate the calendar view as well. There's a lot of updates on new features and Instagram publishing is in the works.

I use Hootsuite, CoScheduler, TweetDeck and for the simplicity of posting and the visual of the workspace I really like using Planable.io.

Cons

Right now there's no reporting analytics to look at so I go back to my regular tools or straight to Twitter/Facebook to look at results.

I've run into some glitches posting after moving timezones. I discovered you can actually set a timezone specific to your workspace which is great. That said, I've noticed I've got to double check some posts to make sure they post and I'm not sure what's going on. I just opened a ticket about it. if I schedule a post to publish on a future day and time, it's posting. I don't get a warning about a failed a post.

January 2019

Sean from Race Space

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

Enjoy your social scheduling

Hands down most user friendly, intuitive interface I've used in the field. I tell everyone I work with to give it a try. Simplify your tasks, converse with clients or colleagues on content to get it right and save time in the process. Win-Win!

Pros

Managing a social media strategy is the backbone of a successful brand. I've found that with Planable this task is no longer mundane nor a chore. Planable streamlines the process and simplifies the task.

Cons

Would like an integration with a storage platform ie Dropbox or G-Drive to simplify importing of creative content.

March 2018

Daniel from EMPACTED

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2018

Makes social media a breeze

Pros

- Love the calendar view. I can see what's getting posted, where it's being posted, and when it's getting posted
- I was able to onboard my VA quickly and she started posting new content right away
- The review process for new social posts is so much better now with Planable. I can make edits, provide suggestions to my VA, and feel confident that the content I want to be posted is posted
- Regular updates! I've seen at least 3 new updates in the last month.
- Product development roadmap looks promising and developers are open to new ideas and suggestions :)

Cons

- Tagging features a still a little buggy and causes the site to lag or not load the correct Facebook page
- Evergreen posting not available...yet (it's coming soon)
- No way to prevent a scheduled post from being published if it is not approved
- I always forget to set a scheduled time because time scheduling feature is located below the calendar when scheduling the date --> would like to see these separated

March 2018

Bambang from Kontenify

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2018

Impressive and promising social media management platform

Ease in the management of social media, where we can know how it looks exactly before it is actually published to each social media service. Availability of Roadmap menu to find out what features are being developed.

Pros

Compared with similar platforms, Planable is relatively new. The feature is quite simple. However, I see this tool is quite promising and impressive so first try it.

The interface is simple and easy to use, making it suitable for all circles. We can manage multiple brands in their respective places in the workspace so that it is more focused. Interfaces are designed in such a way to fit in when posted on social media, very helpful. Calendar View feature also makes it easier to create a more organized content plan.

Cons

As a new tool, its features are still very simple. It's really simple when compared to other platforms. There are some important features that I expect here but not yet available, so it is not yet possible to use as the main tool of social media management. Among others are:
- customizable analytics reports as needed.
- wider social media support, especially Pinterest and Google+
- Direct Instagram post
- Automation
- Multi layer approval
- Mobile apps

The good news, they provide a Roadmap menu that lets us know what features are being developed. Unfortunately, we can not really know when the feature will be implemented.

March 2018

Ilias from ESET Middle East, Greece & Cyprus

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

I've been using Social Media 'schedulers' for a good 4 years now and I'm very happy with Planable

ease of mind :-)

Pros

+ Eases approval/team collab workflow

+ Eases Social Media Content Calendar workflow



These two are the key points for me.



Planable makes it very easy for me to a. approve colleagues' social media posts and b. provide instant feedback using two simple squeeze boxes per post. Onboard your team in 15' and boom you're good to go.



Or just use the calendar view to map out your content for the next x amount of time. A handy feature, albeit present in other similar tools by now.



Still, it's my no.1 choice for Social Media teams especially if you run a team in different time zones or use independent contractors that need a bit of guidance.

Cons

I've encountered a couple of bugs - had to reload the page and re- enter my post at some point - but definitely nothing that I haven't witnessed firsthand before via hootsuite and -oh boy- buffer. Best option money can buy IMHO, in this category of tools

August 2018

Vinny from Web Help U.S., LLC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

2.0

August 2018

Planable...Not Hootsuite

I don't miss Hootsuite. I was fortunate to get the AppSumo deal of lifetime of Premium membership. I like the interface over Hootsuite, it seems cleaner and more modern. The multiple views that you can see your scheduled posts is very handy. If you are looking to move away from Hootsuite, you might give this one a try.

Pros

I have multiple businesses that I maintain social media for. With planable, I can set up each one in my account (a workspace is one set of social media accounts). So business A is 1 workspace with its own Facebook and Twitter feed. Business B is another workspace. You can have team members who are set up to write posts but they won't be published till they are approved. You see exactly how the post will look before its ever published.

Cons

Limited to Facebook (pages , groups & personal), Twitter and Linkedin posting. Instagram posting is coming (via an app) but hasn't arrived yet because of Instagram app review freeze. Would love to see more social media options available.

September 2018

Nate from Growth|Media

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2018

A carefree social media posting app

Overall my experience has been positive and would recommend this if you are a small company that wants to stream line your SM.

Pros

It's easy to use and it works.

It's dead simple, which is exactly what I wanted because while I love to be on social media, creating content and managing it can be a bit of a hassle. This helps me, and my team get organized and have posts run automatically.

Also, I really like the feature of having separate accounts. Though we are not a SM management agency, can see this being a giant win for those that do offer that service.

Cons

Not a lot of bad things about the app itself. I had a bit of a rocky start getting set up with all of our accounts, but I started pretty early on in their development. Since the initial on boarding, I haven't experienced anything a foul.

July 2018

Iniyavan from Geology Love

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

Making scheduling Simple in its Purest Form

Simple platform to schedule social media posts

Pros

I love how planable has made the scheduling a process so simple and love the Design aspect of the platform. It easy helps us schedule post from a single platform which is a plus for a remote team like us.

Cons

There is no con in the platform but I had some issues due to the changes made in Facebook, Other than that. I am satisfied by using this platform.

March 2019