Post Planner is a cloud-based social engagement solution for small, midsize and large businesses. It helps users to measure and predict engagement of the social media activities on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others. It allows them to find quality content, create publishing calendar, manage posts and sales.
It allows users to add Facebook, Twitter and Instagram hashtag or blogs to their social feeds, pull the photos and articles from those feeds and rate the content based on engagement. Users can then organize their social feeds based on the engagement rating. It allows them to store content at a central location and re-post performing content via automated tools.
It is accessible on desktop computers, laptops and smartphones and is offered in a subscription pricing. It is available globally and supports 12 international languages. Support is provided via online case submission and emails. Other help options include user guides and media kits.
Sumant from Freelancer
Specialty: Software / IT
Employees number: 2-10 employees
I liked the calendar part that we can set for every post on different social media platforms. It has the decent feature of content curation.
I feel that the analytics part is bit lacking and can be improved in terms of engagement for a particular post or campaign.
Myca from United Methodist Communications
Employees number: 51-200 employees
If you're trying to start up a new social network profile, it may be a good way to quickly get content flowing. However, original content is often best -- even if you have to recycle some of your own work to keep content flowing.
The concept is good: you select a few topics and it magically plans posts to help drive social media engagement. Unfortunately, Facebook and Twitter are pretty savvy, and seem to be able to tell when these "viral" posts show up on your account and drop the number of people receiving your information. Some people have success, but mostly it defeats the purpose of original content.
You should really expect to get what you pay for. Savvy followers will realize that they're getting recycled images that they've seen before . . . probably.
Brian from Supermarket
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Get this tool if your ready to pay instead of using a free service.
This is a great tool:
This user interface is easy to start with!
Almost as good as buffer in value but honestly a little more intuitive and the audience section is totally worth.
Bob from Tier One Services, LLC
Employees number: 1 employee
I am using Post Planner to manage my posting on a daily basis for all my social media sites. It does EXACTLY what I need it to do in a simple manner.
I love the ease of use and the fact that I can post to all my social media sites with just a few clicks. They have a great search tool to find relevant content and even allow me to import my blog posts straight from my site. I also love the repeat post and recycle features.
There is not much to say regarding what I dislike. Probably the one thing missing is the ability to "post at best time" instead of having to set up my schedule manually.
Overall, I'm very happy with Post Planner. It's very easy to use and navigate. I tried a few social media scheduling apps and this is my favorite.
I love finding great content through Post Planner and scheduling it right away. It saves me a lot of time.
I'm also a big fan of the recycle function. I schedule all my favorite and most successful content and set it to recycle and the app keeps them in rotation for when I don't have time to post something new.
And overall, I find it very easy to create a schedule and schedule stuff, either through the queue or for an exact time.
It doesn't let me schedule videos.
No scheduling to Instagram.
Anil from India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
It is an application for planning what content should be posted on your social media. It enriches you with new ideas. All patterns of relevant data are analyzed and a prompt input is provided. It helps to narrow down the content that will be the most relatable for your target audience. You can plan when to release which post. The timing and frequency of posts on social media play a huge role in determining the traffic that your website or forum accumulates. The application provides an interface for adequate planning so that you can post your data at the best time.
The worst thing about this product is the negligence of customer support people. They never seem to be available. They sent me a bill every month asking to renew and I never wanted to buy their product after using it for one month as I found another better product.
MJ from Achene Living LLC
Employees number: 1 employee
We used Post Planner mainly to curate and schedule memes, inspirational posts, etc. We did experience some billing issues as others have mentioned, but customer service always went way above and beyond to fix the situation, even upgrading our plan free of charge. Absolutely stellar support!
The content discovery could sometimes be repetitive and there were instances where we had scheduled the same post multiple times because of this.
Jerry from The Plant-Based Entrepreneur
Employees number: 2-10 employees
As I said, any positives that Post Planner may have brought to our businesses were outweighed by their lack of transparency when it comes to billing, and their absolute disregard for their customers. We ended up tied down to a platform that we now hated using for another 16 months after our last payment was taken.
If you're looking for a social media scheduling platform, do yourself a favor and look elsewhere, unless you enjoy giving your money away and being treated like cr*p by customer support.
We started using Post Planner in 2015 to accelerate my wife's online business and social media reach. Their scheduling features are good. I used it for my own FB and Instagram channels as well, and the ability to quickly find content does add some value to the platform... but their shady billing practices outweigh any positives I can think of.
It wasn't the app itself that was the issue, but after we had signed up for it, Post Planner did a few changes to their pricing structure that weren't communicated very clearly. We ended up on an annual plan (no complaints there) more expensive than what we'd originally signed up for (some complaints here), and then realized that we had been charged for another year of use, 4 months PRIOR to the plan running out, with no option to cancel or get a refund. Numerous emails to customer support returned the same response that many other users report: "It's in our terms and conditions, so you're s**t out of luck." Not quoted verbatim, but the overall message was very clear - Post Planner prefers to hold on to customers' money than to the customers themselves.
Mayur from Wipro Limited
Employees number: 10,000+ employees
The procedure to get enrolled is easy. They also provide some exceptional blogging tips. It lets you schedule your post releases I several social media depending on the order you actually want them to.
The whole deal of understanding the working of this application may take a while. There have been various problems with the cancelation of the subscriptions. The support team does not provide sufficient help with issues regarding the cancelation of subscriptions. The billing options set up are quite ridiculous and this could drive to other similar applications which work with a better performance. Many a time, the refunds due to the removal of subscriptions have taken months. When enquired, the support team often advised using the application in a better way.
Adith from Bajaj Finserv
Employees number: 10,000+ employees
The application is easy to set up and work on. It helps you plan and schedule your social media post to maximize its reach and engagements. It helps in recycling and rescheduling old posts and provides tutorials about the using of their blog. It is an affordable option.
The application lacks in some basic features. It gets automatically updated and upgraded to another version which is priced high. It is difficult to cancel your account. Poor customer service and support team. Lacks in integrations. It is not linked to Instagram and Pinterest. The refunds take a lot of time to be processed.
Courtney from Courtney Elmer Coaching
I love how easy it is to schedule content, and I especially love the "recycle" feature that lets me repurpose it
Sometimes I find the library of content isn't as extensive as I'd like it to be for my niche, otherwise I enjoy using the software
Timm from Lichtung Media Ltd
none just losing money and time. 100% useless
that the sellers manage to sell this service you pay for losing massive time.
All the soft does you can do without it better and faster
They have a fraud system going you can not test their services before, but offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Once you paid they never give you back the money.
100% terrible I filled a criminal fraud case against the company.
all it is a total nothing burger wasting your money for wasting more of your time. simply terrible!
Jon from Loyalty Systems, LLC
It offers trending topics and posts for you to place on social media. You don't have to go surfing for it. It's readily available for you in one place. Time is money, how true!
I don't like that some of the trending material is not rated G. I think there should be a filter somehow within the program, to better please users from every perspective. In fairness, Post Planner is just reporting what's trending but not everyone wants to see all of it. It's not over the top material but not wanted by all either. For example, there could just be a rated G section within the program.
I did not see ANY benefits from this.
Easily schedule posts to different pages and accounts
Good concept of having someone else find content for you.
Finding content was NOT easy. I really had to search to find quality content.
Most important - Horrible service and overpriced for what you get. My subscription was up in March and they auto-charged me in Feb. with NO notice and won't refund me. There is no phone number to reach them.
If you can get past the terrible-looking and unintuitive UI, I could see how this would be helpful for a B2C business looking for a steady stream of content for their social accounts. For B2B, it's not useful at all.
Post Planner charged my card for renewal several months before my annual plan expired. Given my underwhelming experience with the tool, I asked for a refund and a cancelation of my plan (as I had no intention of renewing). Instead of promoting goodwill, they pointed me to the ToS that has language saying they can charge customers well in advance of plan expiration. Really, really shady business practice. Customer Service (which was clearly a personal assistant following a script--no decision-making power, and wouldn't forward me to a manager) refused to give me a refund and was generally not helpful.
Daniel from John Kufleitner Auto Group
The search for content is fantastic and it makes it super easy to schedule posts, pictures and now videos to be posted to your facebook and twitter accounts.
Would like to be able to get more content and some times when I save or add a search I still have to look hard to find it. Looking forward to using the beta version more.
Tammy from Top Trends Marketing
News is days late so you never want to schedule posts based on yesterday's news. Also, they conveniently did not send me an email letting me know that my subscription was about to be renewed giving me a chance to either renew or cancel. No, instead they took out and will not refund me even after I canceled. I am so disgusted in their customer service, and it took me three phone calls and two tickets to get an answer about my non-refund . I DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM
Great for automating client Social media posts months in advance.
Straightforward to link social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter. Setting up a posting schedule is super easy. Finding new content is a breeze with a powerful search engine and great suggested content categories.
Limited on bang for the buck. Pricing needs urgent review. Shame you cannot pay per user account or SM account connected.
Karen from Professional Services
I made some lackluster social media engagement a little easier, but it's not robust or reliable enough to continue with.
Relatively easy to use, but light on functionality. Allows for easy scheduling of some assorted external resources but the selection is a little iffy. Interface is simple, but perhaps too simple.
Customer service basically told me after erroneous charge. Scheduler fails a lot of the time also - had posts and accounts just disappear.
Shannon from Plus One Virtual Solutions
Great product for posting on Facebook and Twitter. It shaved a lot of time off of managing social media profiles.
Post Planner was one of the first schedulers I used for posting to Facebook. It was so simple to use. It was easy to find relevant posts based on categories and then schedule them based on Post Planners recommended times or your own Facebook insights. I used it for my personal/business pages and my client's business pages. Set up was quick and their tutorials and blog are excellent resources for growing your pages.
Sheila from Not A Soft Target, LLC
I will say the email Customer Service was done in a timely manner, but not extending the refund that I had requested.
The fact that there is no live Customer Support is not acceptable to me. There isn't even Chat, which is also annoying. I will say the email Customer Service was done in a timely manner, but they only wanted to offer me extended plans at no extra charge and not give me a refund.
Buyer Be Aware: when you sign up, you are signing up for auto-renew. I did not realize this and they charged me, which they would not refund, even though I told them I had no intention of using their app.
Beverley from Social Media With Beverley Theresa
Content curation made easier for various industries. Consistently great articles and links that I choose to read on a regular basis.
I'm a big fan of Post Planner not only for curating content but also for finding informative content that I want to read/learn from related to my industry and my clients' industries.
There's no "Cancel Subscription" option. You have to email Post Planner directly to cancel or change your subscription which I find frustrating as this is the only tool I've come across where you can't do things like this yourself. Also when I've posted to Twitter, assuming the link would be shown, only a photo and the caption I wrote have shown up.
Used postplanner for a couple of years. It was ok for scheduling. No noticeable increase in traffic.
Charged a yearly subscription months after cancelled Will not refund. Sort out your customer service