I’m going to give you insights about tools that will make your social media marketing a million times easier (and cooler). I’m also going to suggest some tools and applications that let you [legally] hack your Instagram and Vine accounts in order to create great content. You’ll be able to focus less on the technical aspects of social media and more on the fun process of creating and interacting with your audience after reading this article.
Scheduling Posts to Google Plus Profiles and Pages
The Do Share app is a Google Plus scheduler available through the Chrome Web Store. At first, it was not able to function unless Google Chrome would be running, but the app description now indicates that it works offline. Additionally, it’s compatible with multiple Google+ profiles and posting to communities. Users can also save drafts to resume for later scheduling.
HootSuite and Buffer have been the leading social media management applications for several years, and so it was about time that they got on board by allowing posts to Google Plus pages from their platforms. If your business has a Google Plus page (not a profile) then you will want to use one of these programs instead.
Creating and Posting to an Instagram Account from a Computer
Just because people don’t have smartphones doesn’t mean they have to be excluded from all the fun on Instagram. Pixsta was created to let users create profiles and post their pics from the comfort of a computer. Of course, phones are convenient tools for capturing and preserving moments on the go, but not everyone has the capability to make that happen. PCs and Macs are forever the fallback technology to save the day when phones don’t quite make the cut.
Ways to Create Vines without a Smartphone
My all-time favorite of this list is VineClient. Pretty much anything that can be done on Vine from the smartphone can be done from this app too. (Note: this is a good alternative for Windows Phone users who are frustrated by all the quirks and glitches of the beta Vine apps like 6sec.) Yes, VineClient even allows uploading custom videos. They just need to be under 5 MB. That’s super easy to do on programs like Adobe Flash and PowerPoint, which is what I used for this particular vine.
Have you found any apps or third-party sites that make social media management easier?
Have you tried any of the above programs as well? Tell me what you think and connect with me on Google Plus, Instagram, and Vine.