Edgar vs. Buffer
Our fans tell us Edgar saves them hours a week – and doubles their traffic from social media. Naturally, we think you and Edgar would make a great match!
Here’s how Edgar stacks up to Buffer – so you can see for yourself if you and Edgar are meant to be.
How is Edgar different from Buffer?
Like Buffer, Edgar allows you to schedule posts to be shared on social media (with support for Twitter, Facebook profiles and pages, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn profiles and company pages). Edgar, however, has several major differences.
When Buffer posts one of your updates to social media, it is deleted from the app – eventually, your queue will run dry and Buffer will stop posting to your accounts.
Edgar stores your updates online in a category-based library, where they remain even after they’ve been posted. Your queue never runs dry and you’re able to share your posts again and again.
Should I use Buffer or Edgar?
So now that you know how Edgar is different from Buffer, which tool is right for you? Should you use Buffer or Edgar to manage your social media?
Buffer might be right for you if…
- You don’t really want to control what types of posts are published to your accounts at specific times
- You have time to frequently update your queue with new content
- You don’t share evergreen content that you want to repeat
- You want complete control over when you share specific types of posts
- You want to get out of the never-ending cycle of writing new updates every day
- You want to be able to easily repeat your best evergreen content
Your Workflow on Edgar vs Buffer
You add your content to Edgar, categorizing it for your library.
Edgar posts your update according to your category-based schedule.
Your update gets stored in your library. When every other update in that category has been posted, Edgar will post this one again, so it can be seen by a wider audience while you carry on, worry-free.
You add your content to Buffer.
Your update is posted once, then disappears, never to be seen again.
You constantly add new content – if not, you’ll receive multiple emails from Buffer until you do. You repeat this cycle every day, forever and always.
How is Edgar different from the other social media scheduling apps out there?
We’ve put together this handy dandy chart to help explain.
Schedule posts on multiple social networks in advance
Attach photos and videos to your posts
Ability to create a customized, automatic posting schedule based on category
Automatically saves posts to a library of social updates where they’re available for future reuse
An auto-refilling queue based on your saved content, so you never miss a scheduled timeslot again
No hidden fees or tiered plans – every feature available to all users
Browser extension for easy scheduling direct from the web
* Does not apply to Twitter