Edgar vs. Hootsuite
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!
If you’re curious to see how Edgar really stacks up to Hootsuite, read on!
How is Edgar different from Hootsuite?
Like Hootsuite, Edgar allows you to schedule posts to be shared on social media (with support for Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook profiles and pages, and LinkedIn profiles and company pages). Edgar, however, has several major differences from Hootsuite.
Category-based content library
When Hootsuite posts one of your updates to social media, it is hidden from your list of uploaded posts – eventually, your queue will run dry and Hootsuite will stop posting to your accounts until you manually reschedule.
Edgar, on the other hand, stores all of your updates online in a category-based library, where they remain even after they’ve been posted once.
Edgar allows you to create as many update categories as you’d like in order to organize your library of posts, allowing you to customize your schedule based on when you’d like to share different types of content.
Should I use Hootsuite or Edgar?
So now that you know how Edgar is different from Hootsuite, which tool is right for you? Should you use Hootsuite or Edgar to manage your social media?
Hootsuite might be right for you if…
- You prefer to have all* of your social media accounts on your screen at the same time
- You want to be able to interact with your social feeds right in the app
- You have time to upload new content/refill your queue frequently
- You have a large team and need to be able to assign different tasks to different users
- You want complete control all the time 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*
- You want a social media tool that is simple and easy to use – yet gets real results
Your Workflow on Edgar vs Hootsuite
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 write a social media update in Hootsuite.
Your update is posted once, then disappears from your list of uploaded posts, never to be seen again – unless you go hunting for it. If you use their AutoSchedule feature, you won’t get to choose exactly when your post will be sent. (Womp, womp.)
You repeat the cycle every day, hunting for updates to reshare, 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