Edgar & SocialBee

A Comparison

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 SocialBee – so you can see for yourself if you and Edgar are meant to be.

How is Edgar different from SocialBee?

Both MeetEdgar and SocialBee have plans starting at $19/mo.

Like SocialBee, Edgar allows you to schedule posts to be shared on social media with support for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook profiles and pages, and LinkedIn profiles and company pages. SocialBee leverages third-party integrations with Buffer or Hootsuite to connect to other platforms. Edgar, however, has several other differences.

Category-based Content Library

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.

MeetEdgar content library

Edgar stores your updates online in a category-based library.

Why would you want to reshare posts, you ask?

It’s been estimated that the lifecycle of a social media update is short. VERY short in some cases: People spend just one minute a day on Twitter. And Facebook users see only a tiny fraction of the thousands of potential posts sorted by Facebook’s algorithm.

Resharing your best content, then, means it can reach as many fans as possible, while also ensuring that your evergreen content is shared more than once without requiring you to continually write and upload new updates every week.

Categories and unique schedules

When you upload an update to Edgar, you save it in your library according to what type of update it is – you can create as many of these categories as you like. You can then create a posting schedule for each network based on which types of updates you want to post at what times.

Edgar, on the other hand, gives you the control you need to automatically post the right types of updates at the right times – in a simple, clean interface.

MeetEdgar account schedule

(Edgar also has comprehensive Help Docs and a super-friendly support team readily available if you run into any questions.)

Auto-filled queue

Edgar automatically populates a queue based on the updates you’ve added to your content library. If/when you run out of new updates in any category, he’ll populate your queue with previously-published updates from your library. This gives your updates the opportunity to be seen by a different segment of your audience while ensuring that your queue never runs dry.

Reshare without repeating yourself

Unlike other schedulers, MeetEdgar and SocialBee are both designed to support the share (and resharing) of evergreen content.

But repeating yourself can sound, well, repetitive. Edgar is one of the few schedulers that can easily create variations of your content or ideas to generate more ways of sharing the same thing. By creating a stack of variations, Edgar will have more ways to deliver your best content, increasing your engagement, reach, traffic, and follower growth.

The best part – Edgar can auto-suggest 5 variations with a single click. You’ll fill your queue 5x faster!

MeetEdgar auto-filled queue

Should I use SocialBee or Edgar?

So now that you know how Edgar is different from SocialBee, which tool is right for you? Should you use SocialBee or Edgar to manage your social media?

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SocialBee might be right for you if...

  • You have time to manually create social post variations
  • You don’t mind spending extra money upfront for onboarding or additional services
  • You want to post directly to Pinterest or Instagram using an additional third-party application like Buffer or Hootsuite.

Edgar might be right for you if...

  • You want to keep your feeds fresh and fill your queue 5x faster with suggested variations
  • You want access to a live onboarding coach and office hours at no extra cost
  • You want simple pricing and an even simpler interface!

Your Workflow on Edgar vs. Your Workflow on SocialBee

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You add your content to Edgar, or import from a RSS feed, categorizing it for your library. Create suggested variations with a single click!

You add your content and categorize it.

Edgar posts your update according to your category-based schedule.

Your updates will get posted or re-posted according to your 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 constantly add new content variations – otherwise your repeating posts start to look… well, repetitive. Edgar’s suggested variations can solve this in a single click. 😉

Your Workflow on Edgar vs. Your Workflow on 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 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.

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Schedule posts on multiple social networks in advance

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Attach photos and videos to your posts

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Ability to create a customized, automatic posting schedule based on category

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Create suggested variations that fill your queue faster and extend the life of your best content with a single click

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Unlimited RSS content feeds included with every pricing tier – perfect for content curation.

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Easy-to-understand pricing with no additional upsell services.

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Browser extension for easy scheduling direct from the web

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* Does not apply to Twitter

How is Edgar different from the other social media scheduling apps out there?
We’ve put together this handy dandy chart to help explain.

yes@2x

Schedule posts on multiple social networks in advance

yes@2x

Attach photos and videos to your posts

yes@2x

Ability to create a customized, automatic posting schedule based on category

yes@2x

Automatically saves posts to a library of social updates where they’re available for future reuse

yes@2x

An auto-refilling queue based on your saved content, so you never miss a scheduled timeslot again

yes@2x

No hidden fees or tiered plans – every feature available to all users

yes@2x

Browser extension for easy scheduling direct from the web

* Does not apply to Twitter

yes@2x

Schedule posts on multiple social networks in advance

yes@2x

Attach photos and videos to your posts

no@2x

Ability to create a customized, automatic posting schedule based on category

no@2x

Automatically saves posts to a library of social updates where they’re available for future reuse

no@2x

An auto-refilling queue based on your saved content, so you never miss a scheduled timeslot again

no@2x

No hidden fees or tiered plans – every feature available to all users

yes@2x

Browser extension for easy scheduling direct from the web

Have more questions? Talk with a friendly customer experience team member!