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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Contently

It's helpful for top of marketing funnel writing that we can sometimes lose sight of because we are so ingrained in the product day to day. Contently is also helpful for long written pieces and ebooks that will take a significant amount of employee time to put together.I avoid using Contently for mid to bottom funnel marketing writing because my team will often have greater insight into the product function or use-case or product release, making them more adroit to the tone of the written piece and able to produce the content quickly.
Alexander deLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule

CoSchedule is well suited for:
  1. Marketing teams who are trying to move away from spreadsheets.
  2. Small teams that are quickly expanding in size.
  3. Organizations who can't afford expensive project management tools.
Nate Casimiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Content Creation

Contently
9.5
CoSchedule
Ideation
Contently
9.7
CoSchedule
Approval workflows
Contently
9.8
CoSchedule
Content collaboration
Contently
9.9
CoSchedule
Content calendar
Contently
8.0
CoSchedule
Network for content licensing/production
Contently
10.0
CoSchedule

Content Publishing

Contently
5.7
CoSchedule
Content hub
Contently
5.2
CoSchedule
Forms / Gated content
Contently
8.0
CoSchedule
Embedded CTAs
Contently
9.0
CoSchedule
Content distribution
Contently
2.1
CoSchedule
Content promotion
Contently
2.1
CoSchedule
Content automation
Contently
8.0
CoSchedule

Content Reporting & Analytics

Contently
8.0
CoSchedule
Audience profiling and targeting
Contently
9.0
CoSchedule
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Contently
8.0
CoSchedule
Content performance analytics
Contently
7.0
CoSchedule
Campaign optimization dashboard
Contently
7.0
CoSchedule
Competitive analytics
Contently
9.0
CoSchedule

Project Management

Contently
CoSchedule
8.6
Task Management
Contently
CoSchedule
9.2
Resource Management
Contently
CoSchedule
8.6
Gantt Charts
Contently
CoSchedule
9.0
Scheduling
Contently
CoSchedule
9.5
Workflow Automation
Contently
CoSchedule
8.4
Team Collaboration
Contently
CoSchedule
8.4
Support for Agile Methodology
Contently
CoSchedule
8.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Contently
CoSchedule
9.4
Document Management
Contently
CoSchedule
9.6
Email integration
Contently
CoSchedule
8.2
Mobile Access
Contently
CoSchedule
8.9
Timesheet Tracking
Contently
CoSchedule
7.1
Change request and Case Management
Contently
CoSchedule
7.5
Budget and Expense Management
Contently
CoSchedule
9.0

Professional Services Automation

Contently
CoSchedule
8.8
Quotes/estimates
Contently
CoSchedule
9.0
Invoicing
Contently
CoSchedule
9.0
Project & financial reporting
Contently
CoSchedule
9.0
Integration with accounting software
Contently
CoSchedule
8.0

Pros

Contently

  • Consolidating my work in one place to make my work life easier
  • Contently is unique from other content marketing organizational tools in one key way. It hands you a network of freelance professionals eager for delegated work.
  • You can search through a database of professionals to find the perfect person for your given project. Find individuals in your budget offering the exact skills and experience you need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule

  • The monthly calendar view gives me a broad overview of all the content we have in production.
  • The notes section within each blog topic helps me keep an organized list of items or links relevant to that topic.
  • The headline analyzer gives me another option to test my headline before publishing, to see how it scores.
Brandon Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Contently

  • I have been using it for 3.5 years, and have had no response from potential clients.
  • The portfolio section is pretty easy to use, but I don't love the format.
  • Since I'm not a client, I don't know just how easy it is for them to find new freelancers or how often it is actually used.
  • Probably more suited for some types/concentrations of freelance writers, like finance, tech, or healthcare.
Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule

  • Would like to replicate some of the functionality of Buffer (sharing other content easily from multiple sources) to consolidate our marketing calendar in one place.
Jeremy Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Contently

Contently 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I'm giving them a 10, but honestly, I've never reached out to them. I do see them putting out regular content on social media, so they might be responsive to questions there as well as regular customer support. In their posts and communication, they do seem to value their community, so hopefully, they have good customer support. And I've seen them asking for pitches from their community to publish well-paid articles during this stressful coronavirus time, and I really appreciate that.
Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule

CoSchedule 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I didn't have to use their official support, but I can say that they put out a lot of content online to help users. Their YouTube page has quite an array of tutorial videos explaining how things work and how to get the most out of their tools. If you're struggling, before picking up a phone or blasting off an email, try searching for your problem on YouTube or their forums.
Ben Caplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Contently

Contently's sweet spot is their network of writers. I have tried a few other platforms but saw much lower writing quality. The tool is handy, especially if you produce multiple pieces of content every week
Ben Plomion | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule

CoSchedule provides collaborative planning of projects. The calendar view is very well designed. Meetings and tasks can be scheduled and tracked easily. Whatever is being done, no matter how big the task/project is, it gives a bird-eye view of everything. Additionally, it also integrated very well with WordPress. Their customer service team is also very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Contently

  • Contently contributors have produced some great inbound marking posts and creative materials saving our marketing team significant time allowing them to focus on more strategic plans for the business.
  • The amount of time Contently has saved our internal creative writing staff has more than paid for itself!
Alexander deLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoSchedule

  • Probably too early to tell for certain but it is definitely value priced right now. Fully developed content management platforms are running in $15-$20k per year range and more. You can get into a CoSchedule solution for $
  • Team has found it easy to sign on and review tasks so this is a big time saver. More could be done to enable Guests easier access to content they need to review
  • It's way faster that other scheduling apps we have tried. The fact that it runs on a cloud based app or inside your Wordpress app is a real plus. Auto save feature also means you don't have to remember to save your content.
Al Schoneman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Contently

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CoSchedule

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Contently
5.4
CoSchedule
8.6

Support Rating

Contently
10.0
CoSchedule
9.0

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