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The free version is more than enough for personal use. But if you have a small business or if you're trying to grow your brand, it's better to use one of the premium plans. It's worth it. Later is especially useful if you manage multiple accounts for multiple brands/companies because you'll be managing everything with just one tool
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PromoRepublic is excellent for collaboration, such as working with freelancers, or clients who want to leave notes and be responsible for final approval. It's also good for brands who need ideas about what to post on a daily basis, as their idea library is quite extensive. The image creation tool is also good for beginners, with plenty of templates, though it isn't as extensive as Canva. It's definitely a solid option for social media management. Can't think of a situation where it wouldn't be appropriate.
Read full review Pros Later's easy upload feature (drag and drop) is incredibly helpful, especially for multiple images and videos. The drag and drop option for scheduling content is easy, and images and videos load rather quickly depending on size. Captions can be saved if there are posts or common phrases that repeated and shared out from the content. Alexis Ramsey
Senior Marketing Account Supervisor, Digital Strategy
Read full review Analyzes each platform's audience to provide the best time to make a post. Has the ability to save posts, so you don't have to re-create posts if you want to reuse old content or use on multiple accounts. Read full review Cons I wish I could edit the look and feel of my pictures within Later a little easier. There are standard filters, but for brand sake, I need everything to be consistent. I wish there was a direct integration with things like Canva and Lightroom to make uploading and editing my images seamless. The biggest thing I wish Later did was allowing a better threshold for the free accounts. All of the helpful and useful features are for paid only (video posts, multi-image posts, analytics, etc). I can't justify the cost for just a few posts a month. I end up doing all of the video and multi-image posts manually, which lately has me questioning the benefit of Later's free version as a small business. Read full review No direct posting to IG. I still have to have photos sent to my phone before I can post on Instagram. Read full review Usability
Later is extremely easy to use. I love the visual planner portion of the tool so I can see ahead of time what my images will look like next to and stacked amongst each other! The posts are so easy to set up, tag, and schedule. UX and UI are great!
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Later are not just a software tool, they also provide marketing advice, tips, and tutorials via their blog. I’ve only had to reach out to them for help a few times and have found them to respond much faster than other tools in their category.
I receive weekly emails with updates, marketing tips and invites to online events. I look forward to their emails as I’ve learned a lot of things that I’ve been able to actually implement. Read full review Alternatives Considered
I went with Later for the lower cost subscription. The
copy features is missed, but Later has hashtag suggestions which is nice. I really need something to post across multiple platforms. I also needed the ability to schedule more than the 5 free scheduled posts offered by
. Later has been working great for what I need it to do to support my small event promotion business.
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Ultimately I selected PR because I was able to get it for a one-time cost rather than a subscription, but now that I'm used to it I couldn't imagine life without it. I've only used the free versions of the other platforms, so my experience with PR is obviously superior. However, there is absolutely nothing about PR that would make me consider switching to an alternative.
Read full review Return on Investment Increased social media involvement - Since utilizing Later and another social media scheduling tool, we have seen our growth rise as much as 12% in just a few months. This includes followers, likes, and engagement. This is huge for us since social media is a great way to generate new customers and increase brand awareness. Easier reporting - Analytics tools on most of the big three (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) are pretty limited. Later is a great way to take a look at our Analytics, and it makes it easy to understand the numbers. Read full review Extremely positive ROI as the next best alternative to PromoRepublic, in my opinion, is a full-service solution that runs an average of $500/mo. Read full review ScreenShots PromoRepublic Screenshots