Buffer, the only social media scheduler you'll ever need
Updated December 13, 2019

Buffer, the only social media scheduler you'll ever need

Brian Spatz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Buffer

Buffer has been an excellent tool for myself and other users in my organization. Buffer helps us better manage our various social media accounts across departments/ministries. We use Buffer to schedule social media posts to a variety of platforms and varying times. The main problem it helped us address the need for consistency in our online presence. Prior to Buffer, during a busy week, we often would forget to post to our social media due to time constraints. Buffer has helped us immensely in scheduling posts in advance and allowing it to post to a schedule that best suits the needs in our organization.
  • Scheduling social media posts
  • Managing multiple social media accounts
  • Provide great analytics on social media posts through Buffer
  • Scheduling not as easy as other platforms.
  • Unable to resize images within application when they are outside the constrained limits.
  • Scheduling on your smartphone and online platform is a different experience for the user.
4 - While working within a church (or any non-profit organization), you often have various departments with their own social media accounts to help keep their audience informed of upcoming events, resources, and reminders. The various users within our staff, help oversee the various social media accounts across multiple departments. Everyone who uses Buffer in our organization are paid staff.
  • Our audience has had more clarity on upcoming events.
  • Higher engagement with online users across social media platforms.
  • Easier workflow throughout the week. You can schedule in 1 sitting all the posts for the upcoming week(s).
We initially did a trial run with Hootsuite because they are one of the main competitors of Buffer. The main reason that we decided on Buffer was their friendliness towards non-profits. Buffer offered us a discounted rate for being an officially recognized non-profit. We found their ease of use and functions very similar to their competitors and have had a better experience overall.
One of the top applications when it comes to managing social media across platforms. It has been of great use for us to manage nearly 10 social media accounts in our organization. If you desire an online presence on Facebook - it allows you to schedule posts to both Facebook groups and Facebook pages. On Instagram, it allows you to schedule to various accounts. It also, has options for Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Buffer Feature Ratings

Content planning and scheduling
Content optimization
Workflow management
Not Rated
Campaign success analytics
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Not Rated
Mobile access