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  • Sarah Mailhott

Remember to POP

POP is an abbreviation for preview, organize and plan. Yes, I made it up. Here is a breakdown of the most popular IG apps that can help you visualize your feed and plan ahead. I've listed the Pro's and Con's for the free versions only.

Preview, organize and plan

Later

Pro’s

  • Desktop version available.

  • No upload limits with the ability to to upload landscape, portrait, hi-definition photos and videos and create carousel albums.

  • Reorganize posts easily and seamlessly with drag and drop.

  • Auto-post allows up to 30 scheduled IG posts per month.

  • Basic analytics.

  • Ability to integrate other social media platforms to cross-post content on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

  • Ability to optimize your posts with saved captions, links, hash, user and location tags.

  • Edit, crop and enhance your photos.

  • Regram content from other accounts and easily share images from your website or blog

Con’s

  • This app can glitch causing you to lose your captions.

  • Once photos are added to the media library, you’re unable to crop or edit them.

  • In order to see how your posts look in the grid planner, you must first schedule them. For some, this can be inconvenient and is an unnecessary additional step.

Planoly

Pro’s

  • Desktop version available.

  • Ability to upload landscape, portrait, hi-definition photos and videos.

  • Reorganize posts easily and seamlessly with drag and drop.

  • Auto-post allows you to schedule your Pinterest and IG posts in advance (IG business accounts only).

  • Ability to integrate with Pinterest.

  • Ability to optimize your posts with saved captions, links, hash, user and location tags.

  • Plan your IG stores.

  • Use “splitter” feature to splice up a photo.

  • Content calendar allows users to mark important days.

  • Utilize image placeholders if your content is not ready.

  • Manage and reply to your comments in one place.

  • Create different hashtag categories and save the groupings.

Con’s

  • Limited to 1 IG account and 1 Pinterest account

  • 30 photo upload limit.

  • Basic analytics for 1 month.

  • No ability to auto-post IG stories.

  • No carousel feature.

  • No image editing available (crop is available).

  • Some features are only available to those with a Business account.

Plann

Pro’s

  • Desktop version available.

  • Ability to upload landscape, portrait, hi-definition photos and videos and create carousel albums.

  • Reorganize posts easily and seamlessly with drag and drop.

  • Schedule your IG posts in advance (auto-post unavailable. Plann will send a push notification as a reminder).

  • Basic analytics.

  • Ability to integrate other social media platforms to cross-post content on Canva, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

  • Ability to optimize your posts with saved captions, links, hash, user and location tags.

  • Plan your IG stores.

  • Manage and reply to your comments in one place.

  • Edit, crop, enhance and write on your photos.

  • Create different hashtag categories and save the groupings.

Con’s

  • Limited to 1 IG account.

  • 30 photo upload limit.

Preview

Pro’s

  • No upload limits with the ability to to upload landscape, portrait, hi-definition photos and videos and create carousel albums.

  • Reorganize posts easily and seamlessly with drag and drop.

  • Schedule your IG posts in advance (auto-post unavailable. Preview will send a push notification as a reminder).

  • Ability to optimize your posts with saved captions, links, hash, user and location tags.

  • Supports an unlimited number of IG accounts.

  • Edit, crop and enhance your photos.

  • Create different hashtag categories and save the groupings.

  • Regram content from other accounts with repost.

Con’s

  • Desktop version not available with the free app.

  • Basic analytics only show the last 7 days.

  • Doesn’t support IG stories.

  • Manually delete posts once they are live in your planning grid.

Unum

Pro's

  • Desktop app available.

  • No upload limits with the ability to to upload landscape, portrait, hi-definition photos and videos and create carousel albums.

  • Reorganize posts easily and seamlessly with drag and drop.

  • Schedule your IG posts in advance (auto-post unavailable. Unum will send a push notification as a reminder).

  • Grid shift features allows users to toggle the view between upcoming posts and how the grid will look once your posts go live.

  • Basic analytics/

  • Ability to optimize your posts with saved captions, links, hash, user and location tags.

  • Use “offset” feature to splice up a photo.

  • “Hide” mode allows users to hide posts, so they can view what their feed would look like without certain posts.

  • “Color” map allows users to see if their photos match their color scheme.

  • Supports an unlimited number of IG accounts.

  • Edit, crop and enhance your photos.

  • Create different hashtag categories and save the groupings.

Con’s

  • This app can glitch causing you to lose your captions.



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