Following our series of comparing articles, today we want to compare Hopper HQ with AiSchedul. According to its website,
Hopper HQ is the complete Instagram marketing solution.
This app gives you the ability to schedule posts and stories and manage your Instagram account better than before. On the other hand, AiSchedul is a complete Instagram management platform that gives you a wide range of abilities.
This comparison includes the following sections:
- Connecting your Instagram account(s)
- Maintenance and support
AiSchedul VS. Hopper HQ- A comparison of two Instagram schedulers
To create an account on AiSchedul follow these steps:
Step 1) Open the AiSchedul Website.
Step 2) On the menu bar, click on the “GET STARTED” button.
Step 3) Now, on the following page, enter your name, e-mail, and password. Then tap on the “Register now” button.
Done! You can log in to your account and use all the features right now!
To start with Hopper HQ, open the Hopper HQ website. Then enter your personal or company information and click on the “Get Started” button.
Then you have to enter your card information in order to buy a plan and use the Hopper HQ features.
Now you are a Hopper HQ user. Note that you have to pay the price to use the 14-days free trial and during these 14 days you can cancel the plan.
Connecting your Instagram account(s)
After completing the setup steps, log in to your AiSchedul account. The AiSchedul dashboard that you will see is like the picture below.
Tap on the “Add Instagram Account” button to connect with your Instagram. Note that you can add multiple Instagram accounts.
Then, enter your username and tap on the Next button.
Finally, enter your password and tap on the “Submit” button.
Congratulations! Your Instagram account has been added successfully.
When you signed up successfully, log in to your account and on the dashboard click on “Add Account”.
Then, you have to choose the social media website you want to work on. Whenever you choose Instagram, you have to log in to your Facebook account too. Hopper HQ claims that this is because Facebook has bought Instagram and it is necessary to connect your Instagram and Facebook accounts with each other.
Actually, AiSchedul is more than just an Instagram scheduler. Using AiSchedul you can:
- Manage multiple Instagram accounts on the desktop at a place.
- Schedule posts.
- Edit and schedule stories.
- Auto response to comments.
- Tag people and locations.
- Edit posts and after scheduling.
- Repost content.
Using all the features above, you will become a professional Instagrammer. Moreover, you can save time and get more attractions. In the following paragraphs, we discuss each feature in detail.
To set a schedule for your posts on Feed, click on “Schedule Feed” on your dashboard. Easily drag and drop your content into the broken rectangle at the top of the page. After dragging your photo or video into the rectangle, click “Save” before you continue. Remember, you can also schedule multi-photo and even multi-video posts.
After uploading your photo(s) or video(s), you can:
- Tag people
- Crop your post (fit entire photo or crop to 1080px x 1080px)
- Rotate your post
From here, scheduling your post can be accomplished in 5 steps:
- Write your caption to make your post catchy
- Add your hashtags (your hashtags will be posted as a comment to make your caption look cleaner and increase post engagement)
- Choose the date and time you want to share your post (or check the box to “Post Immediately”)
- Choose which accounts you want your post to be posted on (you can schedule the same post for multiple Instagram accounts)
- Finish schedule by clicking the “Schedule Post” button
After hitting “Schedule Post”, you’re post is officially scheduled. Come the date and time of your scheduled post, your post will automatically post to Instagram without any effort on your part.
You can see all of your upcoming scheduled posts from your dashboard, as well as all of your past scheduled posts too.
AiSchedul provides another interesting feature and it is “Auto Responds to comments”. Automated responses are active for all premium accounts.
The very first question that comes in our minds may be: “Why do I need to schedule posts?” To find the answer, click here.
To set a schedule for your stories click on “Post on Story” on your dashboard. To upload the planned story, click the + button and edit it with the tools at the top of the story box.
After uploading your photo(s) or video(s), you can:
- Tag someone in your Story
- Draw on your Instagram Story
- Geotag your Instagram Story
- Add emojis onto your Story
- Change the background color
- Add a link to your Story
- Add questions and polls to your Story
Click on the “Save” button when you’re finished.
Now, choose a date and time that you want your Story to be published (or check the box to “Post Immediately”) and what Instagram accounts you want to post to (you can post the same Story to multiple Instagram accounts).
To see the scheduler in action, watch the video below:
AiSchedul allows you to repost contents (both Feed & story) on Instagram. When on your dashboard, click on Repost and in the opened menu choose your method of finding the contents you like to repost.
You can search and find posts by Hashtags, Location, URL or Username. After finding a suitable post, you can repost it on your feed easily.
You can search for hashtags and find the favorite content that you consider to repost on Instagram. Also, you can view the resulting contents before reposting them.
Another option to find your desired posts is through a location search. Simply type the location and choose the posts related to the area.
You can copy the URL of the post you find interesting on Instagram and repost it with AiSchedul. Also, you can schedule it on your own Instagram. Here is an example:
You are able to search for your favorite content by searching for usernames. Basically, you can see the posts shared by the user and pick the one you want to repost on Instagram. Don’t forget to keep them tagged so you give them credit.
Once you have picked your favorite post by one of the options, you need to schedule it. It is just like scheduling a normal post which has been explained above. If you want to know more about reposting and the reasons that you will need to use such a thing, click here.
Once you sign in to your AiSchedul account and buy a plan, you can use all of these features and enjoy the easiness of working with it.
Hopper HQ is a scheduling platform that lets you schedule content for your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. This platform has so many features like:
- Schedule posts
- Repost and reschedule Instagram posts
- Manage multiple accounts
- Upload up to 50 images and videos simultaneously
To schedule posts using Hopper HQ, after logging in to your Instagram account on this platform, click on “Create posts” on the right menu on the dashboard and choose the files you want to share. Note that you can even upload images and videos from your cloud accounts.
After uploading content, you can edit your caption and set the date and time to share your content on it. Finally, click on the “Post” button to save it and auto-share it on the specified date and time.
Moreover, Hopper HQ has a powerful editor that lets you edit your images and videos professionally. When you are done editing your content, click on “Save and Close Editor”.
In addition, Hopper HQ has an ios application that lets you do all these things using your iPhone. You can download the app directly from the App Store or go to the Hopper HQ website to find and install it.
Maintenance and support
If you have any problems getting started with AiSchedul or face any issues, you may find a solution on the AiSchedul FAQ part. Also, you can find fruitful guides on the AiSchedul blog.
In case you didn’t find any solutions on this part, you can contact the AiSchedul help center and solve all the issues and problems easily.
Like all other websites and platforms, Hopper HQ has an FAQ section that answers to all the frequently asked questions and meets almost all the needs of users.
Moreover, there is a message icon on the left side of the screen that lets you contact the support center and troubleshoot the issues.
AiSchedul offers two different plans for users. In addition, it gives new users a 5-day free trial which is not limited at all and you can examine almost all the features to know the app better and decide whether you want to pay for it or not.
One of the two plans offered by AiSchedul is always free but in this version, you can only access some of the features and you cannot enjoy the total ride of this application. Moreover, the other plan that gives complete access to features costs only 9$ per month which is economic in comparison to other apps.
Despite most of Instagram platforms, Hopper HQ doesn’t offer any plans for its users. Their policy is to calculate the prices for each user separately, meaning that you have to decide how many social media accounts you need to manage using Hopper HQ and pay the price according to the number of your account.
AiSchedul and Hopper HQ are both Instagram schedulers that let you schedule posts and stories and manage your Instagram account intellectually. However, each of them has some features that the other one doesn’t. For instance, you can manage your Facebook and Twitter account using Hopper HQ, and you can download an ios app to use it from your iPhone. But, you cannot use Hopper HQ without paying the price and examine it for free. However, AiSchedul lets you check the app for free and you can use it from all your devices by a web browser.
Check all the features and compare these two apps to decide which one meets your needs better.
If you want to use AiSchedul, signup for free.
In case you want to use HopperHQ, click here.