One of the platforms that let you schedule posts on Instagram is the Plann app. Plann app is a planning and scheduling platform that gives you Instagram analytics too. Today, we want to compare this app with AiSchedul which is another Instagram management platform that lets you schedule posts and stories, repost and reschedule content and manage your Instagram account more professionally.
Our comparison consists of the following sections:
- Connecting your Instagram account(s)
- Maintenance and support
AiSchedul VS. Plann- A comparison of two Instagram schedulers
To create an AiSchedul account follow these steps:
Step 1) Open the AiSchedul Website.
Step 2) On the homepage, click on the “GET STARTED” button.
Step 3) On the following page, enter your name, e-mail, and password. Then tap on the “Register now” button.
Done! You can use all the features right now!
To start with Plann, do the following steps:
Step 1) Open the Plann website and click on the “TRY PLANN NOW” button.
Step 2) Enter your name, email and a password and click on “Next”.
That’s it. You have created a Plann account.
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.
Actually, connecting to Instagram account on Plann is one of the signup steps. After taking the two steps we mentioned in the first part and clicking on “Next”, you will see the following page on your screen:
Here, you need to check the checkboxes and click on “Connect with Facebook”. Note that those checkboxes are reminding you of the essentials of having a Plann account! Meaning that you have to have a business Instagram account connected to Facebook to use this app, otherwise you cannot use Plann.
After clicking on the “Connect with Facebook” button, you will be directed to a Facebook page and you have to enter our information to finish signing up in Plann.
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. Continue reading to see how do the features work!
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.
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).
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. To know more about reposting, click here.
When 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.
When you log in to your Plann account, you will see a dashboard like a picture below:
As you can see from the dashboard, Plann lets you see the previous contents you have uploaded on your Instagram account on the left menu. Moreover, it gives you the ability to:
- Schedule posts
- Schedule stories
- Repost content
- Manage hashtags
- Reply comments
- Calendar view
- Recieve analytics
To schedule posts/stories on Plann, you need to choose the one you want from the right side menu. Then, upload your content from your computer, or even from clouds. Then, you can edit your caption, set the date and time and finally, click the “Save as Draft” button to finish scheduling.
One of the other features of this platform is that you can download and install the application on your iPhone or Android device and manage your account from there.
Maintenance and support
In case you didn’t find your problem on this part, you can contact the AiSchedul help center and solve all the issues and problems easily.
Plann has a complete FAQ section that answers almost all the frequently asked questions and you can find solutions to your problems from here. Moreover, you can always contact the support center to 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.
Plann offers plans for individuals and businesses separately. There are two different plans for individuals. One of them is totally free but in this case, you can only manage a single Instagram account and it has post limitations. The other plan offered by this website costs 7$ per month. This plan lets you manage one Instagram account like the free one, but you don’t have any post limitations using this plan.
Business plans offered by the Plann app are suitable for teamwork and lets you manage Instagram accounts with your colleagues. Using these plans, you can manage more than one Instagram accounts and different people can work on things simultaneously. For example, using the Grow plan, you can manage 5 Instagram accounts in a 5-person group and it costs 45$ per month.
Plann is another good platform that helps you manage your Instagram business account better and spread your business all around the world. Plann gives you some high-level analytics that let you see your growth during the time and manage to grow your business more and more. On the other hand, AiSchedul is a good platform that is literally user-friendly and helps you share content easily and save a great deal of time.
Compare the features and pricing of these to auto-post tools and select the one that matches with your requirements.
If you want to signup in AiSchedul, click here.
In case you want to use Plann, click here.