Continuing with our series of comparing articles, today we want to talk about Postcron. According to its website,
“Postcron is the easiest way to schedule posts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Pinterest”.
On the other hand, AiSchedul is an Instagram-based platform that focuses on Instagram and lets you do more than scheduling. In this article, we want to compare these two platforms and find which one is better to schedule posts on Instagram.
Our comparison consists of the following sections:
- Connecting your Instagram account(s)
- Maintenance and Support
AiSchedul vs. Postcron- A comparison between two Instagram schedulers
To register an account on AiSchedul, follow these steps:
Step 1) Open the AiSchedul website, and click on “Get Started” on the top right side of your screen.
Step 2) Now, enter your email and set a password and click on the “Register Now” button.
Done! You can log in to your AiSchedul account and start scheduling Instagram posts.
To start with Postcron, open the Postcron website and choose one of the possible ways mentioned on the right side of the screen to register an account. We choose to signup using Google account.
Then, Postcron will redirect you to a Google page and here you can choose a Google account to connect with Postcron.
That’s it! You have successfully registered on Postcron.
Connecting your Instagram account(s)
After taking the signup steps, you will be directed to your AiSchedul dashboard. Now, to connect your Instagram account, take the following steps:
Step 1) First, click on the “Add Instagram Account” button on the dashboard.
Step 2) Now, enter your Instagram username and click on the “Next” button.
Step 3) Finally, enter your Instagram password and click on “Submit”.
That’s it! You have successfully connected to your Instagram account on AiSchedul and you don’t need to follow any extra steps. Note that you can add Instagram accounts as many as you want.
After signing p on Postcron, you will be sent to your dashboard. Here, you can easily add an Instagram account by clicking on “Add Account”.
After clicking on the Instagram logo, you will see the message below. Click on “Add My Instagram Account” to continue.
Now, you have to choose one of the plans offered by the website, enter your card information and click on “Start Free Trial” to start your 7-days free trial and add your Instagram account.
It is worth to note that you cannot add any social profiles to Postcron without entering card information.
As we have mentioned in the previous articles, AiSchedul is more than an Instagram scheduler. Using AiSchedul you can:
- Schedule posts
- Schedule stories
- Repost content
- Schedule multiple contents
- Manage multiple Instagram accounts
- Tag people and locations
- Autoresponse to comments
It is obvious that by having these features, you can become a professional Instagrammer and save a great deal of time. In the following paragraphs, we describe each feature in detail and find out how does each one works.
To schedule Instagram posts using AiSchedul do the following steps:
Step 1) On the dashboard, click on the “Manage Account” button.
Step 2) Now, click on the “Schedule Feed” button.
Step 3) Then, upload the photos or videos you want to share on your Instagram feed.
Remember that you can upload up to 10 multiple contents. Here, you can:
- Crop the images
- Tag people
- Rotate photos
After doing all the things above, click on the “Save” button and go to the next step
Step 4) Now, write the caption in the caption box if necessary, tag locations, and set a date and time you want the post to be shared on.
Moreover, if you want to automatically respond to comments, you can type it on the determined box and turn on the auto-response. Actually, autoresponse to comments is active for all the premium accounts.
Note that if you have connected multiple Instagram accounts to AiSchedul, you can select the ones that you want to share the post on and post your content simultaneously to all the intended accounts.
Finally, click on “Schedule Post”.
After scheduling, you can see the scheduled images on your dashboard and delete or edit it before posting.
If you want to know more about post scheduling and reasons for why do you need an Instagram post scheduler, click here.
You may need to schedule stories for so many reasons. Actually, scheduling stories helps you a lot with your time-consuming considerations. Scheduling stories on AiSchedul is very similar to post scheduling. To do so, follow these steps:
Step 1) On the dashboard, click on the “Schedule Story” tab.
Step 2) Now, upload the photo or video you want to post on your Instagram story.
Using the toolbox at top of the story screen, you can:
- Add links
- Draw something on your photo
- Add stickers and gifs
- Geotag your Instagram stories
- Add questions and polls
- Change the background
- Add texts
After doing all the things above if necessary, click on the “Save” button.
Step 3) Finally, schedule the date and time, select the accounts you want to post the story on, and click on the “Schedule Story” button.
After scheduling your stories, you can see the scheduled stories on the dashboard and edit or delete them.
To know more about Instagram stories and its schedulers, click here.
Another helpful feature suggested by AiSchedul is reposting. Despite most of the similar apps, AiSchedul lets you not only repost photos but also repost videos on Instagram. Using this feature you can repost public Instagram accounts’ content by searching for HashTags, Locations, URLs, and Usernames.
In the following, we describe each one and tell how do they work.
Hashtags on Instagram are like keywords that let you find content related to a specific word or phrase. On AiSchedul, you can search for HashTags, see the related images or videos, and easily repost them on your own page.
Another way to repost on AiSchedul is to find and repost photos or videos of a special location. By selecting the “Location” tab from the list above, and entering a specific location, you can view and repost content on Instagram.
As you may know, Instagram lets users copy the share URL of public posts. If you have identified a photo or a video from a public account, simply copy its share URL and paste it to AiSchedul and repost it.
Finally, if you want to repost content from a specific Instagram page, you can enter the username on AiSchedul and view their posts to repost them easily.
Once you have chosen one of the ways described above, you can click on the “Repost” button below the content and share it on your Instagram account immediately or schedule it.
If you wonder what is reposting and why do you need to repost content on Instagram, read this article.
The time you have signed up in AiSchedul, you can use all the features above and receive more Instagram attractions.
Postcron has so many features such as:
- Post scheduling
- Bulk uploading
- Adding watermarks to photos and videos
- Manage multiple social media profiles
- Receiving analytics
All the features mentioned above will help you to manage your social media accounts better than before and save a great deal of time. Actually, Postcron is really user-friendly. To schedule posts on Postcron, you have to upload your content on the dashboard, add a caption, and schedule the date and time to automatically share posts.
Moreover, you can add watermarks to your content in order to keep them from being theft!
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 your problem on this part, you can contact the AiSchedul help center and troubleshoot your issues using their specific guidelines. Actually, while working with AiSchedul, you can always find the message button on the right corner of the screen and contact the help and support center easily.
There is an FAQ section on the Postcron website that is categorized and lets you find answers to your problems as fast as possible. In case you didn’t find any solutions here, you can contact the help and support center and troubleshoot your issues.
AiSchedul offers two different plans that one of them is totally free. Using the free version of AiSchedul, you can schedule up to 10 posts per month, schedule multiple contents, and tag people and locations.
However, if you want to schedule unlimited posts and stories, automatically respond to comments, and use all the AiSchedul features, you need to pay only 9$ per month which is really good in comparison with other similar platforms.
Postcron offers four different plans to users. The first plan offered by this website is suitable for personal use. Using this one you have to pay 8$ per month and you can manage up to 10 social media accounts. Moreover, since it is a personal account you will not be able to add team members and you won’t receive analytics.
The other plans offered by Postcron have the same features and their only difference is in the number of posts you can schedule per month and the number of profiles you can manage. All of these plans are suitable for teamwork. If you want to add one single team member and manage 21 social profiles simultaneously, you have to pay 24$ per month.
Postcron is a social media management platform that lets you manage all your social profiles in a place and do things faster and easier. Using this platform you can schedule posts on different social websites simultaneously and receive advanced analytics to improve your results. On the other hand, AiSchedul is an Instagram-based platform that lets you schedule both posts and stories, repost content and automatic response to comments.
Compare these two platforms and their features and choose the best one for your requirements.
To signup for free on AiSchedul and use it, click here.
In case you want to use Postcron, click here and visit their website and create an account for free.