Here are 5 best free online HootSuite alternatives.
These HootSuite alternatives are simply great when you want to update status of your multiple social networking accounts (say Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) from a single place. Most of these websites also let you manage your social profiles. So, you can like and comment on any post, read your direct messages of Twitter account, schedule posts for a particular time and date, etc. Some of these HootSuite alternatives also come with features to connect multiple accounts of a particular social network. So, you won’t need to go anywhere else if you are looking for some best free HootSuite alternatives.
Alternion (beta) is my personal favorite and a very best alternative to HootSuite. It supports 220+ social networks and lets you see updates of all the connected accounts right from its Home section. You can connect your Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Storify, Reddit, and any other supported service accounts to get the updates. You can also select all or a particular account to read updates, like and comment on posts, retweet, reply and favorite a tweet, etc.
One unique feature comes with this website is that it also provides email service to sent, receive emails to your contacts or any other person. Apart from this, you can also connect your Yahoo!, Gmail, and other IMAP/POP supported email accounts to manage them from a single place. Even after adding dozens of social networking and email accounts, you can easily sort and manage those accounts, which makes this website worthy. There is so much to do that you won’t regret using this website.
Read its detailed review here.
GrabInbox is surely a better alternative to HootSuite. It lets you manage your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts right from your GrabInbox dashboard. You can view tweets, read posts, add comments to posts, read direct messages, and lot more.
Options to update status of your connected accounts now or schedule updates for a particular time are also available. All your posts and messages in queue can also be viewed separately. Moreover, it also comes with Analytics feature to check total number of retweets for every single tweet. It has almost all the features of HootSuite and I personally like it too.
Know more about GrabInbox using this link.
Buffer (free version) is also a great alternative to HootSuite. You can post as well as schedule updates to multiple accounts simultaneously. It lets you connect Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts, but only one profile for a particular social network can be connected. For every single profile, up to 10 posts can be stored.
It also lets you track clicks made to your posts which is really impressive. Moreover, you can also explore suggested contents to post to your connected accounts. Pretty good features are available in it. Unfortunately, you can’t view all posts available in your timeline or manage your accounts. However, those who use HootSuite mainly to schedule and track posts, this is a handy alternative.
We have also covered Google Chrome extension of Buffer.
Stacker (free version) is another fantastic HootSuite alternative that lets you connect total three social profiles in this free plan. So, you can choose between Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Moreover, up to 10 posts can be added in queue for scheduling the posts. You can also immediately update timeline of your connected accounts.
One more interesting feature present in this website is that it lets you track clicks made by users on your posts by Country and by City.
Apart from this, it also generates the stats of your connected accounts, and you can save those stats as PDF file to your PC. Option to check Twitter mentions, tweets, favorites, and messages in also available. Unfortunately, you can’t see Facebook posts directly from its interface.
TweetDeck is a good HootSuite alternative for those who want to manage multiple accounts of their Twitter network. Unfortunately, it doesn’t let you add Facebook, Instagram, or any other account, but it’s really good to manage Twitter accounts.
TweetDeck streams tweets in real-time without any need to refresh the page, let you schedule tweets, send direct message to a person, and add tweets to your personal collections.
You can also filter tweets by Mentions, Favorites, Followers, Retweets, etc. All your tweets, messages, notifications, etc., are available in separate columns that makes it more easy to use. You can also add more columns to enter desired categories. Its smartphone apps are also available to manage your Twitter accounts directly from your mobile.
This is the end of my best picked online HootSuite alternatives. In this list, I must say that ‘Alternion’ is the most powerful alternative to HootSuite. It is a feature rich social media aggregator. However, rest of other HootSuite alternatives in this list are also worthy to try.