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Buffer vs ContentStudio Comparison

Overview

Buffer helps users manage multiple social media accounts at once as well as quickly schedule content from anywhere on the...

ContentStudio is a data-driven & AI-based content marketing automation & social media management tool that helps businesses...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$15.00/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$49.00/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

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4

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  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

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2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
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99%
would recommend this app

Pros

The ability to schedule posts to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter all at once is such a great time saver. The site is easy to understand and use and I highly recommend it.
Their platform is straightforward and very userfriendly. The company also has great customer service, feels honest and real, and hosts a great Podcast about social media.
They also have some interesting analytics tools that are helpful in determining a good time to post for your content.

Pros

I like the ease with which we can organise all of our content marketing, which streamlines the benefits we can offer our clients with market update information.
I liked the easy identification of relevant content that has been shared socially. It allows for good content planning and knowing the types of content that is tested and has performed well.
I don't have a lot of time to be scouring the web to see what's out there in the topic areas I'm interested in. So, I love how ContentStudio does that for me--quickly and effectively.

Cons

Terrible UI and terrible performance I have repeated contacted them and still the software stops working on Macbook pro having to reload 3 times in a hour.
Connection problems happen fairly often with LinkedIn - this may be more on the platform side than with Buffer itself, but it's frustrating nonetheless.
Their pricing structure is also confusing with different prices for publishing, analyzing and replying. It can make it difficult for potential clients to understand exactly what they're paying for.

Cons

Subcategories missing sometimes, or maybe we are exaggerating in trying to find fast solutions.
Especially in the begin I had problems with the user interface, but now I am used to it.
The inability to post directly to Instagram. I know this is an issue with most tools, but if I have people on my team doing it, they still have to have a phone nearby to make it happen.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review10 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review12 days ago

Key features

  • Total features23
  • @mentions
  • API
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Content Filter
  • Content Library
  • Content Repository
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Email Notifications
  • Filtered Views
  • Image Editing
  • Interactive Content
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Distribution
  • Multi-Language
  • Multimedia Support
  • Performance Reports
  • Preview Functionality
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Rule Based Publishing
  • SEO Management
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Login
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Metrics
  • Social Network Marketing
  • Social Performance Management
  • Tagging
  • Task Scheduling
  • Team Calendars
  • Third Party Integration
  • Trend Analysis
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features30
  • @mentions
  • API
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Content Filter
  • Content Library
  • Content Repository
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Email Notifications
  • Filtered Views
  • Image Editing
  • Interactive Content
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Distribution
  • Multi-Language
  • Multimedia Support
  • Performance Reports
  • Preview Functionality
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Rule Based Publishing
  • SEO Management
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Login
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Metrics
  • Social Network Marketing
  • Social Performance Management
  • Tagging
  • Task Scheduling
  • Team Calendars
  • Third Party Integration
  • Trend Analysis
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations85
  • BigCommerce
  • Drupal
  • Facebook
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations6
  • BigCommerce
  • Drupal
  • Facebook
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ContentStudio

Mature and solid platform

Reviewed a year ago

It's really a true buffer alternative, with really value for money.

Pros

I love the 100% uptime, bug free solution they offer and their easy to use mobile app. The evergreen posts and post to blog are great features too!

Cons

The online version has a bot hard learing curve, and the interface doesn't help a lot. But once you get use to it, you will love it! i did :)

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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ContentStudio

My ultimate secret weapon for social media; I almost don't want to share it.

Reviewed 2 years ago

While there are more popular apps like Buffer and Hootsuite, ContentStudio remains my favorite for creating and curating content for my social media platforms.

Pros

The web and mobile apps are great. After the latest update, the UI is also a lot easier on the eyes. Love the automatic curation of posts from a domain or RSS feed. This allows me to populate the social channels of one of my brands completely hands-off.

Cons

Can't really think of any cons but I do wish it worked with Pixelme for retargeting.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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ContentStudio

Hidden Gem

Reviewed 25 days ago

ContentStudio is a great tool for any marketer looking for an easier way to manage thier social media presence.

Pros

This is far more than a social media marketing tool. Yes, you can post to all the leading networks, schedule, draft and more. However, it's the content discovery tool that makes it unique. Easily find trending content and share it with your audience.

Cons

Sharing from iOS to ContentStudio is a challenge. This is the only feature that has driven me to look at other solutions. Share Sheet integration is a must. I think the ease of use Buffer offers here is an outstanding example. However, Buffer is limited in many other areas.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ContentStudio

Social Media Management tool and so much more.

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Content Studio is a powerhouse and keeps getting better. Imagine if some of your favorite marketing tools like buffer and buzzsumo had a baby, that's content studio.

Cons

Not many negatives to point out. The OLD UI was a bit outdated but that doesn't apply anymore as they redesigned the entire UI and its so much better. The only negative i can think of is that Instagram posts are done by mobile notification not natively.

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ContentStudio

Just don't do it.

Reviewed 2 years ago

No real benefits realized, since we can't be sure it's working. It will say it's made posts to our social accounts but then we check and nope, they aren't there. The UTM/Replug links looked very promising but they don't really work. Just an overall bad purchase on our part. We lament the time we spent setting up - twice - as our biggest loss here.

Pros

Not much to like. The software is NOT a competitor to Hootsuite, Buffer, Tailwind, etc, even though it bills itself as such. It barely works and support is horrible.

Cons

Oh, same as the pros I guess. It's just an overall dud.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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ContentStudio

Contentstuido is a nice software

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is a very useful tool and I think it is much better than buffer and or hootsuit as I have the content/articles here in this app from the start.

Pros

I like the included news articles from other sources and I like including of other tools at the same time, e.g. replug.

Cons

It was a bit buggy at the start but the software team finished all bugs off in very fast work.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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ContentStudio

New version improves on usability

Reviewed 2 years ago

Adequate

Pros

After switchting from smarterqueue and finding both hootsuite and buffer lacking in cost/benefit or functionality when it came to social monitoring happy with Appsumo offer for contenstudio. New version ads better usability.

Cons

I miss the smart queueing ease of use and content scheduling from smarterqueue

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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ContentStudio

An All in 1 Social Media Suite

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

I don't need to use multiple tools for my content discovery and content publishing needs. i was using Buzzsumo for content research , and Buffer for content publishing . all this and more can be done in content studio

Cons

It is not as extensive as the established tools . it needs to improve content discovery module

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ContentStudio

It has lots of features I always wanted that is missing in some of the bigger platforms

Reviewed 3 years ago

It saved me alot of time scheduling posts for the week for multiple clients. I can do everything from the one bit of software without having to switch back to other platforms

Pros

I love being able to schedule the same post for different times. Simple things like using emojis that is missing from platforms I used in past like buffer. Being able to watch keywords for content is also great.

Cons

Would love it to be easier to see your upcoming scheduled posts by page. Some of the trending content seems to be Asian based.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ContentStudio

A solid social media management

Reviewed 4 months ago

I had the chance to get the Lifetime deal so ... I will save a lot of money compared to those who will pick the monthly subscription. Plus, it is a better compared to Buzz sumo, buffer, sprout social, Hootsuite or Agora pulse

Pros

It is a tool that saves a lot of time. And allow you to schedule post on different social media in advance.

Cons

No downside observed at this time. I have no complaint

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ContentStudio

The Best Social Media Management Tool I have ever used!

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

I have used different social media tools in the past including Hootsuite and Buffer but Content Studio is the next level. It has a lot of good features and functionalities that will ease your life. My top three features are Automation rules for posting, Client Approvals on posts, Hashtag Lists.

Cons

Instagram direct publishing is the only drawback I find on the software. But I am happy that we have an amazing analytics section for Instagram.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ContentStudio

Great tool and great team!

Reviewed a year ago

I’ve contacted their support team, and they’ve always been helpful and friendly

Pros

At first I was on the fence with content studio, I enjoyed using hootsuite, buffer and a few other social tools better. I kept checking on content studio and watching it grow and wow!! The team just keeps building it out and improving it. I love the content feed and ease of posting, using replug. Very cool tool for social media management.

Cons

The learning curve can be a little tough because there are so many tools. It’s easy enough to get the hang of after a few minutes.

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