Update (January 2018): We have an updated list of the 20 best new social media tools to try in 2018. Feel free to check it out!

The social media world is a fascinating one.

Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention (Peach) or become part of our daily lives (Snapchat).

The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust!

Every week, people build and launch new social media tools, empowering us marketers in our day-to-day work. To give you a sense of how amazing the landscape is, here’s a graphic of some of the social media tools available: social media management, listening, analyzing, content creation, and more. And here’s the even crazier part: The graphic (from Buddy Media) is four years old. Imagine how jam-packed it’d be today!

social media tools

With all these tools to choose from, how can you stay on top of the latest and greatest?

As part of our State of Social Media 2016 campaign, we’ve scoured Product Hunt for the latest trending social media tools and created a list of 21 products for marketers and teams to try in 2017.

Keep reading to see the full list, or click over to the Product Hunt collection with all of 2017’s best social media tools.

20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017

20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017

To make it easier to find the tools that are most helpful to you, here’s a look at all we’ll cover in this post. Feel free to jump to any that catch your eye!

  1. Quuu
  2. Panda 5
  3. Zest
  4. Yotpo
  5. Refind
  6. Adobe Spark
  7. Rocketium
  8. Pixabay 2.0
  9. gifs
  10. Calendar X
  11. Rebrandly
  12. Yala
  13. PostReach
  14. Reveal
  15. Ghost Browser
  16. Engage by Twitter
  17. Snaplytics
  18. Intellifluence
  19. Waaffle
  20. Falcon.io
  21. Bonus: Buffer Reply

We’ve also added these tools to a Product Hunt collection for easy browsing and bookmarking. Feel free to check it out there to see the conversation about each of these great tools.

1. Quuu

Hand-curated content suggestions for social media sharing

Price: Free or $10/month

Best used for: Content curation

Description: Quuu and its amazing community (of real people, not computers) hand-curate content for you and fill your Buffer queue, making content curation super easy.

How to use it:

All you have to do is connect Quuu to your Buffer account and select any interest categories that are relevant to you and your audience.


Quuu will send hand-curated content right into your Buffer queue, at whatever frequency you choose. You can then go into Buffer to manually edit the suggestions if you prefer.

At the moment, they curate content in more than 300 different topics. To give you a small taste, here are all the categories they curate that start with the letter “B”:

  • Ballet
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bass Fishing
  • Beach Lifestyle
  • Beer
  • Big Data
  • Bitcoin and the Blockchain
  • Blogging Tips
  • Board Games
  • Boating/Yachting
  • Brain Health
  • Branding
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Management
  • Business Networking
  • Business Strategy

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


2. Panda 5

A smart news reader, powered by integrations

Price: Free or $4.99/month

(If you subscribe now, there’s a 40% discount until their beta ends.)

Best used for: Content curation

Description: Panda 5 (the fifth iteration of the popular news-reading app) helps you speed up your content curation process by allowing you to browse multiple websites at once, integrate with other websites, and pull in RSS feeds of your favorite content.

How to use it:

Once you authorize Panda with your Twitter account, it will recommend you a list of feeds to follow based on who you follow on Twitter. You can also search for more feeds and add them to your reader.

To save you more time, you can even read articles in the app itself.


One cool feature of Panda is that it comes pre-built with integrated feeds for a number of popular sites, both blogs and media collections. Here’s a quick look at a few:

  • Product Hunt
  • Dribbble
  • Brain Pickings
  • Inbound.org
  • Medium
  • The Verge

Bonus: If you are using its Chrome extension, you can personalize your new tab with nine different options such as a to-do list or a notepad (with more coming soon).

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


3. Zest

Fresh marketing inspiration with every new tab

Price: Free

Best used for: Content curation

Description: Zest is a new tab extension that helps you discover great marketing articles. All the articles are curated by its community of marketers and manually approved.

How to use it:

Simply add the Chrome extension, and whenever you open a new tab, Zest will serve you the latest curated marketing articles.


You can customize your feed by selecting the tags that are most relevant to you. There are currently 29 different tags (or topics) you can choose from. Here are the top 10 tags with the most number of approved articles:

  1. Social
  2. Content
  3. Strategy
  4. SEO
  5. Inspiration
  6. Paid
  7. CRO
  8. Tools
  9. Metrics
  10. Email

Bonus: Apart from receiving this content suggestions, you can also suggest your content or great content you have found. The team at Zest is working on a Zest profile, which will allow people to follow your Twitter, LinkedIn, and Zest posts. Soon, you will be able to build up your online marketing identity with Zest, based on your social media posts and Zest contributions.

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


4. Yotpo – Curation

Collect Instagram photos from customers and influencers

Price: $299 onwards (for the entire user-generated content marketing platform)

Best used for: Content curation for Instagram

Description: Yotpo makes collecting the best user-generated content and making full use of them for your business really easy. Curation is their latest feature to help you collect and use user-generated Instagram photos (with proper permissions).

How to use it: 

There are several ways you can use Yotpo’s curation feature.

  1. With their advanced search functions, you can create a feed of Instagram photos from your customers, influencers and yourself.
  2. Using their automated workflow, you can easily get the permission to use those photos and thank the creators. Getting permission is an important step for staying in compliance with Instagram’s terms and also doing right by the original creators.
  3. After collecting the user-generated photos, you can create a shoppable Instagram feed and photo galleries where your customers can go directly from Instagram or your homepage to the product page to complete the purchase.
  4. You can also promote your curated photos on your website, social media, or Yotpo Ads to show how real customers are using your product.


Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


5. Refind

The home for the best links on the web

Price: Free

Best used for: Content curation

Description: Refind helps you re-discover the links you have previously saved when you actually need them. Refind can also show you what your friends have saved if you prefer.

How to use it:

With Refind’s extension, you can save any links by simply clicking the extension button. Then, you can add a tag or choose from the recommendations. It also shows you how many people had saved the link to give you a sense of the popularity and quality of the link.


Apart from searching for the article in your Refind feed, Refind helps you rediscover them. For example, when you are searching on a particular topic on Google, Refind will highlight the relevant links you have previously saved in the search results.

With Refind, there are three ways to discover or re-discover content:

  1. Links you previously saved
  2. Links saved by your friends
  3. Recommendations based on your saved links

If you tend to find and read articles on the go, Refind also has iOS and Android apps too!

Bonus: For the articles that you intend to read soon but not right now, you can use Refind’s “Read Soon” feature. When you are saving a link with the browser extension, simply hit the “Read Soon” option as well. Refind’s recommendation is to save articles you would actually want to read within the next two weeks. The idea is that this adds intention and immediacy so we will actually read these articles.

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


From our recent State of Social Media survey, we found that 83% of marketers would like to create more video content if there were no obstacles like time, resources, and budget. The following are a few video creation tools to help you with that — some of them are free!

6. Adobe Spark

Videos, images and stories made in minutes

Price: Free

Best used for: Content creation

Description: With Adobe Spark, you can create beautiful graphics, web stories, and animated videos in minutes.

How to use it:

Through Adobe Spark’s browser editor, you can create and edit social graphics, web stories, and videos.

  • For graphics, you can resize the graphic for different social media platform and change the theme, color palette, background, and text. (Quick tip: Share the graphic on Facebook or Twitter once and the watermark will be removed.)
  • A web story is essentially a web page with photos, videos, and text that tells a story. Here’s a really cool example. When creating a web story, you can include photos, text, button, videos and more.
  • For videos, you can pick from a story template or start from scratch. You can then insert icons, texts, and photos, add music and change the layout of each slide.


Templates are provided so that you don’t always have to start from scratch. For example, if you are making a video, here are the story templates you can choose from:

  • Promote an idea
  • Tell what happened
  • A hero’s journey
  • Show and tell
  • Personal growth
  • Teach a lesson
  • An invitation

Bonus: Adobe has created iOS apps (Adobe Spark Post, Page, and Video) so that you can create these content on the go!

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


7. Rocketium

Transform text & media into stunning videos

Price: Free, $33/month, $39/month, or $125/month

Best used for: Short video creation

Description: Rocketium focuses on creating short videos with overlaid text (think Buzzfeed’s Tasty videos!).

How to use it:

Using Rocketium’s browser editor, you can create short videos in three simple steps.

  1. Add content and captions to the editor. You can upload images and videos or select copyright-free images and videos from their gallery.
  2. Choose a theme for your video. You can pick from their pre-made themes or build your own.
  3. Customize your video with filters, animations, fonts and more.


Here’s what makes Rocketium so wonderful: You can choose to publish in different aspect ratios (portrait, landscape, and square) and Rocketium will automatically resize your captions for you! There’s no need to go through the usual process of re-making the entire video into a square or a vertical version.

Check out a cool example from the Rocketium team here.

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


8. Pixabay 2.0

Over 780,000 free high-quality photos and videos

Price: Free

Best used for: Finding photos and videos for your content

Description: Pixabay has more than 790,000 free photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos for your use. The Pixabay community contributes more than 1000 new original high-resolution images and videos every day!

How to use it:

With Pixabay, you can find images, graphics, videos and more for your social media or blog posts. All the resources are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0, which means you can freely use them for any purpose (with a few exceptions).


If you are like me — often not sure what term to search for, you can browse the resources by category. Here’s a list of the categories on Pixabay:

  • Animals
  • Architecture/Buildings
  • Backgrounds/Textures
  • Beauty/Fashion
  • Business/Finance
  • Computer/Communication
  • Education
  • Emotions
  • Food/Drink
  • Health/Medical
  • Industry/Craft
  • Music
  • Nature/Landscapes
  • People
  • Places/Monuments
  • Religion
  • Science/Technology
  • Sports
  • Transportation/Traffic
  • Travel/Vacation

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


9. gifs

Create personalized GIFs in your browser

Price: Free

Best used for: Creating custom GIFs or turning your videos into GIFS

Description: gifs allows you to take any video (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) and live video (Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope, Twitch, etc.) and quickly turn it into a GIF using its web application.

How to use it:

To start creating a GIF, you can copy and paste the URL, upload it as a file or even search for one on gifs.com. The browser editor gives you the options of cropping the video or GIF, adding caption and stickers, and applying effects. You can even do frame-by-frame edits to create more detailed GIFs!


With its one-click meme feature, you can turn a video or a gif into your favorite meme in a blink of an eye. Simply select the meme and gifs.com will add the captions and effects for you. At the moment, only the “Deal With It” meme is available.

Here’s one that I created:


(GIF Source: wifflegif.com)

Bonus: You can set where the GIF links back to. When your GIF takes off on the internet, you could gain traffic to your site or followers for your social media profiles.

Here’s what a Product Hunter (PH founder Ryan Hoover in fact) has to say:


10. CalendarX

Get a calendar your audience can follow

Price: $7/month, $29/month, or $72/month (with a 30-day trial)

Best used for: Live events promotion

Description: CalendarX is a calendar your followers can follow – how meta! Once they follow your calendar, you can push important events to their personal calendar.

How to use it:

In terms of creating events, CalendarX works quite similarly to most calendars. Events you created can be pushed to your followers’ personal calendar so that they will always be up to date about your events. This can be handy for live events such as Twitter chats or Facebook Live events.

CalendarX provides statistics such as the number of followers, the number of calendar page views and more.


To help you gain followers, there are many ways you can share your CalendarX calendar:

  • Share a link to the calendar page or the follow page
  • Add a follow button on your website or emails
  • Embed it on your website

Furthermore, CalendarX allows you collect information from your followers when they subscribe to your calendar, just like a mailing list signup form.

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


11. Rebrandly

Create and share links with your custom domain name

Price: Free or $99/month with advanced analytics

Best used for: Social media branding

Description: Rebrandly is a custom URL shortener for sharing branded links. You can turn long, complex URL into branded and memorable ones.

How to use it: After you create your account, you would want to set up a custom domain for your branding. You can either register for a new custom domain through Rebrandly or use a spare domain if you have one. For example, I could go with links.alfredlua.com.

Download the browser extension to quickly rebrand any links. When you are at a page you would like to share, hit the browser extension button and you will be able to rebrand the link. For instance, I could rebrand my LinkedIn profile as links.alfredlua.com/cv.


If you prefer to organize your Rebrandly shortened links in the existing apps you are using already, Rebrandly integrates with several other link-shortening apps such as:

  • Goo.gl
  • Clickmeter
  • Bitly

Bonus: Derric from Rebrandly was very kind to offer coupons for a free domain. If you use the coupon “buffer”, you can get your first domain with .link, .click, .xyz, .press, .site, .space, or .tech for free.

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


12. Yala

A bot that knows the best time to share your content

Price: Free

Best used for: Social media scheduling

Description: Yala is a Slack bot that uses machine learning to determine the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook.

How to use it:

Start by adding Yala to your Slack team (or reach out to your team admin about adding her to your Slack team). Once Yala is added, she will reach out to you via a direct message in Slack or you could say hi to her (@yala) to begin scheduling.


After you authorize Yala to post on your Twitter and/or Facebook profile, there are several things you can do:

  • Change the publishing frequency (Yala will inform you your optimal posting times)
  • Schedule a text post or an image with text
  • Check your scheduled posts by sending “series” to Yala (Series is your queue of scheduled posts)

Yala uses machine learning to update your optimal posting times automatically so you don’t have to think about the posting times at all!

Bonus: The team is exploring the idea of bringing Yala to Facebook Messenger so you will be able to use it even if you are not using Slack.

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


13. PostReach

The easiest way to measure content performance

Price: $10/month or $29/month (with 21-day free trial)

Best used for: Content marketing analysis

Description: PostReach automates content reporting for you. It tells you your key traffic stats, the number of shares and the influencers who shared your content. With 84% of social media marketers also working on content marketing, PostReach can help you with your social media and content marketing reports.

(PostReach is a project from Buffer’s Ash Read and friends.)

How to use it: With just one click, you can setup Postreach for your blog and it will automatically create reports for every post you publish.


With PostReach, you get the following information:

  • Traffic breakdown: Views and unique views
  • Reader engagement: Bounce rate and average time on page
  • Reader acquisition: Channels and sources which brought readers to your content
  • Shares breakdown: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest
  • Twitter breakdown: Total shares, tweets, retweets, and total potential reach
  • Influencers: Influencers who shared your content and their social stats

Here’s an example report.

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


14. Reveal

Manage your Facebook & Instagram ad campaigns from Slack

Price: Free (at the moment for its beta)

Best used for: Paid social media management

Description: Reveal is a Slack bot that brings you your Facebook and Instagram metrics and allows you to manage your ad campaigns from within Slack. It also alerts you when there are significant changes to your ads’ Click-Through Rate (CTR) and Cost-Per-Click (CPC) so that you can react to them immediately. With 91% of marketers in our recent survey saying that they are investing in Facebook ads, Reveal could be a great tool to stay on top of all the ad campaigns.

How to use it:

To use Reveal, add the slack bot to your Slack team (or reach out to your team admin about adding this to your Slack team). Once you have done that, the Reveal Slack bot will reach out to you in Slack to help you with the setup. You can see the results of your ad campaigns and manage them from Slack.

You can also set up alerts via the website to notify you of any significant changes to your ad campaigns’ metrics.


With Reveal, you get all these right within Slack:

  • Full overview of your Facebook ads account
  • Details of each campaign, ad set, and ad (including impressions, reach, amount spent, purchase value and CTR)
  • Daily, weekly, and monthly report of your ad performance
  • Money-saving alerts when your CPC or conversion rate changes significantly

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


15. Ghost Browser

The Productivity Browser for Technology Professionals

Price: Free or up to $8.33 per user per month

Best used for: Social media management of multiple accounts

Description: Ghost Browser allows you to log into any website with multiple accounts from one window. This can be very handy when you manage multiple social media profiles for each of the social media platforms.

How to use it:

After you request for a beta invite, the team at Ghost Browser will send you a link to download the browser. Download, log in and you are ready to roll!

It looks almost like Google Chrome so if you are familiar with Google Chrome, it will be easy to get the hang of it.


Here’s how you can use Ghost Browser to manage multiple profiles of the same social media platform (such as your personal and business profiles) using just one window:

  • Right click on a tab and select “New Group”. A new tab with a different color will be opened. Each group acts like a new window, which means you can log in to a different profile of the same social media platform for every group you open.
  • Clicking on the Ghost Browser icon beside the address bar allows you to quickly switch between different groups and tabs.

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


16. Engage by Twitter

Grow and understand your Twitter audiences on-the-go

Price: Free

Best used for: Social media listening and engagement

Description: Engage is a standalone app by Twitter to help you manage your Twitter profiles. It allows you to connect with influencers by highlighting important mentions and provides you with more data about your profile and tweets.

How to use it:

In the app, there are three main tabs in the navigation – Engage, Understand, and Posts.

  • Under “Engage”, you can check out top notifications, mentions, and interactions with verified Twitter profiles.
  • Under “Understand”, you can see metrics for your profile such as the number of likes, retweets and follows.
  • Under “Posts”, you can dig into the performance of individual tweets.

Here’s what Engage looks like from the Product Hunt’s Twitter profile:


Learn how to use Engage from Twitter here.

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


17. Snaplytics

Analytics platform for Snapchat

Price: $179 or $299 for the brand’s analytics and $10/day for each active influencer for the influencers’ analytics

Best use for: Influencer marketing

Description: Analytics for Snapchat is very much needed by marketers and influencers since Snapchat does not provide it natively. Snaplytics provides you with all the metrics so that you do not have to collect them manually again. Apart from that, if your brand works with influencers, the platform allows you to track how well the influencers’ snaps are performing.

How to use it:

After connecting your account with Snaplytics, it displays all your metrics in a neat dashboard. You can check out how well each snap is performing, your follower growth, and overall metrics.


Through Snaplytics, you can find out:

  • The number of opens, screenshots, completion rate, and open rate for each story
  • Estimated total followers and follower growth
  • Your average stats such as the average number of opens and the average number of screenshots per story

Here’s a demo if you wish to check out the platform.

Bonus: Snaplytics provides a TalentScout service to help you find the right Snapchat influencers for your brand.

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


18. Intellifluence

Intelligent Influencer Marketing

Price: $9/month (with a 14-day free trial) or Entreprise plan

Best used for: Influencer marketing

Description: Intellifluence helps you discover and collaborate with the right influencers for your brand. What makes Intellifluence stand out from other influencer marketing platforms and agencies is that it focuses on key peer level influencers instead of the big names. This makes influencer marketing more viable for small-medium businesses.

How to use it:

With Intellifluence, you can search for influencers by country, social network, and keywords. Through the system, you can send a pitch for collaboration to your selected influencers and manage your communications with them.


The influencers signed up to be in the system themselves which meant that they are likely to be looking for collaborations. They are also verified by the Intellifluence team. Apart from social media, Intellifluence’s system also includes influencers on other platforms. Here’s the full list:

  • Amazon
  • Blog
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


19. Waaffle

Aggregate, analyze, and publish content from social media

Price: $9/month per campaign

Best used for: Social media monitoring, curation, and analysis

Description: Waaffle is the tool for making the most of your social media content. With Waaffle, you can aggregate and monitor social media posts from Twitter and Instagram, analyze them and publish the aggregated content.

How to use it:

After connecting your Twitter and/or Instagram account, you can create feeds for specific hashtags or accounts. From there, there are three different ways you can use the feeds:

  1. Monitor and respond to the relevant posts to engage with your audience
  2. Analyze the number of posts using the hashtags or from the accounts and view the top five posts in the past 30 days
  3. Display your selected social media posts on a public Waaffle board, a website widget, or a full customizable feed using its API


The curated public feed of social media posts is great for many purposes. Here are some recommendations from the team:

  • Aggregated social campaigns
  • Competitions
  • Live events
  • Website social feeds
  • Custom social presence
  • Shoppable social content

Feel free to check out my test Waaffle board here or a much better actual example here!

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


20. Falcon.io

The social media and customer experience management platform

Price: Pro and Premium plans (pricing not available)

Best used for: Full marketing and customer experience management

Description: Falcon.io is the one tool that helps you with almost all of your marketing efforts. The platform allows you to listen on social, engage with your customers, manage and publish your content, build responsive pages, measure your performance across channels and more! On top of all that, it is also a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool.

How to use it:

Falcon.io simplifies customer experience management into six key areas, and you can manage all that with its platform:

  1. Listen: Monitor social media channels and online media to collect insights
  2. Publish: Plan and publish with a social media content calendar
  3. Measure: Make informed decisions with social media analytics
  4. Engage: Manage all your customer engagement needs with your social inbox
  5. Build: Create beautiful and responsive campaign pages
  6. Audience: Connect all your customer data in enriched profiles


Since it’s such a powerful tool with numerous great features, it might be great to request a demo from the team to better understand the product. You can request a demo here.

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


Bonus: Buffer Reply

Social customer service software for support teams

From our State of Social Media survey, we found that only 1 in 5 uses social media for customer support. With more customers turning to social media channels for support issues, there’s a great opportunity here to stand out from other businesses. We thought it might be helpful to share the tool which we use at Buffer for social media customer support. It’s none other than… Buffer Reply!

We launched Buffer Reply earlier this year and the team has been working hard to improve the product. I’m excited to share that Buffer Reply, a completely redesigned version of the tool, is slowly being rolled out to customers at the moment.

Price: Starting at $49/month for small teams and basic features (Custom pricing is available for larger teams and advanced features.)

Best used for: Social media customer support

Description: Buffer Reply is a team inbox for your social customer conversations. It puts all your Twitter and Facebook mentions, direct messages and searches into one simple inbox so that you and your team can quickly respond to your customers and resolve their issues.

How to use it:

Once you connect your account and set up your searches, you are ready to support your customers on Twitter and Facebook.

Buffer Reply

While most social media tools are built for marketing and engagement, Buffer Reply is built mainly for customer support. With your customers and your support team in mind, here are some of the cool benefits of Buffer Reply:

  • You can use filters to bypass the chatter of social media and surface support-related conversations to help your customers quickly.
  • You get the things you need to know about your customers to help them, including their profile and your past conversations with them.
  • You can work effectively as a team by assigning conversations to the right person and leaving internal notes.
  • You can make the best decision for your team through the powerful analytics and reporting.

Here’s a great blog post on some of the awesome stuff in Buffer Reply.

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say:


Your turn: What are your favorite new tools?

Thanks for making all the way to the end of the post! I hope you have found one or two (or twenty) new tools to add to your daily workflow.

Are there any new social media tools I might have missed out? (I probably have missed quite a few.) I’m curious to hear about your shiny new tools too! Feel free to comment below and I’ll be excited to check them out. Thank you!

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Written by Alfred Lua

Content Crafter at Buffer. I swim, cycle, and run a lot. When I’m not doing all those, I love to read and try new things.

  • Great recommendations, Alfred! I’m definitely going to try most of them.
    I would add to the list the Zest Chrome extension (google it) that shows interesting marketing articles in a new Chrome tab. A simple and friendly way to get interesting marketing reading recommendations.

    • Thanks so much, @yuvalmaoz:disqus! Oh, good one! I’ve been using Zest for a while and enjoying it, too.

  • Ana F de Casadevante


    It’s really nice to discover new tools so thank you for this great post.
    Regards. ANA

    • Hey @anafdecasadevante:disqus! Glad to hear that you found this useful. Will be cool to hear which tools you end up using! Thanks for checking out my post too.

  • A helpful list, to which I’d add http://hashtagio.com/.

    • Thanks, @leewright:disqus! Oh great! We tend to get a few questions about hashtag tools in our Slack community so this is great. Excited to check it out!

    • Jason Michael

      Hey @leewright:disqus! I certainly enjoy a good hashtag tool. Can you tell us why you would add this one to the list?

    • I just wish more of these tools would publish pricing information on their websites. No prices really scares me away – I don’t even bother to contact them.

  • Beth Becker

    I kinda love Crowdtangle’s Chrome extension for seeing social traffic on links of any kind

    • Hey @disqus_jnS1w4rish:disqus! That looks like a great tool. I think it’s so helpful to see the share count and who (or which influencers) shared the link. ? Thanks for sharing!

  • Great info, thank you

    • Thanks, @disqus_at5dwsP25C:disqus! 🙂

  • wonderful list.Thanks for sharing

    • Thanks for the kind words, @mdanisurr:disqus! Are there any tools you are planning to use or check out?

      • Already using zest.Will give a try for others tools.

  • Great list, and something that integrates seemlessly with Buffer is the brand new https://ritepush.com. Import your Buffer queue into the dashboard, Auto-Enhance many posts at once with the fastest image extraction and quoted text generation processes, and auto-hashtagging that’s based on historical positive outcomes for those who’ve used the hashtags. THEN, return them all to Buffer – which uses your scheduling rules to share everywhere.

    Use RitePush with https://rite.ly and get your choice of call-to-action (banner, image CTA, responsive video – all self-branded) added to URLs in your posts. This way, when you share to social content that’s valuable for your audience and not self-promotional, you bring them to your landing page, your Amazon link, or wherever you make money or convert by way of the CTAs that float on the page URL in your posts. Do this for clients, and it’s their CTA, their branding on the URLs, just for their posts.

    It makes managing social for many feel more manageable – and it’s fun! ?

  • This is a fantastic list. I would recommend Social10x (http://social10x.com) for social advocacy in companies, where employees become the brand ambassadors.

  • Super-useful article.

    …And thanks for Including Rebrandly. This is Awesome!!!!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fff6845b037fa585f3253964d803cc6de9332a7d626d3f1f8df6f702739db1ca.gif

    We recently included the possibility to create ? Branded links with Emoji?, it’s perfect to create links that stands out but it’s still and experimental project so test the links before you use them. http://rebrandly.news/Emoji

    • Hey @DavideDeGuz:disqus! You’re very welcome and thank you too! Branded links with emoji? ? That sounds wonderful!

    • I’m completely sidetracked, but I love this gif so much. LOL!

      • Cool ?

        • Cheeky question but: does your offer for a free URL come with the free plan?? The ones mentioned are practically free from Namecheap anyway… 🙂

  • Hiplay

    Great list! Going to try Intellifluence for sure.
    Hoped to see Hiplayapp.com in the list since evergreen content is a buzz word right now 🙂

  • Franziska Gandert

    Thanks for sharing all this information! Especially Adobe Spark & Rocketium. That was exactly what I was looking for right now!

    • You’re very welcome, @franziskagandert:disqus! Oh, awesome! Are you planning to do more videos? 🙂

      • Franziska Gandert

        We all know that “video” is the must-have content for social media. But after playing around with Spark yesterday, I realized that my special idea is “too big” for this. I ended up at Premiere Pro on my desktop again. If you want to create premium content, you have to use premium tools. The functionalities in Spark are too limited for my intentions at the moment. But however Spark & Rocketium are bookmarked – as well as this article! There will come ideas and projects for these tools, too!

  • Michele Di Blasio

    Super useful! If somebody need a quick tutorial on how to use Rebrandly n° 11 – and many other interesting tools – can check it out on http://craftain.link/rebrandly 🙂

    • Thanks, @michelediblasio:disqus! Wow, that’s such a cool resource. Thanks for sharing it with us!

      • Michele Di Blasio

        Thanks @alfredlua:disqus! We should add a tutorial on Buffer too, it would be awesome! 🙂 If you are interested just ping me at [email protected]

  • Yam Regev


    First off, this is an amazing artilce and list.
    Second, I’m so honored to see http://www.zest.is mentioned among these awesome other tools.

    @alfredlua:disqus you nailed it!

    • Hiya @yamregev:disqus ! Thank you for the kind words! Of course, Zest is a great tool, and I’m happy to share it with more people. So sorry for hunting it, though. Not sure if you have seen the email I sent you?

      • Yam Regev

        No harm done. We plan to launch on January so I asked Ben Tossel of PH to remove this entry if you don’t mind, of course.

        Zest.is’ next version is going to be something that is going to rock the marketing world and give back a lot of added value for marketers around the globe. Stay tuned 🙂

        * I will share with you the BETA version once ready, cool?

        • That is cool, @yamregev:disqus! Sorry for the hassle I’ve caused you!

          That will be awesome! Thanks, Yam. I’m excited about it!

    • Aww so is this tool not working yet? I tried adding the chrome extension but it hangs after logging in with Linkden 🙁

      • Yam Regev

        Thanks for 1. Trying out Zest.is and 2. Letting me know about this vicious bug.

        Would you mind dropping me a line at [email protected]

  • Stephen Khandagh

    how about back.ly? ?

    • That’s a cool application, @stephenkhandagh:disqus! Thanks for sharing it with us.

      • cheers, we’ve just made a buffer integration too, right at the bottom of the list so maybe that’s why you haven’t seen us yet ?

    • Jasmine E

      I love back.ly – makes my twitter posting so quick and easy

  • This is some amazing stuff. I think I’m going to start using at least half the tools up here! Thanks Alfred!

    • Same for me. That was a great curated list !

      • Appreciate the kind words, @tanzaho:disqus!!

    • Aw, thanks so much, @derrichaynie:disqus! ? It’d be awesome to hear which tools you end up adding to your marketing stack.

  • Lisa Gillis

    Great article! Refind is still invite only, any tips on getting an invite link?

    • Thanks, @disqus_VqwtepTHDM:disqus! I have just sent you an invite on Twitter. Hope you like the app! 🙂

      • Lisa Gillis

        Thanks so much‼

      • Ooh I want too @alfredlua:disqus 🙂

        • Sorry for the late reply! I have just sent you an invite, @debbiediscovers:disqus 🙂

  • So many interesting tools! Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  • Juraj Zamborsky

    Great Article! I found it very useful and I will definitely try some of those tools 🙂 I would also love to add another great tool called Kontentino. It’s a really intuitive social media calendar for streamlining the whole collaboration processes within social media content creating, planning and scheduling. Try the first month for FREE!


  • Great collection. I use them

  • Michal Petrus

    Nice article. Very helpful! Greetings from Slovakia 😉

  • Zac Pywell

    I think this is probably one of the best articles I’ve read this year! I found myself opening about half of them and would definitely use quite a few of them in the very near future. Thanks for taking the time to research and finding such amazing tools!

    • Thank you so much, @zacpywell:disqus! ?

  • Alex Packham

    Check it what we are working on: http://www.contentcalendr.com < team collaboration, planning, approvals all from 1 calendar! A great list. So many people building exciting businesses in the industry.

  • Chidera Christian

    This is lovely but i need a website that can auto-post my posts anytime i publishes a content on my blog like twiiterfeed

    • Hey. Just stumbled upon your comment. You might want to try Missinglettr (http://missinglettr.com). Let me know if you’d like any help getting setup. Happy to help if I can.

      Full disclosure – i’m the founder / CEO at Missinglettr 🙂

      • Yup I love Missinglettr, it’s even better than Twitterfeed – it recycles your post over 12 months so I have posts lined up all through next year!

      • Chidera Christian

        I need free website like twitterfeed

    • Yup I love Missinglettr, it’s even better than Twitterfeed – it recycles your post over 12 months so I have posts lined up all through next year! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e43b81dbfbfacb46c91e403075285f3dac8c3ca9f4755d8c9e7fb75837554a75.png

    • You can also use IFTTT (RSS to Twitter). Can’t find a published applet, and can’t seem to publish mine, so you’ll have to write your own but let me know if you need help. I use IFTTT to auto post new posts from 2 bloggers (as it will only post once). For my own posts, I use MissingLettr for round the year reposts!

  • Andrea De Ascó Cortés

    Super useful. Thanks a lot!

  • I like Refind but the content shared tends to be tech centric and very little else. If I want links about topics like photography, cooking, or something non-tech related I need to go elsewhere.

  • Thaaaanks! Super userful! : )

    • Oh, awesome, @anatolkorel:disqus! Mind if I ask which two tools did you start using? What do you think about those two tools so far? ?

  • Roxana Meléndez Paz

    -amazing article. I always learn so much from you.

  • Ксения Павлова

    Necessary information! Thank you! I found a few things!

  • Cygnus SEO

    For those of you interested in Intellifluence, or just influencer marketing in general, I have 20,000 words written so far in a guide to help you get started: https://blog.intellifluence.com/what-is-influencer-marketing-40549fe706b4

  • Peter Schroeder

    @alfredlua:disqus Awesome article Alfred! It must have taken you ages to type out all of this..

    I know how anxious a lot of marketers are to use video in 2017, so I wanted to mention another tool besides Adobe Spark.

    http://www.rendrfx.com/social-video makes video creation simple for social media, marketing, and business. They offer hundreds of professionally designed templates that make video creation a breeze.

    You simply go to their site and select a ready-to-go template. From there all you need to do is insert your media (or choose from their stock library of over half a million photos, HD videos, and royalty free audio tracks).

    They offer unlimited video creation. The best part is, it’s free to get started!

    Just go to http://www.rendrfx.com/social-video to start creating videos for free.


    • Awesome! Thanks for sharing about your tool, Peter ? I’m excited to see more great videos on social media!

  • Peter Kricek

    All those tools are amazing, but I didn’t find my favorite one. It’s called Kontentino and it provides on of the most intuitive social media calendar for social media content creation and collaboration platform! Any other tools are great but none of those are as simple as Kontentino, which is strongly appreciated by our clients. They want to keep everything simple and easy to understand. You can try first month for free and create incredible content 🙂

    You can try Kontentino from the following link: http://bit.ly/2g3t99n

  • Mike

    Beautifully laid out article with some great recommendations. Great work! But what about RoundTeam!? It’s super helpful for retweeting on Twitter, I’ve been posting about it a lot actually, it saves a ton of time. You can find them at https://roundteam.co

  • Cool article Alfred! Very Good

  • Gloria

    Great toolkit! So many tools to try, wow!
    I would recommend BRAND24 for social listening. It’s really cool, easy to use, efficient, and affordable tool for real-time internet monitoring and analyses. Worth trying!

    • Hi, @gloria_zk:disqus! Thanks for sharing about your product with us! ?

  • Ghost browser is far from free. They charge 15 USD per month if you want to use more than 3 sessions.

    • Thanks so much for the heads up, @retoriken:disqus! I have updated the pricing in the post. 🙂

  • Jeffrey Sean

    Great list, Alfred! One cool app you missed is RepNup, which analyzes your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts to find image-damaging posts. It’s free, and you receive a detailed report with links back to each potentially harmful post. Great for job seekers or anyone interested in their online brand. Check it out, https://www.repnup.com

  • Great points Alfred, It’s really nice to make a collection of new tools, I found all the tools are very useful, definitely I will try some of those tools. Thanks for sharing this great article and providing informative tools. Keep Writing, Thanks.

    • Awesome! Thank you, @romonccadwell:disqus! 🙂

  • Nice Social Media Marketing Tools list..some of I have never used.

  • A lot of great info here thank I hadn’t even heard of a few of these. Look forward to trying them out a lot of the prices seem fairly reasonable.

  • Masha Maksimava

    Wow, haven’t heard of some of these before. Just signed up for Refind – looks very useful.

  • Epic list, and useful. Some I’m not familiar with and am anxious to research them.
    I am always looking for more tools to save me mega-time. Time is the killer of every entrepreneur as I am sure you know!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Bianca Young

    Very Useful! Another tool I can recommend is Phlanx.com. Phlanx.com allows business and influencers to cross-collaborate and interact with one another. It is a great tool and is always finding new ways to make the interaction between businesses and influencers easier.

  • Michal Kubek

    @gloria_zk:disqus for monitoring and inspiration from concurrent FB page is also great http://fbalyzer.wisdomtech.sk/

  • Vignesh Subramanyan

    Great list Alfred – thanks for sharing! Just signed up for PostReach and also going to try out some of the content curation tools – they look handy.

    • Vignesh Subramanyan

      @alfredlua:disqus Btw, I noticed you referenced an older landscape in the post. Not sure if this is helpful but Scott Brinker has an updated list in his 2016 supergraphic – http://buff.ly/2n3znxi

  • Daniel

    Amazing list 🙂

    Iv been using https://seekmetrics.com which is a free Instagram analytics tool for Instagram, Twitter and Facebook 🙂

    Worth checking out!

  • Nice post. Huge list of perfect media management tools.

  • Are you involved in one of these social media tools? Although I am tryina be active in g+ , facebook and twitter , it is so hard do handle alltogether.

  • Thanks for sharing. Very useful list of social media tools.

  • Hi Alfred, I’d like to recommend a tool that I built that goes with Buffer like peanut butter goes with jelly.

    Sharey (https://www.getsharey.com) is a free tool that adds an email signup form to the top of curated content. Find great content on line, curate through Sharey, when your audience reads your shared post they see a signup form.

    I originally built it for me personally but it’s worked so well I wanted to make it available to other people to use too.

  • Moss Noble

    Hello Admin,
    I have also created some similar kind of tools and scripts. those
    You can find them on my website https://goo.gl/okJGhf
    Please consider adding some of them in this post. via

  • Rahul Yadav

    Hi Alfred

    Great work! I came across this blog when I was looking for tools that will help me with all the buzz going around my particular post. Be it comments, or mentions. Will you please help me out with the same?

    Keep up the good work, though.