Buffer: App Review

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Buffer: App Review

*Disclosure: I received the Droid Razr Maxx HD mentioned in this post as part of the Verizon Boomer Voices program along with six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions. 

This app is ‘Hot’… 

Buffer

I discovered this app purely by accident. It’s a social sharing app for both Android and iOS. I have long looked for an app that will allow me to schedule posts without me having to pay for the privilege. Buffer is that app…

I installed Buffer on my Droid Razr Maxx HD phone, the one I am testing for the Verizon program.

From their Android app description:

Buffer is the best way to share on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and App.net from one place. It work from news apps like Flipboard, Zite, Taptu, TweetDeck, Evernote, Pocket, Instapaper, Pulse, Feedly, UberSocial, Plume, Seesmic, Google Currents and other Google Reader app. You also get Twitter analytics, Facebook analytics & LinkedIn stats.

For iOS:

  •  Share to multiple Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and App.net profiles from one place.
  • Get Analytics for each social update you share: Clicks, retweets, likes, shares, mentions and more.
  • Get your posts automatically timed and scheduled, so you never have to worry about setting a time and date. Just hit “add to Buffer”.
  • Add updates to your Buffer from lots of different apps or via email.
  • Get the mobile Safari bookmarklet to share any post you are reading.

I have only begun to use this app, but I like it already. My sole purpose in installing this app is to be able to schedule tweets, and this app does that perfectly. It does a lot more than that. I am not sure that I will use it to the extent it could be used, but for my purposes it works great!

You must have iOS 5.1 or later and Android 2.3 or later to use this app.

Have you tried this app? What do you think of it? How do you use it?

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  1. Reginald says:

    Hey!

    I uses it and I rather like it. Yet to love it since it doesnt have G+ api yet. If that is happens, I can finally kiss Hootsuite good bye 🙂

    Yes I uses buffer to schedule and hootsuite to read!

    Reginald

  2. Pat says:

    Hi Cheryl – I just recently found this app by way of Wendy McCance over at "Searching For the Happiness" (http://www.searchingforthehappiness.com/) and downloaded it on my laptop.

    It's a great sharing tool. I'm fairly new to it and about App.net. I had never heard of it before.

  3. JeriWB says:

    Buffer is awesome. I use it in conjunction with HootSuite. I tend to use it more on my laptop and have the bookmarklet installed in Chrome which really makes sharing easy. Since I got my new iPhone a while back, I've yet to get the bookmark to work properly. I wonder if they've streamlined the process for adding it to a phone a bit since I've used it last? I've installed it a few times, and each time I have to repeat the directions A LOT until I can finally get it to work, but that aside, I do love Buffer!

  4. upliftingfam says:

    Cool, I will have to check out this app. I normally just sign into the twitter app and use it to share posts.

  5. Leora says:

    I've read about buffer – your the second person who has said it was good. I presently haven't a need to schedule … I need an app that will give me 25 hours in the day (or at least more hours of feeling wide awake and full of energy).

    I'm trying out a clock app tonight – have to pick up my son at the airport in the wee hours of the morning. So my older son said use my phone. Hope it works.

  6. I have used Buffer but not the app. I will be immediately downloading it to my phone. My only con is that my buffer seems to fill up really fast. Do you know how many tweets you can schedule?