Buffer: Social Media, Twitter

Buffer: Social Media, Twitter

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Best time to tweet
  • "Suggest a tweet" button
  • Multi-account
  • Ease of use
  • Integration with other apps and Twitter clients
Cons
  • Layout might be enhanced
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Tweets queued"

Reviewed by / Jan 23, 2013

Buffer allows users to schedule tweets and RT in order to post them in the "best time"

First off, you need to sign up for free at http://bufferapp.com which will give you full access to this service. Buffer tracks your Twitter account to find your best time to tweet. It gives you 4 different hours along the day when your scheduled tweets will be automatically posted. You can change that hours at your whim though.

Buffer gives you other interesting statistics from "Analytics" tab, which is accessible from both the app and the web version. Besides scheduling tweets, retweets and analytics, Buffer contains other extra features worth to mention. First, the button "Suggest a tweet", which will propose you quotes, advices an other tweets by other users. You can post them automatically or schedule them. Likewise, it contains a built-in link shortener and supports multi-account.

For those looking for simplicity on tweet scheduling, this is a good choice, specially due to it provides useful statistical info about the best time to tweet. Interesting app.

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Developer's original description available here
Buffer is the best way to share on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and App.net from one place.

It works 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.

OVERVIEW

When you find something to share, simply add it to your Buffer queue. Buffer will schedule tweets to Twitter, Facebook posts or LinkedIn updates spaced out over the day.

You will get the best results by sharing on Facebook and Twitter for Android. Different to normal news apps and social share apps, Buffer gives you Twitter analytics and Facebook insights with clicks, retweets, likes, comments and more. We'll schedule Tweets and updates hassle free for you.

*SOCIAL APPS & NEWS READING APP INTEGRATIONS*

When you read an article, use Android's Share menu and choose "Add to Buffer" to post to Facebook and Twitter for Android. The best free Twitter apps to use with Buffer:

-Twitter app (official)
-Tweetcaster (TweetCaster comes with direct Buffer integration)
-Tweetings (Tweetings comes with direct Buffer integration)
-TweetDeck: (Easily Buffer replies from TweetDeck though Buffer)
-Hootsuite
-Twidroyd
-UberSocial: Easily Buffer updates from UberSocial as retweets. UberSocial and Buffer are one of the most powerful combination tools)
-Twicca
-Plume (especially Plume's great sharing menu)
-Seesmic (also checkout Seesmic's other social integrations)

With Buffer you will get Twitter analytics through sharing. It's the most efficient social sharing apps to post to facebook and Twitter.

Buffer works well to post to Facebook and Twitter from read later & news apps, most notably read later service Pocket & Instapaper, Zite, Hooha, Twicca, Plume, Flipboard, Pulse News, Google Currents, Taptu, Evernote, Feedly and more:

- Flipboard: Any article you read in Flipboard can be added to your Buffer via the share menu in the top right.

- Pulse News: Browse through top feeds in Pulse News and share efficiently by adding to your Buffer.

- Evernote: Everything you save to Evernote can easily be shared to Buffer.

- Feedly and gReader: The top Google Reader app Feedly and gReader let you share at the best time to Twitter and Facebook. Feedly also comes with direct Buffer integration on the iPhone and gReader soon.

- Google Currents, Zite and Taptu: These intelligent news readers let you add to Buffer and share intelligently at the same time, especially with Zite and Taptu.

- Instapaper & Pocket: Save articles to read later apps & improve your social networking by sharing effortlessly with Buffer from Pocket and Instapaper (This works also through Plume,Twicca, Seesmic , UberSocial, Tweetcaster, Twitdroyd).

FAQ

> Can you use Buffer to post to Facebook and Twitter with multiple accounts?

Yes. You can connect multiple social accounts. Just go to the accounts section and choose “connect account”. This is a great way to have a complimentary Twitter app, Facebook app or LinkedIn app.

> Can I use Buffer as my Facebook app or Twitter app for posting in China?

Yes, you can make Buffer part of your Facebook apps or Twitter apps that have access to your social accounts in China. We've received great feedback from our users in China.

> Can you schedule individual Twitter tweets and Facebook posts with Buffer like you can with other Twitter apps like Hootsuite & TweetDeck?

No, Buffer is different to normal scheduling like with other free Twitter Apps Hootsuite & TweetDeck. Unlike Hootsuite & TweetDeck, with Buffer you don't need to select the date and time for every update. Just choose “add to Buffer” and you are set to have another update scheduled. Buffer is also directly integrated with Tweetcaster.

*More questions?*

Sign up for Buffer for free: http://bufferapp.com.

Twitter: @buffer
Facebook: http://facebook.com/bufferapp
App.net: @buffer
Email: hello@bufferapp.com

Recently changed in this version

If you have problems, email us hello@bufferapp.com! We love to help!

3.5
Fix for image orientation issues on some devices
Suggestions UI improvements
Bug fixes

3.4.4
Fix for bug that caused the app the crash when sharing via third party apps

3.4.3
Landscape support is back!
Live support chat is now available right from within the app! Just open up the Menu and select "Chat Live" to talk to one of awesome support Heroes :)
Bug fixes

3.4
All new UI and interactions!


Lists with Buffer: Social Media, Twitter

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Analizadas por Mar GP, Dain Binder's Android Apps.

Comments and ratings for Buffer: Social Media, Twitter
  • (69)

    by Fernando Luca De Tena Smith on 28/07/2014

    Love the app, just get support for G+ pleaseee!!

  • (69)

    by Nael Hafeez on 28/07/2014

    Other than that its a great app for crossposting

  • (69)

    by Dan Auiler on 28/07/2014

    Use it every day

  • (69)

    by Kshitij Ingle on 28/07/2014

    App force closing on my Note 2 running CM 11 M6 Snapshot. Have reported. Please fix.

  • (69)

    by Fadly Fadilah on 28/07/2014

    Still my fav apps for scheduling my tweets, Love it!

  • (69)

    by Harry Tucker on 28/07/2014

    Loved it until last update. Now can't share anything with it using KitKat (opens and instantly dies) When fixed, will be happy to give it 5 stars again. :-)

  • (69)

    by Paul Jorgensen on 28/07/2014

    I've been a buffer customer for a long time. I've used it on multiple platforms. I haven't seen an upgrade break this bad. I have confidence that buffer will fix the issue quickly.