Top 5 FREE Instagram Planning Tools

Top 5 FREE Instagram Planning Tools

In this post I’m going to make Instagram scheduling and posting incredibly easy.

If you’ve read any of my other posts, you’ll know I’m a sucker for consistency on social media, and these tools are going to make a biiiiig difference to your posting game, taking you from sporadic poster to planned and lethal.

These days there are so many apps and online tools for scheduling and posting content, which is ah-mazing, but it can be a little daunting if you’re not sure where to start. And let’s be honest, there’s nothing more annoying than signing up to a tool and then realising there was a better – FREE – tool that’s just as good.

So, to save you time, here’s my list of the best 5 free tools for scheduling content for Instagram. These are all amazing and do have paid options if you need more capabilities. Let’s get stuck in!

1. Planoly

One of my absolute favourite tools for planning, scheduling and auto-posting is Planoly, and one of the things I love most about it is that it has an app and is also web-based – great for planning wherever you are.

Their free plan covers one account and has some pretty great features;
– 1 user
– 1 platform
– 30 feed posts a month
– 30 story posts a month
– Auto-posting for photos only
– Hashtag sets
– 1 month’s worth of analytics
– Comment inbox for 5 latest posts

You can also upgrade to their paid plans, shown below, if you need to.

Planoly planning and scheduling tool

2. Later

Later is great for planning your feed and is an official Instagram partner, so any scheduled posts will auto-post without any hiccups. It also has an app and is online too which is incredibly handy, and their planning tool looks a lot like a calendar, so planning by day and time is super easy.

Their free plan includes:
– 1 user
– 1 platform
– 30 feed posts a month
– Unlimited monthly uploads
– Auto-posting for photos only

All personal and business options are shown below:

Later planning and scheduling tool

3. UNUM

UNUM makes planning your feed really easy, and shows your last 20 posts to help with your feed goals. You can set reminders for when you’ve scheduled your posts, but won’t auto-post for you and allows for heaps of uploads per month.

Their free plan includes:
– 1 user
– 1 platform
– 18 total grids
– 3 hashtag sets
– 10 photos in an album
– 500 photo and video uploads per month

Their plans are below:

UNUM planning and scheduling tool

4. Plann

Plann is really easy to use and allows you to plan(n) 😉 your feed super quickly. It has some analytical capabilities, but not what I think would be enough to make it ‘good’. You can upload multiple images at a time and set reminders for when your images are due to be posted.

Their free plan includes:
– 1 user
– 120 photo and video uploads per month
– 3 collections
– Upload from Google Drive & Dropbox
– Photo editor
– Hashtag sets
– Post and Story scheduler
– 30 posts per month
– 1 week worth of analytics

Their plans are below:

Plann planning and scheduling tool

5. Preview

And last but certainly not least, we have Preview.
Preview is great for dragging and dropping your feed, editing in the app and categorising and saving hashtag sets. It’s easy to use and the free plan is great if you’re just starting out with planning your feed.

Their free plan includes:
– 1 user
– 1 device
– Unlimited Posts
– 2 filter packs
– Basic analytics

Their plans are below:

Preview planning and scheduling tool

Hopefully this helps with your planning and makes it easier to pick the right tool for your needs.

If I had to pick one, I’d recommend Planoly above all else, with its easy web-based platform, posting app and Stories app too making planning and scheduling your content super easy and user-friendly.

Happy planning folks!

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