What it is: A social media management app allowing users to manage multiple social networks, schedule social messages and track shared content.
What it does: From a mobile device, a user can use the Hootsuite app to post on various social media platforms without having to go through each social app individually. Additionally, the app is helpful for scheduling messages to be posted in advance either one message at a time or as a slew of messages going out at different times. Other tools offered are: the ability to measure social outreach and get insights on how content posted is performing; the ability to create search streams to see what is being said about one’s brand, interests and competitors; and the capability to share and read content from around the world with a translation tool that addresses more than 50 languages. The free version of the app allows management of up to three social profiles; the Pro and Business plans offer more options. Hootsuite can also be used from a computer instead of a mobile device.
Who it’s for: Any busy business owner or social media executive who needs a simple tool for managing multiple social media accounts and reaching a large audience with one app.
Why kitchen and bath designers need it: Hootsuite is an easy way for kitchen and bath designers to streamline the social media aspect of their business, to make sure that it is properly engaged in the social media world and to gauge progress on social media platforms, ultimately allowing more time for designing.
Available Since: 2008 (Web); 2009 (iOS); 2010 (Android OS)
Who makes it: Hootsuite
Platform: iOS, Android OS, Web
Where to find it: On the iTunes Store, on Google Play, on the Hootsuite website
For more info: Go to Hootsuite’s website https://hootsuite.com/plans