Update to all your social media accounts in one go with the Buffer app

By DJ Reyes on 25 Mar 2013 05:36 pm EDT

If you're a social media junkie like, signing up to the many different social sites out there, you'll find it's sometimes hard to post to them all regularly. Twitter is the main one I use and when I used Scope I could also update my Facebook account at the same time, if I wanted to. I've since added App.net to my social media roster, add LinkedIn into the mix and it can get quite tiresome having to update each one individually.

That's when you need something like Buffer. It landed on BlackBerry 10 towards the end of January. It has really made my life easier when trying to handle the many different accounts I have. Buffer started out online and you have to create your account online to be able to login, though the app lets you login in via your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts too. It's probably best to create a Buffer account anyway. Then all you do is login with your account in the app.

No timelines for the various social sites will be seen, it is purely for you to share out. When you create a post you can choose which sites you want to share to. You can share the update straight away, or you can add it to your Buffer list. This Buffer list will automatically share out to the selected sites at a pre-scheduled time that you set. You can spread these times over the course of the day. This has to be done on the Buffer website. 

Just like the website, the app also has an analytics section. This allows you to see the stats of each of your updates, like - number of retweets/re-shares, replies, how many marked it as favourite and how many clicked a link if one was included.

It's an Android port but it works well. I haven't had any problems with it at all. I would like to see a native BlackBerry app. It would be nice to have the option to share to it from the browser. I have found that if you have other sideloaded apps, like Flipboard, you can share any articles of interest direct to Buffer, so that's a bonus. All in all a very useful app, it's one I use several times a day. I definitely recommend it if you do use multiple social media sites. Check out the video above for a run through of the app.

Download Buffer app from BlackBerry World

Reader comments

Update to all your social media accounts in one go with the Buffer app


First of all, i dont get this 1st thing. Is it like standing 2 days in line for a phone? By the way, was that a stotter? Just kidding ;) but i still dont get it nor do i care to do so.

Why do people get upset about an android port? It's free and works great.

Posted via CB10 with my Zed 10

The good thing about the plethora of 'first ' posts is that it suggests to me that a bunch of former apple/android users are now on BB10! :)

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This probably wouldn't be very useful for me but I can see why some people would like it. I'm getting my Z10 in (approximately) 3 weeks & I'm a big social junkie.

Is there anything like SocialScope available for the Z10?

Would be better if it had the option to include updating statuses on instant messaging apps such as whatsapp, BBM and maybe any other 'status updating' IM app

But there's a dilemma...Twitter has word limit Facebook doesn't...does that mean if you selected both to be updated you'll be restricted or does half your status get cut off...which one?

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3rd line :
I'm sure you meant
"You'll find "
Or "You will realize "

Thanks for the article, downloading it :)

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This app is not great at all, the design and flow is so confusing. I start questioning the integrity of Crackberry, I can understand they are not professional journalists. This app is not good at all and don't waste your time.

Maybe to you it isn't worth it, but to others who enjoyed it, it is well worth it. DELETE if it's useless. But dont say it's total crap.

BufferApp is very receptive of feedback. Be sure to tweet them. I suggested building a native app which would allow Buffer to show up in the Share menu thus making it pretty identical to the browser plugin. They seemed very enthused about this.