Grum vs. AiGrow – What’s a Better Instagram Scheduler?
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In continuing our series looking at Instagram tools from all over the web, today we are looking at Grum.
Grum is a third-party tool that allows users to simultaneously post across various Instagram accounts and plan posts for the upcoming week. Grum’s Instagram scheduler allows you to upload from your desktop to IG, handle unlimited IGs, and easily move between various Instagram accounts
Grum is right in our neighbourhood of Instagram schedulers, so we decided to put it to the test against our own Instagram scheduler, AiGrow.
Here are the topics that we are going to look at:
- Maintenance and Support
Start by going to Grum’s website and clicking on “Get started now”.
Then, you will be brought to the registration page. Due to heavy load on Grum servers, sign up is now available for the “valid coupon code holders only”. So to use Grum, you have to find somebody that is already using Grum in order to get a Coupon code.
After finding a coupon code and signing up to Grum, you are ready to go.
Once on aigrow.me, click on “FREE TRIAL” in the top right corner of our homepage.
Or, to make things easier, click on the “FREE TRIAL” button in the top right corner of the page you’re currently reading.
Then just provide your name, email, and desired password.
Finally, add your Instagram account by providing your login information.
That’s all! You’re ready to use AiGrow. No download required.
With AiGrow, you don’t need verification via email or download. Moreover, AiGrow’s platform is available in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Persian.
The user interface of Grum is extremely simple to use. To handle your messages, you can switch between the tabs “Timeline” and “Scheduled.” The “Scheduled” design is great because it shows how your feed will look when you go live.
Using a brand new account, we will go through the process very quickly.
Just press “+” to add media or drag in your post.
After adding your post, you can write your caption and add emojis right from your desktop.
Grum also enables you to add the first comment to your post automatically. This can be a good way to add up to 30 hashtags without filling the caption region to boost visibility.
You can either post instantly from there or schedule your post for later. After that, there’s no confirmation required – the app will take care of everything. You edit scheduled posts from the “Scheduled” tab.
Grum supports both photo and video posts.
If you want to schedule multiple posts at the same time, you can drag multiple images/videos into the Grum dashboard at the same time.
AiGrow users have access to multiple features of this platform.
- Auto DMs and Growth Engine (auto Likes, follows, unfollows, and comments)
- Scheduling Posts and Stories
- Engagement Groups
- Desktop Inbox
Let’s talk about each one by one.
AiGrow’s Post and Story Scheduler
AiGrow provides a completetly free desktop Instagram scheduler.
To access it, go to your AiGrow dashboard and click the tab called “Schedule Posts”.
From here, just write your caption, search and add the right hashtags, choose a date and time, select the accounts you want to upload to (you can upload the same post to multiple accounts), and finish by clicking “Schedule”.
You can also choose to have your hashtags be automatically posted as the first comment of your post.
As mentioned above, AiGrow even offers a hashtag research tool right inside the tool.
If you want to find the most popular hashtags related to your post, just search a keyword related to your post and AiGrow will display the most popular hashtags related to your keyword in descending order.
You can then easily add these hashtags to your post with one click.
AiGrow’s scheduler supports:
- albums (multi-photo and multi-video)
AiGrow’s Growth Engine
AiGrow automates your Likes, comments, follows, unfollows and DMs.
You can also targeted your automated actions based on:
- follower of username
- list of usernames
For example, if you provide AiGrow with the hashtag #fitness, you will automatically engage with only users on Instagram using #fitness.
You can target up to 30 hashtags, 20 locations and 10 accounts.
You can even customize how quickly your account performs the actions and how many Likes, Follows, Unfollows, Comments, and DMs you want to perform on a daily basis.
As you begin engaging with your target audience, people will visit your profile in response, engage with your posts, and ultimately follow your page.
This way, you generate real followers who are actually interested in your page, unlike a bulk purchase service like Socialproof. When you use services like Socialproof, you get Likes and Views from random people and untargeted followers.
Note: AiGrow has safeguards put in place so that you never exceed Instagram’s daily limitations.
After setting up your targeting options, simply hit “Start Growth”. AiGrow will then run until you tell it to stop.
Even after you close your browser and turn your computer off, AiGrow will continue to run.
AiGrow’s Engagement Groups
Engagement groups are groups of people on Instagram that agree to Like and comment on every post uploaded by another group member.
So if you are part of a Likes-only engagement group with 100 members, then when you upload a new post you will get 100 guaranteed Likes. This is on top of all of the Likes you get from Instagram users not in your engagement groups.
Whereas engagement groups outside of AiGrow are usually manual and require a fair amount work on your part, AiGrow’s engagement groups are completetly automated.
This means that all you need to do to get the Likes and comments from your engagement groups is upload your posts with AiGrow’s scheduler. That’s it!
Once your post goes live, all members in your engagement groups (you can be part of multiple groups at the same time) will automatically Like and comment on your post.
And because engagement groups are specific to the kind of Instagram page you have (photography, business, fitness, fashion, pets, etc.), all the engagement you get from your engagement groups come from real people in your Instagram community.
Joining engagement groups is as easy as finding the right group (you can search or scroll through the pages) and clicking “Join Group”.
AiGrow currently offers over 300 active, niche-based engagement groups catering to virtually any kind of Instagram account.
With AiGrow, you can also send automated DMs to targeted groups of people on Instagram.
You can send DMs to people based on:
- Username lists
- Connection to competitors
- Current followers
- New followers
You can also manage your DM inbox from your desktop.
This means you can filter DMs based on read, unread, sent and all. It also means you can search for DMs from specific people and reply to DMs on a one-to-one basis from your desktop.
Maintenance and Support
Grum has a technical support page, as well as a dedicated support email.
If for whatever reason something forces your growth to stop, AiGrow’s team will automatically let you know through email and provide possible solutions, as shown in the example below:
If you experience an issue, you can also likely find an answer in AiGrow’s FAQ page. AiGrow also offers free one-on-one appointments to help get your account set up, and they also have a dedicated support email. AiGrow also offers a live chatbot for anyone with questions.
Grum’s pricing is as follows:
AiGrow provides you with a five-day free trial offering absolutely full functionality with no limit for the number of followers, likes, or views you can receive.
After this 5-day trial, you can continue using the scheduler, auto DMs, and the DM inbox for free.
To use all of AiGrow features after your free trial, you can see AiGrow’s prices below:
Grum is an effective Instagram scheduling tool as advertised. Don’t expect analytics, analysis of trends or any other fancy characteristics.
AiGrow’s scheduler has the added benefit of being able to schedule Instagram Stories, auto respond to comments left on your posts, and use an integrated hashtag research tool.
And the best part? AiGrow’s Instagram scheduler is completely free.
Plus, if you are a part of any of AiGrow’s 300+ engagement groups, every time you upload a post through Aigrow’s scheduler you will automatically get Likes and comments from real people on your posts.
In addition to its scheduler, AiGrow also provides many more features you can use to organically grow your Instagram.
Want to start your journey with AiGrow for free? Click here.
If you are interested in Grum, you can visit their website.