Hopper HQ vs. AiGrow – what’s a better Instagram scheduler?

In this article, we are going to compare Hopper HQ vs AiGrow for their setup and features. First, we are going to talk about how you can signup for these platforms and add your Instagram account. Then, we are going to talk about their features one by one. Finally, we are going to talk about support and price.

Here are all the topics we are going to talk about:

  • Setup
  • Connecting your Instagram account(s)
  • Features
  • Maintenance and Support
  • Price
  • Conclusion

 

So, let’s get started.

Setup – Hopper HQ vs. AiGrow

AiGrow

You just need to follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Go to AiGrow.me
  2. On AiGrow, on the top menu, click on the “Free Trial”
  3. Signup using a name, an email, and a password.

That’s all. You are all signed up!

Hopper HQ

Signing up with Hopper HQ is also easy. You just need to go to hopperhq.com and enter a name, an email, and a password.

Connecting your Instagram account(s)

AiGrow

After creating an account, you will visit your dashboard. On top of the dashboard page, you will find the “Add Instagram Account” button. Enter your IG username and password to add your Instagram.

Some users might need to enter the 6-digit code that has been sent to them via email or phone. This is Instagram’s way of knowing that this is you. AiGrow has a very strict policy about not sharing your information with other people.

After adding your IG account, it will be shown on your AiGrow’s dashboard.

Hopper HQ

When you are logged in, you need to click on the “Add Account” on the left menu. Then, you need to choose which platform you want to use Hopper HQ for. Let’s choose Instagram. Then you need to select your timezone and then you are asked to connect your Facebook.

We don’t exactly know why you need to add your Facebook when all you need is your IG. According to Hopper HQ, because Facebook has bought Instagram in 2012, you need to add your Facebook too. The weird thing is that sometimes it can’t find your IG and you need to add your IG manually.

After adding, Hopper HQ needs 15 minutes to verify your account.

Features

AiGrow

AiGrow uses your account to automatically like, follow, unfollow, comment, and DM on real channels in order to drive organic traffic back to your own account. This way, instead of purchasing lots of followers who don’t necessarily fit your target (which is really important if you run a small business or brand), you’re gaining exactly the kinds of new followers you need for your account.

aigrow targeting

With AiGrow, you can target Instagram users based on:

  • Hashtags
  • Location
  • Influencer account
  • Lists of usernames

Furthermore, you can select a category that you think best fits your business. We’ll use this information to improve your targeting.

aigrow Instagram categories

Also, you don’t need to worry about engaging with inappropriate or risky accounts as you have complete control over the types of users you interact with. And be sure that AiGrow will never operate any extra actions to your Instagram account without your permission.

AiGrow also automatically unfollows users who you follow but doesn’t follow you back within a certain amount of time to keep your follower/following ratio normal.

aigrow features
Engagement Groups

AiGrow also gives you the chance to join over 300 engagement groups which you can use to get more likes and comments on every new post you share on Instagram. Engagement groups are groups of people who commit to interacting through likes and comments with every post shared by a group member.

With AiGrow, there are two easy steps to get engagement (Likes, Comments, Saves and Shares) from your engagement groups:

  1. Join any groups which are similar to your Instagram page by navigating to the “Engagement Groups” tab on your AiGrow dashboard and clicking “Join” under any groups you wish to join.
  2. Use AiGrow’s scheduler (post schedule feature) to post on Instagram.
Schedule your posts

AiGrow Instagram scheduler

To use AiGrow’s scheduler, simply go to your dashboard on AiGrow and click on “Schedule Posts” tab, drag and drop your post onto the pop-up box (or you can simply upload from your pc), write your caption, add your hashtags, set the date and time and click “Schedule”.

When your post is on Instagram, all the group members will automatically like and/or comment on your new post.

Since the process is 100% organic, all groups are guaranteed to be leechers free, so you can be sure that all your efforts are not wasted.

Features available for AiGrow users:
  • Automated likes, comments, follows, unfollows, and DMs
  • Ability to change your IG account activities based on likes, comments, follows and unfollows by determining your activity speed.
  • Ability to schedule your posts (photos and videos) for days, weeks, and months ahead
  • Targeting  Instagram users according to hashtags, location, and competitor connection
  • Targeting specific users from an excel list
  • Free access to over 300 engagement groups
  • Customized comments and DMs
  • Automated responding to comments
  • In-app analytics to make you aware of your IG account stats
  • Automatic email notifications in case you face an issue with our service

Hopper HQ

Hopper HQ is basically a scheduling platform for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can edit your images and post and respot. However, it is a powerful tool for planning your accounts simultaneously.

These are the features of Hopper HQ:

  • Plan and Schedule Posts by a calendar

  • A powerful tool for editing images

  • Repost and reschedule Instagram Posts
  • Connecting multiple accounts
  • Bulk uploading content up to 50

Maintenance and Support

Maintenance and Support is also a very important part of any platform. In case something goes wrong or the user has questions, this is a crucial part.

AiGrow

Aigrow has a powerful page for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Also, they have a tool for contacting AiGrow support which can answer you as quickly as possible.

Hopper HQ

It also has a help section, in case something goes wrong. It consists of articles and it also has a FAQ section for questions. You can also contact Hopper HQ via email or the chat system on their platform.

Price

We have reached the most important part. How much does it cost to use these platforms? Let’s see:

AiGrow

AiGrow offers a five-day free trial offering the full functionality of the app.

During your trial, there is no limit to the post engagement or new followers you can gain. 

Below is AiGrow’s starter price packages for consideration after those five days:

aigrow pricing

You can also fully access AiGrow’s desktops scheduler and Instagram engagement groups for free.

Hopper HQ

On Hopper HQ, you have got a 14-day trial. Moreover, the price package is also a little different. For $19 you can schedule 1 Instagram, 1 Facebook, and 1 Twitter accounts posts. Moreover, as you buy more accounts, you will get some discounts. Note that you can’t buy the package only for 1 Instagram.

Conclusion

Hopper HQ is a powerful tool for scheduling Posts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can use the platform to plan and make a shiny IG page. However, it has its own limitations too. It is not specialized in Instagram and more importantly, you can only schedule posts.

On the other hand, AiGrow is a versatile tool for growing your IG page. Beside scheduling Posts and Stories, you can use Engagement Groups and Growth Engine. 

For $40 a month you will get AiGrow:

  • Growth Engine
  • DM and Inbox
  • Post Scheduling
  • Story Scheduling
  • Reposting
  • Adding Several Accounts
  • Engagement Groups
  • Powerful Support

For $19 a month you will get Hopper HQ:

  • Post Scheduling
  • Image Editing
  • Reposting
  • Bulk Upload

Try AiGrow for free by clicking here.

You can visit Hopper HQ here.

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