Sked social vs. sprout

The Instagram-first Sprout Social alternative… Priced for you

Sprout Social is an enterprise tool for companies ready to pay $249+ per user. With Sked, Instagram-first brands and agencies pay a fraction of the price for unlimited users and everything they need.

We’re Instagram-first, not Instagram-only

Cross-post everything, everywhere. Repurpose Instagram posts in a couple of clicks, or create original content for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok and more.

”Sked makes it easier to post to multiple social platforms and tailor the media and copy for each accordingly. The visual planner is a great tool for strategy and overall look/feel.”

Mark King
CryptoStreet Academy

”I can now schedule weeks of posts in advance, my clients can view the schedule and approve/make changes as required. I'm no longer chained to the screen posting like crazy.”

Elesha Piper
Joy Digital

Users say Sprout Social is overpriced and loaded with unneeded features

Sprout Social can work for enterprise teams ready to pay for training, $249+ per user, and feature add-ons. Otherwise, choose Sked instead.

”Paying FULL price for employees who use 1/4 of the services? Give me a break.”

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”It seems ridiculously expensive for something other services can do for a fraction of the price.”

Verified Sprout Social review on G2

”There are limits on a lot of elements(tags etc.) that require extra money.”

Verified Sprout Social review on G2

”We didn’t need all the bells and whistles and honestly there seems to be no way to opt out. We also didn’t love the constant sales calls pressuring us into buying.”

Verified Sprout Social review on G2

”[ ... ] it’s TOO expensive for what you get. I don’t like the fact that many features are add ons or only available on the most expensive plans.”

Verified Sprout Social review on G2

”Pricing is unclear, many hidden expensive add ons such as their version of ‘premium analytics’ which amounts to locking down additional ways of presenting basic reports.”

Verified Sprout Social review on G2

Sked Social gives you everything you need at the right price

Sprout Social is a hard sell — especially during uncertain economic times. With Sked, you get unlimited users and our most popular plan for less than you’ll pay for a single Sprout Social user.

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Invite unlimited users or clients – free

It takes a team to publish visual content, so invite as many team members, clients, and contractors as you wish at no extra cost.

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Curate an aesthetic feed

Use the drag-and-drop visual planner to schedule and rearrange your content. See how your posts look before they golive.

Pay a fraction of the price

Sprout Social charges $249-$349+per user. You can onboard unlimited internal and external team members to Sked Social for less.

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Sked Social knows what Instagram-first companies need (and what they don’t)

Visual planner

Plan a pixel-perfect feed weeks in advance

Drag and drop content on to a perfect copy of your Instagram feed. Move content around until your aesthetic is just right, and trust that each post will go out on the date and time you’ve assigned to each slot.


Auto-post everything to Instagram

Schedule reels, stories (yes, for real), carousels, videos, and images to auto-post — no more manual posting from your phone on evenings and weekends.

”Sked Social has made it possible for me to truly sign off from work when the weekend hits, while content is still being published. It's allowed me to have a great work-life balance, and that's worth a lot to me!”

Niki B.
Community Manager


Collaborate with clients in a branded portal

Invite clients to a portal that matches your brand. Show previews of your content, collect feedback, and let them reject and approve posts in one place— no login needed.

”in the last week, we’ve sent out content calendars […] to our clients and have received nothing but glowing feedback! It’s been an easy and seamless process on both ends and has saved our team so much time”

Klaire O.
Marketing Manager

Approval workflows

Get faster approvals by internal and external stakeholders

It takes a team to publish visual content that cuts through the noise. With Sked, you can set up custom approval workflows with as many steps as you need. Alert the right people when it’s their turn to provide feedback and get work signed off faster.

”Sked Social has helped us streamline our entire Instagram social media process. No other social media scheduling platform allows us to do this and we’ve tried them all.”

James Breese
Stregth Matters
Post comments and statuses such as "in drafts" and "ready to review" displayed in the Sked Social dashboard.

Internal comments

Add feedback your team can’t miss

Collaboration should happen near your content —not in Slack, email, or a generic project management app. Use Sked’s internal comments to speed up collaboration between team members and clients. Tag people in Sked to make sure nobody drops the ball.

”Sked has allowed our social media team to more effectively create storylines and arcs and to coordinate with our marketing team through its engaging layout and useful planning tools.”

Samantha Lin
360 Painting
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A series of comments displayed on top of an inbox

work smarter

Filling your content calendar has never been this easy

Find trending hashtags and add user-generated content to your library on the fly with our Chrome Extension. Drag content on to our content planner, make it your own, and you’re done.

”My favorite part of Sked is the ability to easily repost UGC using the Chrome extension! The process for that is we regularly look for UGC and save it as a draft (via the Chrome extension), then I dig through those posts and plan them out

Recreation Dallas


Optimize your Instagram reels and stories

Get deep analytics for stories and reels — not just feed posts. You’ll know when your audience is active, discover the types of content that works, and see how your performance compares to your competitors’.

Get easy reports to share with stakeholders or clients for Instagram and Facebook – weekly, monthly or ad-hoc.

”The data the social platform provides is a good start, but it’s hard to create a narrative out of it. With Sked Social, you can spot patterns and trends and understand why they’re there.”

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A display of analytics including the reach demonstrated for a post, the number of likes and comments it has received and a date filter panel.

Social inbox

Use Sked Inbox to engage with your audience across multiple accounts

With Sked Inbox, you can see and engage with DMs, comments, and posts across all of your accounts from one place. Show your audience the human side of your brand without juggling logins, tabs, and devices

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Over 10,000 Instagram-first agencies and brands trust Sked Social

Trade feature bloat and overpriced add-ons for what you actually need

  • Users
  • Supported social platforms
  • Visual Instagram Planner
  • Auto-posting for feed posts, Reels, and carousels
  • Story link stickers
  • Product tags
  • Link in Bio
  • Publishing devices
  • Content library
  • Chatbots
  • Twitter CSAT & NPS surveys
  • Employee advocacy
  • Sprout social
  • Limited
    per user
  • Limited
    Get a feed preview but changes are done in the calendar
  • Post manually from a mobile device
  • Forced to publish from your phone using a mobile app
  • Only available on their highest plan
  • Sure, let's charge for that!
  • Unlimited users
    at no extra cost
  • Drag-and-drop to create a pixel-perfect Instagram feed.
  • No notifications – auto-post for real, with link stickers included
  • 100% automatic posting
  • Generate more sales from your organic posts
  • Drive clicks to your best converting pages
  • Create, schedule, and auto-post from your desktop
  • Source, curate and share user-generated content
  • No bloat, no add-ons

We’re pro-collaboration and it shows in our pricing

  • Lowest plan
  • Intermediate plan
  • Highest plan
  • Sprout social
  • $249/month
    1 user – 5 channels
  • $2,571/month
    5 users – UNLIMITED channels
  • $3,640+/month*
    10 users – UNLIMITED channels
    *Sprout social doesn't disclose pricing for their enterprise plan
  • fundamentals
    1 user – 3 channels
  • Essentials
    unlimited users – up to 9 channels
  • professional
    unlimited users – up to 15 channels

Get a free 1-on-1 session to help set up your account when you switch

sprout social vs. sked social

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I auto-post to Instagram without checking the app?
Is Sked Social limited to Instagram scheduling?
Does Sked Social have a free plan?
How does sprout social's and Sked Social’s pricing compare?
What kind of customer support do I get with Sked Social?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I auto-post to Instagram without checking the app?

You can. Sked Social automatically publishes your posts without you lifting a finger. Your carousels, reels, and stories too. Be it at 2 AM or 2 PM, your posts go out exactly when you schedule them. No more annoying push notifications telling you to log in and post manually.

Is Sked Social limited to Instagram scheduling?

While it’s true we’re built with Instagram-first brands and agencies in mind, you can also schedule and cross-post content to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, and Google Business Profile.

Does Sked Social have a free plan?

You can try Sked Social risk-free for 7 days. To learn more about our pricing plans, click here.

How does sprout’s and Sked Social’s pricing compare?

Starting at $99/mo per user, Sprout Social prices are suitable for enterprise companies. Sked Social is for growing teams that need a tool that saves them time, while offering the exact feature set they need, at a price they can justify during uncertain economic times.

Unlike Sprout Social, Sked doesn’t penalize your business growth. You get unlimited users starting with our Essentials plan for $63/month.

What kind of customer support do I get with Sked Social?

The kind of customer support that puts you on a first-name basis with our team.Our Essentials plan includes 24/7 live chat and email support with a 4-minute response time on average. The Professional plan includes phone support. Go annual and you get a dedicated customer success manager.