The big debate!
Two awesome programs.
With similar tools at your disposal.
So which one should you choose?
This review will give you the pros and cons of using each application, plus an overall conclusion on which is the best option for you.
Let's dive in:
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I have a video covering everything listed below:
First things first:
What operating systems does FollowLiker or Jarvee work on?
As you can see from the comparison chart ...
Windows - Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac - any of: OS X 10.8... (Mountain Lion), OS X 10.9... (Mavericks), OS X 10.10... (Yosemite), OS X 10.11... (El Capitan), OS X 10.12... (Sierra), OS X 10.13... (High Sierra)
Linux/Ubuntu - VirtualBox or VMware... plus any of the Windows and Mac OS listed above.
Windows - Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
If you are a Mac, Linux or Ubuntu user, you can setup a Windows VPS to run Jarvee on through GreenCloudVPS
Next you want to know how much its going to cost you to run this software.
Both software developers have a different pricing structure.
If you want to automate your Instagram account using FollowLiker, they have three pricing tiers to get access:
And then you have to pay a monthly fee of $5.99 for support and updates. Check out their pricing packages below as of April 2018:
If you want to automate other social media profiles, such as your Twitter or Pinterest account, you have to pay the same upfront cost and monthly fee for each one you purchase. This can get expensive quickly.
Jarvee on the otherhand has a fee of $19.95 per month for 10 social profilee.
It's as simple as this.
If you want to automate more than 10 accounts because you are running a digital growth agency, managing clients accounts or grow your own...take a look at their pricing structure as of April 2018:
It works out cheaper to use Jarvee for multiple social profile automation. Plus many other reasons we will cover in this comparison guide next.
What social profiles can you automate with FollowLiker and with Jarvee?
FollowLiker Social Profiles
The one downside with using FollowLiker is that for every social profile you want to automate, you have to repurchase the software for that specific platform.
Also, you will only be able to automate on these social networks:
Jarvee Social Profiles
You get every possible social platform included with your monthly fee. This makes it awesome and very easy for you to manage multiple accounts.
An important point to be aware of is that you can automate all your social profiles in Jarvee.
FollowLiker on the other hand has a separate program for each social platform.
Let's talk about getting help when you most need it.
You're paying a monthly fee for both apps so what do you get with that?
FollowLiker offers a support option through a ticket system. Unfortunately their supports quality has declined. You can generally expect copy and paste response, an unfriendly attitude and a typical response of "please refer to our user guide".
Jarvee offers friendly support directly within their application:
If you get stuck or need assistance, you can send product logs, choose a specific category and include photos. They get back to you with a friendly response that actually helps you solve the issue.
How often can you expect an update when using the software?
FollowLiker provides updates every one to two weeks. You have to download the update and restart the application for it to take effect.
Unfortunately FollowLiker does not release a change log so it's quite common to be confused what the update was for or what feature it added.
It's common to see an update every week within Jarvee.
They also release a public change log within the application to see whats new:
What's great is that you don't have to install the update yourself, Jarvee does it, automatically restarts itself and continues to automate your accounts...like nothing even happened.
Both applications have a learning curve.
As both applications look drastically different...
This section will be completely biased towards what features are included with the applications and how easy it is to use them specifically.
FollowLiker is a simple yet complex application. It's pretty simple to setup a profile in a couple of minutes because there are not too many options.
But, if you want to do advanced automation techniques, such as following a user, and then liking their most recent post straight away, it's not a simple 'ticking a box' process.
Jarvee is a much easier program to navigate.
It's labeling is easier to understand, the layout is much more flexible and advanced automation techniques are as easy as 'ticking a box'.
Overall Jarvee is designed for a better user experience. As you can see below, they have a sidebar for modules and the options are all within one window.
This is a hard section to cover, as both tools have different social media platforms and tools available specifically for those platforms.
For this section, let's specifically look at the Instagram module of each application as it's the most common tool to use:
Jarvee offers more tools than FollowLiker.
Also Jarvee includes an insane amount of filters for each tool module.
While FollowLiker can still get the job done, it is very nice to have the option to define your target audience with the filters Jarvee offers.
Here's a comparison of the Auto-Follow User Filters from both applicationsto get an idea of where this conclusion is coming from:
By now you can probably tell we are fans of Jarvee here at SocialDasher.
It's are go-to and #1 recommended automation tool.
In case you are wondering, we are not the makers, developers or owners of the Jarvee software. We just love what they do.
Originally, we once had a lot of love for FollowLiker. It did the job amazingly.
But like anything:
New competitors come out with bigger and better features. And it wouldn't be ludicrous to not use them.
Please also consider that in no way do we aim to devalue FollowLiker. They provide a great product. But they do need to start playing catch-up and consider their customer treatment in terms of support. We only want to recommend the best to ensure you get the best.
Overall, if you are on the fence between which automation tool to get.
We recommend: Jarvee.
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