When comparing Buffer vs IFTTT, the Slant community recommends IFTTT for most people. In the question“What are the best tools to automate social media?” IFTTT is ranked 3rd while Buffer is ranked 6th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Excellent Chrome extension
Buffer integrates tightly with Chrome, allowing instant scheduling for website links, highlighted text, and images.
Pro Easy to use
Pro Pre-build a schedule independent of content
Instead of creating a post and then scheduling it, Buffer starts with the schedule and then inserts your posts into it sequentially. (Prior to actual distribution, scheduled posts can be re-ordered.) Immediate posts and "normal" per-post scheduling are also available.
Pro Excellent mobile support
Buffer's iOS and Android apps are frequently praised for their functionality and ease of use.
Pro Extremely simple
While this app can complete complex tasks, it is very easy to use.
Con Limited free service
The free service is very very limited.
Con Recipes aren't guaranteed to work
Sometimes recipes don't work as expected, or fail to launch completely.
Con Limits only one action per trigger
Instead of allowing users to have a large amount of actions launch based off of one trigger, the limit is only 1:1.