When comparing Social Harvest vs Instazood, the Slant community recommends Instazood for most people. In the question“What are the best social media dashboards?” Instazood is ranked 2nd while Social Harvest is ranked 3rd. The most important reason people chose Instazood is:
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Pro Fast & efficient due to benefits provided by Go
It's built in Go and takes advantage of concurrency allowing it to be quite fast. It can gather and analyze data quickly and efficiently using very little system resources.
Pro Flexible data storage & workflow
It stores data to several databases natively (including Postgres which is then of course available on Amazon RDS and RedShift, etc.), but also logs out to file on disk. These files can then be picked up by something like Fluentd and then sent literally anywhere. This allows Social Harvest to fit any work flow and act as a stand alone data harvester (without the dashboard part).
Pro It's free and open source
It's free, open source software allowing it to be modified to fit specific needs. It's licensed under GPL v3 with code available on GitHub.
Pro Not too expensive
It has a good price as an automation tool.
The application uses your own IP. That can help your Instagram's account safety.
It has statistics that show the conversion rate of the bot's activities, giving you the ability to track its actions.
Pro Automatic actions
Automatically likes, follows, comments, unfollows, DM's, and posts instead of you.
Pro Instagram Direct messeges online
I mostly use its auto DM feature and the ability to have my direct messages online on a browser from any device that feels like having an instagram messenger.
Con Not user friendly yet
Installation is a pain.
Con Has not been updated since 2016
Latest commit on its Github page is from 2016.
Con Manual actions
You can not use Instagram while the bot is running, you should pause the bot first to be able to use it manually.
Con Unfollowing option
Doesn't unfollow just the people not following you back.