How Safe Is JARVEE And Should You Use It – A Review
Most people who add automation tools to their social media accounts are looking to save time. JARVEE, an Instagram automation tool that promises to grow your account ten times faster, touts itself as the fastest automation tool of them all. I decided to give this tool a try to test out this claim.
Before we continue any further, I think it’s really important you check out our picks for the best Instagram tools of 2019 – which has better JARVEE alternatives but would also give you a better idea of social media automation in general.
I’d also recommend you read my post about Instagram automation before you venture any further. It provides you a great introduction into what to automate, any drawbacks, and all the benefits. Feel free to check out this article right now.
Let’s Get Started with JARVEE
Now then, If you’re thinking of using JARVEE to grow your Instagram or other social media accounts, then you may be wondering if it’s safe to use. You probably also want to know if it’s worth your time and money.
In this JARVEE Review, I’ll discuss: how JARVEE works, its key features, and its pricing options. I’ll also give you my final thoughts on the safety of using this tool. Continue reading to learn more about the pros and cons of JARVEE.
Disclaimer: Although automation tools can be a great way to grow your following quickly, they always come with a risk. Some actions performed by these tools go against the user guidelines of social media platforms. It’s important to avoid using these tools too aggressively. Doing so can lead to having your accounts banned or disabled. With that being said, proceed with caution!
JARVEE: The Basics
According to JARVEE’s website, it does the work of a full social media team for 24 hours a day. They describe their tool as a fast and safe way to get more website traffic, followers, and business leads. This tool promises to help your social media accounts gain real followers who actually engage with your account.
It has the ability to automate accounts on several social media platforms including:
JARVEE’s Key Features
Before giving JARVEE a try, it’s important to understand its key features. JARVEE has a variety of social media scheduling and automation functions. The automation functions of this tool vary for each social media platform.
The most prominent function of this tool is post scheduling. JARVEE schedules posts for the top 8 social media platforms. They also promise to make your scheduled posts live at optimized times to increase engagement.
JARVEE promises to generate a tenfold growth increase for your Instagram account. This tool can follow, follow-back, and unfollow other users. It can also re-post, like, comment, and delete posts on your behalf and manage your direct messages. JARVEE also claims to be able to conduct hashtag and user research.
On Facebook, you can perform the usual automated functions like liking and commenting on posts and sending direct messages. Additionally, this tool can join niche groups on your behalf. It can also contact leads and post as your business page. JARVEE allows you to set up an HTTP proxy for each of your Facebook accounts for added security.
This tool’s Twitter automation function can follow, unfollow, and follow back accounts. It can favorite and retweet posts from other accounts as well. JARVEE can also post on your behalf and tweet from your RSS feed.
Unlike other automation and scheduling tools, JARVEE doesn’t ignore Google+. This platform isn’t very important for most brands so this may not matter for your particular situation. Nonetheless, JARVEE can perform all of the actions of your branded accounts. This includes finding, joining, and leaving groups.
JARVEE promises to grow your Pinterest account ten times faster. Like with Google+, Pinterest may or may not matter to you. This tool allows you to follow and unfollow accounts automatically. You can also automate commenting and repinning. If you’re concerned about others sharing your pins without crediting you, JARVEE allows you to watermark your pins.
You can use JARVEE on LinkedIn to expand your network and reach new leads. It allows you to find, join, and leave groups. You can also automate viewing profiles and inviting friends to join groups. Although JARVEE can help you build connections on your personal LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t do much for building a following for your company page.
With JARVEE’s Tumblr automation functions, you’re able to follow and unfollow other blogs. You can also automate liking and reblogging. You’re able to post on sub-blogs as well.
On YouTube, JARVEE can automate subscribing and unsubscribing from other channels. You can also automate watching, liking, and commenting on other videos.
Unique Posting Using Spin Syntax
JARVEE can create unique posts using Spin Syntax. This is a tool that can generate new content based off of original content by swapping out similar words and phrases. While this tool can be beneficial if you don’t have time to write original content, it’s risky to use. There is always a risk of publishing unnatural or grammatically incorrect content. It also can’t mimic your brand’s unique voice, tone, and writing style.
Other JARVEE Features
JARVEE is able to perform a few other functions including curating content with its advanced scraping tools and auto-hashtagging your keywords and brand name in posts. It also keeps track of your growth metrics and stats.
Getting Started with JARVEE
Each of JARVEE’s packages starts with a 5-day free trial. You’re not required to add a credit card to your account to get started so you can give it a try with no risk.
JARVEE offers three tiers of pricing. Each tier comes with all of JARVEE’s scheduling and automation features and premium customer support. The only difference between the packages is the number of social accounts that you’re able to connect. Whether you’re using JARVEE for a single organization or a social media agency, you’re likely to find a pricing package that meets your needs:
- JARVEE’s Starter Package: Connect up to 10 social accounts for $29.95 per month
- JARVEE’s Professional Package: Connect up 70 social accounts for $69.95 per month
- JARVEE’s Premium Package: Connect up to 150 social accounts for $99.95 per month
JARVEE is a bit pricier than other social media automation tools, but if you need to automate a lot of accounts then it may be worth the price.
JARVEE Review: The Pros
As a scheduling tool, I appreciate the fact that JARVEE is compatible with a variety of social media platforms. You can use this tool with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, and even YouTube. I’ve used other social media schedulers in the past that did not include these platforms.
Another upside to using JARVEE is their premium customer service. It’s easy to contact them directly from their software. This is very convenient if you have a question or need assistance while using the program.
JARVEE also has very detailed tutorials on their website. They’ll walk you through the process of using all of JARVEE’s features. This page came in handy when I needed instructions for how to use the software on a Mac. It’s relatively easy to search the JARVEE Knowledge Base for any information that you may need.
JARVEE Review: The Cons
There are quite a few cons when it comes to this social media automation tool.
The biggest downside of JARVEE for me is the fact that it’s a Windows-based tool. For the best experience, they suggest using it with Windows 7 or higher. This is pretty inconvenient if, like myself, you’re a Mac user. To use this tool with Mac OS or Linux, you have to install it on a virtual machine or a VPS running Windows. This can be quite a hassle if you’re using this tool to save time.
I also didn’t enjoy the fact that you can’t use JARVEE online or in a browser. You’re required to download the program to use it. You also have to have your computer or VPS running for many hours each day while using JARVEE.
Although I like the fact that JARVEE allows you to automate less common platforms like Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube, most brands don’t use them. More brands are, however, using Snapchat, which is not included in JARVEE’s line up. It would be nice if JARVEE offered a package that didn’t include the less popular accounts so that brands that don’t use them wouldn’t have to pay for automation for those accounts.
Along those same lines, you may feel that JARVEE is a waste of money if you are trying to build a personal brand with less than ten social media accounts. There are currently no packages available for those looking to automate less than ten social media accounts.
JARVEE is actually a bit expensive compared to other Instagram automation tools. This is likely because of the high number of accounts you can add (up to 10 on the starter package), and the fact that it works for eight different social media platforms. The price tag may not be worth it for those who don’t need automation for that many accounts, especially when there are plenty of cheaper alternatives.
If you’re not technologically savvy, then you probably won’t enjoy using JARVEE. This tool allows for a lot of control over your automation efforts, but this means that you’ll have to spend a bit of time configuring the settings. Its dashboard can become a bit confusing for some. You can get help from their customer service team, but that can be quite a hassle if you’re short on time.
Alternatives to JARVEE
If you’re a MAC OS or Linux user, or you’re looking for a more cost-effective option, there are plenty of alternatives to JARVEE available. Here are some of my favorites:
If you’re mostly focused on growing your Instagram account, KENJI is a much cheaper alternative to JARVEE. At only $19 per month, this tool uses advanced targeting features to find and connect with your ideal audience. Much like JARVEE, it uses hashtags to target users.
Not only is this tool cheaper than JARVEE, but it’s also easier to set up and use. If you use MAC OS or Linux, then you’ll be happy to know that you can use this application with your operating system. It is also used within your browser, so you don’t have to worry about downloading any additional software. This tool is easy to set up in three easy steps. All you have to do is sign up, add your hashtags, and watch your accounts grow!
The only downside to KENJI is that you can only use it for Instagram. However, this is the most common social media for most brands so this may not be a downside to you.
If you’d prefer your social media automation to have a human touch, Upleap is a great alternative to JARVEE. This tool assigns you your very own human account manager. They will manage your account on your behalf without spamming other users. This tool can grow your account relatively quickly, and also help to improve your engagement rate. Since this tool is automated by a human account manager, there’s less risk of violating any rules or guidelines.
Another great aspect of this tool is the fact that you can use it in your browser. There’s no need to download anything, and it works perfectly for MAC OS and Linux users.
Although Upleap and JARVEE are similarly priced, you get more bang for your buck with Upleap. Upleap’s cheapest plan is a little bit more expensive than JARVEE’s cheapest plan, but with Upleap you’re getting help from a human account manager. Their pricing is virtually identically on the second and third tiers.
We reviewed Upleap here if you want to learn more.
JARVEE Review: My Final Thoughts
I hope you found this JARVEE review helpful. If you’re someone who’s looking to grow your online presence across a variety of social media platforms, then JARVEE may be a good option for you. If, however, you stick to just a few platforms, or you’re managing less than ten accounts, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives available.
JARVEE’s speed is also subjective. If you’re technologically savvy and won’t have much trouble navigating JARVEE’s settings, then it’s a time efficient option. But, if it takes you a great deal of time to learn how to use this tool, then it probably won’t save you as much time.
If you use MAC OS or Linux, JARVEE is most likely not worth your time. Because this program requires a Windows operating system, you’d have to go through a lot of trouble to set it up. There are plenty of cheaper alternatives that are compatible with MAC OS and Linux.
As far as the safety of this automation tool goes, JARVEE can be risky. One of the main reasons for this is because it runs continuously for 24 hours each day. You run the risk of repeatedly crossing the engagement limits of each platform.
Having this tool constantly liking posts and following and unfollowing accounts can lead to having your account banned or disabled, especially on Instagram.
If you liked this article and want to know everything about Instagram automation including my favorite picks, check out my in-depth article!