The times when you needed a pen and a piece of paper to write are long gone. Today, writing is not possible without applying various tools. Especially, if you are writing a blog and want it to be successful. Different stages of writing require different tools. Here, we’ve collected the 10 Best Tools to Use For Writing Your Blog in 2018.
10 Best Tools to Use For Writing Your Blog in 2018
#1 Be Focused
As writing includes many aspects, you need different apps. Not all of them are actually writing tools, but they are still essential for the process. Be Focused is an application based on Pomodoro technique widely used in time-management. You set a 25-minutes timer not to get distracted from your writing for this period. Then, you have a short break.
Pros: The timer can be adjusted in many ways.
Cons: None. It gets five out of five stars from all users.
#2 HubSpot’s Blog Ideas Generator
You know exactly what you are going to write about when you start your blog initially. However, a lot of bloggers get a little confused when they face the inevitability of coming up with two or three GREAT ideas a week. When a certain frequency is expected from you to keep your blog popular, it is easy to get short of ideas. The Blog Idea Generator can be taken as a toy. But when you use it, you start seeing the perks. It is really helpful to see your subject from a different angle. For example, you want to give some tips on how to choose causal analysis essay topics but look for a new viewpoint. Here is what ideas generator can do for you:
- The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Causal Analysis
- Why We Love Essay (And You Should, Too!)
- How to Solve the Biggest Problems With Topics
- 7 Things About Causal Analysis Your Boss Wants to Know
- 10 Quick Tips About Essay
Pros: Free and easy to use.
Cons: Sometimes, the topics are so good that it is hard to rephrase them. But you really should.
This app is extremely useful for research and just reading interesting blog posts for fun. Actually, it works with all the content types. All you need to do is to put it in your ‘pocket’ and return to it when you have time. The app syncs your content on all of your devices and doesn’t require the Internet connection when you want to read, see, or watch something. If you’re like most bloggers, you spend a good part of your day just reading other people’s blog posts.
Pros: You may save content from any social media. Pocket has Chrome and Firewall extensions. You may find it both at Google Play and iTunes.
Cons: It is not the best option for archiving your content. Once you are done, you are better to delete it.
#4 Headline Analyzer
If you think that topic is great, it doesn’t mean that your readers will think so too. So, after you have come up with an idea and tried to phrase the headline yourself, you are better to check it with Headline Analyzer. No, it doesn’t read the reader’s mind. Instead, it analyses all the statistics – SEO, shares, word balance, length, etc.
Pros: Has an ultimate version and a simpler online version, which can be accessed from any device.
Cons: The ultimate offer is not free, of course.
If you value the process of writing as it is and take your work as art, no matter what you are writing – novels, blog posts, or marketing content, you will love Paragraphs. It has absolutely no useless widgets or menus. Have you ever used them all, by the way? Still, as opposed to the simplicity of the interface, Paragraphs have all the editing features you need in the process of writing.
Pros: It can convert your text into an HTML, which, in turn, can be easily transferred to your platform.
Cons: Only available for Mac users. Costs $10 – no free version.
When you are tired with writing (today or for a long time already), you keep fixing on some minor mistakes and misconceptions in the text. You keep returning to the same sentences over and over again. It doesn’t allow you to move further. When you feel that it is getting a real problem and threatens your productivity as a blogger, it is time to try Ilys. In this app, you set a word count, and Ilys doesn’t let you stop writing until you complete your goal. No editing is possible in the process. It is a very interesting tool to overcome a writer’s block.
Pros: The app helps you track your progress. It also guarantees the total security of your work.
Cons: Ilys gives you only 3000 free words to try. So, if you like it, and you definitely will, you will have to pay for it.
Developers position this soft as ‘your second brain.’ One of the most obvious similarities is that you can always take it with you. Evernote has a mobile, online, and desktop versions. They all get synced, too. Of course, the first thing a blogger would think of is to use Evernote for writing texts everywhere – at home, in the office, in public transport, in a traffic jam, etc. That is why it is called Evernote.
But the qualities of Evernote are not limited by syncing your writings. It can serve as a planner and as a brain dump. You can use tables, checklists, links and a lot of other features.
Pros: Everything that developers claim about Evernote is true, that is why it is very likely that it will remain the most popular soft of this kind in 2018.
Cons: Some bloggers claim that Evernote editor features are very basic. On the other hand, others still use it for blog post final versions.
This is a good website. Those who use it often may state that it is: advantageous, beneficial, convenient, excellent, exceptional, helpful, suitable, etc. And this is only in the meaning of ‘good’ as ‘useful.’ Hopefully, you get our point. Understand it? See? Savvy? Ok.
Pros: It is not just a list of synonyms and antonyms. They are given in groups according to the meaning. You can pick the length and complexity of the word. Cons: None.
When you browse for grammar checker reviews, it becomes obvious that Grammarly remains the most popular soft of this type. It is tremendously easy to sign up, download extensions, and use the tool. It ‘flies’ even on the slowest laptops, and, unlike its duller relatives, checks really well. Grammar and spelling need ALMOST no correction after Grammarly. It will also check you writing for plagiarism and suggest vocabulary enhancement.
Pros: A lot of them. It checks almost like a human being editor.
Cons: Vocabulary enhancement and plagiarism check are only available for Premium users. There is no mobile version.
Creativity is a great thing. But when it comes to the Internet, it is not nearly enough to be creative. If you are a blogger who has no a highly skilled well-paid SEO team, you have to manage SEO issues on your own. Google Search Console is a tool that doesn’t allow you to struggle these issues alone. The Console itself deals with all the aspects that make a website Google-friendly. It has many features to make your blog easily searched, such as click analytics and making sure that your content is interpreted correctly by the searching engine.
Pros: As all Google Services it is free. Google Search Console has tutorial materials and a mobile version.
Cons: The keyword here is GOOGLE-friendly. Although, it is rather a limitation than a disadvantage because most people ‘google’ instead of ‘browse.’
Author Bio :
Sophia Clark graduated from the University in the City of New York with B.A. in Journalism, 2011. She is a creative writer who loves to share her thoughts with readers, now she writes for eliteessaywriters.com. In her free time, she enjoys writing fiction as well as reading it. Connect with her on Twitter and Google +.