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10 Great Online Tools for Content Writers

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10 Great Online Tools for Content Writers

Content writers make invaluable contributions to the world of the Internet.

Whether you're a creative writer, copywriter, or blogger, you know that you can make a difference with every piece you write, and you always want to make it better than the last one.

Unfortunately, the day has only 24 hours and we rarely have time to write everything on our mind!

That's why it's important to use as many hacks and tricks as we can to maximize productivity & efficiency. Here are some great tools to help with that.

1. Factbrowser

Fact BrowserThis research discovery engine will save you from spending pointless hours searching for persuasive information. On this website, you can find studies, surveys, reports, stats, and other types of facts that will make your content more convincing.

2. Infogr.am

InfogramYou can always attract more readers by making your content visually appealing. The best way to achieve that is by implementing interactive online charts and infographics in your texts. This free tool will help you create them easily.

3. Ninja Essays

Ninja EssaysSpeaking of proper sentence structure and grammar, you cannot bring your own content to perfection, regardless of how hard you try. Ninja Essays will help you elevate the quality of all your writings with its editing service. (This is not an automated editing tool with questionable efficiency; you can hire a real editor at Ninja Essays and make sure you get the best out of your content before you publish it.)

4. Easel.ly

EaselyThis is another tool that will help you create captivating infographics. It provides various themes, shapes, and objects, which you can use to customize a cool-looking infographic within minutes.

5. Writers Workshop

Writers WorkshopThere's nothing like reading an article with grammatical errors. Writers Workshop (a tool developed by the University of Illinois) will help you avoid the most common problems in writing, such as run-on sentences, homophones, misplaced modifiers, parallelism, comma splices, and more.

6. WordPress SEO by Yoast

YOASTIf WordPress is the platform you use to present your writings to the world, then you absolutely need to check this tool out. By improving your WordPress SEO, you will attract more readers via search engines over time. (Josh actually recommends this in his Top 10 Plugins for Bloggers in 2014 article!)

7. InboundWriter

Inbound WriterThe usage of this tool doesn’t require any serious effort, but will greatly improve the content you publish online. InboundWriter helps you choose the right focus terms and keywords that will drive more traffic towards your content! (Pretty neat!) :-)

8. TagCrowd

Tag CrowdInstead of choosing an image that could get you in trouble with copyright issues, you can create a captivating tag cloud that will convey the essence of your posts. With this free tool, you can visualize the word frequency of your texts and make them more appealing not only to your readers, but to search engines as well.

9. Trello

TrelloWhat’s the best way to become and stay organized? Using an organizer, of course! As a free and easy-to-use tool, Trello is great for content writers who want to stay on top of their schedule. You can use the tool to organize different projects and keep track of your ideas and collected resources.

10. Boomerang for Gmail

Google BoomerangHow many times have you reminded yourself that you had to write an important email during the following days, but forgot all about it? Boomerang is a Gmail add-on that helps you write the email now and schedule it to be automatically sent whenever you want.

Conclusion

As a content writer, you may be working on your own schedule, but that doesn’t mean that you’re not chasing deadlines and wishing for a way to become better than your competition. If you are devoted to this career, then using online tools is a must for improving your efficiency. Start exploring the above-listed tools and you will quickly see an increase in productivity (and traffic!) Leave a comment with the tools you're using! I'd love to hear them. :)

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Josh Coffy

Josh is an entrepreneur at heart, dropping out of college to pursue his dream of owning his own business. Fast-forward five years later, and Josh’s unique ability to marry technology with creative marketing strategies has led to Flight Media’s steady and swift growth. Now one of the leading Inbound Marketing companies in Ohio, the U.S. and abroad, clients trust Flight Media’s expertise, agile approach, and transparency. You can find Josh at CrossFit, backpacking the West coast with his wife, Kelsey, or reading a personal development book from his ever-growing library.