Although many people use Microsoft Word for much of their writing, with all of its built in tools. There are a number of great tools out there that help people to write accurately and with proper grammar. Don’t worry; I’m not a grammar cop! But, it should at least seem like we listened in elementary school. Without further ado I will list some of the best tools available at a reasonable price, free.
First on the list is Grammarly. This is fantastic for those that do not own or use a software word processor, such as Word. There is the powerful paid version, which comes up when you log in. It can catch twice as many errors as the slightly less powerful version. I’ve used the paid version myself and I can say it is really extensive. It makes a proof reader out of the worst of us. The Grammarly tools also are available for Windows, Microsoft Word, and the Firefox browser. Don’t hesitate to give it a try.
The Hubspot Blog Ideas Generator
I love it. When you’re running low on topics to write, just plug in up to three nouns and push the button. It’s kind of fun to put absurd words in and see what it spits out, if you’re bored.
This is a multi-search engine tool. You put in a term and it immediately begins to come up with search results from up to seven different search engines. This tool can be useful when doing search engine optimization (SEO) types of article writing. You can start to type in a question to see the top variations of it. Of course, it is also handy for doing multiple searches at once.
The Periodic Table of Content Marketing
This crazy tool looks like a periodic table (really…) and functions based upon the components in the table. It provides up to 20 content writing ideas, from a content marketing perspective.
It is available to host on anyone’s web site. The color-coding really helps to see how the words chosen impact the question.
This is a grat source for high resolution, royalty-free, photos. It puts up a bunch of new photos every day. It also has a search function and extensive collections. Although there are other royalty-free sites out there, there is something quaint about this one. In many respects it rivals that of its paid competitors, because of the volume and quality of the photographs. I highly recommend it.
No list for content writers would be complete without a thesaurus resource. After all, we do not possess a vocabulary of all 15,000 words. At least I do not. For fun, you can even subscribe to the Word of the Day.
Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned veteran, every writer can benefit from these tools. If you find any that should be added, please let us know.