The 9 Best Tools to Improve Your Content Writing

The 9 Best Tools to Improve Your Content Writing

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It’s the future.

But that doesn’t mean your writing has to be left behind using dinosaur era techniques.

Writing for your blog can be one of the most fulfilling yet at times daunting tasks. I mean who wants to stare at a computer screen filled with words that you no longer understand after reading them for the fifth millionth time still looking for things to edit?

Fear no more. The 9 tools to improve your online writing are here (and completely at your disposal). They’re heroic in saying you time, streamlining your process, and making you look smarter than you really are.

Here are a few to start you on the path to a smoother writing process:

Capitalize My Title

I’m never quite sure which words are capitalized in my titles. That’s why I keep Capitalize My Title bookmarked for a quick check whenever I need it.

Stick your headline in, let it work the magic for you, then copy and paste. Simple as that. No wasting time looking up grammar rules required.

Grammarly

The grammar checker everyone swears by nowadays, for good reason. It looks through your writing and helps you catch grammar errors that you or your built-in spell checker wouldn’t otherwise catch. It even quietly follows you around the internet (since it’s an app that you download) and everywhere you have to do some writing, it will point out mistakes for you.

Talk about having a cheat buddy. Not to mention it has saved me from many an embarrassing grammar mistakes. Don’t be the person who doesn’t use grammarly for no good reason. Did I mention it’s free?

EverNote

The writing Gods heard my prayers when I wished for a place to store all my notes, random thoughts, and useful stuff I’d find on the internet for writing later. Evernote does just that. You can sign in with your google account and it works on any device you want to use it on.

Headline Analyzer from CoSchedule

Coming up with kickass headlines is an important part of your writing. I love that it not only analyzes headlines for blog posts specifically, but even for email subject lines for higher click through rates. It rates your word usage, length,

It rates your word usage, length, power of word choice, readability, and a bunch more. It’s a great tool if you’re unsure of the quality of your headline and can serve as a nice reviser.

Hemingway

“Hemingway app makes your writing bold and clear.” Couldn’t have said it better myself. Beyond figuring out where commas go and if there is a difference between “effect” and “affect”, Hemingway makes sure your sentence structure is on point. It points out run on sentences, stuff that’s hard to read, and words that are replaceable with better ones. It’s no wonder they named it Hemingway.

It points out run on sentences, stuff that’s hard to read, and words that are replaceable with better ones. It’s no wonder they named it Hemingway.

Word Counter

This one is a lot like Grammarly, except you have to visit the site to use it. It goes through and finds corrections for your writing style, word choice, and even detects plagiarism (for all the college peeps out there). What I like to use it for most is figuring out the frequency of a keyword in my writing, which it quantifies in percentages. It even tells you the estimated time it would take to read your article. How cool is that?

What I like to use it for most is figuring out the frequency of a keyword in my writing, which it quantifies in percentages. It even tells you the estimated time it would take to read your article. How cool is that?

What I like to use it for most is figuring out the frequency of a keyword in my writing, which it quantifies in percentages. It even tells you the estimated time it would take to read your article. How cool is that?

Link Bait Title Generator

I often find myself at a total loss for title inspiration. Enter Link Bait Title Generator. All you do is get on the site and enter a subject. It generates a list of catchy titles that can serve as inspiration for those title writer’s block moments.

Obviously, some (or most) of the title ideas it generates won’t make perfect sense for your writing, but they can be rearranged and serve as inspiration for similes, metaphors, and downright catchy word usage you wouldn’t have thought about otherwise.

I remember being skeptical before trying it, but I became enough of a fan to decide it was useful enough to include in this nifty list.

What Font

This is a useful little tool and can be quite handy if you’re the type of person that visits sites and comes across fonts they’d like to steal. True, this doesn’t necessarily improve the quality of your writing, but it can be helpful in deciding the signature font you’ll use to make your writing more appealing and easier to read.

I simply installed the app in my bookmarks bar and every time I come across a sweet font Id like to use I click on the application, hover over it and it lets me know the font name, size, and even the line height. A good one for all those designers/writers out there.

OneLook Reverse Dictionary

This is a sort of bonus one for fun. It’s a helpful site if you’re thinking of something but can’t quite find the perfect word to describe it. Sometimes I type in things or questions related to the word so Reverse Dictionary can give me a set of words to look through.

Perfect for when you can’t find a word to describe a certain something.

So far my favorite tool to use has been Grammarly. It’s easy to use and it follows me around the internet to correct mistakes where you least expect them e.g. comments, applications, etc. Try it our for yourself here!

Use the tools to your advantage and help make your writing the best version of itself. These days, simple spell checker doesn’t cut it anymore. Are there any other tools you use that I left out and are just as useful?

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