The Top 7 Writing Tools You Must Use

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So you been writing or are interested in writing and wondering like, hey what are the writing tools that I can use to level my work up? Or let’s just say that you are in the search of finding a few writing tools to help ease out the efforts you are putting in.

If that is the case then friends you have landed on just the right page. Coz here you will be looking at the top 7 tools for writing in my opinion (no hard feelings!) that are gonna work as antidepressants on your working load.

So, without wasting any time I am just gonna start listing them (in no particular order) right away!

 

#1. Scrivener

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If you’ve been following some top writers in this industry for a while or just been browsing out some writing articles then you must have heard this word before and wondered what the hell is it?

Now, I am gonna provide you a very simple answer to that question. If you are serious about writing and thinking about making writing as your profession then Scrivener is what you need.

Scrivener is an all in one tool that is gonna take you step by step in the writing process. ย Talk about notes, composing, structuring, finding ideas and researching, editing, proofreading, hell the whole writing…..Scrivener has got it all!!!

Ever used MS Office Word? Scrivener is almost the same thing but on steroids!!

The only downside of this is that it is a paid writing tool and it can be used on Windows and iOS only. A free trial is available for your consideration to check out this product and then decide whether you wanna spend money on it or not. But if you don’t mind spending 40 bucks from your pocket for this tool and are okay with the OS then there’s no downside to it at all.

 

#2. Grammarly

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Are you one of those guys who want to write but have weak language skills? Or you just make a lot of mistakes while writing which is natural of course!?

If so, then Grammarly is what you need!

This cutting edge tool will help you get rid of all of those spelling mistakes, sentence formation mistakes, and other basic language mistakes in real time (just as you are writing). Moreover, it will also provide you word suggestions alongside so that you can give your writing that professional touch.

Grammarly is so well designed that it works on most of the places including most of the sites and software. All you need to do is setup an account with Grammarly and download its extension to your browser and it will work like a charm!

FYI:ย Do I use Grammarly? Answer: All the time!!!

 

#3. Notepad

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You must be laughing at me right now just by reading the name of this tool (Haha!). But you know what, this basic tool helps a ton in the real world. Sadly, it’s also one of the most disregarded and ignored tool ๐Ÿ™

Whether you are using Windows or Mac it doesn’t matter. You will definitely have this tool in your system by default. And it comes in handy all the time.

If you are using Android or iOS even then you can easily download a simple app for this from the play/app store for free. Trust me, you will need it more than you can imagine if you are serious about your work.

 

#4. Text Mechanic

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Time for the secret tool to dig in (LOL!).

Text mechanic is the best text manipulation tool you can find at any place on the web. There is simply no tool that can beat it and the reason behind is its simplicity and ease of working.

It serves so many purposes that I can’t even list them all. Talk about removing extra spaces in a book of over 100,000 words, or removing duplicate lines and texts, adding prefix/suffix into lines, letter case conversions, merging text, numbering lines and so on!! This list goes on and on!!!

Any text manipulation you can think of, text mechanic has got a solution for it. And text mechanic is a super time saver as well ๐Ÿ™‚

 

#5. Hiveword

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Are you new to writing? Or are you just looking for some information on writing? Or maybe you are keen knowledge seeker and want to explore new and new articles just about writing?

Following top writing websites, searching on Google, Yahoo, and Bing is one way to do it. But that’s what everyone does. And it’s time to go differently.

Now, what if I told you that there is a search engine out there just for writers. Yes, you read that correctly. A search engine that pops out info just for writers.

Excited?

Welcome to Hiveword! This little-known tool is the thing that you have been looking for. Feed your writing hunger by searching literally anything about writing in this search engine and get prepared to be shocked by the overwhelming info you will discover.

This little-known tool is the thing that you have been looking for. Feed your writing hunger by searching literally anything about writing in this search engine and get prepared to be shocked by the overwhelming info you will discover.

 

#6. Canva

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Every now and then there is a need of images, graphics, illustrations and lots more related stuff. As you know, an image speaks a 1,000 words!

And most of the times it’s hard to find royalty free stuff that is good enough to be put to use. Let alone if you want to keep everything unique then this work can get quite tedious and costly if outsourced.

So, what’s the solution in such a case?

Canva is the solution here! In this web-based designer, you can design anything you want. Literally, anything you want!! And the best of all it’s completely free.

 

#7. WordPress

wordpress

Talk about blogging, content marketing or even self-publishing. In all these cases WordPress is the simplest and the best solution out there. And you even got a choice between a free one and a paid one.

So, if you don’t wanna spend any $$$ then you should go for the WordPress hosted blogs and if you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks every year then opt for a self-hosted custom WordPress site.

It’s a great way to build your own fan following, share your work and thoughts, obtain recognition, connect with your readers and lot’s more fun stuff. There are so many benefits of using it that it simply can’t be ignored.

Note:ย There are alternatives available to WordPress but I would strictly recommend sticking to this only.

 

So, these are the top 7 writing tools that will help you in one or the other way from time to time in your journey. If you’ve got some recommendations of your own then feel free to share it with all of us in the comments section down below ๐Ÿ™‚

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