Over 100 blogging tools for 2021, ranked (+ expert advice)


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Blogging is an art, and using the right blogging tools will make your art shine!

This is an epic list of blogging tools that you can refer to (hint: bookmark it!), And find new tools to improve your blogging experience as well as your readers' experience. !

This epic list of blogging tools consists of resources for all types of bloggers, whether professional, part-time, or personal. I've structured them into different sections, allowing you to assess and choose the right tool for the right purpose.

Although the list of available tools is long, each tool is useful in its own way. I also offer a one-line comment for each tool as a quick but useful reference.

I have personally used at least 75% of the tools mentioned below, and the remaining 25% are suggested by bloggers whose opinions I read and trust.

Note: Some of the links have my affiliate link (I'm going to buy some coffee) Page 

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The Sheet ultimate cheat blogging tools:

Desktop Blog Editors

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  • Hemingway'sEdito r: A great desktop writing tool that will improve your writing. Get an instant reading level score and word count. Available for Windows and Mac.

  • Frase : A web-based writing tool that integrates with WordPress, medium, and a few other platforms. It uses AI technology to help you improve your content.

  • Open Live Writer : Best Desktop Editor for Windows OS, and you can publish right from your desktop.

  • Evernote : I use it to take quick notes on my iPhone, and it's available through cloud sync.

ContentGeneration Tools

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  • BuzzSumoIdea : Enter a website or topic to find the most shared and engaging content.

  • Quora : Search for your keywords in a Quora search box and you will get unlimited ideas for your blog content.

  • Blog post generator : enter your keyword and it will give you ideas for posting.

  • Google Trends : Check out what's currently trending or search for the search trend for any keyword you want.

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Analyseur de titres

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  • Grammarly : Savior for a non-native English speaker like me. Proofreading aid, suggests words, is a great companion.

  • ProWriting Aid : Another popular grammar and spell checker tool. Supports multiple platforms.

  • Hemingway App : Free web tool to improve your writing. I'm sure you will eventually bookmark this one.

Stock Image for Blogs

  • Flickr Advanced Search : Use the advanced search Flickrto find images with a common creative license.

  • Google Image Search: Use images with an appropriate license that you can use on your blog.

  • Pixabay : Another great site where you can download high quality images. You don't have to give any credit links.

Blog Reader and Content Discovery Tool

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  • Feedly : Subscribe to any blog feed or search your interested topic to discover new blogs to subscribe to.

  • Pocket : A “read later” app that is also a productive app. Integrated with all of the previously mentioned reading apps and allows you to save articles for later reading.

Desktop Image / Video Recording +Editing Tools

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  • Camtasia : Available for Windows and Mac OS, and allows you to record screenshots. Offers a one month free trial.

  • Loom : A brand new tool that also offers desktop recording. You can use it to record a screencast with your face in a bubble.

  • Snag it : Image capture and editing tool for Mac and Windows OS. One of the best and highly recommended for bloggers.

  • Image Optim : Mac image compression tool that optimizes your images for the web.

  • MPEG Streamclip : Powerful desktop video converter software for Windows and Mac. You can use it to convert, cut, trim and join videos. I usually use it to convert my video format to reduce the size of the video.

  • Audacity : A sound recording tool for all major desktop operating systems. Useful for podcasters because you can record and then edit your recordings.

  • TubeBuddy : If you are a Youtube editor or video blogger, you should get Tubebuddy. This unique tool can double your Youtube channel traffic and make it easier to manage your Youtube channel. Highly recommended for YouTube publishers .

visitor statistics and analysis tool

  • Google Analytics : the best solution to display advanced details about your blog traffic. Also displays the status of your blog's live traffic.

  • Jetpack plugin : offers a module called "WordPress.com statistics", which allows you to see traffic details from your WordPress dashboard.

Outsourcing

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  • FiverrSites : Outsource things like YouTube video intros or buy social media likes and more for just $ 5.

  • FreelancerGreat : place to hire virtual assistants or freelancers to do a job.

  • 99designs : Crowdsourcing websites for your web design needs. Inexpensive, but high quality.

Productivity Tools: Take Control of Your Time

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  • Headspace : Tired of blogging constantly? Use Headspace and meditate for 5 minutes. You'll thank me later!

  • ToDoist : Manage your to-do list with To-Doits. Available on all platforms and stores data in the cloud.

  • Trello : a card-based task management tool. I have used it in the past, but have now switched to Wunderlist. Still, Trello has a different purpose and is very popular.

  • RescuetimeSends :you weekly statistics (configurable) on the site where you spent the most time during the previous week. A good idea to start taking note of your counterproductive activity, and save precious time. Install, configure and it runs in the background.

  • Selfcontrol : application for Mac that allows you to block access to certain sites. Try to block Facebook and see how your productivity increases!

Research Tools

  • KeywordGoogle Keyword Planner : A free, easy-to-use keyword research tool.

  • SEMRUSH : Atypical keywords tool that allows you to find keywords that a given website ranks for. Use it to find long tail keywords that are easy to rank for.

  • LongTailProDesktop- : based keyword research tool (Windows and Mac). Perfect for those who have little experience with keyword research.

SEO Tools

  • Google Search Console : Free tool from Google that displays various data such as links to your website, duplicate content, and keyword rankings.

  • Bing Webmaster Tool : similar to Google Webmaster Tool, but for the Bing search engine.

  • Integrity : Desktop tool for Mac that checks your blog for broken links (internal and external).

  • ScreamingFrog : The desktop SEO tool that lets you check your blog from a web spider's perspective. Available for Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS.

  • SiteBulb : Another greattool analysis desktop based siteand audit. I discovered this recently and love it.

  • KWfinder : I discovered this tool while researching for this post. Guess what? I fell in love with it. I'll be sharing a detailed review soon, but for now you should bookmark it and give it a try. The free plan lets you do 5 searches in 24 hours, which is pretty neat.

Social Media Tools

 

  • SocialPilot : A newcomer to the social media tools block, but I love it because they offer an iOS app (and an Android app too).

  • BufferApp : This will never let your social media profile run out of content. Also offers a mobile application called "Daily", which allows you to add high quality content to your social media profiles.

  • AgoraPulse : one of the best social media management tools of 2021. Try their mobile app and you will thank me later.

  • Tailwind : Perfect for Instagram and Pinterest planning.

  • ClickToTweet : create a unique link to tweet. You can use it in your blog post to increase your number of tweets.

Images for Social Tool

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  • Stencil Media: Create beautiful images and upload or share them directly to your social media channels. Easy to use and does not require any experience.

  • Canva : the most talked about image tool on social networks. Offers images in different sizes based on specific social media platforms.

  • PicMonkeyphoto : online editing and design tool. Also allows you to create photo collages.

  • Pictochart:  Infographics are the most shared type of content on social media, and Pictochart is the best free infographic tool available today.

  • QuotesCover : Create visually appealing quote images.

  • Pablo : This free web app is from Buffer. Allows you to add text on images and share it on social networking sites with just one click.

  • Vid to gif : .gif images increase CTR, and sites like Facebook and Twitter support .gif images. Use this tool to create a .gif from any video online.

Blog Monetization

  • Google AdSense : The Best Contextual Advertising Network. It's easy to manage and pays on time.

  • Media.net : an advertising network of Yahoo and Bing. High quality ads just like AdSense.

  • Properllerads : a good alternative to Google AdSense with a lower minimum payment.

  • VigLink : Perfect for bloggers who use business related words in their articles. Search engine friendly and allows you to earn money from an outgoing link.

Affiliate Marketplace for Affiliate Bloggers

  • ShareASale : Another popular affiliate marketplace with tons of affiliate programs to choose from.

  • Impact Radius : Gaining traction lately as many popular companies like MaxCDN and Media Temple are using IR to run their affiliate programs.

  • Commission Junction : One of the oldest and most trusted affiliate marketplaces for finding great affiliate deals. You can also get paid via Payoneer .

Check Out: Best Affiliate Networks 

Email Marketing Tools For Bloggers

  • ConvertKit : Best Email Marketing Software For Bloggers Offering Email Automation, Personalization, And Prebuilt Templates For Sending beautiful newsletters by e-mail.

  • Aweber : Another popular tool among bloggers and Internet marketers. Offers webinar support and a 30-day free trial without credit card.

Page Tool for WordPress

  • LandingLeadPages : One of the most trusted landing page tools for WordPress or any blogging platform.

Web Hosting Resource forBloggers

  • Bluehost : Recommended as # 1 hosting service by the official WordPress.org hosting resource page. Cheap and affordable shared hosting with a free domain name.

  • Cloudways : Do you want to host your WordPress site in the Cloud (Amazon or Digital Ocean)? Look no further than Cloudways. Enables non-technical users to more easily host their website in the cloud.

  • FileZilla : Desktop FTP tool available for all desktop operating systems.

Blog Promotion Tools

  • Flipboard : Create your own magazines and organize articles on the web or on your own site. Your creation combined with Flipboard  can generate targeted traffic. You can use their bookmarklet to add content to your magazine or use their mobile app.

  • MakeWebvideo : Use whiteboard style videos for your blog intro or for any topic. See an example here .

  • Wisestamp : add visually appealing signatures after your email. Use the Wisestamp RSS addon and display your latest blog post in every email. A smart technique for marketing your last item. I use it to gain subscribers to my social channels. This is an addon for browsers.

Content Marketing Tools

I covered many content marketing tools above. Here are a few that don't fit into any of the above categories:

  • BuzzStream : For blogger outreach. It's not a free tool, but it's an absolutely amazing tool for serious bloggers and marketers.

  • Other tools various blogs

  •   enables PushEngage:web push notifications to your blog. A new and innovative way to let users subscribe to updates to your blog.

  • Google apps : Create a domain-specific email address. Powered by Google and you will have access to all Google products. Also helps get AdSense approval fast with domain specific email address.

  • Speechpad : offers audio or video transcription services.

  • GtMetrix : check the loading speed of your desktop and mobile site. It also suggests how to improve the loading time.

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