There are tools that bloggers can use — the types of tools that are capable of making the blogging process so much easier for them (And, most bloggers that I know would not mind making their blogging process an easier one).
The majority of these tools on my list are well-known and there are tools that a lot of bloggers have never thought about using.
So, without further ado, let us find out what they are.
1.) The WordPress Mobile App
It is no big secret, that a large number of WordPress bloggers use the WordPress Mobile App.
The WordPress Mobile App is available for both Android and iOS users.
Bloggers can use the WordPress Mobile App to do the following things:
- To compose the drafts for their blog posts.
- To publish their blog posts.
- To respond to the comments that were made on one’s blog on the go.
- To check their Stats.
- To change their blog’s theme.
- To adjust various settings via the dashboard area.
Those are some of the things that bloggers can do via the usage of the WordPress Mobile App.
In a past blog post, I mentioned that I compose one-third of the drafts for my blog posts via my Android smartphone.
And, I am proud to mention that I also use the WordPress Mobile App to respond to the comments in the comments section of my blog when I am away from my laptop computer.
Have you ever used the WordPress Mobile App?
Evernote is a note-taking app; one that allows you to take notes while you are on the go.
The best part is that Evernote works fabulously with the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows
If you are a Linux user (like myself) you will have to access Evernote via their online service on your web browser.
Google Chrome users can add the Evernote Web extension to their browser; which would grant them access to Evernote’s service.
You will need to sign up with Evernote (It does not cost you anything to sign up).
After, you can choose to utilise a free or a paid plan.
I give Evernote two thumbs up!
LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite; it comes free with most distributions of Linux.
If you are not a Linux user you can still utilise it, because there are versions of LibreOffice that are compatible with:
- Microsoft Windows
LibreOffice comes with the following things:
- LibreOffice Writer — an easy-to-use word processing program that is similar to Microsoft Word.
- LibreOffice Calc — an intuitive spreadsheet program that is similar to Microsoft Excel.
- LibreOffice Impress — a presentation program that has a striking resemblance to Microsoft PowerPoint.
- LibreOffice Draw — a wonderful vector graphics editor that is similar to Microsoft Visio.
- LibreOffice Math — a program that is ideal for creating and editing mathematical formulae.
- LibreOffice Base — a database management program that is very similar to that of Microsoft Access.
LibreOffice certainly packs a huge punch for program that is free.
You will love using LibreOffice.
4.) Ginger Software
This Israeli software company was founded in 2007 by Yael Karov and Avner Zangvil.
Bloggers can use the Ginger Software to do the following things:
- Improve their writing skills.
- Have their texts corrected while they type.
- Check their grammar.
- Check their spelling.
- Check their punctuation.
- Rephrase their sentences.
- Translate up to fifty languages.
- Boost their productivity.
- Save time on proofreading.
Hey, not bad at all!
Ginger software is compatible with the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows
Unfortunately, us Linux users will have to gain access to the Ginger Software via the Ginger extension for the Google Chrome web browser (Which is better than not having access to it).
I used the Ginger Software back in the days when I had Windows 8 on my laptop computer.
Recently, I experimented with the Ginger Software via Ginger’s Android Keyboard (And, I loved it).
By the way there is also a version of the Ginger Keyboard for iOS users (A large number of people own iPhones and iPads; so Ginger kept those people in mind).
You can register your Ginger account three ways:
- Via email.
- Via Facebook.
- Via Google Plus.
Bloggers would appreciate what the Ginger Software can do for them.
Grammarly is one of the most popular apps on the planet; it is similar to Ginger Software (I have seen Grammarly advertised on cable television).
Grammarly does the following things:
- Corrects issues pertaining to grammar.
- Fixes issues that are related to punctuation.
- Corrects spelling errors.
- Checks for wordiness.
- Checks for plagiarism.
Grammarly has the potential of becoming a blogger’s best friend.
There are Grammarly extensions available for the following web browsers:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge
Cool! Those are some of the best web browsers around!
And, smartphone users would be pleased to know that there are versions of Grammarly available for Android and iOS.
People can create a free Grammarly account via these three methods:
- Via their email account.
- Via their Facebook account.
- Via their Google Plus account.
In spite of Grammarly being a superb piece of software, I only use it once in a Blue Moon.
Have you ever used Grammarly?
Oh, I left my favourite for last.
I love Ribbet; I use the online version of it to edit my photos.
Here are some of the things that you can do with Ribbet:
- Add additional images and layers to your photos.
- Crop your photos.
- Resize your photos.
- Convert PNG images to JPG images (And vice versa).
- Rotate images.
- Adjust the colour of your images.
- Make your images sharper.
- Adjust the contrast of your images.
- Remove what is commonly referred to as “Red-eye” from photos.
- Remove wrinkles from photos.
- Change the colour of the eye that is in the photo.
- Make the teeth in a photo look whiter.
And, Ribbet can do a lot more great things.
The online version of Ribbet is compatible with the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows
So, three of the major operating systems are catered for.
iOS users can download a version of Ribbet via the App Store for their iPhone and their iPad.
Unfortunately, there is no version of Ribbet that is available for Android users (The good news is that Ribbet has intentions of creating a compatible version of their software for Android in the near future).
So, those are my six picks — tools that I know that bloggers will love.
I would like to state, that I was not paid by any of those software companies to review their products and services.
I highlighted these products and services with the intentions of bringing them to the attention of my fellow bloggers and beloved readers (People whom I know will benefit greatly from them).
By the way, have you ever used any of the things that I mentioned in my list?
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