Writing Tools: The Complete List (2020 Update)

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Want to see the best Writing tools in one place? Then you’ll LOVE this article.

I personally tested these 50 free and paid tools.

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50 Best Writing Tools

1. Hemingway

The Hemingway App is an editing tool that identifies errors and areas of improvement in writing, by highlights and fixing common errors and sentence structure. If you see a yellow sentence, shorten or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated.

hemingway

Official website: http://www.hemingwayapp.com/


2. Grammarly

From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly helps you eliminate errors and find the perfect words to express yourself. Get corrections from Grammarly while you write on Gmail, Twitter, Google Doc, Microsoft Word, LinkedIn, and all your other favorite sites.

grammarly

Official website: https://www.grammarly.com/


3. Hubspot Blog Idea Generator

It’s a free blog topic generator tool. Just Enter up to five nouns for topics you want to write about and Click “Give me Blog Ideas.” In a matter of seconds, the tool will generate a week’s worth of blog ideas.

hubspot

Official website: https://www.hubspot.com/blog-topic-generator


4. Canva

Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics. Canva has everything for amazing designs: free and paid images, social media posts, photo filters, icons, marketing templates, newsletters, infographics, brochures, resumes, postcards, and much more.

canva

Official website: https://www.canva.com/


5. Portent

Frustrated by the same old titles? Get creative with Portent’s Content Idea Generator. Certain to knock writer’s block down, enter a keyword, and give it a spin.

portent

Official Website: https://www.portent.com/tools/title-maker


6. ProWritingAid

ProWritingAid offers world-class grammar and style checking, combined with more in-depth reports to help you strengthen your writing. A unique combination of suggestions, articles, videos, and quizzes makes writing fun and interactive. It comes up with Chrome extension.

prowritingaid

Official website: https://prowritingaid.com/


7. Scrivener

Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, It allows you to view your notes, research, outline, and writing all in one place. It comes with several helpful tutorials.

It provides everything you need to start writing and keep writing.

Scrivener

Official website: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview


8. Google Docs

Google Docs is a great tool for collaboration. It allows you to invite others to make suggestions and comment on your work. I use it for nearly everything I write.

google docs

Official website: https://www.google.com/docs/about/


9. Evernote

A single place for your notes, ideas, lists, and reminders. Take notes anywhere. Find information faster. Share ideas with anyone. Use notebooks, tags, or our powerful search to find everything you need quickly.

evernote

Official website: https://evernote.com/


10. Freedom

Freedom can help you to increase your productivity. It allows you to block apps, social media, email, and whatever websites you choose — and on your own schedule.

freedom

Official website: https://freedom.to/


11. Draft

Draft functions like Google Docs. This online word processor not only keeps track of how many words you write per day, but it also emails you daily reminders about your daily word count goals.

draft

Official website: https://draftin.com/


12. Milanote

Milanote organizes your research, ideas, characters, and outline in one place. It’s an easy-to-use creative writing app to organize your research, ideas, characters, and outline in one place.

Milanote

Official website: https://milanote.com/product/writing-software


13. OmmWriter

OmmWriter makes it easier for you to concentrate. Based on a natural setting, it effectively insulates your mind from distractions and sets up a direct line between your thoughts and your words.

ommwriter

Official website: https://ommwriter.com/


14. Noisli

Noisli provides background sounds that help to mask annoying noises in order to keep you sane, improve your focus, and boost your productivity. Choose from a range of soundtracks, such as rain, coffee shop, wind, lake, and more.

Noisli

Official website: https://www.noisli.com/


15. Cliche Finder

Cliché finder finds and highlights clichés in your writing so you can remove them. Find clichés in poems, text, or other creative writings with a simple click of a button.

Cliche finder

Official website: http://www.clichefinder.net/


16. Ideaflip

Don’t want to write down everything on a piece of paper? You can use Ideaflip. It’s a beautifully simple web app that’s perfect for group brainstorms and individual ideas. Write down, manage, and develop your ideas.

ideaflip

Official website: https://ideaflip.com/


17. StackEdit

StackEdit is a great tool for converting text into .html or copying it from WordPress, Google Docs, or Word without the formatting changing.

Stackedit

Official website: https://stackedit.io/


18. Copyscape

Copyscape tool helps to detect duplicate content. Keep your content as original as possible.

copyscape

Official website: https://www.copyscape.com/


19. Hootsuite

HootSuite is a great social media management tool that makes scheduling and publishing posts a piece of cake. Easily manage all your social media and get results with Hootsuite.

hootsuite

Official website: https://hootsuite.com/


20. Coschedule Click to Tweet

This plugin allows you to create tweetable content for your readers right from WordPress easily. Make it easy to share your content on Twitter, and grow your traffic.

click to tweet

Official website: https://coschedule.com/click-to-tweet


21. YoastSEO

If you’re a WordPress user, you need a YoastSEO tool. It can help you come up with powerful SEO titles and meta descriptions. It also helps you assess the quality of your content and provides changes for the same too.

Yoastseo

Official website: https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/seo/


22. 750 Words

750 Words encourage you to write more regularly. This tool asks you to write 750 words a day. It’s a completely private space and you can write about anything that comes to mind.

750words

Official website: https://750words.com/


23. Calmly Writer

Calmly Writer has been designed to help you focus on writing. As you start typing, all the distracting options disappear from the interface. Calmly also includes “focus mode” option, which highlights only the paragraph you are editing at the time.

calmly writer

Official website: https://www.calmlywriter.com/


24. WordCounter

Paste in your content in the box and it’ll spit out exactly how many words you have. Apart from counting words and characters, our online editor can help you to improve word choice and writing style, and, optionally, help you to detect grammar mistakes and plagiarism.

wordcounter

Official website: https://wordcounter.net/


25. CoSchedule Headline Analyzer

CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer tool helps you write powerful and engaging headlines. It analyzes your headlines on their type, word balance, use of emotional and power words, and character length.

coshedule

Official website: https://coschedule.com/headline-analyzer#


26. Ilys

Ilys makes you restrict your inner-editor and focus only on the creative part for the time being. Let your creativity soar.

ilys

Official website: https://www.ilys.com/welcome


27. TitleCase

TitleCase tool helps you capitalize your titles and headlines for different publications. 

titlecase

Official website: http://titlecase.com/


28. Typewrite

Typewrite is one of the best content writing tools that helps you to write more efficiently. This tool allows you to write more efficiently.

typewrite

Official website: https://typewrite.io/


29. Zoho Writer

Zoho Writer is a powerful word processor available across all of your devices. Collaborate with teammates in real-time. Create elegant, inspiring documents for free.

zohowriter

Official website: https://www.zoho.com/writer/


30. SmartEdit

SmartEdit is a tool that’s there to help you as you edit. Polish & improve your writing with SmartEdit for Word. Identify word and phrase over-use and spelling mistakes.

smartedit

Official website: https://www.smart-edit.com/


31. Word2CleanHTML

This tool will convert your MS Word or Google Docs text into clean HTML. Word to Clean HTML strips out invalid or proprietary tags, leaving clean HTML that’s safe for use in web pages and ebooks.

word2cleanHtml

Official website: https://word2cleanhtml.com/


32. Thesaurus.com

This tool will Improve your writing with grammar checking and synonym suggestions. Just write or paste your content, email, or story into the Word Swap tool and this tool will do the rest.

Thesaurus

Official website: https://www.thesaurus.com/


33. Mailchimp

It’s an email marketing tool. I suggest it to beginner bloggers and entrepreneurs to get familiar with email marketing.

mailchimp

Official website: https://mailchimp.com/


34. Upscribe

You can use it to build sign up forms on Medium and WordPress. This tool also allows you to engage with your audience through email.

upscribe

Official website: https://upscri.be/


35. Sumo

Sumo is an easy to use tool to grow your email list. Build sign up forms and embed on your website.

sumo

Official website: https://sumo.com/


36. Google Slides

I create all my ebooks and PDFs through Google Slides.

google slides

Official website: https://www.google.com/slides/about/


37. BlindWrite

BlindWrite forces you to write blind and edit. A white-on-black text editor that asks you what you want to write about and for how many minutes.

blindwrite

Official website: https://blindwrite.herokuapp.com/


38. Small SEO Tools

It’s a complete set of tools. Check plagiarism, rewrite an article, translate the content, run a spell checker, count words or change text cases.

small seo tools

Official website: https://smallseotools.com/


39. Ginger (Spell Checker)

Ginger corrects your typos, phonetic mistakes, severe spelling mistakes, and misused words based on the context of a sentence.

ginger

Official website: https://www.gingersoftware.com/spellcheck


40. Keywords Everywhere

Keywords Everywhere shows you monthly search volume, cost per click, and competition data of keywords on multiple websites. You can easily install it on either chrome or firefox.

keywords everywhere

Official website: https://keywordseverywhere.com/


41. Quetext

Quetext helps you to find plagiarism with less stress with a click of a button and an easy, immersive experience.

quetext

Official website: https://www.quetext.com/


42. Trello

Trello is the visual collaboration platform to collaborate, communicate and coordinate on all of your projects. It also comes up with easy to use templates for bloggers.

trello

Official website: https://trello.com/


43. Pixabay

Finding high-quality, free to use images is a major battle every blog writer fights. Visuals are a crucial part of a great blog article. Pixabay helps you to find amazing, high-quality images.

pixabay

Official website: https://pixabay.com/


44. Quora

Quora is a great tool for writers and bloggers. It has everything you need to engage with your audience. Real people are asking questions there and you can use it to find a lot of great ideas for your blog posts.

quora

Official website: https://www.quora.com/


45. Buzzsumo

When it comes to finding blog post topic ideas, you really can’t beat BuzzSumo. Type a keyword in the BuzzSumo search box and hit enter. And it will show you the best performing content for this keyword (with social engagement). 

It also gives Evergreen Score (content is still relevant or not) to each of the content.

buzzsumo

Official website: https://buzzsumo.com/


46. Product Hunt

Product Hunt can be your friend to get new topic ideas. PH has a growing forum called “ASK” where people ask questions (problems they are looking to solve).

product hunt

Official website: https://producthunt.com/


47. Google Trends

Search your topic on Google Trends to see search volume for the different keywords and phrases you’re considering using.

google trends

Official website: https://trends.google.com/trends/


48. Lightshot

I love this simple and convenient screenshot tool. Just select an area, edit your screenshot and upload it to the server. Easy to use interface, nothing useless, and lightweight.

lightshot

Official website: https://prnt.sc/


49. On Writing (Book)

A book by Stephen King. I HIGHLY recommend it to all the writers and novelists out there.

Check out here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10569.On_Writing


50. The Elements of Style (Book)

This style manual offers practical advice on improving writing skills. This book can help you communicate more effectively by showing you how to enliven your sentences.

book

Check out here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33514.The_Elements_of_Style


Now it’s your turn!

There you have it: 50 of the best free and paid writing tools.

Now it’s your turn:

Do you want to add any quality tools here that I missed?

Or maybe you have a question.

Either way, leave a quick comment below right now.

I’m a writer, Introvert storyteller, and digital marketer. I've been featured on Jeff Bullas, MarketingProfs, Entrepreneur, Customer Think, HuffPost, Thrive Global, Write to Done, SEMrush, Shout Me Loud, and Addicted 2 Success! I'm an avid reader and movie buff. Let's connect on Social Media.

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8 Comments

  1. Hey Pawan,

    What a excellent collection.

    You covered so many unknowns tools that cover almost every part of Writing and will helps writers like us. Good one..

    Thanks for collection.

  2. Hello Pawan
    Marvellous list of tools.
    Though i use some of them but was unaware of many. Great work!
    Keep going and keeping growing 🙏🏻

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