10 Great Tools for Content Writing
by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp — all-in-one help authoring tool
Writing quality content is quite a manual process, so it can be challenging even if you are a pro. Luckily we live in an era of fancy technologies, and we can use special tools that simplify a writer’s life. And as a gift to all of you in the coming new year, I’d like to share my list of content writing tools. Happy holidays, folks!
Answer the Public
Answer The Public is one of the best free content creation tools for those who search for blog topic ideas. The tool scrapes through Google’s autocomplete search suggestions to compute a list of content ideas based on actual searches.
For example, if you are creating content for a beauty salon, you could type “hairdo” into Answer The Public and press search. There are currently 327 search phrases for a hairdo, some of which may lead to new blogs and ideas.
BuzzSumo is a cloud-based platform that also can help you brainstorm blog topic ideas. The free basic version of this content creation tool allows you to perform a topic or keyword search and then examine the top blogs on that topic. Each item lists its ranking and social media shares, so you can quickly see how well-liked and effective a piece has been.
Additionally, you can use BuzzSumo to identify influencers, monitor rivals, and create alerts for specific words, brands, or websites.
I don’t think AI tools can replace quality long-form writing, but I’m sure they can assist in areas like title tags, meta descriptions, product descriptions for eCommerce, and some digital ad copy. For example, the Copy.Ai tool is one of those.
You may also use AI tools for inspiration (on writer’s block days). The tool can suggest a few options, and it’s yours to edit. It also offers a 7-day free trial, so you can test it out or use it for short-term needs.
Freedom is a great tool for staying focused while working. It helps you focus by preventing distracting apps from running on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Windows until your task is completed. This app is really helpful when you need some time alone and concentration.
Google Trends is one of the most intriguing free content-writing tools on the market.
You can enter your chosen term to see what has been trending on this topic or explore the most popular words and phrases worldwide. It’s anonymized, so no one is personally identified, has categories that determine the topic for a search query, and is grouped.
Choose a date range to refresh your search and better serve your needs.
Grammarly is the most popular of all the free content writing tools.
Its browser extension will detect typos and grammar errors in your writing and allow you to correct them before posting.
Since this content writing tool was integrated with Google Docs, almost everyone uses it to elevate the quality of their content.
There is also a premium version available — you can check grammar, punctuation, spelling, and even plagiarism.
Using words that appeal to people is one of the primary methods of attracting a reader’s attention. The Hemingway App helps you connect to your audience with language that they understand. It gets rid of bloat. This free program may be used to copy and paste a document, and it will find overly complex sentences, flag passive voice, and suggest simpler alternatives.
No wonder the tool is named after Ernest Hemingway, who is renowned for his clear, simple, and direct prose style.
Miro’s a great tool for a freelance writer. You can manage a team of freelance contributors or simply work in a distributed environment.
Miro’s meant to engage all people in the room. Its collaborative whiteboards enable you to add ideas, comment, and request feedback from other team members wherever they might be.
As a writer, a thesaurus is one of your go-to tools, but Google search results sometimes need to be improved.
OneLook works differently from other online thesaurus sites, with several helpful tools that elevate your writing. The amount of thesaurus suggestions OneLook generates is also markedly higher than other tools, helping it secure a place on this list.
SelfControl is an excellent free app that restricts access to specific websites for a set period of time. It helps you focus on your priorities without giving into the temptation of hovering on the internet for that viral video you just can’t get out of your head.
You will not be able to access the designated websites as long as the app is running.
The right content writing tools can help you improve your content writing skills. They will also optimize the creation process and streamline the overall workflow, freeing up time and resources for you to be innovative and work beyond your current capabilities.
Have a nice day!
Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.com — best online documentation tool for SaaS vendors