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What are the Best Writing Tools for You?
Writing blogs and articles for your website, no matter what sector you are in, has become a huge trend for businesses throughout the world. It has also become very apparent that your blogs can determine how professional, experienced and legitimate your company appears to potential customers or clients.
Once upon a time, typewriters were the only piece of technology a writer had to make his/her work easier. Now, we are incredibly lucky to have computers and and endless amount of useful writing tools on the Internet. And, what’s even more exciting, is that the majority of these are free!
Instead of you researching writing tools yourself, wondering which one would suit you best, we have compiled a list for you. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, at Hex Creatives, for more advice and recommendations
When not using Microsoft Word, Google Docs seems to be the go-to word processor. Google Docs works incredibly well if you are working alongside someone else and need to collaborate on a project. On this brilliant writing tool, you can access the same document on individual computers and see each others edits and changes real time! Also, it is key to note that all changes are automatically saved as you type so you do not need to worry about losing any work.
If you are searching for distraction free interface, then Draft is the software for you. This web-based processor is a brilliant substitute to Microsoft Word or Google Docs as it has many excellent features; including the ability to share your documents with other users. You can also accept or decline their changes so nothing happens without you thoroughly knowing about it. Similarly to Google Docs, your work is all backed up online so you do not need to worry about saving after every word.
Using correct grammar, terminology and punctuation can determine whether your business is perceived in a professional or non-professional way. To ensure that you are ticking all of these boxes, Grammarly is the perfect answer to stop all worries! Grammarly is a proofreading tool that helps you spot all things “wordy”. You can download the web extension and it will quickly correct anything written in a web browser (yes…even your social media posts!). It is important to note that it is recommended not to rely on Grammarly and to double check everything yourself afterwards.
This fabulous writing tool evaluates a piece of writing for simplicity, clarity and definition. It works out the readability of your writing and highlights adverbs, passive voice, and dull, complicated words. This is useful for anyone wanting to learn how to write effectively and for anyone wanting to condense their writing to look more experienced and impressive.
For all Developers, StackEdit is a great tool for converting text into .html or copying it from WordPress, Google Docs or Microsoft Word without the format changing. It has many layouts, themes and shortcut combinations which will aid you design your content writing. Brilliantly, it also has a spell-checker which supports different languages…and you can sync this with your Google Drive or Dropbox. Finally, if StackEdit couldn’t get any better, it also allows you to post articles on WordPress Dropbox, Tumblr and Blogger. If you worry about your internet connection, do not panic! StackEdit has this covered with offline functionality.
One of the weirdest, yet most clever pieces of software is definitely Ilys. It is incredibly easy to use and works brilliantly. All you have to do is enter your dream word count and start typing! Sounds boring? Well, the app will only show the last letter you just typed and you cannot make any corrections or edits until you have finished. This ensures all ideas and thoughts get down on paper and you make your word count. It is clear that reflecting and scanning your work takes the same amount of time as writing a blog. Using Ilys will stop this!
I hope this list helps you write absolutely brilliantly! As previously stated, if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact Hex for some advice and recommendations. Before you know it…you will be a fabulous writer!