It’s a fact. While there are a whole lot of free tools that bloggers can take advantage of, these stuff can be real space hoggers in your machine which makes them nothing but excess baggage. So if you’ve been pointlessly hoarding free tools, it’s pretty natural to notice your computer getting a tad bit sluggish in terms of performance. In which case you will have to start on some blogging tool spring cleaning and to help you with that, we’ve created a roundup of all the apps and software that could be everything you’ll ever need.
Here it is, in no specific order:
After the Deadline
If you’re no grammar and punctuation genius but have the passion for blogging, you’re going to find value in After the Deadline. It checks your grammar for you so you always sound like a pro. Use it as a plug-in on Open Office or WordPress, or a web browser extension.
Gmail + Google Drive + Calendar
It’s difficult to imagine how normal people live without these apps — let alone bloggers who practically live on/in/with the World Wide Web! Manage e-mails, schedules, and files efficiently with these three. Best thing is, they’re all free!
Google Adwords and Adsense
Because who doesn’t need to boost their blog/online shop SEO-wise? The ever-changing rules by Google can be hard to keep up with if you don’t constantly up your game, and these tools will be your armor in that aspect.
One of the biggest boo-boos that you could make as a blogger is accidentally posting a guest blog on your space that happens to be a duplicate of something else. Consequently, Google, with its ultra speculative eyes, will catch you as a content thief (not a very nice title if you ask us). Plagium will be your plagiarism police so you’ll always know that the content you post on your blog is squeaky clean and fresh.
You know it — being a blogger can also mean a jammed inbox that can be a little difficult to manage especially when your schedule is just as loaded. Rapportive will help you save some time on investigative work on which e-mail’s from whom — giving you a sneak peek on their social media accounts. Talk about easy breezy!
If it ain’t trending, it ain’t anything! As a blogger you just know it’s not enough to put your stuff out there and just let them be without anyone commenting. Comments and feedback from the audience is a great, organic way to boost SEO ranks and this is where Disqus becomes your hero. Create the hype!