Looking for the best tools for writers and authors?
Today, there are several writing tools and software that are making the lives of writers easier than they could ever think of. You all today use laptop, desktop, or smartphone for the purpose of writing. Before these devices, the writers had to use a typewriter. Before the typewriter, they used to use a fountain pen and paper. In the absence of even pen and paper, they had other sources like slate, clay, wood, etc.
If you come ahead chronologically, you will find that with the time, things have only improved for writers. In 2020 and for the coming years, there are several great tools for writers that can further make things easier, improve write-ups, make their work creative, so that they feel productive and satisfied.
Best writing tools for writers (free software and apps)
For all the budding and established artists, here are a few of the best writing tools for writers, for the purpose of editing, saving drafts, checking grammar, checking content plagiarism, and more.
1. Dupli Checker
Before sharing or posting your content and other write-ups anywhere, you should always ensure that it is free from plagiarism. Sometimes, even without our knowledge, we write sentences and paragraphs that have already been written by other writers. This generally happens with content writers.
So, it will be great to always check your content for plagiarism using a tool like Dupli Checker. If somebody accuses of copied content, you can be dragged into legal issues. So, you must always ensure that your content is 100% plagiarism free and unique.
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I simply love Grammarly. It is the best online tool to check grammar automatically. Along with checking grammatical errors in your content, it also checks spelling mistakes, and provide detailed insights to improve the writing.
To check your written content for grammar, open the Grammarly online tool. Copy your content and paste it into the Grammarly editor. It will automatically check things and show errors and improvements. Apart from using it as a tool, you can also install the Grammarly Chrome extension on your Google Chrome browser. It will then check the content whether you do it in social media posts or other editors like WordPress or blogger.
3. Microsoft Word
When we talk about best writing tools in 2020, the name of Microsoft Word can’t ever be ignored. It is an established software developed by Microsoft that comes with numerous options in terms of formatting the content, checking grammar, adding hyperlinks, inserting images and tables, leaving comments, and much more.
If you are writing a long book and your fingers have got tired of typing, you can use the dictate feature to type the text using your voice. If you are a writer of any level, it is a must-use tool.
4. Google Docs
Another great online tool for writers is Google Docs. It is very similar to Microsoft Word but mostly it is used online rather than as installed software. The good thing about it is that you can write your articles, stories, poems, etc. with Google Docs and then share it further with a link, allow other users to make edits, add their comments, and much more. You can also define policies on whether to allow others to make edits or just read it.
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When we talk about the best writing tools to share your short poems and quotes on social media, YourQuote’s name emerges out to the top. It is available as a mobile app on both Android and iOS and is being used by hundreds of emerging and established writers and poets.
It provides the users with beautiful readymade templates to present their write-ups in a professional manner.
Hemingway is more like Grammarly, but it is very different and unique features. It is a must-use tool whether you are an amateur writer or an English master. Using Hemingway, you can find the grammatical errors, typos, as well as improve the readability of your content and write-ups by writing short sentences and paragraphs. The tool highlights the mistakes and suggests the corrections so that you can enhance your writeups.
Evernote is best known as the productivity app for writers. It is a one-stop solution for writers to put their all the write-ups and access from anywhere. You can use it on your desktop, mobile, tablet, and other devices to save your content. Evernote can be used to write your ideas instantly whenever things come to your mind, develop to-do lists, and save the write-ups online.
The best thing about Evernote is that it allows you to access your material from anywhere. For example, if you have written something on Evernote in your laptop and you are somewhere outside without your laptop, you can still access the same thing from Evernote on mobile. You can further share your content on social media platforms or share the direct URL with anyone.
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Handing over to you:
I hope you found this write-up very useful. These are a few of the best writing tools for writers today. Before publishing this article on my blog, I have used Microsoft Word to write the content, checked grammar using Grammarly, and made sure that it is completely unique using Dupli Checker.
Which of these tools you are already using and which ones you are looking forward to starting using now? Let me know via the comments below.
Virendra is a passionate reader and writer. He is currently working for two leading IT media portals. This blog is where he shares everything, whether it is a book review, technical article, author interviews, things he has learnt (and still learning). He also writes about his take on this world through unique, helpful and odd stories.