Whether you’re a professional writer or a total novice, check out our list of writing tools. We’ve listed some great services and tools that’ll keep the ideas flowing.
Hemingway is a great little app which has many uses. It will make your writing more readable, correct spelling and grammar, highlight incorrect tone of voice and much more. Use it right from your browser.
Byword is a simple text editor for Mac, iPhone and iPad. It has all the tools you need to write more effectively. Sync your documents across all devices and export with full markdown support. What’s more, it can publish straight to WordPress, Tumblr, Bloggr and many more blogging platforms.
Grammarly is a fantastic free browser extension. It claims to find and replace up to 10 times more mistakes than your word processor. So, if you write directly into your blogging platform, this is the tool for you! It can identify up to 250 types of error, suggests synonyms, and teaches you about grammar so you can learn from your mistakes. Not bad for a free extension.
Another handy browser extension is Accent Grid. Accent Grid gives you instant access to special characters and accented letters. Using special characters on a PC keyboard involves remembering many complicated keyboard shortcuts. That’s just a recipe for frustration. Accent Grid keeps them at the tips of your fingers. Instantly copy and paste any special character, simple!
Readability Score does what it says on the tin. It scores the readability of your writing. It’ll let you know what reading level your writing is – writing for the web should aim to be around Grade 8. Unlike Hemingway, it doesn’t suggest changes or improvements.
Our personal favourite writing tool – Written? Kitten. A basic text editor which rewards you for writing more. Every time you write 100 words, see a picture of a lovely kitten. What more motivation do you need? Meow!