Blogging is fun when you have a lot of tools to make your work easier.
When you’ve access to some great online blogging tools (all for free), you can work more at less time and be more productive.
Today, I will share with you list of such 35 excellent online blogging tools you always wanted, and the good thing is that they all are free.
Also, since they are online tools you don’t have to install them on your computer, and you can access them from your browser, anytime you want.
These tools will help you in every step of blogging, from crafting catchy titles to finding brandable domain names. From creating visual images to testing your site speed and more.
So let’s get started.
35 Online Blogging Tools Every Blogger Need to Use
1. Write or Die
Have you ever found yourself too lazy or slow to write an article? And you’re taking decades to write a thousand word article which you would have finished withing one hour.
Now you don’t have to cry over this again.
Write or Die will force you to write an article within the allotted time or else all your work will be erased.
Rules are simple, You set the time, start writing, and if you don’t complete your goal within that time, your all hard work will be deleted.
Personally, I have found this site very useful as it increases our speed and working under pressure is one of my hidden strength.
You don’t need to learn PhotoShop or other such product to create an Infographic.
With PiktoChart, you can create beautiful Infographics for free.
Since Infographics are getting popular day by day; you need to start working on this.
Hands down the closest online alternative to PhotoShop. You can create colorful and beautiful images for using on your blog.
Tools likes, touch up, shades are helpful to edit personal pictures.
Although there are some ads in the free version, it is worth all the features it has to offer.
You can’t be on every social media at the same time, but you can’t ignore them as well. So, how to tackle this?
It is where Hootsuite comes under the light. It is one of the most popular social media schedulers you can get for free.
It will help you schedule your post on different social media channels so that you don’t have to worry about doing it.
Again the best of best.
SEMrush is a multi-functional tool which lets you analyze your domain name and your SERP rankings.
It helps you find total search queries and competition of a keyword.
And the most important function is that you can keep a track on your competitor’s site and steal their visitors.
The free plan has limited features, but you can get a Free Trial of the premium plan by using this unique link.
Click to Tweet is one hell of an online blogging tool for bloggers who are active on Twitter. What it does is explained in the above image.
Securing your site from unwanted malware should be the utmost priority.
Sucuri makes this a lot easier. Just visit Sucuri site and enter your website URL.
It will analyze it and report you with the security status and if there are any malware or infections in your site.
If you’re a self-hosted WordPress user, then you can install ‘Sucuri’ plugin for real time security.
A wonderful image creator tool which will allow you to create engaging and high-quality images in every size you want.
There are predefined sizes and free templates available for all Social Media Channels, ebook covers, ads, and printable documents.
You can use Canva to create Infographics too.
Canva is free of charge as long as you use your images and objects. (do not use copyrighted images if you want to stay away from legal troubles. Use these places to download high-quality copyright free photos.)
Analyzing headlines is one important part of curating a perfect post.
You must have read some very catchy and exciting headings over the internet which make you click on them.
Headline Optimizer is one hell of such tool which will teach you how to craft click-worthy headlines.
I’ve done a separate post on creating perfect headlines using headline optimizer, read it for more information.
10. Flame Domain
FlameDomain is my favorite domain name suggestion tool.
After using it for the first time, I was in love with the odd names it suggests.
If you haven’t yet started blogging, then you need to use FlameDomain to Find Short & Brandable Domain Names for Free.
Spelling mistakes and errors are very common while writing content.
Hemingway is a proofreader tool which will proofread your articles and show you how to improve it more and more.
It gives you a reading score based on the sentence fragmented, passive voice sentences used, and difficult words.
The speed of a site is a major factor in user experience.
70% people tend to left your site if it takes more than 3 seconds to load.
GTMetrix is a fantastic online blogging tool which tests your site loading speed and shows what is making your site slower.
It will also give some tips to improve the loading speed. And if you’re techy then additional details are provided too.
Visual contents are very engaging and attractive parts of a blog. But, you need some high-quality images for it.
Pexels is a site which contains hundreds & thousand of Royalty Free Stock Photos you can use on your blog.
Color combination on your blog is essential as it helps you build your brand.
Design-Seeds will help you find the perfect color combinations for your site.
You can choose from the predefined combinations or create a new one with a preview.
15. Font Squirrel
Finding the perfect font combination is a difficult task.
Fonts on your site should be readable and of suitable size.
Font Squirrel is a site which helps you find perfect font combinations with preview.
It also has a vast collection of free fonts for you.
I changed my heading font from Negative Signika to Montserrat after using it.
16. Google Analytics
Analyzing your site traffic, search terms, and user information is an important aspect of growing a blog.
Google Analytics is the most widely used tool to keep track of your site and its performance.
Also, it is one of the smartest things you should do before launching your blog. And you can stop spam traffic too.
EverNote is a write on the go tool I always use.
It automatically syncs with your phone and laptop so that you don’t miss your viral post ideas ever.
It also lets you share your thoughts with your clients and friends.
Email marketing is one habit every wanna be successful blogger should get used to.
And collecting emails is the first step of it. MailerLite is a free email marketing tool which lets you have up to 1000 subscribers for free. Additionally, you get to use premium features like autoresponders with the free plan.
I switched from MailChimp to MailerLite last month, and I love it here.
Are you getting out of ideas to write new blog posts?
This tool will help you find some interesting blog topics based on your keywords.
Multiple types of subjects are provided which are click-worthy and have the potential to go viral.
Interested in knowing who is the owner of a domain name and what web hosting they are using? Or you want to contact a domain owner but can’t find the contact details?
Whois.net will allow you to know all these details unless that person is using a Whois Guard.
21. DNS Pingdom Tool
A handy tool which lets you check if your nameservers are configured correctly or not.
Since it takes 48 hours for propagation, It is very helpful if you’re making a switch from one web hosting to another to keep track of DNS status.
Pinterest group boards are the most valuable asset to get traffic from Pinterest.
PinGroupie will let you find Pinterest group boards for every topic you can imagine.
Enter your keyword and filter the settings to find the best results.
Abbreviated for IF This Then That, is an insanely excellent tool which lets you have predefined actions for social media.
For example, if you want to post on multiple channels when you tweet a new post then you can use IFTTT to perform this.
A simple yet powerful tool to optimize your high quality and large size images to reduce the size without degrading the quality.
Having small size photos will boost your site speed.
Everyone’s favorite URL shortener which lets you short and keeps track of total clicks on your URLs.
It is handy when you want to post your links on Twitter or social sites when there is a character limit.
An extremely helpful tool for Amazon Affiliates.
Geni.us will let you short your Amazon affiliate links and will automatically globalize it.
That means if your Amazon affiliate link is from Amazon.com and a user from India clicks on the link, he will be redirected to Amazon.in page of the same product. And you will earn commission for that.
Now, no more losing your money because of your diversified traffic.
27. ZOHO Mail
ZOHO is a multi-functional tool which is purely business oriented.
ZOHO Mail is one of its tool which lets you host your domain (business) email account.
For example, if you want an email as firstname.lastname@example.org, ZOHO Mail will let you have and hosted for you for free.
Since Google Apps now charge a hefty amount for creating a business email, ZOHO Mail is a great alternative to it.
OpenShift by RedHat is a free web hosting provider for hosting your applications and domains. OpenShift is a trusted host and can easily manage 100-200 visitors a day.
If you want to start a WordPress Site but don’t have the budget to buy web hosting then OpenShift can be an excellent way to host your site for free.
But, don’t stick to it, go for shared web hosting provider like BlueHost when your site starts getting more traffic.
BlueHost plans start from as low as $2.95/Month (limited time discount) which is worth the service.
If you want to buy managed WordPress hosting, then go for InterServer. You can try their service for just $0.01 by applying coupon code “MyBlogLift” with no contracts attached.
Flaticon.com is a great site to find beautiful, colorful and free icons which you can use on your site or images.
You only need to give proper credit to the creator/designer.
Well, Pinterest is not a tool technically, but it serves as a great content curation tool for me.
If you want to find new content and ideas to write about, then Pinterest can be a handy tool for you.
You can follow me on Pinterest to stay connected.
31. Google Trends
Finding trending topic to write is one thing most famous bloggers do.
With Google Trends you can find the most popular and trending topics rounding on the internet.
Write an article on trending topics and see your site flood with internet traffic.
ZenPen.io is a great writing tool which keeps you away from distraction.
It provides you with a minimal writing zone, which supports the use of Bold, Italic, and URLs. Which makes it a must use online blogging tool if you want to increase your productivity.
I saved the best for the last.
Quora is the most popular Q&A site which helps you find an answer to every question you can imagine.
The people over there are helpful (and sarcastic) and will help you find a perfect reply to a question.
If used in a smart way, you can get many potential clients and readers to your site.
Also, it is another content curation tool which you can use to write new blog posts.
That’s it, Folks! I will keep updating the list with new online blogging tools and removing those who are outdated.
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Traffic Wonker is an ultimate Pinterest automation tool that will let you automate your pins to your favorite Pinterest boards for free. There’s no pricing involve, and you can schedule unlimited pins with few clicks.
When you sign up for your free account, you will get an ebook which walks you through the basics. Here are few more mouth watering features of this free tool.
Trello is a great tool for content management. It has a beautiful user interface and all the necessary functions to make you fall in love with it.
You can assign and add different color labels in various categories. It makes it easier to maintain a right balance of every category. Moreover, you can share your boards with your writing team to get suggestions and work in collaboration.
Author’s Final Words
These tools have helped me a lot in my blogging journey and helped me increased my productivity.
I hope you have found this list of online blogging tools helpful. I will keep updating this list with more tools as I use them. Bookmark this post to keep yourself updated.
What tools are you using? Is there any worth mentioning tool I missed? Share your words in the comment section below.
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