(and what they can do for you)
Writing is the number one tool you have at your fingertips for marketing your business. So it needs to stand out. You need to write compelling copy that engages your readers, holds their attention and encourages them to buy. But coming up with content can be very time consuming. Wouldn’t it be great if you could create content quickly without sacrificing quality?
These 12 content creation apps will make the job of coming up with new content ideas, writing said content and promoting what you’ve written just a little bit easier.
For when you need a little inspiration:
Feedly – Feedly offers a daily inspiration of great content ideas.This web app gathers news from all your favorite websites all in one place.
HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator – When you’re stuck for ideas on what to write, give HubSpot’s genius tool a try. It allows you to input three nouns about a topic of your choice and then generates ideas for your next blog post.
Google Trends – Google Trends allows you to compare the traffic for sets of keywords. This is a great tool for tracking interest over time and related searches for a topic.
For when you need a little writing support:
Headline Analyzer – Hands down, one of our favorite tools. Simply copy and paste your content headline into the app and it will analyze it for overall structure, grammar, readability, length, keywords, sentiment, emotional engagement and more. It also includes a handy Google search previewer.
Hemingway – Insert your content into Hemingway and the tool can tell you if your text is too dense, too complex, or unreadable. Great way to reduce editing time.
Grammarly – Grammarly is an excellent tool for providing you with some self-editing support. It corrects over 250 types of grammatical mistakes, while also catching contextual spelling errors and poor vocabulary usage. The free plan is a bit limited, but they do offer a premium service with extended features, including a Microsoft Word plugin for roughly $30 per month.
For when you need a little organizational support:
Evernote – A favorite among authors, Evernote is an excellent organizational and writing tool that can also be used to create better content. You can use Evernote to save notes, research, statistics, ideas, images and more for use in later posts and pages. An Evernote account is free with additional features such as clipping and offline mobile access available through premium memberships.
CoSchedule – CoSchedule synchronizes your blog posts and your social media sharing on one unified, drag-and-drop calendar interface. Now you can create your blog and social media content at the same time—before you publish. CoSchedule is a paid service but they do have a 14 day free trial.
Realtime Board – A whiteboard in your browser with an infinite canvas, Realtime Board is an excellent tool to visualize and organize your thoughts and projects. RealtimeBoard is perfect for early stages of any project — from research to concept mapping.
For when you need a little breathing room:
Flipboard – Flipboard is a wonderful content supplement tool that you can use to feed articles of interest into your blog, social media or website. With a desktop, IOS and Android version, you can use the Flipboard service to discover and share stories from anywhere you are.
Piktochart – Picktochart is one of the most popular infographic creators. It allows you to create your own infographics within their templates using your custom text. An infograph is a great way to visually display content and services such as Picktochart make it quick and easy to do.
Meme Generator – Memes are quick and easy content fillers, that when done right, come off as fun, casual and conversational. They make a great quick addition to any blog or social media feed.
Creating the best content possible for your readers should always be your top priority. These 12 tools can help you create better content quickly, easily and efficiently.
Have a question or looking for some ways to make your content work for you? Send me a message and let’s chat about it!