This is a guest post by Alicia Honeycutt who is an educator and a passionate writer and her area of interests includes technology and educational startups.
Using only a pen and paper actually makes writing harder. We live in a time where we need something more, something intelligent that nudges us to offer only high quality content to the world. That’s where these 10 amazing tools and websites to make your writing easier come into the picture.
10 Amazing Tools And Websites To Make Your Writing Easier
1. Write Or Die
Write Or Die tool is punishment-based. That means, you give yourself time and word count. If you don’t continue typing within that timeline, you can choose from a variety of punishments. The harshest punishment is chipping off each word you typed so far, unless you start typing again. Features include backspace disable, forced fullscreen and even a word-war with other users of the app.
Plotbot is a free web-based tool you can use to write scripts or screenplays — only with internet. You pay a fee to export your final draft or RTF. It comes in automated script format on the browser. You can use this tool to collaborate, as well. With multiple users, scripts are saved in different versions. This tool makes collaborating on screenplay very easy.
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Trello is the collaboration tool when you work with many teams and many more projects. It helps you know which project is worked on, which team is working on it and keep track of the overall progress on joint efforts. This is a free tool and is very easy for the team and clients to use. With a real time view of everything, you can avoid delay in response and write on time!
Bubbl is again a free and a web-based tool that helps you brainstorm ideas. These ideas are saved as mind maps. This tool allows you to share your mind maps with other users. You can use this tool without registration, but you must register in order to save your work and use the other features. The free version allows you to save only 3 mind maps.
EssayDot is a paid writing service and the fee varies with how soon you need your paper done, and the qualification of the writer. They offer a flat 20% discount to first time users. You get more discount with more number of pages ordered. For a fee, this website offers more features such as plagiarism report, top writers’ list to choose from and VIP support.
PaperRater is another proofreading tool that will help you detect plagiarism, identify grammatical errors and gives you suggestions to improve your content. This online tool is free and you don’t have to register or login to use it. With it you can even check word choice and your writing style.
Grammarly is a web-based tool that helps you be better at grammar. It offers accurate advice and it is very easy to use. The website also has an extension you can save to your browser; so the grammar in your emails is also verified by this tool. Although it offers precise explanations to improve your grammar, there is no live chat support, in case you ever needed one. This tool helps you proofread your work and make your writing easier.
PolishMyWriting is another helpful tool that offers proofreading support to make your writing easier. This is a web-based tool. You will need to paste the content you want to proofread on their website. As you hit enter, your content will be proofread and you will see improvement suggestions highlighted in different colors. Spelling errors are highlighted in red; writing style suggestions highlighted in blue and grammatical errors in green.
All writers need to read to improve their writing styles and be inspired for more ideas. GetPocket is a free tool and helps you save articles, tweets or videos that you want to look over later. It syncs with all your devices so you have the liberty to view your saved reading material from anywhere, any time. You can view your saved items without the internet connection! You can save pages using the toolbar or copy the URL, and tag them. You can upgrade to paid versions for more features.
Correctica is a brilliant new tool that helps you detect errors that other spell checkers or grammar checkers may miss. This tool will detect incorrectly written phrases. You need to enter your website URL and add your email ID and run a scan. It will identify errors and also suggest replacement options. This is a paid tool and the cost will depend on the size of your website.
Summing It Up
If creating only high quality content is your priority, then you need tools to help you get it all done, and on a regular basis. See which tool suits your need and go with it.
If there are other tools make sure to comment here and let us know!