Tools To Help Write Quality Articles Faster in 2023
Writing articles isn’t easy, but these tools will help you make the process faster and easier Here’s a list of the most essential tools that you absolutely need to try out at least once.
Perhaps every company nowadays uses some kinds of tools to enhance the productivity of its team and improve the workflow. That being said, not everyone knows about the right tools to use, especially when it comes to creating content. Hence, here are tools that will help you write quality articles faster.
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Grammarly is a very popular grammar-checking tool that is available absolutely for free. It can be installed as a browser extension or you can access it on its website and check documents or enter your own text manually.
Though Grammarly does offer some premium features, its free ones are more than enough for fast and efficient writing. You can check grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word choices and also choose from such features as English type (American English, British English, etc.), audience (General, Expert, etc.), tone (Optimistic, Urgent, etc.), formality (Informal, Neutral, Formal), intent (Inform, Convince, etc.), and others.
3. Hemingway Editor
Another tool for checking your articles, Hemingway Editor takes a different approach from Grammarly. Instead of focusing on grammar or spelling, it looks at your text’s style and readability. And it’s also absolutely free and can be accessed on its website.
Hemingway Editor highlights the parts of your text that have issues. Adverbs are highlighted so you use only a few of them as is passive voice. Sentences that are too complicated or hard to read are also highlighted so that you make them shorter and less complex. Phrases that have simpler alternatives will also be highlighted so you can change them. The tool will also give your text a readability score so you know how well your audience can comprehend it.
4. Google Docs
Sometimes, you won’t be writing articles on your own – and that’s totally fine. Working in a team can make the process easier and will help you get through with articles faster, but then you will have a different problem: all team members need to be able to access the article.
Google Docs is the best solution in this case. It’s pretty much an online version of Microsoft Word, but you can access it from any device as long as you have an Internet connection. You can also let different people access the document and everyone can edit it at the same time with changes seen by all members at once.
5. Reddit & Quora
A big part of writing articles is the research process, and even before that – the brainstorming phase. And because it’s often difficult to find interesting information to write about, you will need to get creative and find new places to look for it.
Two great options are Reddit and Quora. Both of these websites have engaged communities posting questions and discussing various topics which means there is always something interesting to discover and write about.
6. Trello / Asana
Another essential element of writing articles is organization. When you are not organized, you won’t be able to be efficient with your work and produce enough content in a certain amount of time. As Anthony Perkins from the custom writing reviews site Online Writers Rating puts it, “Organization and planning can’t be replaced – they are your foundation.”
Luckily, there are two tools that can help in this case: Trello and Asana. Both of these are project and task management platforms with slightly different features. They are perfect for creating and scheduling tasks and events, including the articles you to write.
Like organization, communication also lies at the foundation of every successful team. You and your team members need to be able to send information to each other instantly, even if you are all working remotely in different parts of the planet.
Out of all the messenger options available, Slack is the most professional one and perfect for business use. It allows you to create multiple channels for discussing different topics and also has the option of messaging a person directly. You can also pin important messages so others can access them at any time.
8. Skype / Zoom / Microsoft Teams
Though messaging is crucial for proper day-to-day communication, you should also make sure to hold regular virtual meetings to see that everyone is one the same page. Moreover, virtual meetings have the kind of face-to-face experience that remote teams are often lacking.
Skype is arguably the most well-known tool for virtual meetings, but other programs like Zoom and Microsoft Teams can be a great option too if you aren’t so sure about Skype. All of them are free, so it’s really up to your own personal preferences.
9. Google Trends
All the articles you write will likely need to have proper SEO which is why you need to use the appropriate tools for optimizing your content correctly for search engines – and one of such tools is Google Trends.
Google Trends won’t do anything specific for you, but it can give you more insight into the different topics your audience is interested in and what you are writing about. It can also give you ideas for articles and help you choose keywords correctly.
10. Google Keyword Planner
Another tool from Google that will help you with search engine optimization is the Google Keyword Planner. As the name suggests, this tool will be better used specifically for working with keywords (though you could probably also use it for brainstorming ideas).
The tool lets you search for keywords and see their characteristics. This, in turn, helps you find the best keywords for your particular topic or subtopics to get the most out of the SEO you apply to your article.
Though writing the article is the main aspect of creating one, it’s also important to think about such things as accompanying visuals – namely, pictures or illustrations you will be using to give your articles a visual flair. As Conan Petersen from the writing services reviews site Best Writers Online suggests, “Using even a single picture can make your article stand out.”
Once you do have a picture, you will need to make sure that it looks good (especially it’s one you or one of your teammates took). An editing program like Canva is free and has numerous features, templates, and effects to help you edit your photographs and illustrations.
12. Unsplash & Pexels
On the other hand, you might not be able to take a relevant picture yourself. In this case, you will end up having to use a picture taken by someone else which means you will probably have to pay for it. Luckily, there are platforms where you can find high-quality pictures you can use absolutely for free.
Two of such platforms are Unsplash and Pexels. They both have easy-to-use search engines for finding images and you don’t even need to register to get access to their enormous libraries.
As mentioned earlier, organizing when you write which articles will help you become more efficient. At the same time, organizing the way you write your articles will also allow you to complete them much faster simply because you will know what the structure of your articles is and which points you should cover in which order.
MindMeister is a tool that lets you create mind maps as you brainstorm ideas for your articles. For example, you might start from a certain topic and then branch out to smaller subtopics and points. Then, once your mind map is ready, it will be much easier to write an outline of your article that you will then use to write the article itself.
14. HubSpot Blog Ideas Generator
Even if you have tried all the tools mentioned above that could help you come up with interesting ideas for your blog posts and articles, there is still one more tool that can help you better brainstorm ideas if you are still clueless.
HubSpot Blog Ideas Generator generates for articles for you once you enter up to five different words related to the topic you want to write about. It’s exceptionally easy to use and is absolutely free which means you will practically have an endless supply of article and blog post ideas.
Some writers might find themselves being stuck when writing articles. Of course, there is the outline and complete plan for the article and you even started writing it successfully, but you are just now stuck on this one particular sentence and don’t know how to word it.
In this case, you will need to use the Thesaurus which will help you find synonyms, antonyms, and word meanings to make the writing process easier for you. It is the most complete online thesaurus there is, so if you don’t have a print one, using this one instead can be a real lifesaver.
16. Google Translate
Lastly, if English isn’t your native language, you might also find it difficult to word your sentences correctly which is when you can use the Thesaurus. However, when you know a particular word in your native language but don’t remember it in English, a translator will help you out.
By far the most well-known online translator is Google Translate. Obviously, it’s not perfect and it doesn’t have all languages yet, but it is the best option currently available and will help you translate anything from words to phrases to entire sentences (though it’s probably best you just use it for words and phrases because it isn’t always accurate with sentences).
All in all, this is definitely not the most complete list of tools that can help you write articles faster, but the tools on this list are the most essential ones meaning that you absolutely need to try them out at least once. Writing articles isn’t easy, but these tools will help you make the process faster and easier.
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