The 5 Best Writing Tools for Writers

The right writing tools can make all the difference to your writing.

They can help you write more concisely, use better word choices, write faster, and ensure you’re not missing any embarrassing spelling and grammatical mistakes.

Here are the 5 best writing tools.

1. Google Docs

Google Docs is a fast, free, and user-friendly word processor that provides you with a great place to write. You can use it to write a blog post, press release, short story, or ebook. Google Docs also provides you with all of the tools you need to correctly format your writing, and you can export it in multiple formats. 

You can even collaborate with other people in Google Docs and share your writing with others for comments and feedback. You can also write offline, and store your docs in Google Drive, meaning you can access them from anywhere. 

2. Grammarly

Grammarly is an AI writing tool that scans your text for grammatical and spelling mistakes. Grammarly also checks your writing for engagement, delivery, and clarity. Grammarly also has a free browser extension that will follow you around no matter where you write. You can also use Grammarly’s editor to write your content from scratch. 

Grammarly Premium offers more comprehensive checks, while also providing a plagiarism checker to help ensure that your content is completely original. 

3. Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is an established word processor. As one of the oldest, it has a variety of functions and formatting options. Microsoft Word is part of Microsoft’s Office Suite, which is installed on over 1 billion devices in the world. 

Word 1.0 for Windows was released in 1989, so, as one of the first word processors, Microsoft Word has always been popular in homes and offices. That said, many would argue Google Docs is superior and is becoming more popular due to its ease of accessibility on web browsers and its user interface.

4. Hemmingway App

Hemingway App is a writing tool that helps make your writing bold and clear. This editing tool highlights parts of your writing that are over length. It also shows you anything that’s written in passive voice when it’s better to use active voice, and it highlights other common errors that you may have missed. 

Similar to Grammarly, there is a free version and also a paid version. Overall, Hemmingway App is a great tool for ensuring that your writing is clear and concise.

5. WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) and blog tool. WordPress is the most popular website builder, and it was founded for writing blogs. If you’re writing content for the web, such as blog posts, then WordPress is a CMS you’re likely familiar with. 

It’s a great writing tool as its native editor helps you understand how to write content that’s structured in an “SEO-friendly” way, meaning your content is structured in a way that helps search engines understand it and helps users searching for your content find it.

The bottom line

There are many writing tools you can choose from, but you don’t really need to use all of them. All you need is a word processor such as Google Docs, Microsoft Word, or something similar. 

Writing tools such as Grammarly can help ensure your content is free of spelling and grammatical mistakes (and plagiarism if you’re checking for that).

You can also consider using the best writing tool available—humans! If you’re short on time, you could hire a writer or an editor to help out.

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