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Five Essential Tech tools every blogger/writer needs in 2017

I am a tech lover, not just because of my background in IT, but I love how technology is evolving each day and how we are able to do so much using it- my current craze is the passenger drone that was recently launched in Dubai, it is simply incredible, hence the need to share with fellow bloggers and writers some of the hacks I use.

Hopefully, this post will come in handy ūüėČ

1. GRAMMARLY

This tool is amazing!  I mean it is an essential to all bloggers and writers and it is not limited to only the fore mentioned people but to everyone!

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I normally cringe when I see small grammatical errors(not that my writing is perfect ) but what if you get a tool that helps correct the minor grammatical errors like spelling, commas, periods, exclamation points and more?

I added Grammarly extension to my browser (Chrome) and whenever I write on the web, be it Facebook, Twitter, or My blog, Grammarly has me covered. It underlines spelling mistakes and grammatical errors as you type and help you fix as you write. By adding it to your browser (it must be compatible with your browser) means that your spelling and grammar will be vetted on your email accounts and social media.

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As for now, I am using the free version; I wouldn’t mind using the premium version because of its various¬†advantages.

You better start today!

2.CANVA

This is an online tool loaded with enough easy-to-use features and functionalities that you don’t have to have the tech or design skills to use it.  Anyone create their own designs from scratch, for use in presentations, posters, infographics, social media, business cards, and much more.

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With Canva you can create a variety of engaging content that gets shared. It is very user- friendly given its simple and unique interface. It makes you come out as a pro graphic designer if used well. The secret tip to designing using Canva is ‚Äúmake it as simple as possible”. It’s great fonts and millions of images available enable you to add a pop to your work.

Canva for work is just amazing! got a little bit of its taste and I can’t wait to upgrade to premium because it gives you an option of working with a team, saves your brand colors, logos and fonts and also gets your photos organized with photo folders.

3.GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Google Analytics is an awesome platform that enables you to carry out basic analysis of your website data, it is more genuine as compared to the statistics plugins on your website.

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The App is absolutely free! and still offers more functionalities, you are able to track your daily, weekly, monthly and Yearly statistics, which is great when you want to trace which posts are performing well, find out how your visitors locate your website, which posts need improvement as well as able to know how many new visitors that your search engine optimization campaign brings to you.

Some brands usually require a blogger to submit their statistics data before accepting any form of collaboration, and Google Analytics comes in handy, you are able to screen shot your overview statistics and after getting the collaboration contract, you are able to track how the post is performing.

4.HOOTSUITE

Ever find yourself spending lots of time on social media, trying to manage all your profiles at once?  Worry no more, Hootsuite has got you covered! Hootsuite is an online system that manages all your social media accounts in one place, streamlining all of your profiles into one simple system which helps you save time.

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For example, if you are posting the same  content across three or more  different platform: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, you can post it once through Hootsuite by  selecting  the profiles where you want it published, and it will publish it on all profiles that you have selected

I have been using Buffer tool for scheduling my social media posts for quite some time because of its user interface which is quite simple to use, but recently discovered Hootsuite which has many functionalities as compared to Buffer tool. With this, you can pretty much do anything you can possibly think of in terms of social media.

Have a look at it and let me know.

5.BEFUNKY

Befunky is an online tool that merges three different tools: a photo editor, a collage maker and a tool to give you awesome photo effects.

As a content creator, you need images to minimize the monotony of words in your article; images add a pop to your work, and not just any image, but great quality images. Befunky is absolutely free! It has a simple interface and easy for anyone to use. I use Befunky to resize and edit my photos since raw images tend to be huge.

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Lemme know which tools you are currently using and if you have tried the ones that I have listed in the comment section below.

Do have a great weekend and Don’t forget to like our Instagram and Facebook page for updates.

NB: I used Canva to customize all the images in the post.

 

 

Lornah

Blogger| Graphic Designer| Tech Blogger

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4 Comments

  • Mart
    June 30, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Am new into this blogging world, just started with blog commenting. So far am liking the different articles. Thanks for the tips

    • Lornah
      Lornah
      August 14, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Thank you Mart, I hope they are of help and welcome to the Blogging world! its an amazing world

  • Bakhita
    August 25, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I totally find the article helpful Lorna

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    • Lornah
      Lornah
      August 28, 2017 at 11:17 am

      I am glad dear that it is of help. Thank you

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