Blogging

20+ Free Tools To Manage Your Blogs Like A Pro

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  1. DropBox – What if something happens to your personal computer and you won’t be able to access it, and your very important files, again. That’s something you don’t want to happen. DropBox is an online back up system where you can save your files. I use Dropbox to save my blogposts in document format, photos and other important files. I can access those files anywhere I am and whatever device I’m using.
  2. Google Keep – With Google Keep noting and organizing ideas are fun and exciting. You may check my previous blog post about
  3. TweetDeck – Tweetdeck is a computer client that makes tweeting fun. With tweetdeck, you can schedule tweets, and organize the hashtags you are following. You can manage several twitter accounts with Tweetdeck.
  4. CrowdFire – Manage your followers and following using CrowdFire. It is available for both Twitter and Instagram. With CrowdFire, you can track who are your new followers, fans, and unfollowers. I also use this to find accounts with similar interests.
  5. Buffer – Schedule your posts to your social media accounts like a ninja. Using this tool, you don’t have to worry about posting an update even when you’re sleeping or out with friends. I use Buffer in scheduling posts to FaceBook groups I manage.
  6. Hemmingway App Struggling to check the grammar of your blogposts? You can use hemmingway app to correct some major grammatical errors. But, don’t exaggerate in using it to avoid sounding like a  robot.
  7. Coschedule headline analyze – Many bloggers exert too much effort on the content of their blogpost, while exerting no effort in creating a catchy and SEO friendly title or headline. CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer will help you come up with amazing title. Check out my blog post about how to use CoSchedule’ Headline Analyzer to increase the exposure of your blog.
  8. Distraction Free Writing Tool – If you are a blogger who finds blogging on a distraction-free editor more comfortable, you may want to try Calmly Writer. It is free on Google Chrome, but the free version doesn’t have auto save option which is its cons. For alternative, I recommend Write Monkey which is a desktop application and doesn’t require internet.
  9. Canva – Make your blog post featured images, ebooks, and all other media you need for your blog. It has a lot of premade designs you can customize.
  10. PicMonkey – If you want to design a media from scratch, try PicMonkey. It also has options you can’t find on Canva.
  11. Feedly – If you want to keep updated on the latest blogposts from your favorite blogs or new blogs you just followed, you should start using Feedly. With Feedly, you won’t lose updates from the blogs you are following.
  12. BoardBooster – If you want to rock your blog, you should not miss using Pinterest in marketing your blog post. Pinning is fun and easy with BoardBooster. I use BoardBooster to automatically repin pins similar to my boards.
  13. PinGroupie – To Maximize the exposure of your pins, you should share your pins to other boards. At first, I find it difficult to find boards that would invite me to contribute by sharing my pins until I found PinGroupie. Try this directory of Pinterest boards. Click on the board you want to join and follow the instruction written on the description. Some board owners respond quicker than you expected. Check out my post about Newbie’s Guide to Pinterest
  14. Bit.ly – Customize your link when sharing it to your social media accounts.
  15. Free Stock Photos – Having a catchy image that complement a blogpost is part of marketing a blogpost. But what if you have limited choices of stock photos? Check out my Collection of Free Stock Photos and you will not run out of choices again.
  16. Social Media and Email Header Sizes – One of the common issues of bloggers is not having the correct size for their social media images or headers, check out Social Media Image Sizes Guide to know the correct sizes to use.
  17. Mailchimp – Sending newsletter to your subscribers or set an auto email to your new subscribers. You may use mailchimp to automatically send content upgrade to your subscribers or to just simply update your subscribers about your latest blogposts.
  18. Page Speed – It is necessary to know the speed of your blog because it affects your readers experience when browsing your blog. If they find accessing your blog inconvenient, they may not visit your blog again. Using page speed, you will know what interfere with the speed of your blog and how to fix those. Although it requires technical knowledge to fix the speed, at least you’ll know what needs to be done and who to hire to fix it.
  19. F.Lux – Our computer screens are designed to look like the sun. But at night time, we should not be looking at the sun or it will ruin our sleep. For bloggers who blog at evening, you may have encountered having disturbed sleep because of exposure to screen. Flux is a software that will makes your life (and sleep) better. Once Flux detect that it’s already sunset in your area, it will turn your computer light in indoor lights. At sunrise, it will turn your computer light like sunlight again. This helps me a lot to keep myself physically comfortable when blogging.
  20. Snipping Tool – It is a pre-installed tool on some Windows Computers. Search it on your program and files to know if you have it. It is helpful in capturing a segment from your screen. I’ve been using it in sharing screen shots to some conversations or when I’m doing some tutorial posts. For those who don’t have Snipping Tool, Jing is another alternative which you can download online.
  21. Snapseed – Bloggers know how important having beautiful photos to complement their blogposts. If you are not into using Photoshop and other complicated apps, you may try a simple mobile app to make your photos look pretty and bright. Snapseed can do a lot to enhance your photo. Just search it on your app store and download it.

Check out these 3 amazing Google Chrome Apps you can use to customize your blog without coding.

Najmah is a 23 year old Filipino Muslim, Clinical Nutritionist and Med student. Roots in Marawi. Born and raised in Jeddah. Studying in Manila. By Najmah contains posts about her life lessons, personal excellence and journey to becoming a doctor. Check more of her works on The Muslim Bricks and Hijabi Mag

22 Comments

  1. ROBERT LEE

    February 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Najmah,

    This is an excellent post and I will try out some of those you listed.

    Personally, I have Photoshop Elements I use for mostly cropping. I also use not only Dropbox, but also OneDrive and Google Drive. Multiple cloud accounts allow me to segragate my documents for work and for blogging.

  2. Elle Strange

    February 8, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Wow. I was blown away with how these tools can actually help bloggers and how beneficial they are. Will try some of these for sure. This is a very helpful post. 🙂

  3. Umm Summayah

    February 8, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing I found this really beneficial

  4. Aaliyah

    February 8, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I use some of the tools you’ve mentioned but I’m definitely gonna check out the rest.

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. Pam

    February 9, 2016 at 3:29 am

    I really needed to read this! Great tips that I definitely plan on checking out. Some of these sound like really great tools that every aspiring blogger should have.

  6. Ashfa Saalm

    February 9, 2016 at 4:44 am

    This is extremely useful Najmah! Thank you very much! Can you guide me how to install these apps.. Like, can you install Hemmingway app on your pc?

  7. Alaine

    February 9, 2016 at 7:22 am

    This is very helpful. I bookmarked this page so I can go back in case I may need something in the future as alternative/replacement to what I am already using.

  8. Dunja

    February 9, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Such an useful post, bookmarked! I also love Canva, they offer great and modern design. Some of tools are new to me, can0t wait to try them out 🙂

  9. Ten

    February 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Thank you for sharing your tools. But some of them is not what I’m looking for right now, maybe in the future.

  10. Cai Dominguez

    February 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I believe im using morethan half of the things listed. Glad to know that there are more that I could try. Thank you for sharing this article. I saved on my favorites so I can try others. This is so helpful 🙂

  11. Haya

    February 9, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Your post is a “Tech Savannah” for me. I enjoyed reading this. Thus could result in a ‘Spa’ like treatment for my poor blog. 😉

    Will be visiting your post over and over again.Insha Allah will start with Pinterest.

    Sister, would love to learn more about blog BACKUP and recovery.

    Jazak Allahul khair. 😀

  12. Joy Perito-Priginal

    February 10, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Thanks for this post. This can be a great help for me! Trying out some apps now!?

  13. Ruku

    February 10, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    You are a wealth of information mA! Thanks so much, I will keep your list handy iA whenever I need a query answered.

  14. Papatia

    February 11, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Salams sis! This is a very compelling list. Masha’Allah, thank you :), xx.

  15. Creative Khadija

    February 11, 2016 at 8:19 am

    This is pretty useful article with accurate links. I am using some of these already but need to try other as well. very helping! jazakAllah for sharing with us dear 🙂

  16. kenz

    February 11, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Great post.Really useful for struggling bloggers like me. Thank you so much. I am bookmarking this for future reference.

  17. Paddy Dillon

    February 11, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Brilliant post. I use some of these tools also. I will definitely check out the rest. Pic monkey is great even just for Facebook posts. Thanks for posting.

  18. Paddy Dillon

    February 11, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Most excellent post. I use some of these tools, especially Pic Monkey. I will definitely try the others u recommend. Thanks for posting. Really helpful.

  19. Sara Essop

    February 12, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Wow – thanks for the useful tips. I’ve been using some of these but learnt about alot more here!

  20. Amina

    February 15, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I love Canva and use it for everything possible :).

    I’ve never used Buffer,I use Hootsuite instead. Are you familiar with both? And would you recommend one over the other?

  21. Foz

    February 15, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Some great tools. Thanks for sharing

  22. Saima Masood

    February 15, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Very useful post for beginners like me..thanks for sharing!

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