Creating quality content is not the easiest thing in the world. There’s no quick way to write meaningful and useful content, but thankfully, there are some tools that make it easier. Tools that help you research, write, edit and design content – the right tools not only make content creation easier, but more purposeful.

Here are 10 of the top tools, as used by content writers all over the web.

  1. Google Drive Research Tool

This tool allows you to conduct Google searches without ever leaving your Drive window. Click “Tools” on your menu bar and choose “Research” from the dropdown menu.

  1. Twitter lists

A great source of inspiration, including breaking news.

  1. Polldaddy

A tool to create surveys and quizzes that can make content interactive and interesting.

  1. Ubersuggest

This takes your word or phrase and offers the best related topics people are searching for. This really helps when researching accurate information.

  1. Audacity

This tool records interviews and edits audio. You can clip out bits that are not relevant, as well as convert to mp3 if you want to share your interviews on social platforms.

  1. Headline Analyzer

A tool that scores your headline quality and rates its ability to drive social shares, traffic and SEO value. It reports on perceived sentiment and harmony of word types.

  1. Evernote

A great tool to store lists, ideas, eBooks, research, your writing; it’s best feature is its mobile, desktop and web apps sync automatically as long as you are connected.

  1. Infogram

A visual content tool that helps you create infographics, charts and data visualisation.

  1. Canva

A fantastic tool for creating visual content quickly – it offers a huge library of templates and assets that you can manipulate, with many of these for free.

  1. Giphy

Finding great GIFs in minutes – use this tool by opening the extension in Chrome, search, choose a GIF, drag and drop. It works in Gmail, Twitter and Facebook, among others.

Tools like these can certainly make your writing easier, but ultimately, you still need to write the right content. Know your audience and add value and information into your content, and it will be well received. Contact us if you’d like to talk about content creation and our copywriting service.