Great articles usually take a while to develop. This is why research is such an important part of blogging. Taking notes regularly will ensure that your articles are detailed and informative.
After The Deadline
A spell checker, style checker and grammar checker; all rolled into one. It can be installed as a browser extension, WordPress plugin, or on your website using jQuery.
An interesting to-do service that allows you to speak your tasks and share your lists with other people. You can also set reminders.
The Blog Post Ideas Generator
A fantastic free tool that will help you generate titles for your blog posts. All you have to do is click the “Generate Blog Post Idea” button in order to display a new blog post title.
A fantastic resource for finding famous quotes. Thousands upon thousands of quotes can be found within their database. It’s a great tool who for those who want to enhance their articles with relevant quotes.
Content Idea Generator
The idea is simple. You enter your topic name and the service will generate suggestions for your article title.
A cool task management app that works on the web, tablets, mobiles and even the Amazon Kindle.
Allows you to check whether content is original. Multi-author blog owners use this service to check whether article submissions are original or not.
A useful tool for taking a screenshot of a page and appending a note to it. Clips can be shared on social media services or embedded into an article.
Software that allows to find relevant information from a number of sources and then insert them directly into your article. It is available for Windows and Mac. A free version is available that is ad-supported, though it does not support many sources. The pro version retails for $59 and supports up to 10 sources including Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
A list building community where members post lists of the favourite,and least favourite, things. Members can disagree with others and post their own lists. It is a useful resource for researching new articles.
A useful tool that lets you collect notes, highlights, pictures, and more. The free plan allows unlimited bookmarks but restricts highlights to 1,000 per year. The unlimited plans start from only $20 per year.
An editorial calendar service designed for blogs with multiple authors. A basic calendar for up to three users costs $29.99 per month.
A collection of services and software designed for note taking. It includes popular programs such as Skitch, Evernote Clearly, and Evernote Web Clipper.
Organise your workload and schedule meetings easily with Google Calendar. The service syncs with all modern mobile devices and integrates with Gmail perfectly.
A free office suite that can be accessed from any browser or mobile device. It is a great resource for bloggers as information can be accessed from anywhere.
A free service that tells you how many characters a piece of text has. Useful for counting your blog post title character count. They also offer a word counter.
A task manager that also allows you to manage invoices.
Plan out your future articles by creating mind maps.
An online community where anyone can post a question and members will leave an answer. It is a useful resource for getting feedback on a specific topic.
Remember the Milk
A simple yet beautiful task manager that is very easy to use. It can be used through a browser or through an application for your mobile device. It also integrates with Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter, and Outlook.
A WordPress plugin that integrates many keyword and SEO optimisation tools into your post-editing screen. Plans start from $97 per month for 300 evaluations and 700 keyword searches.
A simple note service that allows you to sync your notes across your mobile devices, computers, and any browser.
A virtual whiteboard that allows you to organise notes using sticky notes.
A news and social media curation tool that lets you turn news into stories.
StoryCrawler Trending News
A useful resource that displays the trending news over the previous three days.
A calendar-based to-do list service that works on all browsers.
A simple online to-do list that is great for planning out tasks.
An HTML5-powered to-do manager.
A simple project management tool that lets you see your whole project at a glance.
A plugin for WordPress or Drupal that allows you to search multiple channels for media and news.
A free service that quickly tells you how many characters, words, sentences and paragraphs your content has. Great for checking how many words you have written so far. It also informs you of your average sentence length.
A beautiful minimal to-do management service that is great for taking notes and organising your workload.
A beautiful to-do list application that works on the web and mobile devices.
A huge collection of business, collaboration, and productivity applications. There are over 25 different applications in total. Some services are free, however most require a monthly payment.