35 Content Creation Tools Everyone Needs To Know About

The success of a website or another type of online project is determined by the content you publish. It doesn’t matter how much you invest in ads and marketing; your efforts won’t yield results if you neglect the power of great online content.

First, you should realize what your target audience is, so you can determine the attention span of your average reader. Then, you can use some of the following 35 content creation tools to produce powerful and relevant online publications.

Tools for Creating Textual Content

Tools for Creating Textual Content

  1. Listly: People love lists! This type of articles enables them to get multiple solutions for the problem they want to solve. With Listly, you can discover and create list posts that will engage your audience. This is also a collaborative tool, so you can join forces with your team to create, curate and share fun listicles.
  2. Reverso: Your website will suffer the consequences of negligence. You cannot skip the proofreading and editing stages, since publishing flawed content will lead to ruined reputation. With Reverso, you can identify and correct the most common mistakes in spelling, sentence structure, and grammar.
  3. ISSUU: This platform features over 25 million publications. The content is great, so you can easily find inspiration when you browse through the platform. That’s not all; you can also publish your own content and become part of the network. ISSUU offers a colorful and flexible space for creating and exploring awesome online content.
  4. Embedded Tweets: With this tool, you can create interactive content that will engage your audience. You shouldn’t spend your entire time on writing detailed, long articles. Short publications and tweets can also get you the attention you need. You can use Embedded Tweets to connect your target audience with the trending conversations on Twitter.
  5. KingSumo Headlines: This is a tool that enables you to discover the best-performing headlines for your WordPress content. First, you should write as many titles as you can think of. Then, the service will show different titles to visitors when they share the post with others. As a result, you’ll discover the title alternative that’s most effective in maximizing your traffic.
  6. Tawkers: You’ve surely noticed that messaging conversations are really popular lately. They get lots of shares and likes. Tawkers is a messaging app with a publish button, which enables you to share chats on Twitter and Facebook. The chats can also be embedded into your website or blog.
  7. NinjaEssays: It’s important to be as thorough as possible when you are developing an article. If you don’t have the needed knowledge on some topics, or you need more arguments to support your opinions, you can save yourself a lot of time when you hire the NinjaEssays experts. This custom writing service allows you to collaborate with great authors and editors from different subject areas.

Tools for Discovering Topics

Tools for Discovering Topics

  1. Quora: This question and answer website will help you understand what your target audience wants to know. You can participate in the threads with your own answers, but you can also use Quora to get ideas for the new articles you are about to write.
  2. QuickSprout: This tool enables you to identify the most popular publications of your competitors. You can analyze competitors’ content and then write something better. Of course, you can analyze your own site as well. The tool will provide warnings about heading tags that are too long or too short, as well as about images that lack descriptive alt tags.
  3. BuzzSumo: You want to get your content shared across social media websites, right? BuzzSumo enables you to discover the most popular articles related to relevant keywords. When you see what people like to share, you’ll be able to serve something similar.
  4. InboundWriter: Even when you realize which articles your target readers tend to share, you won’t know whether or not your plans will result with success. InboundWriter lets you forecast the performance of your content before writing it.
  5. DivvyHQ: This tool enables you to plan your publications and workflow. The collaboration and management features allow you to connect with your team and generate ideas together. Then, you can schedule projects and create the content with the same tool.
  6. Google Trends: Every Internet user wants to be aware of the trends in the areas that interest him. Google Trends will give you great ideas for potential topics. Don’t forget to subscribe to get timely alerts about the hot trends in your niche.
  7. Pocket: When you discover inspiration online, you can easily save it with this tool and view it later. All your resources will be neatly organized on your phone, tablet and computer, and you won’t even need Internet connection to access them.
  8. MindNode: Use this mind-mapping software when you have a general idea about an article, but you don’t know where to start and how to develop it. You can create as many mind maps as you like, so you’ll get an opportunity to observe a particular topic from different angles. The map will keep your mind focused when you start working on the actual content.
  9. Portent’s Content Idea Generator: This tool will help you set a cool title for your upcoming articles. Enter a keyword and you’ll immediately get suggestions for attention-grabbing titles.

Tools for Curating Content

Tools for Curating Content

  1. Storify: When you don’t have time or capacity to write your own articles, you can use successful online content from other authors to get attention for your project. With this tool, you can discover and share relevant social media content that’s worthy of a story. The drag-and-drop feature allows you to create a media-rich presentation of interesting publications.
  2. Paper.li: With this content curation tool, you can create and publish digital newsletters and newspapers. Your target readers will get more detailed information about their interests, as well as the industry you represent. You can also browse through the newsstand to get ideas for your own content.
  3. Shareist: This is a content marketing tool that enables you to maintain a successful campaign by investing 30 minutes of your day. Shareist offers research, curation, scheduling and page creation features that enable you to keep all social media profiles and blogs active with less effort.
  4. Scoop.it: You can boost your online visibility by discovering, curating, and publishing content with Scoop.it. The tool enables you to find awesome publications and make them yours by infusing your fresh perspective. Then, you can share your content on your blog and social networks.
  5. Alltop: This content curation tool scans through the most authoritative websites to discover articles that might interest you. You can browse through the different categories to find believable content that readers appreciate. Alltop search engine displays the five most recent headlines of popular sources (on different topics), as well as their first paragraph. Thus, you can evaluate the quality and relevance of a particular article really quickly.
  6. Curata: This online tool enables you to find, curate and share content on specific topic, but you can also use the information it provides to analyze the current trends in your niche. You can easily organize, annotate and contextualize the content you discover through Curata.

Tools for Creating Visual Content

Tools for Creating Visual Content

  1. Photoshop: You clearly understand the importance of adding oomph to your text through images. It doesn’t matter how many image editing tools you try; Photoshop is sacred. Yes, it’s complicated and ends up taking more time than you initially planned, but it’s still a tool that enables you to turn average images to beautiful visual content.
  2. Unsplash: At this website, you can find free high-resolution photos that you can feature in your publications. Unsplash will save you a lot of money, since there are no copyrights to the images you’ll use.
  3. Skitch: This photo editing app enables you to say more with fewer words. That’s a great way to get the attention of your readers. You can easily edit a photo directly from your tablet or smartphone. You can make your point by using arrows, shapes, and sketches.
  4. InstaQuote: People love sharing quotes written over beautiful images. InstaQuote enables you to create such content and post it on Instagram. The process of creating instaquotes is really fast and simple, thanks to the 20 templates and a great collection of backgrounds.
  5. Designspiration: This online library will help you discover and share great design inspiration. You can search by color palette, so you can easily locate images that will blend with your own content. However, you shouldn’t forget that the purpose of this website is to inspire you to create your own designs.
  6. Canva: With this tool, you can create engaging graphics that will attract great attention on social media. You can use it to create blog graphics, a Facebook cover, presentation, flyer, poster, and other types of visual content that will help you convey ideas more efficiently.
  7. Piktochart: Piktochart allows you to create infographics through a simple procedure. Everyone loves infographics, since they present easily-digestible information that doesn’t consume much time. You can choose some of the images featured in Piktochart’s gallery, but you can also upload your own visual content and fit it in one of the available themes.
  8. Chrome Eye Dropper: You’ve surely seen some great webpages with captivating colors, but you cannot get them right when you try to infuse them into your own site. Well, this is the Chrome extension you need. The Eye Dropper enables you to get the HEX color code for any beautiful color you notice when browsing the net. Then, you can use that shade in your own designs.
  9. PicMonkey: This photo editing tool enables you to create great collages and infographic-style images that are perfect for sharing on Pinterest. You can also use it as a photo editor, Facebook cover creator, or a design tool.
  10. Over: You shouldn’t be afraid to feature your phone photos into the content you publish. You only need the right editing tool. Over enables you to add text and artwork that will add flare to the simplest photos you’ve taken.
  11. VSCO Film: This tool offers revolutionary camera profiles and presets that enable you to produce beautiful photos while eliminating the need for extra editing.

Tools for Creating Video and Audio Content

Tools for Creating Video and Audio Content

  1. Podbean: Podcasts will attract much greater audience towards your website. With Podbean, you can easily create, publish, promote, and manage your own audio materials. The best part is that you can integrate the podcasts into your website, so you can combine them with textual and visual content.
  2. GoToMeeting: This tool offers video conferencing services. You can save and distribute the videos you create, so you shouldn’t view this as a service that exclusively supports meetings. The Webinar platform enables you to offer surveys and polls for your audience, so you’ll get their valuable feedback and start producing better content.

 

Well, this list of 35 content creation tools will certainly inspire you to start exploring. As soon as you implement the right tools into your daily practices, your entire online campaign will gain on quality and appeal.

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5 Comments

  1. excellent content. thank you

  2. An extremely comprehensive list! Thanks Robert. Haven’t heard of MindNote before. Excited to check it out! Another great tool to check out is Publicate.it

    With Publicate.it you can create curated content assets like email newsletters, roundup blog posts, resource hubs, and branded social shares and add a lead capture form to any piece of content. Its definitely worth checking out!

    Thanks again! I’ll definitely be referring back to this.

  3. This is a very useful article, thank you somuch Robert for writing such an informative article.

  4. Thank you @Robert for this useful post. All of the above listed websites are great tools for content creation and marketing.

  5. Hi Robert, thank you for this post. It’s very complete although I’d like to add one more tool I think should be here too: genial.ly
    You can use it for everything, from visual to textual contents, adding dynamism and interactivity. You don’t need to know anything about programming. It’s really easy to use but the result are just amazing. I recommend it to everybody 🙂
    Bye!

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