Top 20 Must Have Free Apps, Tools And Software For Effective Blogging

Blogging is a process which not only involves writing of articles. It also involves researching article, marketing , social media reach, image editing, making plans, watching videos tutorials, sharing of files. To make entire blogging process simple, there are some brilliant apps, tools and software for bloggers which can enhance the performance of any blogger. Here I am sharing Top 20 tools which are essential for bloggers. Most of them are free of cost.

1) Windows Live Writer: An offline writing tool for bloggers. Offers lots of options like insert images, videos, codes on an article.

Windows Livewriter

2) Google Chrome: Claimed as fastest browser of the World, amazing speed and lots of options available which makes it super cool. Developer version offers addition of extension also.


3) Sangit (Not Free): Snagit is a brilliant image capturing tool for bloggers. You can capture image in different modes. There are lots of options available including screen capturing from particular region of screen, entire window, scrolling window, text from the screen.


4) Picasa: Picasa is an image editing tool from Google. It comes with lots of options to edit any image. You can also load a picture in Picasa Gallery.


5) Firefox: This is also known as browser of Blogger. Its main feature is its incomparable plugins from which you can do almost anything.


6) VLC media Player: A free media player for playing media files of almost every format. A must have software for everyone.


7) Youtube: Youtube is a watching video service from Google. It can be utilized by watching various tutorials on WordPress, Photoshop , web designing. Bloggers can load various tutorial to increase the reach among masses.


8) Gmail: A mail service from Google. It comes with amazing lab features which distinguish it from other mail services. According to Gmail “Gmail is built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful


9) Openoffice: 3 is the leading open-sourceoffice software suite for word processing,spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.


10) Twitter: Twitter is an amazing tool for marketing and micro blogging. There are lots of things which you can do on Twitter.


11) Tweetdeck: A Twitter desktop application runs on adobe air. It makes tweeting lot easier.


12) Evernote: Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your notable life using your computer, phone, and the web.


13) Skype: Skype is a tool for free calls, video calls and instant messaging over the internet


14) Filezilla: FileZilla is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Its a free FTP(file transfer protocol) solution. You can transfer files to your server.


15) Digsby: Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client, email notification tool, Social networking tool which let you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber. It also alerts you of new email and lets you perform actions such as ‘Delete’ or ‘Report Spam’ with just one click and alerts you of events like new messages and gives you a live Newsfeed of what your friends are up to.


16) Adobe Air: Adobe AIR offers an exciting new way to engage customers with innovative, branded applications, without requiring changes to existing technology, people, or processes. You can run desktop apps like Tweetdeck. Their are plenty of apps runs on adobe air


17) WinRar (Not Free): WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.


18) Google Talk:


19) Blogger: Blogger is a free blogging platform for bloggers. Users can share their thoughts, photos, and more with friends and the outer world.


20) WordPress is an open source blogging platform which offers amazing options for bloggers. Bloggers can use various plugins, themes to enhance their blog. Also as the WordPress is open source, their are lots of developer doing hard work in making some new plugins and themes to give new experience to users.


These are top 20 apps, software and tools for effective blogging. Now its your turn, do you use these tools for your blog. Do you want to add any more name in this list. Feel free to add your favorite tool in the comment section.

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20 Responses

  1. Only few of them are new to me as i am laready familiar with most of them.
    You can use Pidgin in place of digsby as it also provides a support of multiple messenger.
    tweetdeck and adobe air should be one as without adobe air tweetdeck will not ba able to install in your laptops/desktops.
    For image editing you can use adobe photoshop because it is one of the better and popular tool for image designing and editing.
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    • Thanks For the suggestions Vivek , Pidgin is a nice app but Digsby is my personal choice. Adobe Photoshop is not free and very costly software so I kept it away from the list.

  2. Nice apps, I use Windows Live Write and must admit that it’s the greatest blog editor. RT it.
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  3. I like this tools, im using both mac and windows
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  4. @ shivaraj
    Pidgin is one of the most popular messenger, if you have ever used any open source system such as linux
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  5. What about some system utilities like IObit Advanced SystemCare, CCleaner and smart defrag?
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  6. downloading evernote and digsby right away .. others all im using it already .. bloggers should use feedreader 😀
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  7. I dont think so all these apps are required for blogging……………. 🙂
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  8. Nice collection of apps.
    i’ve just started a blog on blogger and i find windows live writer(WLW) and web apps like twitter, digg, myBlogLog and facebook really useful.

    I’ll try out some other apps that you’ve mentioned. Thanks for sharing.
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  9. Excellent List of Blogger Tools. I use photobucket to store my images instead of Picasa. And i want to add Adobe Photoshop to this list. It adds creativity to blog pictures 🙂
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  10. nice list, covers pretty much everything, am already using most of these though a few new ones also listed there and will check out those soon, thanks,
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  11. That was a nice list. But wondering why chrome was up there with firefox following later!!1

    Will start to use evernote now.
    Its useful for every person working online.

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