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I Use These Awesome Tools for Writing

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Figure 1: Photo by Eugen Str on Unsplash

After several months of writing, I found my favorite tools and workflow.

Here it’s the list; I will update it whenever I found more useful tools.

Writing

Editors

I’m an Emacs user, and org-mode is an awesome package for writing documents. org-mode can export files to the format of HTML or markdown. I blogging with org2blog, push my post to WordPress conveniently.

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My WordPress is hosted on Vultr, Vultr is easy to use and the cost is low enough for beginners.

I also write some Markdown files, and typora is the best markdown editor.

Writing assistant

grammarly is a tool for English writing clear and effective. I use a premium version for checking my typos or any other syntax errors in English writing. Most of the time, it helps for error-free writing, but don’t rely on it too much. This kind of error checking program can not be flawless.

Pictures and illustration

Free images

In most posts, I would like to find a suitable feature picture for my pieces.

unsplash is my favorite. There are thousands of images and pictures created by lots of artists. Most important, according to the license, we can use these resources freely.

pixabay is another similar website that contains free images.

Visualization tools

If I want to draw a diagram, flowchart, or visualize my ideas, I will choose creately.com.

It contains many professional templates and shapes, and the UI is convenient.

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In some scenarios, I also want to draw some features illustrations. I mainly use these illustrations as features covers.

icons8.com is an excellent tool for this task. I use icons8 to create this:

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I use freelogodesign.com to design a logo.

File management

Since I write all my posts with org-mode, all of my posts are stored as plain text files.

I use Dropbox to sync all the files to the remote server so that I could work on multiple devices without any pain.

I also use Git for version control, but I don’t commit every day. Because Dropbox will backup for me at any time.

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Catchase • Edited on

Awesome tools! Thank you for sharing! They will be useful for many people, but sometimes it is better to use the help of professional services, such as this one that helped me with my residency statement. I'm not good at writing, that's why I decided to apply to this company, as I was sure they'd deliver an awesome paper.

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Mateerleen • Edited on

These tools must be very useful for many people. I know students struggling from writing assignments, perhaps it will help. I always hated writing, and all my writing assignments I order from Edusson. Here is their review essayservicescanner.com/edusson-re... you can see that this service has the highest ratings among writing companies, and they are real professionals in their field.

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Jamesmorr

Great share! I've made this tool essaytoolbox.com/essay-typer recently. It generates a funny essays.

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Samy Smith

Essay writing services, such as the one provided, are reliable and affordable, being crafted to meet each student’s expectations. You can lose crucial marks based on your spelling, punctuation and grammar ( masterpapers.com/cpm-homework-help ). Let us fix it for you to really make your work pop.

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NicoRay86

Thank you for sharing this!

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Zaynaib (Ola) Giwa

Thanks Nick! I really need this, especially the visualization tool!!!!

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Jeff Thorsen

Thanks for sharing!