6 Awesome FREE Tools I Use For Blogging

Every Blogger Should Use These!

Dom Kwolczak
7 min readMar 4


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I’ve been blogging for well over a year and I just realised I haven’t shared any of the tools I use for writing blog posts, which is strange because I talk about them in my content.

I started posting regular blog posts to my website and Medium at the start of January 2021. Before then, I was just casually posting as a hobby. Since January, I’ve been aiming to post at least 1 article per week alongside my full-time 9 to 5 job.

It’s almost been a year since I made that commitment to myself and I’m astonished at how fast I was able to grow a sizeable following on Medium and on my weekly newsletter. During that time, I also turned my hobby into a profitable side hustle, something I’ve always dreamed of doing!

Anyway, the internet is full of great free tools that can be used for blogging and the best part is that some of them are free!

That’s why I decided to share the tools I use for writing blog posts. So without any further ado, here are 6 awesome free tools I use for Blogging…

1. SimpleNote

I’ve actually recently switched to SimpleNote from Ulysses, which I decided to do as I work from a multiplatform ecosystem and the only compatible device I currently own is my iPad Pro, which I don’t always have with me.

I’ve mainly switched to see if SimpleNote can become a decent substitute, but my favourite app for writing blog posts at present still is Ulysses and I still use it from time to time when working from my iPad.

With that in mind, SimpleNote is currently at the heart of my blogging tool kit. I use it for writing the first copies of all my blog posts, I then either copy and paste the markdown text into the WordPress editor if I’m on my Windows PC or I share it to the WordPress app on my iPad or on my phone, this process uploads it to WordPress.

I don’t know what it is about the app, but typing on SimpleNote feels really nice which could have something to do with the beautiful minimal interface.

2. Grammarly

When typing we all make mistakes, especially when typing fast, that’s why I use a tool called Grammarly to…