Web Developers and internet marketers are subjected to the tedious tasks daily including doing a lot of reading, writing, watching/creating videos, build links and do a lot of research. Here are some free must have tools you’ll need to use for your daily blogging work and to make your overall efforts more productive.
Most of you might be already using it for day-to-day tasks, but let me cover it up for those who are not aware. Evernote is world’s smartest note taking the tool that runs on your PC, Tablet, Smartphone (Android/iPhone/Windows) & Web. It comes handy when you read a lot and need to take quick notes or you are in some event and you would like to store quick snaps or save some private data for using later. Evernote is the free tool that let you do much more & it stores all your data in clouds to access anywhere, which makes it a must have tool for every blogger and online marketer.
2. CamStudio Screen Recorder
Many times, you might feel little bored of writing blog articles every day and no matter how much you love your blogging – You need to take a break from writing to get re-energized.
So who will do the job for you ???
CamStudio is a free open source screen recorder, which you can use to record your desktop screen and add some audio from your microphone. You can record some quick videos/ tutorials and tips instead of writing a very big step by step article, and share it on your blog !
3. SEO Quake Toolbar For Firefox/ Chrome
Now this one is for those bloggers, who likes to explore the statistics of a number of websites daily. To find out how much SEO value any website possess, SEO Quake will add a lot of value to your research.
SEO Quake is the free add-on that gets installed on most of the web browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Chrome & give you details about Traffic rank, PR, Outbound Links & lot more data about any website or inside your Google Search results itself.
4. MeasureIt Add On
This Firefox add-on is again for your browser that lets you measure anything on your screen. It can be used by bloggers several times to measure the Advertise sizes or while making changes in the blog design. If you are a blogger who manages everything single-handedly MeasureIt is a must-have tool for you.
5. Colorzilla Mozilla Firefox Add-On
Talking about the Firefox Add-ons, there is one more I would like to focus on is – Colorzilla for Firefox. This free tool lets you pick colors from any website you open in your browser and tells you its hash code.
Like #FFFFFF for White Color.
If you like any color palate or website background color, you can pick an exact color using Colorzilla in one click. So it is another must have if you like to make frequent changes in Blog Design (CSS)
6. Snipping Tool – Windows 7
The Snipping tool comes free in every Windows 7 Operating System (Except Windows 7 starter edition), that makes it easier to take screenshots of you desktop or web page.
Why I am recommending this is, because you can use in built Pen tool & Marker tool to highlight whatever you would like to share with your blog readers. Most of the bloggers will frequently need this snipping tool while writing How-To’s or Tutorials of any kind.
7. Google Reader
This one is the primary tool offered for free by Google team, which collects all your favorite RSS Feed streams at one place. You can easily organize, label, tag all your feed items using Google Reader.
This tool will be very much useful for extensive reading and organizing everything you read. Like Evernote, this tool can be used on smartphone and tablets and sync data in the clouds.
These are the important tools for the starting web designers and developers, with beginner’s skills of SEO. Once you start feeling confident in using these, then upgrade and add into your inventory more tools for more advanced marketers. It’s not really a point to get the whole bunch of best and advanced tools if you are just starting out on the very basic level.