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Top 10 Tools to Save Time on Content Creation

Being always on the move, tweeting and writing, posting and sharing, creating and engaging, you rarely find content managers with nothing to do.

Even so, some content marketers somehow seem far more productive than others.

Do you want to become one of those successful marketers that manages to keep all their content balls in the air and meet deadlines?

Here’s a list of the top 10 tools that help get you there:

1. Feedly: generate ideas for effective content quickly

 

One of the best ways to come up with relevant topics is to look for content being published in your industry and either improve or modify it.

Instead of creating a whole list of your favorite blogs and checking them all the time, try using Feedly, which gathers the content you need all in one place.

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Pricing: Starting from $0 for the basic package; $18 per month for the team pack.

2. TrendSpottr: follow the trends and study the market

Getting extra traffic is essential for promoting and establishing a reputation for your brand. Furthermore, you want to be sure to write an awesome piece on a trending topic before a competitor does.

Use TrendSpottr to identify the most popular topics, trending hashtags, ideas, and phrases. Powerful search capabilities allow you to find new ideas that aren’t trending yet.

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Pricing: free trial is available for 7 days; $49 per month for subscription.

3. Easel.ly: improve visual content

Attractive images are no less important than your words, which is why creating images can sometimes take more time than writing a whole article! Easel.ly exists to help you create attractive designs and original infographics without as much effort.

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Pricing: Pro account is available for $3 per month.

4. Hemingway: save time on editing and proofreading

Now that we know what to do with pictures, we mustn’t forget about the words. Effective articles need to be well written, free of mistakes, and engaging.

Sometimes editing takes even more time than writing because self-correcting is difficult when you have an exact understanding of what you wanted to say. You can use Hemingway Editor to check your documents for mistakes.

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Pricing: free.

5. Unplag: don’t chance of being accused of plagiarism

To inspect your document for red flags, you can use unique content creation software. Try using Unplag, an online plagiarism checker, created especially for minimizing plagiarism and enhancing the quality of content.

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Pricing: Starting from $4.99 to $9.97 per month for individual clients.

6. StayFocused: stay focused on the task at hand

StayFocused is a tool that blocks all unnecessary websites for the time you define so you can get your work done.

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Pricing: Free.

7. TomatoTimer: manage time independently

TomatoTimer is a tool based on the Pomodoro technique. The basic principle is that your work is broken up into 25-minute chunks and 5-minute breaks to recharge.

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Pricing: Free

8. ContentMarketer.io: Streamline Your Content Marketing

ContentMarketer.io is a tool for promoting your content. The process is quite clear: you upload your content and the system checks it for influencers you can promote the new post to, along with other influencer marketing and relationship-building features.

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Pricing: Starting from $9 for notifiers and connectors, $49 monthly for marketers.

9. Buffer: boost popularity on social media

If you want to influence your target audience on social media, Buffer is the tool for you.

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Pricing: Individual account is free; paid accounts start at $10.

10. PostPlanner: create a strict planning system

The more articles you write, the more new topics appear on the horizon! Repetition and practice is the key aspect of successful content creation. PostPlanner is a tool for planning, finding, and posting content on Twitter and Facebook.

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Pricing: from $7 to $39 per month for Master package.

To sum it all up, I know that the journey to blogging success is neither fast nor easy.

I managed to build up a whole system of time management and writing skills to become more productive and successful. You should definitely know that everything we love is worth the extra time and effort.

Muster your enthusiasm and imagine the results you can achieve by transforming your potential results into reality with the help of the above tools.