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Essential Online Writing Tools That Every Writer Needs


When it comes to being a professional writer, it is important that you have all the necessary tools to succeed.

Remember that you will be doing a great deal of work, and if you are not equipped with the right tools, you won’t do your work efficiently. You may even get buried under all the work you have to do.

You may even make some mistakes in the long run. Here are some essential online writing tools that you will need during your writing journey.

1. Grammarly

When it comes to being an effective writer, it is important that your grammar is as perfect as possible. A badly phrased sentence could make your potential readers wary of your work.

This is where Grammarly comes in handy. This online writing tool specializes in helping authors write clear and efficient work. They could even tell writers the tone of their work, and how to further improve their writing.

Grammarly has a free version and offers great features. However, if you want more features, you could also purchase Grammarly Premium. The premium version offers more comprehensive feedback, plagiarism detection, and can even suggest vocabulary and style changes to further improve the content.

If you are going to purchase the premium version, you will be expected to pay $12 a month if you take the yearly plan. If you take the quarterly Grammarly plan, you will have to pay around $20 a month, and $30 for the monthly plan.

2. Capitalize My Title

There are always rules when it comes to coming up with a title and capitalizing the letters in a sentence. These rules get even more confusing because there are various writing styles and their rules vary as well.

If you want to make sure that your capitalization game is on point and come up with a great title as well, you should use Capitalize My Title. This software has a free version and is very easy to use. It can also be used on a phone or tablet.

It allows users to capitalize their titles in various writing style guides such as the APA style guide, MLA style guide, and Chicago Manual of Style, just to name a few. It is mostly free to use, and is a great title generator option for writers on a budget.

3. AnswerThePublic.com

A key aspect of writing great online content is how you use keywords. Remember that your choice of keywords will directly affect your work’s accessibility.

If your keywords are not on point, your work will not be easy to find by potential readers. This is where AnswerThePublic comes in very handy.

It has various features that will allow writers to discover what people are looking up on the internet the most. This is especially handy if you are looking for a topic to write about.

The writing tool gets its data directly from Google and other search engines. This allows them to accurately decipher the things that a multitude of people have searched on the internet. This ultimately makes their keyword searches very effective and efficient.

The tool itself is quite easy to use. All you need to do is add one or two keywords to the search tab, and you will be given a treasure trove of search results that you could use in choosing your topic and writing your content as well.

The tool has a powerful free version, however, there will be times where you will reach your daily search limit. If you have the budget, you could try the monthly paid version which is around $99 per month. If you choose to get the annual plan, you will only pay $79 a month. There is also the expert version which is around $199 a month.

4. Hemingway Editor

Clarity is a key aspect of writing great content. This is also a common problem for some writers. Some writers tend to overdo it with their use of phrases, and their work becomes unnecessarily complicated.

With the help of the Hemingway Editor, your writing will become so much clearer. The app is named after the great writer Ernest Hemingway. He was known for his clear and concise writing. It is a free app, which makes it perfect for writers on a budget.

The main intent of the Hemingway Editor is to cut out the frills. Every sentence must be efficient. It must be free of unnecessary words or flowery phrases. The Hemingway Editor does this best.

The Hemingway Editor offers a good number of features that will make your writing style more efficient. It is relatively easy to use. Just copy and paste sections of your work onto the tool, and the tool will highlight parts of your content to improve on. The content will also be graded according to its readability.

The app usually needs an internet connection to run, however, you could also purchase a one-time offline version known as the Hemingway app for $19.99.

5. Google Docs

Whether you are writing a book or a short article for your blog, the Google Docs writing tool is always a great choice. The writing software is very easy to use and has a myriad of features that make your writing sessions a lot easier.

First of all, it is free, which makes it perfect for writers who are on a budget. It has many similarities to other writing tools, and is very easy to use. While it does lack some of the features of paid writing tools, it is still a very potent tool.

6. Evernote

As you write, there will be times when you will need to access bits of information. You could be writing on your phone, and you want to check on a specific bit of information that you saw a few days ago on your desktop computer.

This is where Evernote thrives, because it syncs all your digital content across your devices. This will save you so much time and allow you to focus on the writing process without any distractions.

Evernote has a free version. However, if you want a more comprehensive use of Evernote, you could buy the personal version which is $7.99 per month. There is also a professional version for $9.99 and team version for $14.99 each month.

7. Microsoft Word

Microsoft word is one of the most popular writing software in the industry, and many a household computer has at least one version of it installed. One of Microsoft’s best features is its formatting function. It is also a very precise grammar and spelling checker.

The writing tool could be bought at a one-time purchase or a monthly subscription. The prices vary, because Microsoft often offers various promos for their tools. However, if you choose to purchase the Microsoft 365 version, you will pay $69.99 a month for the Personal version, and $99.99 per month for the family version.


As a writer, it is important that you have the best online writing tools on hand. Writing is a very multifaceted job, and if you are not equipped well, you will struggle in the long run. With these online tools, you will be able to achieve your full potential as a writer.

If you want to know more about writing tools, and how to ultimately self-publish a book of your own, you should check out Writers Republic. Get a free consultation, and start on your journey as a fully published author.

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