Blogging has emerged as one of the most effective communication tool between company and its target customers. With increasing importance of blogs, demand for quality blog writers and blogging applications have also increased. There are wide range of blog applications are available on the internet that increase the effectiveness, performance of work and save a lot of time as well.
Here is a list of essential applications that many bloggers can use to boost their efficiency as a writer.
1.Windows Live Writer - This blogging application from windows allows the blogger to write and edit posts from his desktop. It provides with an editor that makes it easy to share photos and videos on WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad etc. It also let them add plugins to the editor as there are plugins to integrate with Flickr and Facebook photos; word counting etc.
2.IrfanView – Another great application for screen capturing and editing that supports Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, 2008, Vista and Windows 7. It offers multiple file formats multi language support, paint option, multipage TIF editing, modify color depth, and a variety of plugins.
3.Memokeys –This application helps in creating shortcut key combinations and link actions with text or with an email. It stores passwords, code snippets, addresses, favorites, email signatures, documents and more.
4.Babylon- It is an online dictionary and translation software which translates text in 50 different languages for Free. It offers 1400 trusted dictionaries, encyclopedias and information sources. A freelance blogger can use it with other applications such as PDF, Microsoft, Internet explorer, Firefox etc.
5.Notepad++ Portable- This useful full-featured text editor for bloggers offers a wide range of features. It supports multiple languages and an extensive plugin system. Its features include auto-completion, multi-document, full drag ‘n’ drop supported, zoom in/out, macro recording , playback etc.
6.Typing Assistant- This application lets a freelance writer type faster as it auto completes the frequently used words and phrases anywhere. It offers a word/phrase auto completion and word auto corrector, text expander, clipboard manager and application launcher.
7.Photoscape- Using this application a freelancer can fix and enhance photos for his blogs. It allows a writer to edit images by resizing, brightness and color adjustment. It offers print portrait shot, passport photo, splitter, screen capturer, color picker, raw converter and face search.
8.SmartFTP- It is an FTP client which allows you to transfer files between your local computer and a server on the Internet. It features website publishing and maintenance and easily uploads and downloads images, documents, movie and music files.
9.KompoZer- This application is for non-technical users who want to create a visually appealing website. It transfers content to Ms word, after checking grammatical errors and combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.
10.Jott- It transfers your voicemail messages into text and delivers them as text messages, posts and emails. It helps in posting on Blogger, Typepad, LiveJournal, Tumblr, and WordPress. It also offers features to receive via email, SMS or online, set call-back reminders, search messages etc.
Hope these applications will help a blogger in establishing a successful blog online. Please provide your feedback and suggestions on the same.