Essential 5 Freeware Utilities for Newbie Bloggers

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You may be using windows, mac or linux but whatever may be the operating system, newbie bloggers must have certain utilities which will help their work done in a faster and easier way. Example, if you need to capture some screen shots, you cannot be using the basic method of printscreen key (because you should be different from others :P), there are many tools for screen capturing which are available for free. You don’t need to pay a single penny from your pocket. In brief, blogging using free resources.

blogging using free tools

Five Freeware Utilities for Newbie Bloggers –

Again, there are many premium tools which are must for bloggers, but today i’m dealing only with the freeware tools which will be a great use to newbie bloggers.

1. Content and Publishing –

Windows Live Writer

windows live writer best for windows

One of the best desktop blogging editor for bloggers from Microsoft. Start your first post with windows live writer, so that you get more goodness from it. Moreover, it not only helps you in easy publishing, but also you can add some plugins which help you do even more. This freeware is highly recommended.

2. Screen Captures –

ZScreen

freeware screen capture tool

ZScreen is the best screen capture tool and a alternative to snagit. Snagit, is the best around the web, but it costs around 40$. Zscreen is a free open source screen capture program. To know more about Zscreen and its features – read here.

3. Image Editors –

best alternative for photoshop

For bloggers, image editors are neccessary and the best alternative to photoshop is GIMP. GIMP is cross platform and supported by large community and also it is one of the oldest and well known alternative for photoshop. You can take screenshots from Zscreen and watermark images using GIMP etc.

4. 55+ Blogging Tools to Design a New blog –

designing a blog using free tools

With the help of these 50+ free tools and again I mention all these 50+ tools are free to use on your blog, you can increase your visitors, design your blog and reduce the bounce rate etc. You have widgets and tools like random post on sidebar, tweet button, sitemeter, custom search bar Google, Live traffic widget, Google talk badge etc.

5. I have covered content writing, publishing, screen capturing, image editing, planning, analytics and designing of a blog with more than 50+ tools and widgets. So what else do a newbie need ? I leave this 5th point to you.. Do mention the most essential freeware for a newbie bloggers ?

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Comments

  1. A suggestion : Avoid using images wich contain alcohol content like the one u hv used @ first..if its a juice then fine enough but otherwise it certainly promotes things to newbie bloggers
    .-= Mani Viswanathan´s last blog ..#geekspasta – What would go wrong if a billboard had two screens ?? =-.

  2. retro says:

    Nice tips, a question though, once in a while I use Windows Live Writer to update my WordPress blog, where can I find more plugins for it? I checked the Writer website but there’s only one plugin and it’s for Firefox.
    .-= retro´s last blog ..Awesome – Iron Man 2 Trailer Remix by Mike Relm =-.

  3. Mayur says:

    I also consider WordWeb and wordpress comments notifier as must have tools for bloggers. BTW.. I like Snagit (both screen capture and editor) though paid.

  4. Never tried Windows Live Writer. I do not think I need to blog from my desktop as of now.

    As for the 5th Tool. Hmm! ….. man you suggest something.
    .-= Agent Deepak´s last blog ..Readers Are Your Very First Priorities =-.

  5. I use Live Movie Maker which is free and pretty good for making screen casts even for a newbie. I guess the for recording one can use Cam Studio recorder which is also free.
    .-= Aditya Kane´s last blog ..The cheapest Netbooks in India: A comparison =-.

  6. I def love to use Cam Studio as well. My favorite free screen capture tool is Jing (by Jing Project).
    .-= Michelle Mangen´s last blog ..Eliminate the Stress Involved with 1099 Preparation =-.

  7. Pubudu Kodikara says:

    Currently im using only GIMP from your list :D must try out the others as well :D

    PS : Bro… what about Filezilla? Its a must have utility to manage your site!
    .-= Pubudu Kodikara´s last blog ..Twitter have Finally Added Some Security to its Links =-.

  8. TechChunks says:

    These are some good free tools to help you with blogging.

    But I didn’t know that one needs a paper back dictionary for blogging (as shown in the image). If someone is into blogging then a nice little app like WordWeb (in addition to the in-house spell and grammar checker in MS Word and Firefox) should be sufficient.

    Also, didn’t know that for a blogger liquor is “essential”! :P
    .-= TechChunks´s last blog ..Race Between Video Game Makers to Develop iPad Games for Apple Tablet =-.

  9. Frank says:

    If you have got an iPad I would also include in the list the WordPress app, the SERP checker and the Google Analytics apps. They are really great and lets youcheck your website without….your PC!

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