Top 100 of the Best Blogging Tools in 2023

List of the top 100+ best blogging tools according to popularity that bloggers should use to start, manage and grow a blog that users and search engines love. They include CMS platforms, writing software, web hosting platforms, landing page builders, SEO tools, etc. Open-source and free tools maintain the top positions of the most popular blogging tools

Overall, in my over 10 years of career as a blogger, I have found that selecting the best blogging tool boils down to price, features offered, performance, scalability, onboarding process, integrations, and customer support or help resources available.

1. WordPress

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WordPress.org is an SEO-friendly free and Opensource content management system (CMS) platform that has been used to build over 31% of existing websites. WordPress.org CMS is majorly used by bloggers and small businesses to create blogs. WordPress.org has three main building features core files, plugins, and themes.

Website: Wordpress.org

2. Google AdSense

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Google AdSense is a blog monetization platform used for displaying ads. Publishers can display Google AdSense ads on their blogs and earn revenue. It is one of the most popular and reliable ways of monetizing blogs. Once your blog has started receiving traffic and has enough unique content (about 50 posts), you can apply for an Adsense account. Approval or rejection takes about two weeks. The good thing is that you can re-apply after rejection.

Website: google.com/adsense

3. Google Search Console

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Google Search Console is a tool that is used to measure and monitor a website’s Google Search traffic, performance, errors and crawl status. Search Console is available for use for free.

Website: search.google.com

4. Canva

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Canva is a free and powerful graphic design web-based software. It can be used for creating logos, book covers, posters, infographics, postcards, thumbnail photos, cover photos, etc. If you want to make use of all the premium features offered by Canva, then upgrading to the Pro plan is recommended. Canva also has a mobile app for Android and iOS

Website: canva.com

5. Bing Webmaster

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Bing Webmaster is a free web application that is used to measure and monitor website performance, SEO and search traffic from Bing Search Engine. Bing Webmaster can also be used for website sitemap submission if you want your website to be automatically crawled and discovered by Bing Search Bots when you update or publish a new page.

Website: bing.com

6. Cloudflare

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Cloudflare is the most popular free content delivery network (CDN) service provider. Cloudflare's free plan provides website security and improves page performance. Some of its key features include mitigating DDoS attacks, optimizing web experience, easy to use DNS, load balancing, web application firewall, image optimization, page rules, bot mitigation, free SLL certificate, site analytics, audit logs, etc.

Website: cloudflare.com

7. Amazon Cloudfront

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Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network operated by Amazon Web Services.

Website: aws.amazon.com

8. Grammarly

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Grammarly is the most popular software that is used for grammar editing. Its free plan comes with basic features like spelling errors correction, grammatical errors correction, and punctuation mistakes correction.

Website: grammarly.com

9. Godaddy

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Godaddy is one of the largest web hosting and domain registration service provider for small businesses and bloggers. Godaddy is used by both small and large businesses for domain registration. You should consider using Godaddy for domain registration because it is easy to verify your website with services like Gsuite email, Office 365, Google Search Console, webmaster tools, among other top software.

Website: godaddy.com

10. Zoom

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Zoom is one of the most popular software that is used for holding online meetings and conferences. It can be used on major web browsers, installed in your computer or through mobile app.

Website: zoom.us

11. Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Word is the most popular and powerful word processing software that can be used offline and online. It comes with a mobile app, web app, and desktop app. To get Microsoft Word software you have to buy a license from the Microsoft.com store. It however comes free if you have an office 365 License.

Website: microsoft.com/word

12. PayPal

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PayPal is one of the most reliable and popular payment Gateway. It can be used for sending and receiving online payments worldwide. PayPal has a simple and effective API that you can use to build a credit card checkout page on your website.

Website: paypal.com

13. Amazon Associates

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Amazon Associates is an affiliate marketing platform that bloggers can use to monetize their blogs by earning a commission when blog visitors click their affiliate links and purchase a product on Amazon.

Website: affiliate-program.amazon.com

14. Amazon S3

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Amazon S3 also known as Amazon Simple Storage Service is a platform that is used for the storage of data on the cloud. It is one of the most affordable and reliable cloud storage service providers. Amazon S3 is part of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Website: aws.amazon.com/s3

15. Mailchimp

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MailChimp is one of the best email marketing platforms that is used by small and large businesses to send email campaigns and newsletters. It is known to have high email deliverability.

Website: mailchimp.com

16. QuickBooks

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QuickBooks is one of the best online accounting software owned by intuit that can be used for tracking business expenses.

Website: quickbooks.intuit.com

17. Kindle Direct Publishing

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Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is the most popular platform for selling ebooks. KDP is free to publish ebooks but you will earn about 35% to 70% of the total sale you make from each book. Books published using KDP are available for sale at amazon.com.

Website: kdp.amazon.com

18. Shopify

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Shopify is one of the best paid eCommerce content management system (CMS) platform.

Website: shopify.com

19. Zoho Expense

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Zoho Expense is an online expense tracking software owned by Zoho Corporation that targets mid-sized companies.

Website: zoho.com

20. Wix

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Wix is a freemium content management system (CMS) platform that is used to build websites easily through drag and drop.

Website: wix.com

21. Themeforest

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Themeforest (also Envato Market) is one of the best websites to buy and sell WordPress Themes, plugins, and HTML templates. You can also buy Drupal, Joomla, Hubspot CMS, Shopify, and Magento templates on Themeforest. All the WordPress themes sold on Themeforest are premium.

Website: themeforest.net

22. Evernote

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Evernote is one of the best mobile applications that is used for note-taking. Evernote has a free and paid version.

Website: evernote.com

23. Trello Tasks

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Trello is one of the most popular platforms that is used to collaborate and manage projects. It makes it easier to organize your work into cards.

Website: trello.com

24. Squarespace

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Squarespace is a premium website builder that is used by small businesses, photographers, bloggers, artists, musicians, weddings, and students to create their websites. The unique thing with Squarespace is that most of its features are inbuilt. For example, it comes with an advanced built-in membership area that you can use to create members-only content without installing any app.

Website: squarespace.com

25. Bluehost

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BlueHost is a web hosting company that is good for shared WordPress hosting. WordPress.org recommends Bluehost as its first choice for web hosting. It is part of Endurance International Group (EIG).

Website: bluehost.com

26. Notion

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Notion is an application that is used for note-taking, task management, and organization.

Website: notion.so

27. Hootsuite

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Hootsuite is one of the most popular social media management and communication platforms used by small and mid-sized businesses. Some of the networks it supports include Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Website: hootsuite.com

28. Shutterstock

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Shutterstock is a website where you can sell and buy stock images, footage, music, and 3D models. It is one of the most popular stock image websites.

Website: shutterstock.com

29. Unsplash

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Unsplash is a free stock image Website. You can download images from Unsplash and use them for commercial and non-commercial projects.

Website: unsplash.com

30. Office 365

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Microsoft Office 365 is a collaboration software that is used to create documents, communicate and store files. Office 365 collaboration apps include excel, calendar, bookings, forms, one Drive, Outlook, planner, PowerPoint, project, SharePoint, stream, teams, to do, word, Yammer, etc.

Website: office.com

31. WeTransfer

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WeTransfer is a platform that is used for online file transfer. WeTransfer offers a free plan which allows you to send up to 2G of data.

Website: wetransfer.com

32. Pixabay

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Pixabay is a website where you can download free stock images, videos, illustrations, vectors, and music. You can use the downloaded media files for commercial or personal projects. Pixabay was in 2019 acquired by Canva.

Website: pixabay.com

33. Semrush

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Semrush is a tool that is used to track and analyze a website’s SEO, traffic, and performance. You can also use Semrush to check your website’s backlinks, search ranking performance, page position, and competitors. Semrush has a free trial that you might want to take advantage of.

Website: semrush.com

34. Asana

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Asana is a platform that is used by teams to organize work and manage project remotely.

Website: asana.com

35. Stripe

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Stripe is the number 1 recommended payment processing company for online transactions. It is used for online credit card payments.

Website: stripe.com

36. Google Cloud Storage

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Google Cloud Storage is a platform that is used for the backup and storage of data on Google Cloud. Examples of reputable companies that use Google Cloud storage include Twitter, Deutsche Bank, McKesson, PayPal, Sky Media, Etsy, Airbus, etc.

Website: cloud.google.com

37. Zoho CRM

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Zoho CRM is a customer relationship management software that powers over 250,000 businesses in 180 countries. Zoho CRM is used to engage with customers. Zoho has hundred of other apps like Zoho Mail (email service provider), WorkDrive (for file storage) Zoho Meeting (video meeting platform) Zoho Cliq (chatting platform), Zoho Desk (customer support software), etc.

Website: zoho.com

38. HostGator

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HostGator is one of the best web hosting company that is ideal for shared hosting. It is currently owned by Endurance International Group.

Website: hostgator.com

39. Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft Teams is a platform that is used for holding online video meetings. It is part of Office 365 apps (in some packages). To start a meeting, login to office.com account, click teams then Meet Now.

Website: microsoft.com

40. Ahrefs

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Ahrefs is a software that is used to analyze web pages for performance and rankings. Ahrefs has a number of free and paid tools that you can use to check for your website’s backlinks, crawl errors, health score, domain rating, URL rating, competitors, keyword generator, etc.

Website: ahrefs.com

41. Taboola

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Taboola is an advertising platform that places displays ads in the form of related or recommended posts. Its ads normally appear after the post.

Website: taboola.com

42. Google Drive

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Google Drive is a platform that is used to store and share files and folders. Google Drive can be accessed via mobile app or desktop. You use Google Drive for free for limited space.

Website: google.com

43. Shareasale

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Shareasale is an affiliate marketing network where you can find thousands of merchants offering affiliate programs.

Website: shareasale.com

44. Constant Contact

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Constant Contact is an email marketing platform that is owned by Endurance International Group (EIG). You can easily integrate Constant Contact with Eventbrite, Shopify, WordPress, Outlook, etc

Website: constantcontact.com

45. Google Meet

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Google Meet is a free video meeting software created by Google. In order to use Google Meet, you must have a Gmail account. Google Meet works can be used on a desktop browser or mobile app.

Website: meet.google.com

46. Salesforce

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Salesforce is a cloud customer relationship management service provider software for enterprises.

Website: salesforce.com

47. Google Cloud CDN

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Google Cloud is a cloud computing service provider which offers one of the most reliable content delivery networks (CDN).

Website: cloud.google.com

48. Amazon Display Ads

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Amazon Sponsored Display Ads is an Amazon program where sellers can pay to have their products featured on Amazon. You cannot earn directly with amazon display ads but you can increase your products.

Website: advertising.amazon.com

49. Blogger

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Blogger is a hosted free content management system (CMS) platform.

Website: blogger.com

50. Google Workspace

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Google Workspace (formerly Gsuite) is a software that is used for collaboration and productivity. Some of Google Workspace apps include Gmail for business, Docs, Currents, Meet, Sheets, Keep, Slides, Calendar, Drive, Forms, Jambord, Vault, etc.

Website: workspace.google.com

51. Basecamp

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Basecamp is a project management software that is used to organize work and communicate better.

Website: basecamp.com

52. MediaFire

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MediaFire is a platform that is used for file sharing. You can share files through email, links,s or social networks. You can share up to 10GB for free. The Pro version comes with No ads, 1 TB storage, 20 GB per file, customizable branding, etc.

Website: mediafire.com

53. Webex

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Webex by Cisco is one of the most reliable platforms for Video Conferencing by businesses. It comes with a powerful and secure interface for holding online video meetings.

Website: webex.com

54. Slack

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Slack is a platform that is used to connect teams working remotely. Slack makes remote communication faster, better, and more secure. It can be integrated with business applications like Workday, Jira, Zoom, Salesforce, Office 365 apps, Google Workspace apps, etc.

Website: slack.com

55. Dropbox

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Dropbox is one of the largest platforms that is used for file storage and sharing. Dropbox can be integrated with some of the most popular collaboration software like Slack, Trello, Teams, Asana, Monday.com, etc.

Website: dropbox.com

56. Pexels

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Pexels is a website where you can download free stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use.

Website: Pexels.com

57. Trello

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Trello is a software that is used by teams for collaboration and project management.

Website: trello.com

58. Google Ads

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Google Ads (formerly Google Adwords) is a platform that is used for advertising on Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Android apps, and partner websites. Google Ads is owned and managed by Google.

Website: ads.google.com

59. DigitalOcean

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DigitalOcean is a developer-friendly Cloud hosting company. It is recommended for hosting software, mobile applications and resource intensive websites because of its scalability.

Website: digitalocean.com

60. Skype

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Skype is one of the oldest companies to introduce a reliable video call platform. Before Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet became popular, Skype was the only known reputable software for conducting business video interviews and meetings. Its popularity has been declining due to competition.

Website: skype.com

61. Apple Notes

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Apple Notes is an application that is used for taking notes for iOS, iPadOS and macOS.

Website: icloud.com

62. Patreon

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Patreon is a platform that is used by creatives (Video creators, Podcasters, Musicians, Bloggers, Artists, etc) to create membership services for fans. Fans can subscribe and support your work through monthly or one-time contributions on Patreon.

Website: patreon.com

63. Zoho Meeting

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Zoho Meeting is a software that is used for conducting online meetings and web conferences. Zoho meeting promises to encrypt audio, video, and screen sharing data as it moves through the internet.

Website: zoho.com

64. Pixlr

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Pixlr is a free online photo editor software that is used for editing photos and creating designs via desktop or mobile app.

Website: pixlr.com

65. Asana Collaboration

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Asana is a software that is used by businesses to manage a team's work, projects, and tasks.

Website: asana.com

66. Eventbrite

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Eventbrite is the most popular platform that is used for sharing event tickects and promotion. You can also use Eventbrite for holding virtual events, virtual conferences, online seminars, and event planning.

Website: eventbrite.com

67. cPanel

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cPanel is one of the best Linux-based web hosting control panel software. cPanel is used for launching websites without the need of having the technical knowledge to connect your server with your website. cPanel and WHM work together. However, if you are on a shared hosting you are likely not to be given access to WHM by your hosting company as it is used for administrative control for dedicated servers.

Website: cpanel.net

68. ClickFunnels

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ClickFunnels is a software that is used to create sales funnels that help to convert website visitors to customers.

Website: clickfunnels.com

69. Disqus

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Disqus is one of the most advanced comment systems. Disqus comments can be embedded in any content management system. It supports comment moderation, comment spam moderation, monetization, emojis, upvotes, downvotes, etc.

Website: disqus.com

70. Facebook Ads

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Facebook Ads is used for advertising on Facebook and its sister sites (Instagram and Messenger). You can choose to advertise through video ads, image ads, or slideshow ads. Unlike Google Ads, Facebook Ads payment is made after running your Ad (normally at the end of every month).

Website: facebook.com

71. Ticketmaster

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Ticketmaster is one of the most popular platforms that is used for selling event tickets. You can sell event tickets for concerts, family events, sports, arts, theater, etc. Ticketmaster is one of the best alternatives of Eventbrite

Website: ticketmaster

72. Ahrefs Keywords Explorer

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Ahrefs Keywords Explorer is part of the many tools that are offered by ahrefs. Ahrefs Keywords Explorer is used to find keywords related to a specific search term and their ranking difficulty.

Website: ahrefs.com/keywords-explorer

73. Upwork

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Upwork is one of the most popular freelance jobs marketplaces where freelancers bid on freelance jobs posted by clients. If you are a freelancer looking for writing jobs or a blogger looking to hire blog post writers then Upwork is what you need.

Website: upwork.com

74. Typeform

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Typeform is a platform that is used to build advanced forms and surveys. Typeform comes with ready-to-use photos, videos, custom layouts, and themes. Examples of forms you can build with Typeform include contact forms, survey forms, feedback forms, signup forms, lead generation forms, etc.

Website: typeform.com

75. Udemy

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Udemy is one of the largest platform that is used for offering online courses. Udemy pays 37% to instructors for sales and 97% for courses purchased through the instructor’s affiliate link.

Website: udemy.com

76. Norton

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Norton is an antivirus software that is used for internet security, device security, and online privacy.

Website: norton.com

77. Monday.com

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Monday.com is a platform that is used for building workflows, project management, tasks management, sales, and CRM.

Website: monday.com

78. Bing Ads

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Bing Ads (now Microsoft Adverting) is a platform that is used for advertising on Microsoft Search Network which consists of Bing and partner sites. If you want to advertise on Yahoo or MSN search results, then consider using Bing Ads.

Website: ads.microsoft.com

79. Getty Images

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Getty Images is a website where you can download premium, high-quality photos. Getty images might not be the best choice if you are a starter operating on a low budget. However, they have free images that you can embed in a non-commercial website.

Website: gettyimages.com

80. InMotion

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InMotion is one of the best vps web hosting companies. Its cPanel comes packed with over 400 applications from Softaculous. If you are looking for an all round hosting provider, then inMotion is the most recommended.

Website: inmotionhosting.com

81. Payoneer

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Payoneer is an online payment company. It can be used by freelancers, eCommerce sites,s and digital platforms for paying and getting paid online.

Website: payoneer.com

82. Aweber

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Aweber is an email marketing software that is majorly used by affiliate marketers and creatives. Some of its top integrated apps include WordPress, PayPal, Elementor, Zapier, Elegant Themes, Blogger, Squarespace, Weebly, Wix, Zendesk, Salesforce, Agile CRM, Bitriz24, and Shopify.

Website: aweber.com

83. Apple Books

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Apple Books (initially iBooks) is a platform that is used for self-publishing and selling eBooks. Apple Book is one of the best alternatives to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). What makes KDP the best self-publishing platform is that it has a larger reader base and is not restricted to any operating system (OS).

Website: apple.com

84. Wise

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Wise (formerly TransferWise) is an online money transfer platform. Wise can be used for sending money abroad to over 60 countries at an affordable price.

Website: wise.com

85. Teamviewer

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TeamViewer is a powerful software that is used for remote connectivity by small and large businesses. You can use TeamViewer to connect devices (Computers, Smartphones, Servers, etc) from any location. User case: Philips uses TeamViewer for remote maintenance of digital displays.

Website: teamviewer.com

86. NetSuite CRM

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NetSuite CRM also Oracle NETSUITE is in a ERP software that is used for business management. It comprises of of financials, CRM and eCommerce.

Website: netsuite.com

87. MailerLite

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MailerLite is a low-cost email marketing service provider for small businesses. It can be used for sending newsletters, creating email automation, RSS campaigns, and selling digital products or recurring subscriptions.

Website: mailerlite.com

88. Kickstarter

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Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that is used by creatives (Artists, Developers, Designers, Producers, Journalists, Photographers, etc) to raise funds for their projects. Over 200k projects have been funded on Kickstarter.

Website: kickstarter.com

89. Android Studio

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Android Studio is a Google platform that is used for developing android applications. It is the most recommended software for building android apps. Coding knowledge is required to use Android studio.

Website: developer.android.com

90. ConvertKit

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ConvertKit is an email marketing platform that is mostly used by creators. Some of the popular web applications that are integrated with Convertkit include Stripe, Zapier, WordPress, Shopify, and Teachable. ConvertKit was created by a creator with creators in mind. If you are a musician, author, podcaster, blogger, or developer, then ConvertKit is your perfect match. The likes of Tim Ferris, Pat Flynn, Neil Patel, etc use Convertkit to reach their audience.

Website: convertkit.com

91. Teachable

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Teachable is a platform that is used by Freelancers and creators to create and sell online courses and coaching services. Sellers are billed on a monthly subscription basis depending on the plan that they select.

Website: teachable.com

92. Jotform.com

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Jotform is an online form creator platform. It can be used to build registration forms, payment forms, file upload forms, contact forms, voting forms, consent forms, feedback forms, etc. Jotform can be integrated with business apps and payment systems.

Website: jotform.com

93. Flickr

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Flickr is an image storage platform. It is used by photographers and creatives for image and video storage (free use is limited to 1,000 files). You need to upgrade to Pro to remove ads from your account. A license is also required from the Creator to use Flickr images.

Website: flickr.com

94. Microsoft Azure CDN

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Microsoft Azure CDN is a cloud computing service provider. It is among the most popular and reliable CDN services providers for Azure users.

Website: azure.microsoft.com

95. Twitter Ads

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Twitter Ads is a platform that is used for advertising on Twitter. You can advertise on Twitter through promoted tweets, promoted Twitter accounts, and promoted trends (hashtags). Advertising on Twitter is pricey compared to Facebook and Google Ads and therefore it is recommended for brand awareness.

Website: ads.twitter.com

96. SendGrid

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SendGrid is one of the best email delivery service providers that is recommended by Google Cloud. You can use it to set up and send business promotional emails from its servers.

Website: sendgrid.com

97. Meetup

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Meetup is a platform that is used for online group meetings and virtual events. All you need is join a group that you are interested in or create a group and host online events. Meetup is the best alternative of Eventbrite.

Website: meetup.com

98. SAP CRM

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SAP is a company that offers cloud-based business application software. Other than CRM, it also offers finance, supply chain management, HR and people management software.

Website: sap.com

99. Sendinblue

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SendinBlue is an email marketing platform that offers multiple digital marketing services ranging from email marketing, SMS, chat, to CRM.

Website: sendinblue.com

100. Microsoft OneDrive

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Microsoft OneDrive is an online platform that is used for cloud storage, backup, and collaboration. Microsoft OneDrive is part of Microsoft 365.

Website: microsoft.com

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