Top Blogging Tools List
List of the top 100+ best blogging tools according to popularity that bloggers should use to start and run 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.
31. Office 365
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.
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.
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.
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.
Asana is a platform that is used by teams to organize work and manage project remotely.
Stripe is the number 1 recommended payment processing company for online transactions. It is used for online credit card payments.
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.
38. Zoho CRM
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.
HostGator is one of the best web hosting company that is ideal for shared hosting. It is currently owned by Endurance International Group.
40. Microsoft Teams
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.
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.
Taboola is an advertising platform that places displays ads in the form of related or recommended posts. Its ads normally appear after the post.
43. Google Drive
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.
Shareasale is an affiliate marketing network where you can find thousands of merchants offering affiliate programs.
45. Constant Contact
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
46. Google Meet
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.
Salesforce is a cloud customer relationship management service provider software for enterprises.
48. Google Cloud CDN
Google Cloud is a cloud computing service provider which offers one of the most reliable content delivery networks (CDN).
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.
Blogger is a hosted free content management system (CMS) platform.
51. Google Workspace
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.
Basecamp is a project management software that is used to organize work and communicate better.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pexels is a website where you can download free stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use.
Trello is a software that is used by teams for collaboration and project management.
59. Google Ads
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.
DigitalOcean is a developer-friendly Cloud hosting company. It is recommended for hosting software, mobile applications and resource intensive websites because of its scalability.