Online publishing has exploded over the last few years and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Here is a list of the top 7 online publishing tools available today.
With all the online publishing platforms out there, it’s easy for anyone to self-publish these days. Which means you need an edge up on your competitors.
There are a plethora of online publishing tools out there to help with design and marketing, for online magazines, blogs, and books.
To help navigate the seemingly infinite number of online publishing tools, we have compiled a list of 7 awesome tools to try.
Most writers these days either don’t have the knowledge or the time to be involved in internet coding needed to gain readers and subscribers.
Luckily, companies have noticed this and created online publishing tools to make life easier for the writer who just wants to focus on writing brilliant prose and still be able to design an appealing visual product.
1. The Hemingway App
Readers today want content at the speed of light. They want it fast, accurate, and now. Unfortunately, as writers that leaves us little time to properly tweak and tighten up our prose to be the best it can be. Luckily, the Hemingway App does that for us, with all the accuracy of a human editor!
The Hemingway App is a free app that analyzes content using a color-coded system: blue alerts you to adverbs which could be replaced with forceful verbs, red identifies complicated sentences, yellow highlights lengthy and wordy sentences, green alerts you to the use of passive voice, and finally purple keys in on $25 words that can be switched out for a more appropriate $5 word.
The Hemingway App also gives you a score of readability in terms of grade level. When it comes to online publishing, content should be aimed at a 7th-grade reading level.
Grammarly offers a plugin for both Safari or Google Chrome as well as a desktop app where you can upload a post directly into the program.
Grammarly pays special attention to grammar errors such as common misspellings, the use of passive voice, repetitive words, and confused prepositions.
By adding the plugin to your web browser, Grammarly will work quietly in the background as you type an online blog post directly into a text box, alerting you to errors as you type.
The app allows you to copy and paste into it for review, or you can type directly into the app first and then copy and paste the edited content to where you need it.
Canva is simple graphic design tool that’s free to use. It allows you to create and design images for social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), blog posts, presentations and Kindle eBooks.
The app is simple and easy to use, providing templates that you can springboard off of, you don’t have to look at the intimidating blank screen wondering what you’re supposed to start with. Just choose a template and start tweaking it until it’s yours.
Atavist is designed specifically for long-form posts, around 20,000 words per post. The app helps keeps readers interested and attentive throughout the post.
Atavist also has options available for students, allowing them to submit projects and presentations with stunning visuals, as well as assisting them with publishing their work.
MagLoft is a comprehensive publishing platform that provides all the tools you need in one easy to access place. One stop shopping at its finest.
MagLoft allows the creation of content designed for tablets and phones. They have a drag-and-drop feature that allows you to create and design your own content.
The best part about MagLoft is their simplicity. Just upload your PDF, and use their tools to edit and create interactive content such as slideshows, audio, and video. Then simply publish your magazine app using their publishing tool.
If you don’t have a PDF file to upload, you can create your content from scratch using their state of the art Typeloft editor.
Once your magazine is published you can even keep track of how your magazine is doing with detailed analytics and actionable insights provided by MagLoft.
Calameo is an online publishing tool that allows you to add multimedia and personal branding to your e-Magazine creations. It also features one-click publishing and easily integrates social media, websites, and so much more.
It is a free platform that provides a simple way to create professional-quality magazines and presentations.
If you’re having a difficult time finding new and fresh content to write, then Zite is the app for you.
Simply provide the app with certain parameters for what you’re looking for and the app will provide content from blogs, articles and news items matching your interests.
You can even teach it to cater to you specifically by liking and disliking certain content it provides to see more or less of certain content.
It’s a fantastic way to get ideas for your own articles and is invaluable when trying to find that next big feature story for your e-Magazine or online news blog.
Final Thoughts on Online Publishing Tools
Hopefully, you found this list of online publishing tools a good place to start, and helpful in navigating through the vast plethora of services available to give you an edge on your competition.
If you have any questions about publishing, designing or marketing your Magazine in order to reach the widest audience possible contact us today.
We will be happy to go over what we offer, our pricing, and any tools that will help you put out the most attractive content you possibly can.