It takes a bit more knowledge and hands on activity to get you where you want with the help of the web. Are you searching for a good blog platform, find fundings or get organised and much more? Here´s a great list of links that I found on Medium that can help most of us with something ;)!
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- Hemingway: An app that helps you write better.
- Grammarly: A smart grammar checker.
- ZenPen: The minimal writing tool of web.
- Draft: Easy version control and collaboration.
- Medium: Medium is a great writing and collaboration tool, and can be an excellent place to get your writing in front of lots of people.
- Ghost: Blogging and publishing. Free. Open. Simple.
- WordPress: An oldie but a goodie.
- Domainr: Fast, free, domain name search, short URLs.
- Webflow: Create professional, responsive websites. Without writing code.
- Beacon: Crowdfunding great journalism.
- Kickstarter: Everyone knows what Kickstarter is — but it can be a powerful way to support great journalism.
- Deeper: Another journalism crowdfunding site.
- Cont3nt: Like a distributed newswire.
- Invoice to me: Free Invoice Generator.
- Book in a box: Book writing and publishing as a service.
- Ninjaoutreach: Find Influencers. Automate Outreach.
- Silk: A tool for data journalism. Go from spreadsheet to analysis to publish-ready visualizations in minutes.
- Google Alerts: Monitor the entire internet for keywords.
- This Quora post with a list of 65 public data sets.
- Google Trends: See what searches are trending.
- NewsDiffs: NewsDiffs tracks changes in articles after publication.
- The Research Browser: A web browser designed specifically for research and reporting
- MediaToolkit: Get notified immediately when your brand, beat, or another topic you follow is mentioned anywhere online.
- Typeform: Free beautiful online survey & form builder.
- Trello: An easy, visual way to track the stories your team is working on.
- Editorial Calendar: See all your posts, drag & drop to manage your blog.
- Dropbox: Dropbox keeps your files safe, synced, and easy to share.
- Sunrise: A great calendar app.
- Slack: The best chat app, for keeping in touch with your whole team.
- Rapportive: See people’s LinkedIn profiles right inside Gmail. (This tool is also great for confirming if you’ve correctly guessed someone’s email).
- Evernote: Bring your life’s work together in one digital workspace.
Staying up on the news
- ReadThisThing: A newsletter featuring one fantastic piece of journalism each day.
- Nuzzel: The super easy way to see news from your friends.
- Guardian Open Platform: A real-time API with access to The Guardian’s journalism.
- Reddit: The front page of the internet.
- Twitter: Some people still don’t see how powerful this tool is. Use it every day.
- Transcribe: A text editor designed specifically for transcribing interviews.
- OTranscribe: A web app for transcribing interviews.
- Audacity: free audio editing tool.
- Overcast: A powerful yet simple iPhone podcast player.
- Meerkat: Tweet live video.
- Periscope: Explore the world through someone else’s eyes.
- Vine: Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way.
- WeVideo: The leading online video creation platform for video editing, collaboration, and sharing across any device.
- Wisme: A complete tool easily online creation of presentations, animations, animated HTML5 banners, infographics and other rich visual content.
- Canva: Super simple graphic design tool.
- Pixlr: Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor.
- Kraken: Image optimization.
- Unsplash: Free, beautiful, high-resolution photos that you can do anything you want with.
- BBC Academy: Tons of resources on journalism, shared by the teams at BBC.
- The clues to a great story: a TED talk by a creator of Wall-E and Toy Story.
- How I Got 6.2 Million Pageviews and 144,920 Followers: a blog post by Ali Mese on getting lots of people to read your posts.
- Campaign Monitor: Elegantly simple email marketing.
- TinyLetter: A simple way to create newsletters for people who aren’t looking for advanced reporting or features for businesses.
- Curated: An easy way to curate links into an email newsletter.
- Mailchimp: Send better email.
- Really Good Emails: A collection of great emails.
- Email 1K: A 30 day course to double your email list.
- Buffer: Schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+.
- Storify: The easiest way to find, collect, and share what people are saying all over the web.
- OneShot: Highlight screenshots of text and share them to Twitter.
- Alexa: Analytical insights to analyze any site’s rank.
- Keywordtool.io: Free alternative to Google Keyword Planner.
- Woorank: Website review and SEO tool.
- Quick Sprout: Complete analysis of your website.
- SEO Site Checkup: Check your website’s SEO problems for free.
- SimilarWeb: Analyze website statistics for any domain.
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