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Software Tools For Writers
We know that every author you’ve followed has their favorite software tools for writers. We’re no different. This list isn’t complete, but these are our most used.
If you’re looking for tried and tested apps that you can use to take control of your writing and speed up the development of your author platform, then you’ll love this list.
DISCLAIMER: Some of these writer resources are free, and some aren’t. Those that are paid are affiliate writers tools and resources or services, meaning if you purchase them, we get a commission at no extra cost to you. Please know that we’ve personally used all of the following writer software applications, which is the only way we’d recommend them.
Bluehost Author Platform Software
Inexpensive writer website hosting, great author support, and easy to use controls and admin interface. What more could you ask for in a web host?
Namecheap The right website domain name at the right price
Steve manages all of his domain names at Namecheap. They aren’t actually the “cheapest” domain registrar on the block, but they’re reliable and you can usually get a coupon code directly from them. The domain management interface is simple and easy to navigate which, compared to many, is a blessing for less technically savvy writers.
WordPress Not technical? Wanna run your own writer website? Get WordPress!
WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins and widgets. WordPress is limited only by your imagination. (And tech chops.)
CoSchedule WordPress Plugin Schedule and share your posts to all of your social media accounts with the click of a button.
Twitter, Facebook, Google plus for authors… Posting to that many account every time you want to share your content?
Coschedule is integrated into your Chrome browser and connected to Buffer. allows you to not only share your blog posts with any social media account you own, but at its core it’s an editorial calendar that will keep you on top of your content creation, too.
Theme Forest Awesome Premium Themes for WordPress
The #1 marketplace for premium website themes for WordPress. Create a beautiful website, fast! Some themes we love: Jupiter, Salient, X Theme, and Flatsome.
Scrivener Writing and Self Publishing Software
At $45, you’ll never find a better return on your money in a writing tool. Frankly, if it can’t be done with Scrivener, you probably don’t need to do it.
Kindle Spy Book Marketing Tool for Writers
This tool is freaking awesome! Integrated into your Chrome browser, Kindle Spy does in seconds what used to take us literally hours of research to figure out. Find a category niche that you’re interested in, survey the competition and prospects to make money, and even track bestsellers … in about 30 seconds. See our Kindle Spy review and tutorial.