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12 Free and Useful Tools for Blogging

When it comes to blogging, there are lots of FREE tools to help you in blogging, like blog editors, submitting blogs to multiple pinging services etc. Most popular of the freeware if Windows live Writer, but there are more softwares apart from blog editors which are helpful in developing a good blog. Here is a list of 12 FREE and useful tools for blogging which helps you in building you blog.

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1. Blog 8.0 Beta- Blog 8.0 Beta is a self-contained website manager. The program includes an FTP utility, an HTML editor, built-in spell checker and thesaurus, a client-server mode, the ability to send a weekly or monthly news digest to subscribers and much more.

Download Blog 8.0 Beta

2. Blog Spreading- This is a small, free utililty that is used to popularize your blog by automatically appending a link to the latest post in your blog to your e-mail signature and assists in your blog’s search engine optimizations.

Download Blog Spreading

3. Bytescout Post2Blog- This is a freeware blog editor by managing existing posts, automating image uploads, ability to export posts to HTML and PDF, and more. Can be run from a USB flash drive so you can manage your blog on the go.

Download Bytescout Post2Blog

4. Fast Blog Finder- Fast Blog Finder allows you to boost your natural search engine rankings by building targeted backlinks to all your websites. It’s a no-spam search engine friendly blog commenter.

Download Fast Blog Finder

5. Radio.Blog 3.1- Radio.blog is the first stand-alone flash-based application that lets you stream sound on your website by creating audio playlists which can be heard by a website’s visitors.

Download Radio.Blog 3.1

6. Rankquest SEO Tools 3.9- This is a Firefox toolbar aimed at improving and providing quick access to useful search engine optimization tools.

Download Rankquest SEO Tools 3.9

7. Link Popularity Check- Check the popularity of your website based on results from major search engines with the help of this handy tool.

Download Link Popularity Check

8. SiteSub 1.0- SiteSub is a free blog utility that helps you in the process of adding your link to a website directory, blog directory or link list.

Download SiteSub 1.0

9. ThingamaBlog- ThingamaBlog is a cross-platform blogging application for authoring and publishing your blog without the need of a third-party blogging host. You can maintain multiple blogs, write entries offline, import entries from RSS/Atom feeds, define your own custom template tags, and a lot more.

Download ThingamaBlog

10. W.Bloggar- If you need a simple client to post, publish, edit and delete text on blogs maintained on sites like Blogger, MovableType, and the like, try W.bloggar which has an Office-like interface.

Download W.Bloggar

11. Weblog Expert Lite- WebLog Expert Lite is a server log analyzer. It generates HTML-based reports with tables and charts, and provides a comprehensive overview of the general traffic activity of your website.

Download Weblog Expert Lite

12. Blog Blaster- Blog Blaster is a tool that is useful to submit your blogs to over 12 blog search engines by pinging to them using the XML-RPC interface.

Download Blog Blaster

If you are looking for free desktop blog editors, you can check this post for a list of FREE blog Editors.

About Nirmal

Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

27 comments

  1. WOW, great list! There are so many names in the list that I’ve never even heard of.

  2. Nirmal,
    Fast Blog Finder is an excellent tool. It is very useful for startup bloggers who love to get the page rank. 10/10 for that application finding.

    But the other application that are related to blog authoring, do you think that they are necessary when we use Live Writer? Also for FTP I use FireFTP.

    FireFTP & LiveWriter are must to have applications for professional bloggers.

  3. Oopsss…in the last comment, typed wrong name of my favorite FTP application. Its not FireFTP, its FireZilla(from Firefox guys)

  4. Yeah great list…like as Haris mentioned never heard most of them…

  5. @Harris,
    These are not commonly known ones, thats why I wrote this list, when we think of blogging software, we think only about blog editors.

    @Gopinath,
    Not all are blog editors and authoring softwares, some are link popularity checking and SEO. With WLW, only editing is possible.

    @Lytebyte,
    Most of them are little known ones.

  6. I personally think Windows Live Writer is the best tool for blogging. I’ve been using it for my blog all the time.

  7. Wow thanks for the post Nirmal, I just came across many of the unknown tools which will definitely help me :), stumbled and dugg.

  8. @Kay,
    WLW is undoubtedly the best blogging tool, but then these freewares serve other purposes also.

    @Keith,
    Thanks for the Stumble and Digg.

  9. Yes many are new new to me as well and some like fast blog finder will definitely help me and others …thanks nirmal…

  10. I didn’t know most of them. Nice list buddy! Fast Blog Finder looks like a super app. Looking forward to try this one.

  11. That’s a great list. I would like to mention one more here. SEO firefox addon from seobook.com, which is very useful to find if a blog use nofollow or dofollow comment section. Stumbled….

  12. Wow great list Nirmal, i don’t know any of these tools, now i have to try some of them

  13. Great List.!!!Fast blog finder is way best for finding nofollow blogs

  14. nimal full text feed plugin is not working for me?
    are u r getiing full feed on u r feedreader?

  15. Amazing Resources. Great post as usual! :) I find fast blog finder quite useful for finding dofollow blogs to build Incoming links. The only cons is Fast Blog Finder is rather hard to install.

    I keep getting the wrong key notification many time when first install (although I’ve got the real key from Neil. :???:)

  16. Hey great list out there… I was unaware of 90% of these .. I will do a little research with these and decide on the best one to use..However which is your choice ?? ( I know its a shortcut to know, which are the best one to use ;) )

  17. What a useful list. I don’t know most of these. It’s time to start digging deep into the internet.
    :-)

    Thanks for sharing.

  18. hi nirmal
    i think for first post that is coming in u r blog u r using some wp plugin can u share with us.
    is it good to start a series of article on my blog.
    like this month i am planning to write on security on daily.
    please let me know as soon as u read this comment.
    thanks in advance

  19. I think Google Trend is also important to find good keywords.

  20. @Kanak,
    Its not that one software alone will do the job, you need to do some research to get the best keywords.

    @Ajay,
    I didnt get your question.

    @nicky,
    Indeed Google Trend is also important to find out Keywords.

  21. nirmal i am asking that, is it a good idea to start a series of post in my blog.
    i am planning to write one post per day for security.
    is this a good idea

  22. Haha.. (I must not laugh) I don’t knew all the 11 tools except blog finder :-(

    I must try out these :-) Solid post!!!

  23. Blog 8.0 certainly looks to be useful.

  24. Gr8 List.

    Thanks For sharing

  25. Wow! I never heard of any of them. Will surely use them in next few days. I currently use only WLW.

    ~Sahil

  26. Wow! I never heard of any of them. Will surely use them in next few days. I currently use only WLW.

    ~Sahil

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