99+ Best Blogging Tools and Resources

Recommended Tools

Blogging software

Self-hosted:
WordPress.org (recommended)
B2evolution.net (alternative)
Concrete5.org (alternative)

Free tools:
WordPress.com (yourblogname.wordpress.com)
Blogger.com (yourblogname.blogspot.com)
Tumblr.com (yourblogname.tumblr.com)

Freemium tools:
TypePad.com (14 days free trail)
SquareSpace.com (14 days free trail)

Domain research tools

Basic search:
Pcnames.com — instant domain check engine
Domize.com — domain name search engine
Domainr.com — explore the entire domain name space

Advanced search/premium domains:
DomainSearch — comprehensive searchable database of domain name registration
WhoisLookup — discover the people or organizations behind a domain name
DomainMarketplace — research available domains to buy

Additional name search:
Trademark search — search the USPTO's database of registered trademarks
KnowEm — check social profiles

Photo and image galleries

Flickr — enables bloggers to find images with creative commons that allow commercial use
Photo Pin — tool makes it very simple to search creative commons photos
MorgueFile — free stock photos
FreeImages — leading source of free stock photos

Logo design tools

Free:
Squarespace logo — logo made easy.
Logogarden — start with free amazing logo.
LogoMaker — design a logo and use it on your site for free using their HTML code.

Paid:
LogoYes — design a logo for free and download a high-resolution file for $0.99
LogoTypeMaker — design a logo for free and download a high-resolution version for $25
GraphicSpring — create professional looking logos $39.99

Web design and development services

oDesk — get more done with the help of the freelancer
Elance — hire great freelancers
Freelancer — work done easy with the freelancers
Fiverr — graphics, marketing, fun, and more online services for $5
Dribbble — community of designers sharing screenshots of their work, process, and projects
Behance — discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals
DesignContest — 1000s of professional designers compete for your business
99Designs — get the design you will love from community of designers
Ebookindiecovers — stylish eBook covers at affordable prices
Custom Fan Page Designs — get your social media pages custom designed
Codementor — connects you with experts for urgent issue solving, technical advice, and code review

Graphic & web design tools

Canva — 100% free tool to create good graphics without designing skills.
Picmonkey — free easy photo editing! Add filters, frames, text, and effects.
Gimp.org — free software for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
PiktoChart — infographic design app that helps to produce beautiful, high quality graphics (paid).
Easel.ly — is a simple web tool that empowers anyone to create and share powerful visuals.
Infogr.am — Create infographics and interactive online charts. It's free and super-easy!
Google Charts — interactive charts and data tools that are powerful, simple to use, and free.
MyeCoverMaker — Create your own 3D eBook cover online.
QuickPictureTools — this site offers 12 simple and easy online image editing tools.
Picfull — free online photo editing.
Visme — create interactive online presentations, infographics, animations & banners in HTML5.

WordPress themes

Wpthemedetector — free tool to find all the details about the WordPress theme used by a site.

Free:
WordPress.org Themes — free WordPress themes directory.
Topwpthems — free quality and professional Wordpress themes.
Fabthems — fabulous WordPress themes available for free.
Fthemes — amazing free WordPress themes site.

Paid:
StudioPress — professionally designed premium WordPress themes.
ElegantThemes — beautiful premium WordPress themes.
Themefuse — premium WordPress themes and WordPress templates.
Thesis Themes — the ultimate design and template manager for WordPress.
WooThemes — premium themes, plugins & ecommerce for WordPress.
InkHive — premium WordPress themes.
RichWP — responsive premium WordPress themes.
ThemeForest — various WordPress themes and templates.
Magazine3 — premium WordPress magazine themes.
Themify — drag & drop WordPress themes.
TeslaThemes — modern WordPress themes with clean design.
MyThemeShop — premium WordPress themes and plugins.
Press75 — premium WordPress themes.

Video and screen recording tools

Camtasia — powerful, yet easy-to-use screen recorder and video editor
Camstudio — record all screen and audio activity on your computer
Jing — free and simple way to start sharing images and short videos of your computer screen
Screenr — web-based screen recorder to create and share your screencast around the web
ScreenFlow — screen recording and editing software for Mac
FlixPress — create extraordinary videos online in minutes
IntroMaker — make your own Video with your Logo
VideoScribe — make your own whiteboard videos, fast

SEO tools

Topics and keywords research:
Google Keyword Tool — plan your campaigns and learn what your customers are looking for.
Google Trends — subscribe to get Trends email alerts for the topics you care about.
Wordtracker — reveal high performing keywords in minutes (Paid).
LongTail Pro — find profitable keywords faster (Paid).
Market Samurai — discover the best keywords and your competitors weaknesses.
UberSuggest — free keyword tool that makes good use of different suggest services.
Hittail — long tail keyword tool, to help you increase your organic traffic (Paid). WebCEO Backlink
Quality Check — this tool will help you improve your backlink profile in the post-Penguin era

Content marketing tools

ScribeContent — content optimization software for online marketing and SEO.
TrendSpottr — supercharge content marketing for brands and publishers.
Contently — best solution for high-end brand publishing.
Soolve — search suggestions and completions from the top providers on the internet.
SlideShare — share what you know and love through presentations, infographics, documents.
SocialCrowlytics — identify the influencers & your competitor's most shared content.
ShareGrab — get the most shareable content from any Facebook page, whenever you need it.
Clicktotweet — the easiest way to promote & advertise your stuff on Twitter.
Triberr — community of bloggers come together to read and share great content.
Dlvr.it — save time, share smarter, and engage your audience everywhere.

Copywriting and content tools

The Golden Ratio Typography Calculator — discover the perfect typography for your site.
Copyscape — search for copies of your page on the web.
ZenWriter (PC) — only you and your thoughts.
OneLook — dictionary search of words and phrases.
Google Alerts — monitor the web for interesting new content.
WordCounter — web-based word counter.
Calibre — one stop solution for all your e-book needs.
Scrivener — writing software for Mac and Windows.
FreeMind — free mind mapping software.
DivvyHQ — content planning and workflow tool.
Diigo — is a multi-tool for knowledge management and better reading.
Topic Generator — don't know what to blog about? This tool will help.
HTML Cleaner — convert Word content to clean html code

Email marketing tools

AWeber — email marketing services and software solutions for small business.
MailChimp — the best way to design, send, and share email newsletters.
MadMimi — simple way to send newsletters, grow your subscribers and manage your emails.
CampaignMonitor — easy to attract subscribers and send them beautiful email newsletters.
ConstantContact — suite of tools to help you reach, engage, and acquire new customers through email.
GetResponse — email marketing software and autoresponder.
Litmus — test and track your email campaigns, so you can put your best design forward.
Vero — send emails based on what your customers do.
Customer.io — send targeted human messages to your users, by utilizing their unique interactions with your business. Evercontact — keep your contacts always up-to-date

Site analytics and optimization tools

Google Analytics — web analytics and reporting.
Clicktale — better digital customer experience better business.
CrazyEgg — visualize where your visitors click.
Unbounce — build, publish & A/B test landing pages without technical skills.
HubSpot — inbound marketing software platform that helps companies attract visitors.
Visual Website Optimizer — A/B Testing Software for Marketers.
Optimizely — improve conversions through A/B testing, split testing and multivariate testing.
Clicky — real time web analytics.
KISSmetrics — customer intelligence and web analytics.
Mint Analytics — a fresh look at your site with Mint web analytics application.
MixPanel — advanced analytics platform in the world for mobile & web.
BrokenLinkCheck — free tool to check for broken links.
Pingdom — free website speed test tool.
Google PageSpeed — check speed of your website on all devices.
Browsershots — check how your browser works in all browsers

Custom email sign up tools

MailMunch — grow your email list.
OptinMonster — get more email subscribers.
Popup Domination — grow Your Email List Using the World's Leading Email Capture Software.
OptinSkin — add opt-in forms and social share buttons to your posts in seconds.
Hellobar — header bar to display your message.
LeadPages — the easiest way to create mobile friendly landing pages.
OptimizePress — is the new way to create high converting landing pages and sales pages.
Sumome — free toolkit for growing your traffic

Shopping cart and product distribution tools

E-Junkie — shopping cart for selling downloads and tangible goods.
ClickBank — leader in marketing of digital products.
PayPal — powerful tools for your business

Social media and marketing tools

Simply Measured — easy social media analytics and measurement.
HootSuite — leading social media dashboard to manage and measure your social networks.
BufferApp — buffer is the easiest way to publish on social media.
FollowerWonk — twitter analytics: find, analyze, and optimize for social growth.
PageLever — a Facebook analytics company.
SproutSocial — social media management tool created to help businesses find new customers & grow their social media presence.
Topsy — search and analyze the social web.
Meshfire — social media management dashboard.
BuddyMedia — run integrated campaigns across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and your websites.
ManageFlitter — critically acclaimed set of Twitter tools.
Twitonomy — Twitter #analytics and much more.
Tagboard — search any hashtags.
Tweetchat — manage your tweet chats in real time.
SocialBro — analyze, engage and monetize your Twitter audience.
Bitly — link shortener tool.
ViralTag — the best Pinterest management tool for brands.
Tailwindapp — Pinterest analytics, management and listening.
Agorapulse — complete toolbox for Facebook and Twitter.
Shortstack — run contests and promotions from Facebook or anywhere.
Likealyzer — analyze and monitor your Facebook pages.
Booshaka — a new way to engage your audience.
Social Mention — real-time social media search and analysis.
NeedTagger — helps you find customers, generate leads and attract followers on Twitter.
Commun.it — Twitter community management dashboard.
ViralContentBuzz — social media sharing made easy.
Nimble — simple solution to combine CRM systems with the social media.
Crowdbooster — measures and optimizes your social media marketing.
Social Crawlytics — widely used influencer & content marketing tool.
Demographics Pro — Twitter audience analytics for marketing professionals.
True Social Metrics — calculate and improve the economic impact of social media marketing on your business.
Moz Analytics — software for managing inbound marketing and local SEO.
Topsy — Twitter search, monitoring, & analytics.
Sysomos — social media monitoring and analytics tools.
Vocus — PR software and tools.
RowFeeder — social media monitoring and analysis made easy.
Buzzsumo — Identify the most shared links and key influencers for any topic.
Oktopost — measure all of your social media marketing from one powerful platform.
Storify — curate articles and opinions on any given topic or capture reactions to an event.
InfusionSoft — complete sales and marketing automation software for small businesses.
Intercom.io — shows you who is using your product and makes it easy to personally communicate with them through behavior-driven email and in-app messages.
InboxQ — find people asking questions about things you know on Twitter