There are a lot of great writing tools on the web. The tools below are free, easy to use, and they do what they say they will do:
AutoCrit– The AutoCrit Editing Wizard is an instant book editor. With the click of a button it shows you the problems in your manuscript.
BibMe– The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It’s the easiest way to build a works cited page. And it’s free.
Citation Machine– Citation machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use.
Citefast– Citefast formats your bibliographies and title pages, in APA 6th edition, MLA 7th edition and Chicago 16th edition.
Daily Writing Prompts– Daily writing prompts for learners at all levels.
Daily Writing Tips– Daily articles on grammar, spelling, misused words, punctuation, fiction writing, freelance writing and more!
Dragon Writing Prompts– Prompts and tips for fantasy and science fiction writers (and an occasional bit of horror).
EasyBib– The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Generator.
EssayMap– Tool for mapping out essays.
Evernote– The Evernote family of products help you remember and act upon ideas, projects and experiences across all the computers, phones and tablets you use.
Grammar Checker– It’s web-based, checks for grammar and spelling mistakes, and gives instant feedback.
Grammar Girl– Your friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage, and fun developments in the English language.
Grammarly– Grammarly is an automated proofreader and your personal grammar coach.
Haiku Magnetic Poetry– Drag the magnets into Haiku format. From PBSKids.
I Write Like– Check which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers.
Magnetic Poetry Online– Play online and share your poems with your friends!
minutes.io– Take notes & share them right away.
notes.io– Write a quick note and share it with others.
Off the Charts Web Karaoke– Write a song-poem, this tool provides the music.
OhLife– Online journaling tool, powered by email.
PaperRater– Free online proofreading.
penzu– Your own personal journal and online diary.
Plagiarism Checker– Free plagiarism detection on the Internet.
PolishMyWriting– Online editing tool.
RhymeBrain– Find rhyming words in multiple languages.
Scholastic Story Starters– Story Starters inspire students to write by serving up hundreds of writing prompts in creative combinations.
The Story Starter– Randomly generate story ideas.
Sunday Scribblings– Sunday Scribblings was set up to provide inspiration and motivation for anyone who enjoys writing and would like a weekly challenge.
Wridea– Wridea is a web service first to avoid ideas being forgotten, then to organize and improve those ideas by giving you the opportunity to share your ideas with friends and necessary tools to improve your ideas by yourself and individually.
Zemanta– Zemanta brings useful content to bloggers, connects authors to their peers and publishers to marketers.
Help Build the Toolbox
If you know of other great writing web tools, please share them in the comments below.
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