5 free resources to spice up your content

Check out Hemingway, Canva, Evernote and Smallpdf to make your life easier, snazzier and more grammatically correct.

It happens to just about everyone.

You plow through your to-do list, day after day, and suddenly you realize the content you’re producing seems less than your best. Whether you want to get focused, get creative or get to the point, these sites can help you polish and beef up your content. Best of all, they’re free.

1. Hemingway

The real Ernest Hemingway was the king of conciseness. You can be, too.

When you input your text into the Hemingway app, it highlights extraneous words and grades the readability of your copy. Hemingway helps you cut clutter, tighten your sentences and simplify your messaging—just as Papa would have wanted.

2. Canva

Creating stunning graphics has never been simpler.

Canva has hundreds of free templates that empower even those users without experience in graphic design to create beautiful visuals. The site enables you to upload your own colors and fonts—as well as photos and logos—so your content can stay on brand and on point.

3. Grammarly

This amazing app will find every grammatical mistake you make. It might save you from a bit of embarrassment— or possibly even large sums of money.

4. Evernote

Evernote makes tracking your thoughts easy, organized and succinct. The app connects to all your devices, so no matter when or where you need to make a note, you can add to existing lists and declutter your mind.

5. Smallpdf

This one is simple but so useful. Smallpdf turns large, bulky files into small, tidy files, which allows you to upload, download and email with ease. Smallpdf also enables you to merge, split and edit PDFs, as well as transform JPGs to PDFs, PDFs to PPTs and PPTs to Excel documents. It’s a beautiful thing.

These resources can keep you focused, inspired and on target—and keep your content looking great.

A version of this post first appeared on the Largemouth Communications blog.


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