As web property owners we get to spice our blogs up now and then with cool new widgets and add-ons that expand functionality, create a new feature or simply for fun. Sometimes all we needs is a WordPress plugin while other times a simple hack will do the trick. But what about third party tools that others have created for us with the sole intention of making us better bloggers, writers, marketers, community members, etc.
So with that in mind, we have for you a cool list of five fun tools for bloggers that also happen to be free. Let us know which one is your favorite and or which one you plan to give a try out of all these blogger fun tools.
5 Free Fun Tools for Blogging
This is one of our personal favorites as it does countless tricks with photos that truly spice things up. With this free tool you can crop images, re-size them, add captions or graphics even embed wacky fonts or icons onto the pic. It’s easy and intuitive and one of the few sites on the web that let you use it without requiring you to register. Although this is an option should you wish to save your masterpieces.
This is a simple site that allows you to create a text based logo. You decide the size, the font and other goodies. It’s not meant for full blown flashy logos, but for a simple text based logo give this free tool a try. You can use this logo on your site if you haven’t get on before.
Want to sell something digital via your blog? Maybe an ebook or PDF file. Digital Product Delivery is similar to e-Junkie in that it’s a payment and goods processor. However e-Junkie charges $5.00 a month to use whereas DPD is free for one item. Meaning you can sell up to one digital item through them at no cost. They have a great interface, are easy to use and have a full blown feature set including payment processing, digital delivery and more.
4. Meeting Burner
If you’re looking to conduct online meetings or webinars, you might want to look at Meeting Burner. Since they’re relatively new they have a free option when you avail of less than 50 members in a meeting. Skype integration is available as is recording and sharing. This is a fantastic new tool for creating webinars for your blog, membership site or other similar project.
Another one of our personal faves, this site allows you to take a series of pictures and create a cool video complete with sound bites, music, captions and animation. They also allow easy one button export to YouTube and other video sites. This is great for when you can’t afford fancy video software to create and edit your blog videos but still want a good and FREE option to create fun image-based videos.
There you have it. Our top five picks for cool tools aimed at bloggers that happen to be free. Let us know below in the comment area, which one you think you will try and or which one you have questions on? Let us know below.