Figure 1: Photo by Eugen Str on Unsplash
After several months of writing, I found my favorite tools and workflow.
Here it’s the list; I will update it whenever I found more useful tools.
I’m an Emacs user, and
org-mode is an awesome package for writing documents.
org-mode can export files to the format of HTML or markdown. I blogging with org2blog, write all the sutff on my local Emacs and push them to WordPress conveniently.
My WordPress is hosted on Vultr , Vultr is easy to use and the cost is low enough for beginners.
I also write some Markdown files, typora is the best markdown editor. Typora is an editor with simplicity and provides a real live preview feature for editing.
grammarly is a tool for English writing clear and effective. I use a premium version for checking my typos or any other syntax errors in English writing. Most of the time, it helps for error-free writing, but don’t rely on it too much. This kind of error checking program can not be flawless.
Pictures and illustration
In most posts, I would like to find a suitable feature picture for my pieces.
pixabay is another similar website that contains free images.
If I want to draw a diagram, flowchart, data strcutures, or visualize my ideas, I will choose creately.com.
It contains many professional templates and shapes, and the UI is convenient.
In some scenarios, I also want to draw some illustrations as featured images.
icons8.com is an excellent tool for this task. I use icons8 to create this:
I use freelogodesign.org to design a logo.
Since I write all my posts with
org-mode, my posts are stored as plain text files.
Dropbox helps me to sync all the files to the remote server so that I could work on multiple devices without any pain.
I also use Git for version control, but I don’t commit every day, because Dropbox will back up for me at any time.