Text creation simplified with clever tools

February 7, 2014

Anyone can write an interesting text? Well, at least anyone can try to learn it. Think of any good texts you like to read in the newspaper, online or in magazines. What is so special about them?

Clickworkers can use their writing skills in different ways. Obviously the text type depends on the Clickworker-project. Quite often clickworkers have to use keywords and stick to a certain text structure. As a matter of course it is important to read job instructions closely. This way any mistakes can be avoided easily.

If you are running out of inspiration, dont’t worry! On the Internet, there is a countless number of electronic gadgets available which can be great support when writing texts.

Depending on the project a formal style of writing can become boring while over-embellished language can be annoying sometimes. Varying sentence style and structure is important to make sure that the text is vivid. An easy gadget when counting words or paragraphs is Wordcounter. If you are looking for words and phrases related to a certain concept you can use OneLook Reverse Dictionary.

Reverse Dictionary
Image source/screenshot: onelook.com

The AutoCorrect feature offered by Microsoft Word or Open Office is very useful but is often not a solution to everything. There are great online dictionaries, such as Cambridge Dictionary or Oxford Dictionary which can help you when having trouble in terms of grammar, words or synonyms. Furthermore, Verbix can help you when you are insecure about different tenses.

Image source/screenshot: oxforddictionaries.com

If you like working on several texts at the same time, Office Tabs will be the right program for you. It enables you to view, edit and manage documents via a tabbed view like the one you know from your internet browser. The free program is available for Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and 2010.

Office Tabs
Image source/screenshot: office-tabs.com

Most people aren’t born as a perfect writer. Don’t hesitate to use the great tools we recommend. They will make life easier for you. Do you know some more useful tools? Even in other languages? Why don’t you share them with the Clickworker- community? We are looking forward to your ideas and suggestions!

Dieser Artikel wurde am 07.February 2014 von mandy geschrieben.


Mandy Meyer-Steffan

6 Kommentare

Adriano 08.02.2014, 23:02:06 Uhr


I like to use Word Reference as my on line dictionary and Linguee for helping in translation

yogesh 15.02.2014, 18:39:11 Uhr


when you find any new English word then you must know how to use these words. Try to make sentences using those words. There are some online dictionaries which also provide you some sentences using those words.


Dieter 28.02.2014, 11:39:14 Uhr


do you have any free proofreading tools for German language
you can recommend?

thank you

mera 18.04.2014, 19:35:04 Uhr


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Karin Taiber 21.08.2014, 10:24:43 Uhr


Guten Tag,

ein sehr interessanter Text. Vielen Dank für die neuen Anregungen. Texterstellung mit cleveren Tools ist zu empfehlen.

Beste Grüße
Karin Taiber

Cristina 06.08.2015, 12:36:46 Uhr



I have just found this site linguasorb.com/english/verbs/most-common-verbs/ for verbs conjugation.

I think is very useful because includes audio with every verb so you can listen the pronunciation and not only the written form.

Thanks for your post!