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5 Useful Blogging Tools For Linux Users


When I start Blogging I wasn’t familiar about Linux. I used the common applications for blogging like most of the Windows users do. I slowly start learning Linux and start using as my primary operating system. Linux offers a huge amount of applications and most of them are completely free. Finding an alternative software according to your need is a bit complex. I manage to use some applications but sometimes I have to migrate to another application because it can’t fulfill my needs. Meanwhile, I can’t use the different tools that most bloggers suggest. Most of the tools are made for Windows or Mac and are not available in Linux. Therefore I have arranged the list of the tools that are installed in my Linux system that makes my blogging work easier.

1. [Screenshot Tool] Shutter

Shutter screen capture tools

Shutter is an open source screenshot program that allows to take screenshot of specific area, whole website and applies different effect to the captured image. The application allows direct upload of an image to image hosting site. Shutter contains inbuilt screen editing features. The image editing general option allows to edit the capture image. Don’t expect any advanced features but it is strong enough to handle basic editing. Shutter is rich in plugin. Plugin allows to do different tasks easily like adding watermark to image, resizing, adding 3D layout etc.

2. [Screen Casting Tool] kazam

kazam screen casting tools

Kazam is a fabulous application to create screen casting. Kazam support HD recording in 720p and also supports direct upload to various video sharing website. The editing can be performed by various video editing Linux applications like Pithivi editor, openshot editor. Kazam isn’t as good as Cam Studio in windows but it has various features than other Linux screen casting tool.

3. [Blogging Client] BloGtk


BlogTk is a blog editor which supports Blogger, WordPress and other popular blogging platforms. It supports most of the formatting options. However, Instead of WYSIWYG text panel. It uses the mix of HTML and plain text in text editing area. The preview option helps you to switch to what post look like in the browser. BLOGtk also supports custom tag and has other various features.

4. [Blog Backup] Dropbox, Ubuntuone, and Google Drive


Not every cloud storage platform is not available for Linux. However, most popular platform like Dropbox, Google Drive (INSYNC open source Google Drive alternative for desktop) and Ubuntu one for Ubuntu and other linux distros provides effective way to store your file online in cloud. I prefer Dropbox because your can directly use WordPress plugin to upload your file in Dropbox account.

5. [Video Editor] Openshot and pithivi


Video editors are important if you are also involved in Video Blogging. Openshot and pithivi are awesome tools to edit your video. I personally prefer Openshot. Both of these applications are wonderful and provide almost all features like commercial software. Rendering process can be a bit slow if you have old machine.

Final Conclusion: Unlike Windows and Mac user there are lots of application suitable for bloggers. The choice might be different depending upon the people, but choosing the right application not only makes blogging easier but also helps to save time and increase your productivity. If you are a Linux user don’t forget to share the application that you use on regular basis.


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    • Nali@dogs

      What a great article.I am searching from the google last couple of days That how to use blogging tools.But unfortunately i din’t find any great way.But now my

      journey comes to an end.I must say What a great article.And once again thanks for this helpful and informative article.

    • fussedblogger

      Great Post!
      These tools are of great use for a blogger using linux. I’m not aware of these tools until is saw this post.

    • Rajeesh Nair

      Thanks Buddy!!

      Will try it out!!

    • Tani

      A great list of useful tools. The Linux users must be in a happy state to get such a well compiled list. Thanks for sharing this great chunk of information.

    • midhurst dentist

      I have started to use Linux recently and these tools will be very helpful for me. i am surely going to give them a shot. Thanks for this great share.

    • Sandeep Tripathy

      After reading his all I can say is WOW !! I have been a great Linux supporter and its great to read such things

    • Jasmine

      These tools are really useful especially for Linux users. I like Shutter the most. Easy to use and has good features.

    • W at Off-Road Finance

      I’d been looking for a Linux screeshot tool, and somehow I never found Shutter. I was using some gawdawfull motif/X thing that was probably older than me. I’ll have to give Shutter a try,

    • vividvilla

      Sorry I editing tools are not many…other tools like Gimp,Screenshot tools are just awesome.

      • Saugat Adhikari

        Yes, I agree. Video editing tools on Linux are not as awesome compare to windows and Mac. However, Some advance tools like blender is awesome. You need to give some precise time to learn at it first

    • vividvilla

      But really..there ain’t enough good tools available for Linux…I am expecting something like iMovie

    • Rajeesh Nair

      Hi Saugat,

      Nice post. Is there any wordpress plugin that could easily integrate with either cloud storage platforms such as Dropbox or Google Drive for WP Back ups?

    • Kulwinder Singh @CoolSitesandSoftwares

      very nice post, this is very useful for Linux lovers. The main two apps to test are Shutter and bloGtk. because every blogger has main two task to do, that are writing posts and editing images for posts.

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