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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Unpaywall

This week’s cool tool recommendation is Unpaywall – an open database of 47,319,268 free scholarly articles.

Access to research articles in academia can be costly, as many scholarly publications hide behind paywalls, limiting their availability to a select few. Unpaywall, however, is dedicated to breaking down barriers and increasing access to scholarly knowledge. Unpaywall locates open access versions of research articles that would otherwise be locked away using data from multiple sources, including institutional repositories, preprint servers, and partnerships with publishers. By installing the Unpaywall browser extension or visiting the website, users can access an ever-expanding collection of scholarly articles.

Note: It is important to note that Unpaywall serves as a guide to open access resources, ensuring their accuracy and legitimacy. It strives to make as many scholarly articles available as possible, but some restrictions may still exist

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Visme

This week’s cool tool recommendation is Visme – a browser-based design tool that allows you to create interactive presentations, infographics, banner ads, animations, and more.

Want to create a quick presentation? Visme makes it easy. Log in and click Presentations.  Choose the template that you like and start creating your presentation right away.

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Insert text using Visme’s shapes and icons, images as well as widgets to visualize your data into graphs and tables. You can even add video or record audio.

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Similarly, you can use Visme to create infographics, reports, social graphics, and even e-books. You can search through hundreds of custom templates and fully customize each of them to fit your specific needs.

Useful Links



Charts and Graphs

Flyers for Print


Visme offers three types of accounts, one of which is free. You don’t get everything with a free account, but you get more than enough to start creating content. A Basic account is also a great way to test drive the solution before you buy.

Go to to get creating. 

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Infogram


This week I’m recommending Infogram, a free infographic and data visualization tool.


Infogram allows users to create interactive charts, maps, infographics, and other types of data visualizations using a simple drag-and-drop interface.

Those who are familiar with Excel can easily create charts with this feature. Infogram’s infographics are also mobile-friendly, making them easier to view and interact with on smaller screens.


The Basic plan from Infogram is intended only for non-commercial use, and certain restrictions apply. Basic plan users have access to 37 chart templates and can create up to 10 three-page projects. The Basic plan does not allow users to remove Infogram’s branding.

Infogram’s Business plan is intended for commercial use and includes additional features, such as the ability to remove Infogram’s branding and add your own. Users of the Business plan also have access to a wider range of chart templates and can create unlimited projects.

Nonprofits and educational organizations are offered a discounted price, making Infogram a cost-effective solution for communicating data and messages through visuals.


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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Word Counter

Are you struggling to meet a word count requirement for an essay or article? Or perhaps you’re trying to optimize your content for specific keywords and phrases?

Whatever your writing needs may be, this week’s cool tool recommendation can help.

This web-based tool helps you count the number of words, characters, sentences, paragraphs, and pages in a text. To check word count, simply place your cursor into the text box above and start typing. You’ll see the number of characters and words increase or decrease as you type, delete, and edit them. You can also copy and paste text from another program over into the online editor above. The Auto-Save feature will make sure you won’t lose any changes while editing, even if you leave the site and come back later. also provides additional features such as:

Keyword density analysis

If you’re creating content for SEO purposes, you can use the tool to analyze the keyword density of your writing. This can help you optimize your content for specific keywords and phrases.

Readability also provides a readability score for your writing. This score is based on the average number of syllables per word and the average number of words per sentence. If your score is low, it may indicate that your writing is difficult to read. You can use this information to make your writing more accessible to your audience.


The tool includes a spell-check feature that can help you identify and correct spelling errors in your writing. This can be especially helpful if you’re writing in a language that is not your first language or if you’re prone to making spelling mistakes.

Try it out at:

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Lose The Very

The cool tool recommendation this week wins the prize for the most interesting title!

Lose the Very is a web-based tool designed to help writers find alternative words and phrases to use in place of the word “very.” The tool operates on the premise that using “very” is often seen as lazy or imprecise, and that finding more descriptive words and phrases can help improve writing.

To use the tool, users simply type in the word they want to replace (in this case, “very”) and hit the “Find” button. The tool then generates a list of alternative words and phrases, along with their definitions and example sentences. Users can scroll through the list to find the word or phrase that best fits their needs.

In addition to its main functionality, the tool also features a built-in thesaurus and dictionary, which users can access by clicking on the corresponding tabs. The tool is free to use and does not require any sign-up or login.

It’s a super little tool to improve your writing and I highly recommend you check it out.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: One Look

The cool tool recommendation this week is Onelook – an online dictionary search tool that allows you to search multiple dictionaries at once.

With Onelook, you can search for definitions, synonyms, and translations of words from a variety of online dictionaries and other reference sources. Onelook also offers a variety of advanced search options, including the ability to search by wildcard, find related words, and search for words that rhyme.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Hemingway Editor

This week’s cool tool recommendation is Hemingway Editor, an online writing tool that helps writers improve the clarity and readability of their writing.

The app is named after the famous American writer Ernest Hemingway, who was known for his simple and direct writing style. It works by highlighting common issues in writing such as long and complex sentences, passive voice, adverbs, and excessive use of adjectives.

How to use Hemingway App

To use the tool, either copy and paste your text or write directly into the app. The app then analyzes the text and highlights any issues that need to be addressed. The highlights are color-coded to indicate the type of issue, such as yellow for long and complex sentences and blue for passive voice.

In addition to highlighting issues, Hemingway App also offers suggestions for improvement. For example, if a sentence is too long and complex, the app may suggest breaking it up into smaller sentences. If the writer has used a passive voice, the app may suggest using an active voice instead.

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With its user-friendly interface and suggestions for improvement, Hemingway App is a useful tool to enhance your writing quality, efficiency, and professionalism.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: CoSchedule Headline Analyzer

Improve your headlines quickly and easily with this week’s cool tool recommendation – CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer. 

The original Mad Man of advertising, David Ogilvy, famously stated, “On average, people read the headline five times more than the body copy.” When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.” This reminder highlights the crucial importance of the headline.

Headlines still matter in the digital age. A well-written headline can capture a reader’s attention and make them want to read more. In contrast, a poorly constructed headline can drive readers away. This is particularly true online, where attention spans are short and individuals are constantly inundated with information.

Effective headlines take various factors into account that can affect their success. Tools like CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer can help. The tool analyzes headlines based on several factors, including word choice, length, and emotional impact, providing users with a score that reflects how likely their headline is to be successful. Your headline is then broken down by word balance, sentiment, and commonality, helping you identify areas for improvement and adjust your language.

Here’s the breakdown of a title I entered into the tool:

The tool provides a detailed breakdown of the word balance, sentiment, and commonality of your headline, helping you identify areas for improvement and adjust your language to better resonate with your audience.

The Headline Analyzer tool can also help with SEO optimization. The tool analyzes your headline for relevant keywords and provides suggestions for incorporating them more effectively into your headline. This can help increase the visibility of your content in search results and drive more organic traffic to your website.

This is just a snapshot of the many insights you can gain from using CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer tool. You can use the insights and recommendations provided to create headlines that not only grab readers’ attention but also drive traffic, social shares, and SEO value. This can ultimately lead to more visibility for your content and greater success in achieving your marketing and business goals.

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: WordArt

I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week’s cool tool recommendation is WordArt a tool for creating eye-catching graphics out of word clouds or tag clouds.

Word clouds are a visual representation of text data, where the size of each word in the cloud is proportional to its frequency in the original text.

How to use it: 

  1. Visit and click “Create”
  2. Click “Input words” and either copy and paste text from, add your own, or enter a URL to generate a word cloud.
  3. Now for my favorite bit. Choose from dozens of shapes, fonts, layout; then hit “Visualize” to see your word cloud.

Here’s a quick visual I created using social media marketing-related words.


Visit  and get creating your own visuals. 

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Monday Morning Cool Tool: Headline Studio


Improve your headlines quickly and easily with this week’s cool tool recommendation – Headline Studio.

David Ogilvy, the original Mad Man of advertising, once famously said, “On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.”

Ogilvy’s remark reminds us never to underestimate the power of the humble headline.

Even in this digital age, headlines count.

A good headline can grab the attention of the reader and make them want to read more. A bad headline, on the other hand, can turn people away and cause them to lose interest in your content. This is especially true in the online world, where people have short attention spans and are bombarded with a constant stream of information.

Headlines also serve an important SEO (search engine optimization) purpose. Search engines use the headline to understand what your content is about, and a good headline can help your content rank higher in search results.

Headline Studio will rate your headlines allowing you to identify any weaknesses and address them. Additionally, it contains word banks that can assist you in overcoming writing blocks and creating more compelling headlines.

How it works

Just click the Headline Studio button on any website where you want to analyze a headline, such as your WordPress blog post. Headline Studio will open directly in your browser, allowing you to write and analyze headlines simultaneously.

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