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Five Free Tools Every YouTuber Should Use

Mar 26, 2024

Use these tools to improve and grow your channel

Feeling like you’re not getting anywhere with your YouTube channel? We’ve been there. Even when you follow all the advice and know you’re doing everything right, getting nowhere is endlessly frustrating. 


When you’re starting out, money is tight and there are so many things to do, it’s reassuring to know there are some great tools out there for free. Even if you’ve been creating content for a while, it pays to try new things and see what’s available.


So, if you’re looking for ways to level up, save time or improve your content, here (in no particular order) are five tools that will help. 


Five Free Tools for Content Creators


  1. TubeSpanner


We know. We’re aware we said in no particular order, but here we are. You didn’t think we’d write a blog about creator tools without including ourselves, did you? 


Whilst we do have several paid membership options, we offer some of our features for free. With a free subscription, you get:


  • Video title suggestions
  • New video ideas
  • 2 AI scripts/month
  • Script templates
  • 2 Thumbnails designs/month
  • Basic templates
  • Basic image assets
  • 1 Personal bio page
  • AI 'Do next' suggestions
  • Upload assistant
  • StreamYard integration
  • Simple production tool



What can you do with a free TubeSpanner account? 


You will be limited with certain features, but signing up for a free account is the perfect opportunity to look around and get to know how everything works!


Take advantage of using your free account to try out the AI title inspiration tool, use it to create script templates. You even get two free AI scripts a month. 


Once you’ve connected your YouTube, TubeSpanner will begin analysing your content and will give you suggestions for things to do next. You can also link your social media accounts and schedule posts from the app. 


How to Use TubeSpanner to Grow your YouTube Channel


Bonus Suggestion: The TubeSpanner Extension 


Our Browser Extension is packed with free tools that will help you with everyday YouTube tasks, without having to leave YouTube!


The browser extension allows you to:


  • Make notes about other Youtube videos
  • See how your thumbnails look
  • Get AI title suggestions
  • Schedule posts on your social channels


You can download it for free, and use it whilst you’re on YouTube to do all the above and more! 



  1. Thumbs Up TV


Thumbs Up TV is a super handy little tool - perfect for testing different title and thumbnail combinations to see exactly how they will be shown in different places on YouTube.


You can see what it will look like everywhere. This allows you to see if it’s visible and try different titles to make sure things aren’t being cut off. You can also toggle light and dark mode to see what your thumbnail looks like and whether it stands out. 


using thumbs up TV


  1. Davinci Resolve 


Davinci Resolve has free and paid options but their free option doesn’t feel limited. In fact, you can do a lot with a free account. 


The latest updates have seen the introduction of AI tools. It’s the perfect tool to edit your videos and has colour grading and visual effects tools to use. If you’re not sure how to use it, there is endless great content on YouTube to teach you what you need to know.


Even the paid version doesn’t cost the earth. At under £300 for the full studio version, you get a lot of added features if you find you need to upgrade in the future. 


  1. PhotoPea


PhotoPea is a free online photo editor that you use on your browser. It even supports Photoshop files and has many of the same capabilities. 


It also supports XCF, Sketch, XD and CDR formats. Perfect for the times you’re caught out without photoshop, or for getting to know how the tools work without investing in the software. They really are very similar!


  1. Also Asked


The clue to what it does is in the name. Also Asked allows you to search for keywords and it will bring up things that people also ask. You get three free daily searches.


Clicking off into sub-topics will give you a deeper overview of a certain keyword, but it does count as one of your searches, so choose wisely! 


It’s a great research tool. If you want to create a comprehensive video, this is a great way to make sure you’ve got everything covered!


Similarly, there’s also Answer the Public. It gives insight into what people are asking about. You can also have three free searches a day. 


Bonus Tool: Pexels


Great for finding free stock footage for use in your videos. Pexels has a huge library of content. You can download videos in a variety of resolutions and you don’t even need an account! 



If you’re just getting started, good luck! We hope this list of creator tools helps you on your journey. If you’re thinking it over, here’s our guide on how to start as a YouTuber. If you want some more hints and tips for growing on YouTube, subscribe to our YouTube channel.