Tools for academic writing

This page lists tools (software, application, systems and resources) that can help with academic writing, including writing an essay, a report, a thesis, or a journal article.

As an Aalto student or researcher, you have access to a range of tools, including those already installed on Aalto computers, as well as those downloadable to your personal devices and made available by IT Services.

Note that this page lists the most common and useful writing tools, but it is not a full list of all available tools.

Also, note that the list includes a few tools which are not provided by Aalto. If you use a tool which is not provided or approved by Aalto, ensure that it is with public content only. Do not use it with Aalto internal, confidential or secret information. For more information on public, internal, confidential, and secret information, please refer to the Aalto guideline on information classification.


Support and Contact


To get support in using the tools mentioned in this page, please contact Aalto IT Solutions for Research team at [email protected]

If you need a new software, tool or application, please consult with the IT contacts of your school or unit.


Lara Ejtehadian

Research Information Specialist

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