Acrolinx vs. Contently

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acrolinx
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Acrolinx is a marketing writing tool that captures the way an enterprise communicates and its guidelines, and aligns content with guidelines, using automation to shorten the editorial process.N/A
Contently
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Contently is a SaaS content marketing platform from the company of the same name headquartered in New York, containing features a collaboration space, calendar, and workflow controls, engagement metrics, and rapid access to a high volume of original content from freelance creative talent, researchers, and journalists. Contently has received approximately $12.3 million in funding since its founding in 2010.N/A
Pricing
AcrolinxContently
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcrolinxContently
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
AcrolinxContently
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acrolinx
8.0
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Contently
9.6
9 Ratings
17% above category average
Ideation8.01 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Approval workflows7.01 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Content collaboration9.01 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Content calendar8.01 Ratings8.58 Ratings
Network for content licensing/production8.01 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Acrolinx
8.5
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Contently
9.6
9 Ratings
17% above category average
Content hub9.01 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Forms / Gated content8.01 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Embedded CTAs9.01 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Content distribution7.01 Ratings9.57 Ratings
Content promotion8.01 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Content automation10.01 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acrolinx
8.0
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Contently
9.6
4 Ratings
20% above category average
Audience profiling and targeting8.01 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Closed-loop tracking and reporting8.01 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Content performance analytics7.01 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Campaign optimization dashboard9.01 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Competitive analytics8.01 Ratings10.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcrolinxContently
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.5
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcrolinxContently
Likelihood to Recommend
Acrolinx
I have used Acrolinx as an integrated tool with Microsoft Office. I use Office tools on a regular basis and need new formatting options for not only presentations slides but also for document creation, email templates, etc., and here is where Acrolinx helps me on a daily basis. Acrolinx, however, suffers from some frequent unavailability of the tool, which results in some disturbance, but overall the experience is great with the software.
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Contently
It's helpful for top of marketing funnel writing that we can sometimes lose sight of because we are so ingrained in the product day to day. Contently is also helpful for long written pieces and ebooks that will take a significant amount of employee time to put together. I avoid using Contently for mid to bottom funnel marketing writing because my team will often have greater insight into the product function or use-case or product release, making them more adroit to the tone of the written piece and able to produce the content quickly.
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Pros
Acrolinx
  • Powerful theme suggestions when integrated with Microsoft Office
  • Powerful syntax corrections when integrated with Microsoft Office
  • Powerful formatting suggestions when integrated with Microsoft Office
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Contently
  • Consolidating my work in one place to make my work life easier
  • Contently is unique from other content marketing organizational tools in one key way. It hands you a network of freelance professionals eager for delegated work.
  • You can search through a database of professionals to find the perfect person for your given project. Find individuals in your budget offering the exact skills and experience you need.
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Cons
Acrolinx
  • Noticed some frequent unavailability of the servers that results in loading of Acrolinx
  • Need to add more formatting options
  • Need to add more themes
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Contently
  • I have been using it for 3.5 years, and have had no response from potential clients.
  • The portfolio section is pretty easy to use, but I don't love the format.
  • Since I'm not a client, I don't know just how easy it is for them to find new freelancers or how often it is actually used.
  • Probably more suited for some types/concentrations of freelance writers, like finance, tech, or healthcare.
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Support Rating
Acrolinx
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Contently
I'm giving them a 10, but honestly, I've never reached out to them. I do see them putting out regular content on social media, so they might be responsive to questions there as well as regular customer support. In their posts and communication, they do seem to value their community, so hopefully, they have good customer support. And I've seen them asking for pitches from their community to publish well-paid articles during this stressful coronavirus time, and I really appreciate that.
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Alternatives Considered
Acrolinx
I only have Acrolinx integration with Microsoft Office and Outlooks suites.
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Contently
I also opened an account with Skyword in 2019, which is a similar service. The person that recommended it was a travel writer, and since I've done that as well, I thought it might be a better fit. To this point, I've received no work from it either, and don't hold out a lot of hope. As previously mentioned, where I think Contently does well is by giving you an online portfolio, additional resources like a blog for learning, and a rates database for publications.
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Return on Investment
Acrolinx
  • I haven't calculated the exact financial benefits, but indeed Acrolinx has contributed greatly to the quality of the content my company has been producing
  • With enhanced formatting, themes, and organization of the documents, emails, and presentations, we have been able to attract new customers, resulting in more business
  • With the offerings Acrolinx have, team's productivity has increased manifolds
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Contently
  • Contently contributors have produced some great inbound marking posts and creative materials saving our marketing team significant time allowing them to focus on more strategic plans for the business.
  • The amount of time Contently has saved our internal creative writing staff has more than paid for itself!
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