Grammarly - A Very Helpful Tool for Writers (and Others!)
May 25, 2021

Grammarly - A Very Helpful Tool for Writers (and Others!)

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Premium

Overall Satisfaction with Grammarly

Grammarly is used by select teams in our communications channels - primarily, this is writers, editors, and other content strategists/specialists. Because we deal with written content so frequently, Grammarly addresses our need to be continually improving our writing, grammar, punctuation, etc. Business-wise, this helps us to create more effective and persuasive content by writing our words with better clarity and usage from the get-go.
  • Integration with existing tools - Grammarly works in practically all text areas across your browser, including email and things like Google Docs, etc.
  • Quality control - the meat of Grammarly is checking your text and writing in real-time, directly as you type. Most of the time, Grammarly provides very accurate recommendations and quality checks on your text.
  • Analytics and reporting - Grammarly sends regular updates via email about your usage statistics and other detailed info. This type of reporting can be very helpful in tracking your progress over time.
  • User experience/technical issues on certain tools - in Google Calendar, for instance, Grammarly checks text that you type into the "Email Guests" modal window on calendar events. However, because of the way Google calendar works, if you right-click a word that Grammarly highlighted, the calendar event modal window will close and you will lose everything you typed. This is an extremely frustrating experience that has gotten me multiple times.
  • Incorrect suggestions - it doesn't happen that often, but occasionally Grammarly does highlight words or make suggestions that don't make sense or aren't optimal. I'm sure the Grammarly team is working continuously to improve the tool to make it smarter and smarter.
  • Lack of support on all platforms - although Grammarly works on most text areas you encounter online, there are still some areas it doesn't work - I'm not sure if this is an issue with Grammarly or not, but I haven't been able to figure it out.
  • Checking grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc., as you type in real-time.
  • Providing helpful hints on better ways to write sentences, word choice, etc.
  • Collectively improving the writing and grammar skills of employees by virtue of using the tool on a daily basis.
  • Increased writing skills and writing efficiency of employees.
  • Faster time to complete writing and editing assignments.
  • Sending emails and other written communication with more clarity and consistency, thanks to Grammarly's word checks in Gmail.
I have not used any other tools specifically like Grammarly. The closest thing would be the default, built-in grammar tool within Google Docs that suggests grammatical changes to text and so forth. Compared to the built-in tool that Google uses, Grammarly is definitely superior. It provides a more comprehensive check on your text and offers suggestions on ways to improve text that Google doesn't include. As previously mentioned, it also tracks all of your usage and sends regular reports, which allow you to see your progress over time. Not to mention, of course, it runs in the majority of text areas across your online experience and isn't limited to the Google Suite.

Do you think Grammarly delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Grammarly's feature set?

Yes

Did Grammarly live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Grammarly go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Grammarly again?

Yes

Grammarly is a really great tool for writers or anyone that works with a lot of written text (editors, strategists, etc). It would also be optimal for simply anyone who wants to work on improving their grammar skills. One of the great things about it is that just by virtue of having it installed and seeing the suggestions and corrections it gives you as you type, you'll begin to learn tips over time as to how to use better grammar, even without any formal training.

If you are someone who doesn't write much, or deals primarily with imagery or video content (graphic design, video editor, etc), Grammarly wouldn't add much value (unless you just really want to increase your grammar skills on the side). Also, if you are a programmer, you may find it annoying if by chance you enter code into text areas that get checked by Grammarly, and it flags code syntax as having grammar errors (my assumption is this wouldn't happen in code editors, though).