You intuitive and very personal, writing assistant.
June 20, 2021

You intuitive and very personal, writing assistant.

Santosh Vijayan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Grammarly

Being in the content marketing team, we have a lot of professional writing to do. Be it captioning social media posts or writing long-form content or preparing presentations, grammar was very important, as much as sentence formation. Many times we tend to go with the flow and overlook such basic things which, when appearing on social media, can pull your brand down. Since we started using Grammarly across our team, we are able to do a really improved job of proofreading our text and preparing some really good sentences. That doesn't mean Grammarly is flawless.
  • Excellent spell check tool
  • Thesaurus: Select a word and get its synonyms.
  • Punctuation check
  • Plagiarism check
  • Improved sentence constructs
  • Thesaurus doesn't always work. You can sometimes select a word and nothing happens.
  • Some grammar related suggestions are really not relevant.
  • Vannot rely on it 100%. Proof-reading to some extent is recommended.
  • Plagiarism check
  • Grammar check
  • Spell check
  • Writing and editing becomes easier.
  • Preparing content becomes quicker.
  • With faster output, efficiency is also maintained.
  • Contrarily, pricing could have been lower.
Hemmingway. This is what I used before starting with Grammarly. The user interface might not be that great, but the best part is, it is free and even the premium version is way cheaper than Grammarly. You can also choose to turn off real-time suggestions and corrections. It can also be used offline, unlike Grammarly. The downside of Hemmingway is that it doesn’t check for the tone and style in writing.

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Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), WordPress, MS SharePoint
Grammarly is a step ahead of the traditional spelling and grammar checking tool that is in-built with Microsoft Word. There are scenarios when you have to write long-form content, and depending on your normal day-to-day way of speech, you tend to write content using the same tone and sentence constructs. There may be nothing "wrong" as such, but Grammarly points out those small glitches in your text, which you considered to be correct but is not really correct. One such area is the usage of "passive voice" in the sentences that I used to write. I find Grammarly really helpful here.