Grammarly is the hottest tool to help you with your writing and it’s FREE to use!
Welcome to try something Tuesday where every Tuesday I give you an honest review of a product I’m currently using or have tried.
This week I will start off by saying I love this product and use it every day in my writing life rather I’m at home or work. I was introduced to Grammarly over a year ago and was hesitant about using it since it was an extension, I had to download from Google.
However, I immediately noticed I difference in my writing. My problem with writing is I never knowing when to use commas. Well, let me rephrase that, I don’t always use them as needed.
I refer to Grammarly as my built in writing buddy because it picks up the slack in my writing. You can either visit the site directly or download as a Chrome or Safari extension.
How does it work?
You have a few different options; you can either copy and paste your document into the Grammarly website or the extension will highlight anything you write in such as email, WordPress, Gmail, and social media sites.
Here is an example of how Grammarly works
There are two different versions of Grammarly the Free version and the Paid version. Let me quickly explain the differences between the two to help you decide which would be best for you.
The free version of Grammarly will check for 150 types of errors with contextual spelling, and grammatical errors being the prime focus. I used the free version for a year and once I started my blog decided to upgrade knowing I probably needed extra help. If you don’t do much writing Grammarly is perfect for the everyday person and since it’s free, why not have it?
As I mentioned, I upgraded to the paid version in April. I use Grammarly seven days a week rather it’s me at home, my husband using it for his blog writing, or me using it at work where I also do a lot of typing. Since using the upgraded version of Grammarly, I’ve noticed my writing has improved tremendously!
With the paid version you also have access to a plagiarism scanner, and the ability to have Grammarly installed into Microsoft Office, although it disables the auto-save feature so use with caution. With the paid version Grammarly looks for over 250 types of grammatical errors, provides vocabulary enhancement suggestions, detects plagiarism, and provides citation suggestions.
I’m a huge advocate of Grammarly and highly recommend it to anyone who writes. If you are a student, writer, or English is your second language, then it’s worth having the paid membership. For everyone else, I think the free version is sufficient.
Also, each week Grammarly will email you about your stats for the week such as how many words you typed, and how you compared to other users.
If you have any questions about this amazing products, please let me know.
If you’re interested in downloading the extension for your computer, please click the link below to get started. Again, the basic version is FREE!!!
The World’s Best Grammar Checker
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