What is Grammarly and is Grammarly worth the cost? Well today, I’m going to give you my 100% honest Grammarly review, so stick around:
Ok, so you’ve probably heard of Grammarly and may have even seen some of the Grammarly commercials on tv or on the old interwebs, but what is Grammarly and is it really worth all the hype?
Well, in their own words: From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly helps you eliminate errors and find the perfect words to express yourself.
Basically, it’s an extensive grammar and spell checker that you can use both online and offline. So, is it the same thing as the built in spell checker in my email and document creation softwares? Not even close!
Grammarly offers a ton more options as well as a more indepth grammar and spell checker. Basically, it’s your normal grammar and spell checker, on steroids.
Best of all, Grammarly offers both a FREE and Premium access model.
Don’t let the word FREE fool you. There is nothing cheap about the features grammarly gives you on their Free membership model.
There are 5 ways to access Grammarly:
1. Grammarly Website (upload and download files so you can write from anywhere)
2. Grammarly Desktop app (basically a shortcut to the Website)
3. Grammarly Browser extensions(for both Chrome and Firefox) use this to Get corrections from Grammarly while you write on Gmail, Twitter, LinkedIn, and all your other favorite sites.
4. Grammarly for MS Word and MS Outlook plugin(write with NO distractions from the internet)
5. Grammarly mobile app for both iOS and Android (write on the go)
So what do you get with the FREE membership?
– 150 Critical grammar and spelling checks
– Weekly report card on how your writing compares to others (including writing streaks, productivity and vocabulary)
In Premium you get everything that’s in the free option plus:
– Over 100 additional advanced checks for punctuation, grammar, context, and sentence structure
– Vocabulary enhancement suggestions
– Genre-specific writing style checks
– Plagiarism detector that checks more than 16 billion web pages
This last feature is a must have if you have books ghost written but also, if you’re like me and you read a lot of books in the genre you write, sometimes it’s hard to diffentiate between what words are yours and which you may have absorbed from a book you read. Running the plagarism detector on your own work can really help you keep yourself in check.
So, here are my honest views on the pros and cons to Grammarly:
The Pros of using Grammarly include:
Exorbenant number of overall features
Versatility in usage options (web, desktop app, word plug-in, MS Outlook, (Chrome and Firefox) browser plug-ins and mobile apps)
Weekly report card
The additional advantage of using it as a cloud drive
Genre specific content writing checker
Amazing plagarism detector, both available on the premium plan
Time and money saved on the editing side by providing your editor with the cleanest document possible. Not to mention the embarrassment saved by sending poorly written emails, social media posts, etc.
The Cons of Grammarly are minimal but include:
When using Website or Desktop app, grammarly does not store formatting. (This isn’t really an issue for me as you can just run the checker BEFORE you do any formatting)
In Grammarly for MicroSoft Word, Ctrl+Z (undo option) is not available with Grammarly turned on (I find it makes me a better, more accurate writer, OR you can just turn off the grammar checker when you do your initial writing and then turn it on when you’re ready start editing)
Sporadic issues interacting with other extensions (quick fix is just to shut off grammarly extension
Overall, I find the grammar checker, Grammarly to be the best free online grammar checker available today. Whether you decide to get the free or premium grammarly access model, I’m confident you will find Grammarly will quickly become one of your most frequently used tools in your writing arsenal.
If you’re still undecided, I suggest simply signing up for the free access account and see how much grammarly can help you and your writing. Then, as your needs increase, you can reward yourself with the premium access model.
Just head on over to our affiliate link at www.KWheelerBooks.com/Grammarly
And once you sign up, let me know below which model you went with, Free or Premium.