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Grammarly vs. Hemingway

Grammarly

Grammarly is an extremely popular cloud-based writing assistant that provides spelling and grammar checking across a number of applications. Grammarly also provides a tone prediction tool and a plagiarism checker along with an editor on its website.

Screenshot of example edits by Grammarly

Offerings

  • Free version is meant for casual writing as it only provides basic writing suggestions for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and conciseness
  • Premium version is meant for students or working professionals and includes a lot more features such as tone adjustments, advanced suggestions, and word choice
  • Enterprise plan is meant for accounts with 50+ users and gives team management tools such as style guide, snippets, and analytics dashboard

Reviews

Grammarly has 41,641 reviews and 10,000,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 (as of May 2022)

Pros

  • The most well-known and widely used grammar application
  • Clean and easy-to-use integration UI
  • Website editor with additional checking functionality
  • Includes plagiarism checker to check writing assignments against 16 billion webpages

Cons

  • Not focused on business use cases
  • Currently only supports English
  • Frequently suggests rule-based recommendations
  • Does not provide direct API access

Hemingway

Hemingway is a popular editor that helps writers make their writing more bold and clear. Given a document, Hemingway provides statistics such as number of words and paragraphs, a readability score, and suggestions for passive voice, complex phrases, and hard to read sentences.

Screenshot of example edits by Hemingway

Offerings

  • Web and desktop editor
  • Statistics including reading time, words, sentences, and paragraphs
  • Flagging of adverbs and passive voice
  • Flagging of complex phrases and sentences

Reviews

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Pros

  • Quick to use
  • Simple design and colorful interface that highlights different categories of errors
  • Desktop application runes offline

Cons

  • Not focused on business use cases
  • Relies on relatively simple heuristics
  • Doesn't suggest edits and no browser extension

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Integrations
MS Word (Win/Mac)
MS Outlook (Win/Mac)
Google Docs
Products & Features
Style Guide
Tone Prediction
Autocomplete
Snippets / Macros
Suggested Responses
Customization
Built for Sales
Built for Support
Multiple Languages
Custom Models
Security
HIPAA
SOC 2 (Type II)
API Access
Self-Hosting