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Grammarly vs. Writer

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 41,936 reviews and 10,000,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 (as of Feb. 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 suggesst rule-based recommendations
  • Does not provide direct API access

Writer

Writer (formerly Qordoba) is an AI writing assistant. It provides spelling and grammar checking, detailed terminology and rule management, managed styleguides, and snippets. Originally focused on content management, Writer has extended its intended audience to teams more broadly.

Screenshot of example edits by Writer

Offerings

  • Free version provides basic autocorrect, grammar, spelling, and punctuation correction
  • Pro version has clarity and inclusivity suggestions along with snippets and a plagiarism checker
  • Team version has team snippets, style guide, team management, and analytics
  • Enterprise version has custom writing style rules, SAML-based single sign-on, and API access

Reviews

Writer has 50 ratings and 60,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 (as of Feb. 2022)

Pros

  • Lists a number of business use cases
  • Includes snippets, detailed writing rules, and style guides
  • Premium version provides inclusivity checks to flag inappropriate language

Cons

  • No multilingual support
  • Does not provide tone suggestions
  • Primary focus is style guide
  • No support for suggested responses

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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