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Hemingway vs. QuillBot

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

QuillBot

QuillBot is a paraphrasing tool that helps millions with their writing. It offers different modes to help with rephrasing and enhacing text. Beyond paraphrasing, QuillBot also offers summarization and grammar checking tools.

Screenshot of example edits by QuillBot

Offerings

  • Free version offers 125 paraphraser word limit with Standard and Fluency modes
  • Premium version offers unlimited words for paraphraser as well as expand, shorten, formal, simple, and creative modes. Premium also offers faster processing speeds and plagiarism checker.

Reviews

QuillBot has 99 ratings and 400,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 (as of May 2022)

Pros

  • Offers paraphraser, grammar checker, and summarizer
  • Website includes interface called Co-Writer
  • Includes additional tools for academics, including a citation generator

Cons

  • Not designed for business teams
  • Limited custom integrations or API access

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MS Word (Win/Mac)
MS Outlook (Win/Mac)
Google Docs
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Style Guide
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Autocomplete
Snippets / Macros
Suggested Responses
Customization
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Multiple Languages
Custom Models
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HIPAA
SOC 2 (Type II)
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