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Hemingway vs. Writer

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

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 49 ratings and 80,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 (as of May 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