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LanguageTool vs. Ginger

LanguageTool

LanguageTool is a multilingual grammar and spell checker. It includes an open-source edition as well as a premium business edition. The key languages support included English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Offerings

  • Free version provides basic grammar, punctuation, and style checking
  • Premium version has enhanced grammar, punctuation, and style checking as well as suggestions to improve style and tone, add-in for Microsoft Word, and add-on for Google Docs
  • Enterprise version provides everything the premium version does along with user management

Reviews

LanguageTool has 7,370 ratings and 1,000,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 (as of May 2022)

Pros

  • Can detect of incorrect names and titles in e-mails as well as incorrect numbers
  • Supports multiple languages
  • Separately there exists an open-source offering

Cons

  • Free version only provides checking for 10,000 characters of text
  • Premium version only allows up to 100,000 characters per text field
  • Grammar checker has limited capabilities as it has rule-based recommendations
  • Not focused on business use cases

Ginger

Ginger is an AI writing assistant that helps correct texts and improve style. Besides grammar checking, Ginger also includes rephrasing and synonym functionality. It includes add-ins for various programs as well as school and business editions.

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Offerings

  • Free version provides definitions and limited corrections
  • Premium version provides unlimited grammar checking corrections, synonyms, and sentence rephrasing
  • Does not have any enterprise plans

Reviews

Ginger has 1,600 ratings and 700,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 3.7 stars out of 5 (as of May 2022)

Pros

  • Premium offering includes rephrasing through Ginger Rephraser
  • Includes advanced synonyms
  • Provides a Microsoft Office add-in
  • Provides translation between 40+ languages

Cons

  • Limited to just grammar checking as there is no snippets/macros or suggested responses tools
  • Limited functionality for teams; built mainly for personal use as there is no enterprise plan or dashboard analytics
  • Does not provide a style guide or tone prediction
  • Limited security certifications; does not provide HIPAA compliance or SOC 2 certification information

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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