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Microsoft Editor vs. Ginger

Microsoft

Microsoft Editor is a grammar and spell check tool that catches grammar, capitalization, and punctuation errors. Beyond the basics, Microsoft Editor provides checks for clarity, conciseness, and formality. Support is offered for 20 different languages.

Screenshot of example edits by Microsoft Editor

Offerings

  • Free version allows use for 1 person and includes basic spelling and grammar
  • Premium Microsoft 365 Personal allows use for 1 person and includes advanced grammar, clarity, conciseness, formal language, vocabulary, and punctuation conventions
  • Microsoft 365 Family allows use for 2-6 people and includes everything in Microsoft 365 Personal

Reviews

Microsoft Editor has 2,447 ratings and 1,000,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 (as of May 2022)

Pros

  • The premium version offers advanced grammar checking including checks for clarity, conciseness, and formality
  • Supports 20 different languages
  • Integrations for most of Microsoft Office Suite
  • The premium version includes the desktop office apps Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneDrive cloud storage

Cons

  • Free version has limited features and its grammar checker is not thorough
  • Intended more for personal use; not built for teams
  • Does not offer autocomplete or snippets/macros
  • Doesn't offer API access or self-hosting

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.

Screenshot of example edits by Ginger

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