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Microsoft Editor vs. Grammarly

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

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 41,641 reviews and 10,000,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 (as of May 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 suggests rule-based recommendations
  • Does not provide direct API access

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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