Sapling Logo

Microsoft Editor vs. Linguix

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 1,944 ratings and 1,000,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 (as of Feb. 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 it’s 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

Linguix

Linguix is an AI-based writing assistant that offers a spelling and grammar checker, plagiarism checker, shortcuts, and paraphraser. Like many of the other grammar tools, Linguix offers a variety of browser integrations as well as integrations for popular software such as Microsoft Word and Outlook.

Screenshot of example edits by Linguix

Offerings

  • Free plan provides basic grammar, punctuation checks and spelling suggestions
  • Premium version offers more tools including advanced suggestions, snippets, and synonyms
  • Enterprise plan offers teams style guides, shared documents, and analytics dashboard
  • Compatible with mobile devices for both iOS and Android

Reviews

Linguix has 264 ratings and 40,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 (as of Feb. 2022)

Pros

  • Includes snippet shortcuts to help save time
  • Provides thesaurus and language learning features
  • Includes paraphraser tool to give you different variations of a sentence
  • Gives personalized language training so you can learn from your own mistakes
  • Offers a private mode where writing is deleted

Cons

  • Limited security certifications, no evidence of SOC 2 or HIPAA compliance
  • Not focused on business use cases, e.g. sales or support

Looking for the best AI messaging assistant for business teams? Tired of scrolling through G2 and Reddit?

Get Sapling
More Comparisons

Microsoft Editor

Linguix

Sapling

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