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Microsoft Editor vs. QuillBot

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 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

QuillBot

QuillBot is a paraphrasing tool that helps millions with their writing. It offers different modes to help with rephrasing and enhacing text. Beyond paraphrasing, QuillBot also offers summarization and grammar checking tools.

Screenshot of example edits by QuillBot

Offerings

  • Free version offers 125 paraphraser word limit with Standard and Fluency modes
  • Premium version offers unlimited words for paraphraser as well as expand, shorten, formal, simple, and creative modes. Premium also offers faster processing speeds and plagiarism checker.

Reviews

QuillBot has 99 ratings and 400,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 (as of May 2022)

Pros

  • Offers paraphraser, grammar checker, and summarizer
  • Website includes interface called Co-Writer
  • Includes additional tools for academics, including a citation generator

Cons

  • Not designed for business teams
  • Limited custom integrations or 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