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ProWritingAid vs. Writer

ProWritingAid

ProWritingAid is a grammar and style checker that also provides reporting to improve your writing. It includes options for creative writing, business writing, and academic writing, with scoring of variety, readability, passive voice, and other indicators of writing health.

Screenshot of example edits by ProWritingAid

Offerings

  • Free version provides basic grammar and spelling checks through its website and browser extensions
  • Premium version has no word count limits, a desktop app, a writers resource library, and unlimited writing reports
  • Premium Plus version has everything the premium version has along with 60 plagiarism checks per year
  • Enterprise plan for teams includes account management, custom integrations, and team analytics

Reviews

ProWritingAid has 4,523 ratings and 200,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 (as of May 2022)

Pros

  • Includes scoring on variety of axes
  • Enterprise plan provides term base items and style guide rules
  • Many integrations including for Microsoft office and Google Docs
  • Premium version offers a plagiarism checker

Cons

  • Not focused on business use cases
  • No snippets or macros

Writer

Writer (formerly Qordoba) is an AI writing assistant. It provides spelling and grammar checking, detailed terminology and rule management, managed styleguides, and snippets. Originally focused on content management, Writer has extended its intended audience to teams more broadly.

Screenshot of example edits by Writer

Offerings

  • Free version provides basic autocorrect, grammar, spelling, and punctuation correction
  • Pro version has clarity and inclusivity suggestions along with snippets and a plagiarism checker
  • Team version has team snippets, style guide, team management, and analytics
  • Enterprise version has custom writing style rules, SAML-based single sign-on, and API access

Reviews

Writer has 49 ratings and 80,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 (as of May 2022)

Pros

  • Lists a number of business use cases
  • Includes snippets, detailed writing rules, and style guides
  • Premium version provides inclusivity checks to flag inappropriate language

Cons

  • No multilingual support
  • Does not provide tone suggestions
  • Primary focus is style guide
  • No support for suggested responses

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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