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Writer vs. LanguageTool

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

LanguageTool

LanguageTool is a multilingual grammar and spell checker. It includes an open-source edition as well as a premium business edition. The key languages support included English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Screenshot of example edits by LanguageTool

Offerings

  • Free version provides basic grammar, punctuation, and style checking
  • Premium version has enhanced grammar, punctuation, and style checking as well as suggestions to improve style and tone, add-in for Microsoft Word, and add-on for Google Docs
  • Enterprise version provides everything the premium version does along with user management

Reviews

LanguageTool has 7,370 ratings and 1,000,000+ users on their Chrome Web Store with an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 (as of May 2022)

Pros

  • Can detect of incorrect names and titles in e-mails as well as incorrect numbers
  • Supports multiple languages
  • Separately there exists an open-source offering

Cons

  • Free version only provides checking for 10,000 characters of text
  • Premium version only allows up to 100,000 characters per text field
  • Grammar checker has limited capabilities as it has rule-based recommendations
  • Not focused on business use cases

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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