If you write texts in English, you use the automatic Word spell checker to check your spelling before publishing the document. But there is something better: Grammarly.
You guessed it, it checks your grammar, or more precisely: it offers a grammar-checker developed by “leading linguists” that you can run over all the texts you have written. Grammarly doesn’t just check spelling and grammar as usual, but also helps you with word choice and style so that your writing is “clear and stringent” – and that “at any time”! The service is aimed at English-speaking people, but a large market is likely to open up in Germany because Grammarly is aimed at people who are not only linguistically but also socially massively insecure.
Grammarly makes sure any text you type on the internet is error-free. But it also goes beyond spell-checks. The AI-powered editor helps you write clear, engaging, and easy-to-read content. It will detect wordy phrases, repetitions, and monotonous passages, among other style mistakes.
Rough spelling and grammatical errors are already detected by the free version and corrected if necessary. If sentences are unnecessarily long, Grammarly also has free advice. For most users, these functions are already sufficient.
The premium subscription has much more to offer than the free version. This nifty tool can add much value even if you are not a writer. Grammarly Premium is the paid version of an AI-based text correction assistant. It tells you what it finds questionable about your text and offers suggestions for improvement.
In addition to their web-based service, Grammarly Premium is available as integrations in:
- Microsoft Office
- android, ios and ipados
- Windows & macOS
- Browser extension
We have used Grammarly since 2019 in combination with DeepL.