Grammarly Review 2019: We have tested Grammarly for a few weeks and here’s what we have to say about this online writing assistant.
I’m pretty sure you have heard about Grammarly many times. From what I have heard in the past, it is said to be the best grammar checking tool you can get in the market. So we did our research to prove how great this app is.
But let me first introduce Grammarly to those who are new to this tool.
Grammarly Review 2019
Using a Premium version of Grammarly up to now does not make me regret paying the amount. Getting a free is just fine especially if you only need basic editing. But for bloggers like me, paying is all worth it!
Grammarly is indeed the best writing tool in the world as we have compared it to other proofreading tools while writing this article. Though quite expensive, this tool deserves all your trust and loyalty.
What is Grammarly?
Grammarly is a proofreading tool that you can access online and offline. It has free and paid versions.
Getting a premium account on Grammarly will unlock all of its features and functionalities. While using a free version, you only have access to the basic editing features of Grammarly.
There are three Grammarly apps available for PC. These include Grammarly for MS Office, Grammarly for Windows, and Grammarly for Chrome. All of them function the same except for how they are accessible.
You can also check our previous Grammarly review where we have compared the free and premium versions of Grammarly.
Differences of the Grammarly Apps
Grammarly for MS Office: You can download Grammarly and install it as an add-in on MS Office Applications like Word and Outlook. If you prefer writing your documents in Word or want to ensure that your email is free from grammatical error, you can use this tool
Grammarly for Windows: Grammarly has a native app for Windows devices so you can easily access it on your desktop. So, you will use it as a standalone application, upload your file, and let Grammarly do the job.
Grammarly for Chrome: This is one of the best Grammarly’s features which allows you to add the app on your Chrome browser as an extension. Once you use the internet, (whether you write an email or post on your social media), Grammarly will work at the same time once you have enabled it.
How To Use Grammarly
Once you enabled Grammarly on MS Word and Chrome or have uploaded a document file, Grammarly will automatically detect the errors on your texts. Errors or mistakes are underlined (red line) and you can see the corrections on the right side.
You can hover to the mistakes and click on it to apply the correction. That will also display suggestions which are more appropriate to the sentence.
Grammarly also detects words that are commonly used and words that are in passive voice. If you think you do not replace that particular word or phrase, you can click the Ignore option below the suggestion.
Grammarly can check errors with spelling, punctuation, proper word usage, proper sentence/phrase construction, synonyms, and also repetitive or redundant words. It has also Plagiarism checker which is very helpful to ensure our document is original and unique.
On the left side of Grammarly for Windows, you can see the options for editing your texts. You can enable or disable the potential errors that it overlooks on your document. Also included in this section is the option for vocabulary enhancement and Plagiarism. However, some of these options are only available in a Premium account.
Plans and Pricing
You can always choose to have a free account in Grammarly. But if you really want to create a flawless document (for blogs, business, legal/academic papers), you definitely need the premium one.
Here are the list of Grammarly’s plans and pricing.
- Monthly — $29.95 USD/month
- Quarterly Subscription — $19.98/month (billed as one payment of $59.95 USD)
- Annual Subscription — $11.66/month (billed as one payment of $139.95 USD)
- Note: Plans of more than one month are billed as one payment.
As of today, Grammarly does not offer a lifetime plan. You need to renew your subscription monthly or annually depending on the plan you’ve got. And do not forget that once you have subscribed for more than a month, you will purchase it and make a one-time payment.
Are you still in doubt of how Grammarly can help you? Let me know in the comment box below your thoughts about this proofreading tool. You can also ask me questions if you want to know more before you decide on getting its premium version.