Grammarly: The Anywhere Writing App

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Word processing apps have evolved dramatically since the advent of the internet. In the early days of computing, word processing apps were expensive, tedious, and often required extensive training to use. Then, Microsoft Word streamlined the genre and made it more accessible and easier to use. Then, with the popularity of smartphones came a flood of mobile-based word processing and grammar apps designed to help users write while on the go.

Today we are going to look at one of the most popular (certainly the most widely known) app in that category, Grammarly. The app is free, but there is also a premium version with even more features. We’re going to take a closer look at those features today and do a bit of comparing between the two versions of the app.

Grammarly provides real-time grammar and spelling suggestions for writers in virtually every possible context, including, texts, emails, reports, and other documents. It’s designed to seamlessly integrate with whatever device the user is accessing the app from, so for example, users who wish to take advantage of the text-messaging integration don’t need to do anything different besides type their message as they normally would. Grammarly takes care of the rest.

Integrated apps include Outlook, Chrome, Facebook, Twitter, Safari, iOS, Android, and much more. Chances if the app you’re using is relatively modern, it’ll support Grammarly.

The app also features some other useful tools for students that are worth mentioning, including an essay checker, a citation generator, and a plagiarism checker.
As we alluded to above, there is a premium version of the app available, and that’s where Grammarly’s most unique tools can be found. These features include:

  • Full sentence re-writes
  • Word choice suggestions
  • Word and sentence variety suggestions
  • Tone suggestions
  • Citation style formatting
  • Plagiarism checker

Grammarly Premium is available at a cost of $12.00 USD per month. Grammarly Business, which includes extra communications features for professionals is available at a cost of $15.00 USD per month. To get even more information about Grammarly, including access to a demo, click here.

This post originally appeared on the AT Help Desk website.

Tags: apps, assistive technology, AT HelpDesk, Atlantic Regional Office

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