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Review: Grammarly – Improve Your Writing With AI (FREE)

I’ve seen a lot of ads on YouTube and online which, almost all the time, annoy me. One add did not and it was the one from Grammarly. For Techrvw, I’m always looking for ways to improve the quality of my writing, and with Grammarly, I can. This amazing piece of software allows me to write cleaner and better sentences in English.



Introduction

Making your website, your blog post or whatever you do online in English makes it way more accessible. Almost everybody speaks English and that makes the potential audience enormous. With this in mind, you don’t want to make mistakes, right? The Grammarly founders, Brad Hoover, Max Lytvyn, Dmytro Lider, and Alex Shevchenko thought so too. They created a very powerful online tool to improve your writing. Does the free option really work? Let’s have a look!

Grammarly

Grammarly is an online grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection platform. Brad Hoover, Max Lytvyn, Dmytro Lider, and Alex Shevchenko are the founders of Grammarly. It was developed in 2009 by Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn, in Kyiv. The backend grammar engine is written in Common Lisp. The app is owned by Grammarly Inc. Brad Hoover is the company’s chief executive officer.

Grammarly Products

Grammarly offers a lot for FREE! What company is doing that these days?! Grammarly! For Android and iOS, you have a keyboard which will correct you, there are browser add-ins, a native app, and support for Microsoft Office. I’m in love with Grammarly and I really like the way they made a limited, but well working, version available for free.

Grammarly Keyboard

For Android and iOS, there is a keyboard available which will correct you while you are writing your email on your smartphone or make your Instagram post. Spelling errors are unacceptable on your Instagram and the Grammarly Keyboard will prevent you from posting those thumb mistakes.

Are you an Android user? Click Here to download the Android version.
Are you an iOS user? Click Here to download the iOS version.

Grammarly Extensions/Add-Ins

It doesn’t matter what browser you use, Grammarly has support for the top 4 browsers. If you are using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge, you can get a browser extension/add-in to correct your writing in the browser! It doesn’t matter what page you are writing on, it will correct it in the current page. I use it with WordPress and it works just great.

Like to download the extension/add-in? Click Here.

Grammarly for Microsoft Office (Windows only)

A lot of you probably work on a Windows computer at home or at work and write your text and work documents in Microsoft Word. Grammarly knows that too and they made Grammarly available for Microsoft Office. This is great and you don’t have to use a different program to process text, just use your well known Microsoft Word.

Right now, this feature is only available for Windows. Hopefully, it will come to Mac too, a lot of you are using Microsoft Word on a Mac too.

Download the Grammarly option now for Microsoft Office. Click Here to download!

How Does Grammarly Work?

I thought the same. How can this free software improve my writing? Are there a set of standard rules to follow or is it all pre-programmed? Grammaly does it differently, here is how!

Grammarly’s products are powered by an advanced system that combines rules, patterns, and artificial intelligence techniques like machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing to improve your writing. Grammarly’s AI system combines machine learning with a variety of natural language processing approaches. Human language has many levels at which it can be analyzed and processed: from characters and individual words through grammatical structures and sentences, even paragraphs or full texts. Natural language processing is a branch of AI that involves teaching machines to understand and process human language (English, for instance) and perform useful tasks, such as machine translation, sentiment analysis, essay scoring, and, in our case, writing enhancement.

Click Here to read the complete How-To on the Grammarly website.

How to correct mistakes?

When you use the software, Grammarly will underline the error hey found with red. When you hoover over it with your mouse or click on it on your smartphone or tablet, Grammarly will give you suggestions on the error. Just click on the suggestions and it is changed instantly. This will save time and easily make your writing better.

Pricing

You have two account types, free and premium. With free I mean absolutely free and no 30-day free trial. If you want, you can keep using the free account for as long as you want. If, however, you want to upgrade to premium and enjoy more writing improvement features, you have three choices:

  • You can pay Monthly ($29.95/ month)
  • You can pay Quarterly ($19.98/ month) Billed as one payment of $59.95
  • You can pay Annually ($11.66/ month) Billed as one payment of $139.95
  • If we just look at the pricing, the annual payment is, of course, the best deal for you. For $139.95 you can write like a pro and that is not expensive at all. It doesn’t matter if you are in high school working on your graduation paper, a lawyer working on a case or a website owner who wants to improve his writing. Everybody can use Grammarly and I’m 100% you will benefit from it too.

    Free Features

    There is a free option. This means you do NOT have to pay to improve your writing. Grammarly makes sure you see the great potential of the software and with the paid features, your writing will improve even more. What are the features of the completely free option?

  • Critical grammar and spelling checks
  • Yes, this is basic but it will solve a lot of writing errors for you. Even with this, I’m 100% sure that this will have a positive impact on your writing. Don’t get fooled that this “Critical grammar and spelling checks” might be too limited, it is not. It is very advanced and will help you out.

    Of course, there are benefits if you upgrade to a premium subscription. In the case of Grammarly, there are some big grammatical improvements if you are going premium. Here is a list of the premium features: (There is a premium review coming too!)

  • Critical grammar and spelling checks
  • Advanced checks for punctuation, grammar, context, and sentence structure
  • Vocabulary enhancement suggestions
  • Genre-specific writing style checks
  • Plagiarism detector that checks more than 16 billion web pages
  • Genre-specific writing check? Really? That is amazing! Also, the Plagiarism detector is great and it checks over 16 million pages! How cool is that? Never get a bad grade at school or university again with this checker.

    The Difference Between Free and Premium

    The free Grammarly is limited of course, but that does not mean it is not worth it. Even with the free Grammarly version, you will improve your writing. The premium features are really cool and will improve your writing even more, but I think that is more related to business use. I would recommend everybody to get at least the free version.

    Grammarly Free vs. Premium  
    Free Version
    Premium Version
    Critical grammar and spelling checks
    Yes
    Yes
    Advanced checks for punctuation, grammar, context, and sentence structure
    No
    Yes
    Vocabulary enhancement suggestions
    No
    Yes
    Genre-specific writing style checks
    No
    Yes
    Plagiarism detector that checks more than 16 billion web pages
    No
    Yes

    Conclusion

    Grammarly (FREE) is just great. You will significantly improve your writing by taking out the small spelling errors or the missing punctuation marks. Your writing will look more professional which can lead to great results. (More followers, better jobs, new opportunities)

    I love the fact that even the free version is already improving your writing. You don’t have to spend any money and write way better and cleaner. Can you imagine what the premium version will do for you? Grammarly made a lot of products available for free, like the Grammarly Keyboard, Browser Extention and since recently, Google Docs support. Isn’t that amazing? All of that, for free, to make your writing better. Don’t wait any longer and try it out now, it is FREE!

    Grammarly (FREE)

    FREE
    9.5

    Grammarly Free Products

    10.0/10

    Free Functionality

    10.0/10

    Premium Functionality

    10.0/10

    Price for Premium

    8.0/10

    Pros

    • Lot of products which are free
    • Even with a free account your writing will improve
    • Affordable premium packages
    • Support for Android, iOS, Browsers and Microsoft Office

    Cons

    • Non!