What is Grammarly?
Grammarly is an Artificial Intelligence powered online grammar checking, spelling checking and plagiarism detection platform developed by Grammarly Inc. This product helps people communicate more effectively. Millions of people rely on Grammarly every day to make their documents, social media post and messages error-free. Grammarly’s algorithms detect and marks errors in the document and suggest a context-specific correction for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and plagiarism. It is available as a browser extension. It is also available as an app for both Android and iOS. Grammarly was developed by Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn, in Kyin, in 2009. [irp][irp]
Benefits of Grammarly
Grammarly forces you to think about every aspect of what you are writing such as spelling, voice, grammar, tone, and readability.
Grammarly detects where you have used passive voice instead of active voice.
Grammarly gives you different modes in which it can be used. In basic mode, it checks for grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. or you can use plagiarism checker to check whether you have copied some context from other websites or not. Grammarly also provides you can vocabulary enhancement feature, if you have written some vague words in your context, it suggests you different words that can make your sentence better.
Grammarly will proofread your documents for you.
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Pros and cons of Grammarly
Grammarly provides proper explanation for every error that is found in your document and it also gives suggestions to correct your errors and make your document a better one. Documents, when entered in the software, can be analyzed contextually and based on a particular genre of writing such as academic, casual, business, technical and more. Grammarly has its own dictionary and thesaurus and uses it to scan your texts and mark all the words that can be changed with better words to make your text a stronger and richer one. If you use a pc as main writing machine, Grammarly provides an extension for web browsers to check your documents. Grammarly is also compatible with MS Word and Outlook and it works without internet for these plug-ins. [irp][irp]
In the case of proofreading, there are some contexts that go unnoticed after the completion of analysis by Grammarly. Hence you have to proofread your articles even after Grammarly’s proofreading. You must select the proper genre for your document to get the best analysis. You have to be aware and know when to accept suggestions made by the software. Customer service is not a very strong point of the company based on the reviews from the users. [irp][irp]
Grammarly for Mac OS
If you are a Mac OS user and have been looking for a desktop-based tool on which you can rely to check your grammar and spelling errors and did not get one till date. Then, guys, there is good news for all the Mac OS users out there. Our favorite proofreading tool, Grammarly, now has finally launched a Mac version. Grammarly has now finally extended its service to Mac users too.
The new Grammarly Mac OS app is a cloud-based app desktop app all your documents sync with the app automatically. The desktop app also supports a drag and drop feature. The new Grammarly app for Mac OS is equally good as the web app. It would have been great if there was an addon for the Mac version of Microsoft Word.
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