What is Grammarly?
It is a spelling & grammar checker that acts as a safety net against typing mistakes. The best part is that it is incredibly easy to use and the most powerful online grammar checker available. It not only corrects your mistakes but also explains why they are wrong.
The different ways to use Grammarly:
1. The Grammarly web tool
In this option, you just have to copy and paste your writing into the Grammarly web tool. To check your writing visit the Grammarly web tool, click on ‘New’ in the dashboard, and paste your work/writing on the blank page, now give few seconds for Grammarly to do its magic. The software reads, analyzes, and corrects your mistakes in a few moments.
Just upload it directly instead of clicking ‘New’ in the dashboard if you have a full document. Alternatively, you can also type directly on the Grammarly website and the tool will check your mistakes as you go.
2. Desktop app
If you prefer to check your work via an application, this is also possible as long as you use Windows Desktop or MacOS. Download the application by visiting the download page, following the installation instructions, and starting using the tool the same way as the online version.
3. Microsoft Word
Grammarly also allows you to add directly within Microsoft Word. However, this is only available if you are using Windows. Note that you need to be connected to the internet while using it in Microsoft Word.
Just visit the add-in page and follow the instructions to add it to Microsoft Word. Once added it will check your writing as you type.
4. Browser extension
This is the easiest way to use Grammarly. You can search for Grammarly in the chrome web store or click here to visit the Grammarly extension installation page.
Simply add the extension to your browser and sign up and it will automatically check your writing on almost every website you write.
5. On your phone
Grammarly has its own keyboard which you can use on your smartphone. Grammarly application is available for both iOS and Android devices. You can download the application via the play store or App store.
Is Grammarly Premium worth it?
Grammarly Premium includes a far greater number of checks comparing to the free version relating to grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and context. Grammarly Premium includes:
- Writing inconsistencies
- Unclear structure
- Overuse of words
- Inappropriate tone
- Insensitive language.
The free version is a pretty good tool, and also better than not having a second set of eyes look over your work. If you’re a writer on a budget, feel free to install Grammarly and test it by yourself.
However, as like most things in life, things that cost money are probably better than their free alternatives.
In Grammarly Premium you will also receive tips to improve your writing and feedback/context behind your mistakes.
In my point of view, Grammarly is the best grammar checker that you can use to proofread your content quickly. It costs nothing compared to a professional editing tool, and it will improve your content like no other writing tool can. It has got some great advantages like:
- Real-time grammar checker.
- Highly accurate
- Easy to understand explanations
- Very simple to use