Top 3 Tools That Help You Write Better
As an online business owner and a digital marketer, my work involves a lot of writing. I am being a fan of tools which help me do my job with ease. I search, test and use a lot of tools for my different daily activities.
For writing too, I have used multiple tools over the years. Here are 3 editing/proofreading tools I come back to all the time. I highly recommend them to everyone who writes a lot every day. Be it a blogger, business owner, digital marketer or a student, you will definitely find these tools useful.
- It is a proof reading tool.
- It provides a chrome extension, an add-in for Microsoft Office, and a native desktop app.
- It shows you grammatical errors, spell errors, gives definitions and suggests synonyms.
- It proofreads your content as you write on your social networks like Facebook, Twitter… etc.
- You can write directly or copy/paste your content in your Grammarly editor either online or on your desktop native app.
- Its chrome extension integrates with every possible editor on your browser to proofread.
- It has freemium model pricing.
- How good it is? – It is hard for me to stick with a tool so long. And, I am using grammarly for about a couple of years and found it useful. I am using the free version as of now.
- Check out what premium offers from the comparison chart and pricing.
- It is a writing app for desktop and mobile.
- It translates into 50 other languages.
- It has Text reader to listen to the native speaker read back the text you have written.
- Its features include grammar checker, sentence rephrase, dictionary, personal trainer to improve your English.
- It has native desktop app. It also provides Microsoft office add-in.
- It provides chrome and safari browser extensions.
- Ginger android app helps you write at ease and corrects on the go.
- It has an interesting ginger keyboard as well for Android phones.
- Android keyboard predicts next words, and its keyboard is designed to write faster.
- I loved using its android keyboard and app than anything else.
- Ginger is also a freemium model pricing. You can check out the details here.
If you are like me who write long sentences, this app is for you. I write really long sentences. I write like how I talk. And I talk really fast and long sentences. That is not a very good practice. I am working on it to be better.
What does this tool do?
- It is a free web based version.
- It is not an app as it is called. You can access it with the URL http://www.hemingwayapp.com
- It is known for its simplicity.
- You can write in its editor or even copy-paste from another editor.
- It grades your writing based on U.S education grade level.
- The lower the grade the better the write-up is.
- It helps you avoid the jargon.
- For this blog post, I got the grade 4
- It highlights lengthy and hard to read sentences in yellow and red color codes based on the complexity. So, that you can edit them.
- It highlights the complex phrases and gives a simpler alternative
- Passive voice phrases/sentences are highlighted recommending you to change to active voice.
- Working on the recommendations brings the writing to grade 4 to 6 level vocabulary and readability.
- It works to make your writing simple.
- It works under the philosophy that more simpler your writing, the more readers you get.
- I like it for making me better at writing shorter sentences.
Out of different proofreading/editing tools in the market, these three are what I go for very often. I believe you too will find them useful.