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Grammarly – The Best Free Writing Assistant to Improve Your Writing

Grammarly Best English Writing Tool
Written by Martins D. Okoi

Grammarly is a digital writing tool that uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to enable users to compose clear, simplified, mistake-free writings in English. It has a full-blown application with which you can compose and edit texts but today’s article focuses on its extension for Chrome and Firefox.

Grammarly is undoubtedly one of the 25 Best Chrome Extensions for Productivity in 2019 I don’t think any extension in its category can knock it out of that list. Installed by over 10 million users, Grammarly works by suggesting corrections for automatically highlighted spelling mistakes, suggesting synonyms for words on double-tap, and replacements for or suggestions to remove words that are overly used e.g. very and really.

Grammarly in Action

Grammarly in Action

The extension works seamlessly with several popular applications including LinkedIn, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo, Salesforce, Medium, and Jira, to mention a few, so users get text corrections and suggestions right in the writing editor of whatever editing environment they are in within their Google Chrome or Firefox browser.

The extension sits at the bottom of your writing text-editor where you can click on it to expand Grammarly’s editor, interact with its tone editor, or switch the indicator off. You can get corrections without registering an account with Grammarly but you will get the most out of it with a user account and it is completely free.

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Grammarly also has an extra feature that allows its users to determine the tone of their writings to give an intended impression. As a user, you can see whether your texts sounds formal, friendly, or optimistic and to what extent they do so that you can make changes to fit your target audience.

Features in Grammarly

  • A freemium user account
  • A beautiful, togglable UI
  • Supports only the English language
  • Live feedback
  • Tone detector
  • Works with 3rd party applications e.g. Gmail, Outlook, Messenger
  • A built-in synonym finder

Grammarly is a must-have extension if you want to improve your skills at writing any type of content in English and it is commendably user-friendly. Seeing as there are recently released features in beta stage I imagine that the company is concentrating on English writing for now, but oh, will it be a happy day when other languages are supported.

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Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.