Keeping your writing in check is crucial for every blogger and content marketer. Even the smallest of grammar mistakes or misspelled words can make your blog or brand look unprofessional.
If your blog brings a wrong impression on the reader due to a few small grammatical blunders, it will make them stop reading your blog. They may move on to reading something better. Moreover, if you are a Brand, you could missout on many business opportunities due to some grammar slips.
But fret not, Grammarly is here to the rescue.
Grammarly is a grammar checking and proofreading tool used by over 10 million users worldwide. It has been a popular proofreading tool among bloggers and content marketers for many years now.
Even the most professional writer needs help proofreading their content, and Grammarly makes it easier for them.
Let me be honest here. I am not a professional blogger or even a great writer, per se. The reason I blog in spite of my ordinary writing skill is because of my love for digital marketing. Other than that am a pretty normal writer who makes a lot of mistakes while typing (emphasizing on the lot).
I have been using Grammarly (Free Version) for almost two years. Now, I can’t imagine drafting an email or writing a blog without it. Grammarly has not only helped me keep myself away from the embarrassment of spelling mistakes and bad grammar. But, it has also improved my Grammar and my writing along the way.
In this blog post, I am going to review the features, pros, and cons of both the Free and Premium Versions of Grammarly.
This Grammarly review will answer your questions, such as:
- What does the free Grammarly version offer?
- How to Get Started with Grammarly for Free?
- What is the difference between Grammarly Free and Premium Plans?
- Is Grammarly Premium worth it?
Firstly, let’s talk about the free version of Grammarly.
What does the Grammarly Free Version offer?
1) Contextual spelling checker:
Grammarly not only warns you and helps you correct your spellings mistakes, but also detects correctly spelled words in the wrong context as well, such as:
- Their is/There is
2) Grammar checker:
Grammarly also helps you review hundreds of grammatical errors. It corrects all major important grammatical flaws such as punctuation, subject-verb agreement, article use, modifier placement, and even more.
One of my favorite feature of Grammarly is that it helps enhance your vocabulary by providing you with synonym suggestions.
Features that make Grammarly even more impressive.
4) Real-Time Editing
Grammarly suggests spelling corrections, grammar improvements, and synonyms suggestions all in real-time while you are typing out your content.
5) Rich Text Formatting (New Feature)
The Grammarly Editor now provides rich text formatting. Which means that it entirely supports bold, italics, underlining, headings, bullet points, and numbered lists which preserves the rich text formatting of your text content even when you paste it from a different source.
Note: Grammarly editor does not yet support images and table formatting. But this problem can be overcome by using Grammarly with Google Docs on Chrome.
Grammarly provides customization of how your writing should be with respect to your writing goals. Once you give Grammarly information about the context of your writing in terms of Intent, Audience, Style, Emotion, and Domain; Grammarly will provide you with more customized and useful suggestions to satisfy your writing goals.
7) Use it anywhere and from any device
You can use Grammarly anywhere and from any device. Here is a list of platforms on which Grammarly is available:
- Grammary offers a free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge.
- Grammarly Add-in for Microsoft® Office for Microsoft® Word and Outlook on Windows.
- Grammarly’s native app for macOS & Windows
- The Grammarly Keyboard for iOS and Android
8) It makes you a better writer
Grammarly not only assists you in making your writing better but also helps you evolve into a better writer. The more you start writing and the more you use Grammarly, your writing instincts will improve. I see my writing get better every day with the help of Grammarly.
Grammarly also provides you with regular insights on how well you are performing with your writing skills.
- While it works on various major platforms, there are some platforms in which Grammarly ain’t supported.
- The Free Version does have limitations. It doesn’t have the advanced grammar checking tool, which could be really essential to professional writers.
- Not 100% accurate
How to Get Started with Grammarly for Free?
Click here or click on the banner below to get started and follow the steps as mentioned below.
Step 1: Once you click on the above link you will land on this page.
Click on ‘ Add to Chrome’ which will take you to the signup page. If you are using any other browser, click on ‘Add to <your browser name>’ instead.
Step 2: Fill in your details to create your Grammarly free account.
Step 3: Follow the next few steps provided by Grammarly and you will be in.
Step 4: Make sure Grammarly is added into your browser extension. If not, go to grammarly.com and on the left sidebar click on ‘Apps’ and you will find the options to install it on your browser and even on your desktop.
Step 5: With Grammarly setup done, you can start using Grammarly anywhere on your browser, like on your email editor, WordPress editor, etc realtime. You can also click on the small ‘G’ icon in the bottom right corner of your editor and can now edit your text directly on the Grammarly editor.
The following image is this particular blog being edited using the Grammarly editor.
Comparison: Grammarly Free vs Premium Version
The Grammarly Premium version offers all the features that the free version does and additionally it offers a variety of other major features that will definitely help skyrocket your writing game!
Below is the side-by-side comparison of free & premium accounts offered by Grammarly:
How much does Grammarly Premium Cost?
As we all know, Grammarly has a free version as well as a paid premium version.
The Premium version costs $11.66/month if you pre-pay it for a year, $19.98/month if you pre-pay quarterly, $29.95/month if billed monthly.
Conclusion: Is Grammarly Premium worth it?
If you are a professional writer, content writer or a blogger who makes a living with your writing skills, I would highly recommend getting Grammarly Premium.
Using Grammarly Premium would help you keep your writing error-free and will save you a lot of time proofreading.
If you are someone under a budget, get started with Grammarly for free.
Are you someone who uses Grammarly? Let us know in the comments below about your experience with Grammarly.
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