Chrome Extension Highlight: Grammarly

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Grammarly is an incredible AI-powered digital writing assistant.

We all use Grammarly at Pod Creative, it’s an incredible tool to help with spelling, grammar, and more. Let’s face it, we all write every day so why not use a program that makes it easier! One of the features I love is the tone detector. It’s so easy to misinterpret someone’s tone of voice in an email, I check all my emails with the tone detector to make sure I’m not coming across as too harsh. 

Hannah Raeside

Office Manager, Pod Creative

What is Grammarly?

Grammarly is an AI-powered program designed to help users create mistake-free writing. Grammarly’s product offers grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection services along with suggestions about writing clarity, concision, vocabulary, delivery style, and tone.

How does it work?

Grammarly automatically detects potential grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, tone, and style mistakes in writing, following standard linguistic prescription. Algorithms flag potential issues in the text and suggest context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, wordiness, style, punctuation, and plagiarism, although some are only for premium users. It is available as a web or desktop editor, as a browser extension for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge, and as an app for both iOS and Android.

Where does the extension work?

As Grammarly says, the extension works where you do! Currently, Grammarly works in Gmail, Outlook, Messenger, Yahoo, Slack, Google Docs, Jira, Salesforce, Medium, Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin, and the list constantly grows. We use Grammarly primarily in Gmail, Facebook, and Google Docs. However, the main place we use Grammarly is on our websites! Grammarly integrates beautifully with Divi, offering robust grammar, spelling, and premium features.

Grammarly is available through browser extensions, a web-based editor, a Microsoft Office add-in, a desktop interface, and mobile keyboards.

Fun Fact!

Basic Grammarly is free for all! This includes grammar and spellcheck functionality. Tone detector, plagiarism detection, word choice, and more are premium features that are billed monthly. 

Grammarly Premium & Business

Grammarly Premium & Business is a monthly subscription service that unlocks further features. Grammarly Premium offers tone adjustments, plagiarism detection, word choice, and much more. Premium starts at $11.66 USD per month and your subscription can be canceled at any time. Grammarly Premium is built for individuals to improve their writing through our advanced writing feedback. Grammarly Business is built for teams to ensure their communication and writing is professional and clear. Grammarly Business includes everything in the Premium plan plus the style guide, an admin panel, centralized billing, priority email support, and more! Business starts at $12.50 USD per user per month and designed for 3 – 149 members.

While we can certainly see the benefit of upgrading to a premium or business plan, we at Pod Creative use and love the free option! 

Final

Thoughts

Proper grammar and spelling foster effective communication. Grammarly offers an intuitive, real-time interface that’s there for people wherever they type, through browser extensions, a web-based editor, a Microsoft Office add-in, a desktop interface, and mobile keyboards. With paid-for and free options, we firmly believe everyone should use Grammarly! 

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