Do you find grammatical errors and embarrassing typos in your writing or does it feels awkward when you find silly or hippy mistakes in your content? If yes, you need an online grammar and proofreader solution for improving your writing.
Moving forward, which tool would work best for you?
Now, you might think of Grammarly because you have heard about it many times. Somewhere on any website, while playing videos on Youtube, in ads on Facebook, or any other platform. Right?
Yeah sure! Grammarly is very popular among different writers. It makes your content error-free by ensuring the removal and correction of grammar mistakes.
But is Grammarly worth using for both of it’s free and paid versions?
Let’s check it out.
Is Grammarly Worth It?
Grammarly is an online grammar checker, plagiarism checker, and proofreader for your writing. It includes AI-powered writing assistant for avoiding small mistakes like including comma and a hyphen.
Grammarly Pros and Cons
The good habit!
“It tells about weak adjectives in your writing, corrects spelling mistakes, inserts and remove words where needed. Moreover, it also points out the overuse of words, enhances clarity in your writing, and improves your writing skills.”
The bad habit!
“I personally use Grammarly for error detection and improving my sentence flow. But sometimes it starts misbehaving by showing unnecessary errors even if there are none. Also, Grammarly’s marketing and advertising strategy are very aggressive and they want you to upgrade to premium.”
Now let’s talk about some of its features.
- Forbes has listed Grammarly as the most easier and quicker way to improve writing.
- Grammarly uses more than 400 grammar rules while proofreading any content.
- Grammarly works on all major platforms (leaving some) which enables users to work from anywhere.
- It also compatible with all types of platforms including Windows, Mac, and Android.
- Grammarly offers a very intuitive and user-friendly dashboard.
- Moreover, it also offers browser extensions for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.
- Grammarly also provides multiple device document access and performance stats.
- Users also like vocabulary enhancement suggestion and personal dictionary.
Although Grammarly offers some great features for improving writing still there is something ahead for you to know.
Limitations of Grammarly
- Grammarly doesn’t work with Google Docs and is currently testing a beta version on it. So, if you work on Google Docs, you have to wait for it.
- The free version of Grammarly is very limited that doesn’t help you out with advanced issues. It can only improve your grammar and spell checks.
- A human proofreader is much better than Grammarly proofreader. Grammarly cannot completely replace human proofreading.
- For just spell check and grammatical issues, one might hesitate while paying off $29 per month.
- Grammarly does whatever it is programmed for and it is not intended to keep in a note of the writer’s point of view.
So, you are now familiar with both features and limitations of Grammarly and how does it work. Moving ahead, let’s talk about it’s free and premium plans.
Grammarly Free Version and Premium Plans
The free version of Grammarly is ideal for writers and bloggers as it includes all the features of premium plans apart from advanced grammar checker and plagiarism detector. Although it does not offer some premium features still it stands out to be the best option for writers with minimal cost.
Here’s a catch:
The free version will help you improve your writing skills and it is provable. While writing my blog, Grammarly stated 12 critical issues on which some of them I did not agree (until I got clarified) but some of them were egregious mistakes that I was missing.
At that time, I was like Wow! it really works.
Moving onto Grammarly premium plans including advanced features like plagiarism detector and resolving of critical issues, it could have worked even better. The spent $29 for it’s premium, in my opinion, is not worth the cost.
Yet, it would be helpful for those who require excellent writing skills and they are earning it. For them, Grammarly premium plans are meant to be ideal as they can spend some bucks and earn through efficient writing.
Let me be clearer, I haven’t used Grammarly Premium but most of my friend and bloggers recommended not to spend any penny for something that you won’t actually require.
I’m not directly asking you not try any premium plan but its free version is worthy enough for writing and doing blogging. The free version is an excellent choice for all basic and regular needs.
My Final Verdict
Yes, Grammarly is worth it but for me only for its free version because it’s from my point of view. For people using premium version maybe they would recommend premium plans but at least check their needs and working style.
I’m not going to give you any non-predictable results depending upon your choice and needs. My final verdict is for Grammarly free version and I would recommend going for it. You will see the change in your writing skills and you will improve with it.