As a writer/blogger there are several tools you need and this is up there on the list of must haves.
In this Grammarly review, I want to give you the ins and outs of what this tools is about and most especially how it can benefit you overall.
I just recently started using this and I thought that everything in WordPress was enough, but I guess I’ve been missing something this whole time
What is Grammarly?
Grammarly is a “proof reader” that comes in the form of a browser extension tool that helps you write with spelling, grammar, and punctuations.
It also enhances vocabulary usage and suggest citations with real-time results.
Grammarly is a free service that does come with an optional premium plan that comes with other benefits that I’m sure the more serious writer can benefit from.
Who Grammarly is For
This is best for writers, bloggers, students, and anyone who is looking to improve their writing and overall grammar.
If you’re looking to create engaging content that actually makes sense, this is for you.
With its free version, I find this to be great for absolutely everyone, especially those of you on Facebook who don’t really know what you’re saying.
What Grammarly Checks
I’m sure you know that Grammarly can find all your misspelled words, but there’s actually a lot that it can do besides tell you how much of a candidate you’re NOT for the 5th grade Spelling Bee.
Besides the obvious, you can also find grammar (duh) mistakes so that you know when to use to and too.
I’m not the grammar police, but sometimes simple mistakes can be annoying and shows complete lack of knowledge of a person.
Not judging, but that’s just how things are.
But who said you have to be smart?
This is why we have tools like this that can not only correct your mistakes but also help you understand the differences with words.
I guess you can say Grammarly teaches.
Installing Grammarly is Super Easy
You don’t have to be the most computer literate person to install Grammarly and I want to show you how it’s done on a Mac if you haven’t already installed it.
Fairly easy and won’t take much time.
First you would need to download the file onto your computer, by simply clicking “add extension”.
Once that’s complete, you can go to your downloads and open it there, or you can click on the downloaded file at the bottom of your Chrome browser.
Then you would need to transfer the download to your applications from where you will retrieve that actual app.
Open the app and you will have to sign in to your Grammarly account to activate it.
Once that’s complete an app icon will appear at the bottom of your screen, which you can keep in your dock or hide it.
Whatever makes you happy.
You are now ready to start using Grammarly!
Go about your day as you normally would on WordPress, Facebook, or any other social media platform and you can see Grammarly go to work immediately.
Grammarly Works Anywhere You Write
Upon using this, I could only allow my imagination to go as broad as Microsoft Word.
Come to find out that this thing can actually work with almost anything that you plan on writing a simple phrase you would on Twitter or on WordPress where a lot more writing takes place.
For those of you that own a blog, Grammarly works perfectly fine with WordPress and many other places that you write on the web, to include some of our favorites.
Yup, it works with Facebook too!
Too often we find all types of grammar mistakes and we can’t help but shake our heads.
Of course we have the common mistakes with “to and too”, the “theirs”, and the basic but hard to grasp words.
Then we have the “are you serious” mistakes that you’d expect everyone to know.
Whatever the case may be, Grammarly will fix it for you and have your friends wondering what happened to you.
If you haven’t at least gotten the free version of Grammarly, I suggest you get signed up and at the very least use the basics as it is already awesome.
There is also a premium version of Grammarly, which comes in 3 different plans.
- Monthly – $29.95/month
- Quarterly – $19.98/month, but billed one time for $59.95
- Annually – $11.66/month, but paid one time for $139.95
Depending on your budget will ultimately decide on what plan you go with.
The monthly plan is fairly priced and the most flexible, but will have you spending the most money.
Paying Quarterly will be your next bet and can save you money as well as buy you time on deciding if you should go yearly.
For those of you that have a good chunk of change to spare, the annual plan will be the best option as you can save a good amount of money.
All are great plans and with the added features, will benefit those who are serious about writing, especially if this is your livelihood.
Some may think that the basic is all you need, but if you’re serious about your passion or you’re trying to make money blogging, you will of course need that great SEO score, right?
The obvious would be placement of keywords and at the very least, doing some basic SEO.
Most bloggers don’t know that the way you say and word things play a big part on that and this is where Grammarly premium comes into play.
You can find writing style issues as well as sentence structure, which is something that people like me can’t understand.
What better way than to have someone (or Grammarly) tell you how to word things so it fits well for your readers and ultimately Google?
That feature alone is why I would go premium but do keep in mind that there are over 250 more “checks” that I’m sure you will benefit from other than those.
Other reasons to go premium:
- Suggestions for more effective vocabulary usage
- 24/7 callback and email support
- Relevant corrections for every writing situation
- Works directly with Microsoft Office
- Money back guarantee
Who would’ve thought that you can get more than what the free version came with, right?
Depending on your stance with what you need done, will decide on your needs.
Pros & Cons
- It’s free
- Easy to install
- Easy to use
- Works with almost every place you write on the web
- Real-time checking
- Will make you a better writer
- Doesn’t work while in Incognito mode for Google Chrome
I’m sure you can’t complain about a free service especially with what Grammarly provides.
There aren’t many complaints about it and there aren’t many alternatives that can do a better job, so do know you’re using a premium service.
Grammarly is an amazing tool that I think everyone should have, regardless of your knowledge and how smart you think you are.
It’s a free app that will only help you, whether it’s for one sentence or a full on paper for college.
If you think that Microsoft Word’s spell checker was enough, try Grammarly and you’ll see how much better this works.
For you serious bloggers, this is most especially for you as I’m sure you can use this to add to your blogging arsenal.
If you can’t figure out whether to use to, too, or two, please install Grammarly.
Like right now.
I give Grammarly two thumbs up and at the very least you need to give this a try.
Install it today and see what Grammarly can do for you!