Ever since computers and the internet took over the world, we have seen a lot of changes happen. Computers are now used in almost all of the fields. Computers took over typewriters decades ago. Since then, it has improved the content typing field a lot. The latest addition to this is free plagiarism checker.
Computer intelligence has actually improved so much that it can analyze text and show advanced errors in English language, errors that even native English speakers cannot point out.
These are advanced tools that will automatically check whatever you write on a screen, analyze it against their algorithms and shows you real time the errors in what you wrote. These errors could be grammatical, could be spelling or even a wrong usage of a phrase.
Today I introduce to you one such tool. Meet Grammarly, an innovative tool, the first of its kind and the leading name in the industry. Read on to know more about Grammarly.
Features of Grammarly: The ultimate free plagiarism checker
In this part of this article, I will explain in brief some of the top features of Grammarly, of both the free and premium versions:
- 150 critical grammar and spelling checks
Grammarly will check your article for 150 kinds of grammar mistakes. A 100 more gets corrected if you own a premium account.
Grammarly is also able to detect and highlight spelling errors. Its database has all of the words in the whole English language!
- Detailed Error Explanations
Once Grammarly finds you an error, it will underline it with a red mark. Hover over it and you can see a highly detailed error explanation. It will also give you examples of this error and the logic behind it.
- Contextual spelling
This means that Grammarly is capable of correcting the spelling of words such as lose/loose affect/effect based on the lines in context. These kinds of errors are made by most people
Needless to mention, Grammarly will fix your punctuation errors such as full Stops, Cases, etc.
- Sentence structure
Grammarly will fix structural problems in your lines. These include word positions and voice types such as active and passive voices.
- Vocabulary enhancement suggestions
This is a feature available only in the premium version of Grammarly. Grammarly will suggest synonyms of words in your article. This will help improve your vocabulary and make your language better.
- Genre-specific writing style checks
Yet another useful feature of the Grammarly premium version, you can set your article genre to over 30+ styles, and the tool will suggest edits based on that. These styles include Academic, Business, Medical, Technical, etc.
- Plagiarism checker
Once you turn on this feature, Grammarly will check the article against more than 8 billion web pages on the internet to find plagiarism. This will show out copied, rewritten content. This would prove useful if you bought the content from writers. This is also a premium feature of the Grammarly tool.
- Professional Proofreader
Grammarly will assign a real human professional proofreader to check your article with Grammarly and edit all the errors. Make use of this feature if you are in a hurry. The result will be given within some hours. This is not available in the free version of the Grammarly tool.
- A personal editor
Go to App.Grammarly.com, and you can see the personal editor for writing. This can easily replace your current online editor
- The documents can be accessed from multiple devices. No limits on how many devices an account can be opened from.
- Microsoft® Office Add-on (Windows only)
Install this to make use of the tool inside Microsoft Word, in case the given editor is not enough for you
- Native desktop apps (Windows and OS X)
Download and install the native desktop apps to use the Grammarly Tool in the OS. Available only for Windows and OS X
Plans and pricing
Now that I have told you all about this awesome tool, let me tell you how much it costs. As of now, two versions of Grammarly exists a free one, and a premium one.
The thing about Grammarly is that, unlike other free software versions, the free version of Grammarly is powerful enough and is able to suit the basic needs of users. In fact, most people will be satisfied with the free version.
The premium version, adds a lot more of features and tools to it. These include plagiarism checker, advanced grammar, and spelling checks, writing styles, etc.
Take a look at this picture highlighting the difference between the free and premium versions of the Grammarly tool.
A Full list of features available in Grammarly premium:
- 100 advanced grammar checks in addition to the already provided 150 checks in the free version
- You get 24/7 callback and email support from the support team of Grammarly
- A quick money back guarantees if you’re not satisfied with the tool. Grammarly gives you 100% money back if you apply within 7 days of purchase.
- Vocabulary enhancement suggestions to improve your vocabulary
- Genre-specific writing style checks for better output
- Plagiarism Checker to validate the articles that you bought
- Professional Proofreader in case you don’t want to do it yourself
If you decide to upgrade to the premium version of Grammarly, you get to choose from three packages. These are
- Monthly Payment
You need to pay $29.95/ month
- Quarterly Payment
You need to pay $19.98/ month billed as a one-time payment of $59.95
- Annual PaymentYou need to pay $11.66/ month billed as a one-time payment of $139.95
The Payment can be done by all the leading debit/credit cards and PayPal.
How to get this plagiarism checker free
Follow these steps to get Grammarly tool for free
- Head over to Grammarly.com from a browser that supports Grammarly
- You will see a Red Button that says “Add to Chrome, it’s free,” given that your browser is chrome. Click on that
- Your browser will now ask you if you want to add the plugin.
- Click on add.
- Once that is done, you will be redirected to a sign-up form.
- Type in your details such as Name, Email, Password and choose an answer to the question “What best describes you?”
- Click on Sign Up to finish the process.
- That’s it. You have successfully signed up to this awesome free plagiarism checker.
How to set up Grammarly
There are 4 ways to use Grammarly. Let’s see how Grammarly is to be set up:
- Using Browser Extension
This is by far the best way to access and use Grammarly. The browser extensions can be installed easily and the plugins will automatically read every word you type, in any text box across the web. As of now, the Grammarly Plugin supports only 3 browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox.
Install these plugins directly from the respective stores. Go to the settings of the plugin and login to your account. One thing I should mention is that Grammarly Plugin does not work with Google Docs as of now, due to the limitations set by google.
- Using Grammarly Editor
If you want to access the full features of Grammarly, you should use the Grammarly editor version. The editor has a great UI and is fast in finding and fixing errors.
The Grammarly editor can be accessed by heading over to app.Grammarly.com. Once you open this, you will be asked to log in to your account. Now you can see the editor and start typing on it.
Once you use it, I am sure you will fall in love with it and ditch your current editor for good.
- Using Native Apps
Native apps refer to software that can be installed to OSs. Once you install these, you can access the editor as an app from your OS and type in that. No need to open the browser. Currently, Native apps are available only for Windows and OS X
- Microsoft Word Addin
Add this addon to your Microsoft word, and you can see the tool doing its magic to the text you type into Microsoft Office Word.
How to Use Grammarly
Using this free plagiarism checker is pretty straight forward.
Once signed up open whichever version of the tool you are using. You can see that Grammarly has already highlighted the error in colored-underlines.
A red underline will show you an important critical error and a yellow underline means advanced errors.
Hover your cursor over the error, and Grammarly will show you what’s wrong with it. You can also see a detailed definition of the error along with suitable examples to help you understand the error.
You can easily fix the error since the solution is already shown in green and clicking on it will fix the word in your article instantly.
Do check out this video to know how Grammarly can make your writing easier and better:
Conclusion: Is Grammarly helpful?
The answer to the question? Yes. It definitely is useful. Not only does it fix your errors, but it also helps in improving your language. Head over to Grammarly and create your free account today. Trust me, you will be paying for the premium account in no time.