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Top 5 Best Grammarly Alternatives and Grammar Checkers 2017

In the beginning, I would like to explain why everyone wishes to avail Grammarly Alternatives which should be qualitative and make their writing quick and easy just like Grammarly.

Today every blogger and small publishers and students need automatic software that could prevent their writing and text completely free of grammatical errors.

Why do they want this, why is there a need for such kind of software:

  • As there is a burden of assignments and students want perfection to get good grades and they have hardly fewer hours after the class, so in this brief time, for the sake of perfection students want such kind of software which makes their writing mistake-free.
  • Besides students, it is the utmost need of bloggers, they also have a tough schedule and wants perfection in their articles and blogs, as the grammar-free text is one of the ranking factors in Google ranking rules and bloggers only aim is to get higher rankings in search engine.

If you’re not a native English speaker, then it’s very crucial need for the mistake free content in your blogs.

So, Grammarly is there to help you with all these problems but that’s not free and have costly plans. In this situation, if you can’t afford, you surely need the best substitute which can replace Grammarly.

For your easiness, I have combined all the best alternatives here with their features and prices.

Why is Grammarly Better?

But before we move forward, you need to know what Grammarly provides and what replacement we actually need to find in other tools as the best alternative.

Grammarly premium checks for over 400 grammatical errors. Grammarly checks for grammatical errors, detect plagiarism services, advanced checks for punctuation, contextual spell checker, identifies sentence structure and also enhances the vocabulary by providing words suggestions.

Grammarly also includes plagiarism checker that detects more than 8 billion web pages.

So any feature you could compare with Grammarly is also available in this list of Grammarly alternatives. Let’s look at the list of these alternatives.

Top 5 Best Grammarly Alternatives and Grammar Checkers:

  1. Ginger
  2. ProWritingAid
  3. WhiteSmoke
  4. PaperRater
  5. JetPack

1۔ Ginger:    

Ginger is one of the best grammar checker tools for error-free writing like Grammarly. It helps you improve your writing based on the context of your writing. Ginger grammar checker tool can check for almost every grammatical error which most of other grammar checkers fail to do.

You can use Ginger in different editors like in WordPress editors, which is quite convenient and efficient in use or you can also go to their website and paste your text there.

Ginger claims to checks for grammatical errors just like a human reviewer does. They say you will not have to ask others for help with your grammar mistakes once you have installed Ginger on your device.

Features:

Ginger identifies all the errors efficiently. If you drift your mouse over the highlighted word (indicating an error), it will show you some suggestions based on the context to correct the mistakes. And you can also approve all of the suggestions at once by just clicking on the “Approve all” button which seems cool.

Ginger can translate in more than 60 languages. With Ginger, you can also have an option to rephrase your text in different ways. There is also a dictionary available to check the meanings of your desired words.

Using its misused words correction, Ginger can detect misused words and replace it with correct one. Now let’s see why Ginger is unique.

It’s unique because it can run on a variety of platforms you can demand, Windows, iOS, Android, Chrome extension, Safari extension and Mac.

Ginger can make corrections on the base of subject verb agreement, singular plural nouns, consecutive nouns, misused words corrections, irregular verb conjugations and most importantly contextual spelling check.

Versions:

You can enjoy two versions of Ginger by the company, one is free and the other one is premium. But you can’t use all features in a free version as free version lacks some features like Text Reader and Personal Trainer.

For premium features, you have three plans updated on the store of their official site.

Price:

Monthly:     20.97$ per month

Quarterly (Three Months):  13.99$ per month, Billed (13.99$ * 3 = 41.97$) once per three months

Annually:    7.49$ per month, Billed (7.49$ * 12 = 89.88$) once per year

Note: All these plans include 7-days full money-back guarantee. So, you can try free of any fear.

Featured Summary:

  • Grammar and Spelling Checker
  • Sentence Rephraser
  • Provides Suggestions
  • Translation in 60+ different languages
  • Dictionary and Thesaurus
  • Fully integrated with all browsers, Windows and Mac

2. ProWritingAid

ProWritingAid is the one of the essential writing and grammar checker tool and the best Grammarly alternative. With this tool, you can make your writing awesome and strengthen your writing skills while editing.

They claim that ProWritingAid is exclusively for all kinds of writers like Fiction Writers, Academic Writers, Business Writers, Content Writers or any other kind of writers.

ProWritingAid can be used to fix style issues faster than one can expect and eliminate errors.

Features:

What I have seen ProWritingAid provides more features than any other grammar checker out there in the market.

ProWritingAid is the only manuscript editing software which includes contextual spelling, grammar and punctuation checking. You effectively get two products for the price of one.

With ProWritingAid, you will be able to make an analysis of your content with 20 different sorts of reports e.g. Overused or Grammatical. You can check types of all reports here.

ProWritingAid’s support is extensive. Most writing software runs on windows only but it is supported by both Windows and Mac.

Some software requires content to be pasted on their website or editor but ProWritingAid has a vast range of options for extension integrations. You can integrate with MS Word, Open Office, Google Docs, Scrivener and Google Chrome for use in WordPress editor, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter or in any social media website or in any web-editor.

ProWritingAid provides you with a wide range of synonyms by its Contextual Thesaurus Feature. For this, you need to hover your mouse pointer over the word and it will disclose closer synonyms.

ProWritingAid provides detailed explanations so that you don’t have to switch another website for further information while writing.

Repetition in the writing is not a good sign. Sometimes you write and forget and repeat the same thing you have already used in previous lines. You need to keep an eye on it. ProWritingAid helps in finding repetition to improve your content.

Variations in the length of sentences are essential for better readability. Somewhere we just need a single line, somewhere just two lines and somewhere a whole 4-5 lines paragraph. So ProWritingAid allows users to quickly visualize the lengths of sentences.

Versions:

You can avail their different versions by just spending some money. There are total three versions.

  1. Free (With fewer features)
  2. Yearly (Includes all features but for plagiarism checker, you have to pay some extra pennies to avail it)
  3. Lifetime (Includes all features)

Price:

Yearly: 40$ per year, 60$ for 2 years, 80$ for 3 years

Lifetime: 140$ (Forever Use)

Featured Summary:

  • More In-Depth Reports
  • Contextual Thesaurus Report
  • Grammar Checking
  • Word Explorer
  • Detailed Explanations
  • Find Repeated Words
  • Context Sensitive Style Suggestions
  • Visualize Sentence Lengths and Variation
  • Fully integrated with all browsers, Windows and Mac
  • Plagiarism Checker (But extra payment)

3. WhiteSmoke

WhiteSmoke is another best grammar checker software with a lot of amazing features you would love to use. It is a software widely used and liked by a large community of Students, Teachers, Bloggers and Writers to improve their writings.

WhiteSmoke has been included in this list for best Grammarly alternative because it almost includes everything accurately just like Grammarly itself has. It has been developed using advanced technology by top linguists and authors with decades worth of experience.

Features:

WhiteSmoke is a grammar checker software mainly designed for checking grammar, spelling, punctuation or style mistakes.

WhiteSmoke is a full-featured software. It also includes plagiarism checker for avoiding duplications and creating unique content. By this, you can check and avoid plagiarism.

The software provides the suggestions for correction if you hover over a highlighted words. The words are highlighted in different colors for different kinds of errors.

WhiteSmoke tool is available for almost all platforms where we need it to use. It can be integrated with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook as well.

It is supported on Mac OS and nearly all main browsers like Google Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Saffari. It also works on all Android and iOS devices.

It includes a translator for the translation of unknown languages with support at almost 50 different languages. It also contains dictionary to help build vocabulary and words suggestions for quality writing.

Just like PaperRater, it is also equipped with an interesting feature of score generation for an approximate estimate of grades by the Teacher.

Another cool feature that is quite helpful is the bunch of video tutorials related to grammar and error explanations as well. The software also contains built-in 100 different documents and letter templates.

Versions:

There are only two versions of this software by the company. The first version is Essential and the second one is Premium.

You can use Essential Version just online on all browsers on any operating system (Windows, Android, Mac or iOS but only on browsers).

On the other hand, Premium version allows you to use the software on any browser at any operating system whether on the web or on the desktop. (Fully integrated writing solution)

Price:

Monthly:

Essential:   9.95$ per month

Premium:   14.95$ per month

Yearly:

Essential:   79.95$ per year

Premium:   119.95$ per year

3-Year:

Essential:   159.95$ for 3 years

Premium:   299.95$ for 3 years

You can check billing packages here.

Featured Summary:

  • Integrated With Microsoft Word, Outlook, Mac OS, Windows And All Browsers
  • Spelling and Grammar Checker
  • Punctuation and Style Checker
  • Plagiarism Checker
  • Includes 100+ Document & Letter Templates
  • Includes Translator & Dictionary For 50+ Languages
  • Includes Video Tutorials, Error Explanations And Text Enrichment

4۔ PaperRater

PaperRater is also one of the best Grammarly alternatives just like Ginger. PaperRater is powered by strong artificial intelligence and also have many features.

Features:

PaperRater is the software that checks for grammatical errors and also spelling mistakes contextually. PaperRater identifies all these errors and then shows some suggestions in the option box that opens up when you click on the highlighted words.

Just like Grammarly, PaperRater also has built-in plagiarism checker to produce unique content and to help you avoid duplication and copyrights limitations.

It also has some feedback and writing instructions to improve your content. For example, you can see “vocabulary usage” and “sentence length” to enhance the quality.

Besides all this, PaperRater also provides the feature to avoid the unsuitable or unnecessary phrases and also detects for the passive voice.

And another good feature which this tool possesses is the analysis of the beginning of the sentences. It analyzes how we should start our sentences.

There is also something cool included in this tool mainly for the students. The tool comes with an automated score generating feature which scores your content on the basis of analysis made by strong algorithms. By this score, you can have a rough idea of what you can achieve from your Teacher.

Versions:

There are two versions provided by the company.

  1. Basic i.e. free (some features are not available in this free version)
  1. Premium (includes all the features by the company)

For enjoying all other features, you have to upgrade to the premium package. Details are given below.

For example, you can get the maximum length for content submission and you can also upload files which feature is not available in free version.

Price:

Monthly:  14.95$ per month

Annually:   95.40$ per year

Featured Summary:

  • Grammar and Spelling Checker
  • Vocabulary usage
  • Sentence length and variability
  • Phrases to avoid
  • Passive voice detection
  • Readability statistics
  • Analysis of sentence beginnings
  • Automated Scoring
  • Vocabulary Builder

5. JetPack

JetPack also falls under the list of the best and popular Grammarly alternatives. JetPack working technology is based on the After The Deadline Technology for making detection and correction of grammar and spelling mistakes.

JetPack is a proofreading tool in the form of WordPress Plugin and relatively more helpful to bloggers community. It highly facilitates WordPress users. They don’t have to cut or move their text from one editor to another for detection and correction rather the plugin allows them to enjoy all features at the same place.

Features:

The proofreading tool checks for grammar, spelling and style things. The underlining of text in different color differentiates the type of errors whether it is a grammatical error, spelling mistake or it is due to any style issue.

  1. The red color indicates misused words or spelling mistakes.
  2. The green color represents any kind of grammatical error.
  3. While the blue color shows style suggestions.

By clicking on colorful underlined words, you will be able to find an error and a menu of suggestions will also be displayed.

There is also an ignore option if you don’t care for any particular word. The menu includes both options: ignore once or ignore always.

JetPack checks for clichés, complex phrases, passive voice or redundant phrases. But the tool has some limitations explained below:

You won’t be able to edit your text while proofreading. For editing, you have to click manually on Edit Text to stop further proofreading.

You also can’t have your personal dictionary means you can’t add words to a dictionary. You also can’t discern in different variations of words like American, British or Canadian.

Versions:

There are two versions available to users by JetPack providers. One is personal and the other one is Business which further includes two packages.

A “Personal Version” comprises of two packages. Free version and Personal Version.

A “Business Version” also includes two. Premium and Professional.

But you don’t need other packages for writing. You just have to install and everything related to grammar-tools will be there.

For a detailed overview of all features, navigate to their official site.

Price:

Free:  Of course, free forever

Featured Summary:

  • Proofreading in the Visual Editor as well as Text editor
  • Used as a WordPress Plugin
  • Grammar mistakes
  • spelling errors
  • Style suggestions

Some Additional Tools As Grammarly Alternatives To Use:

Apart from the above-mentioned list of five grammar checking tools, we also recommend some other tools which can be used for improving your writing. These tools are also very impressive and amazing.

  • SlickWrite
  • 1Checker
  • OnlineCorrection
  • HemingWay
  • Reverso
  • GrammarBase
  • LanguageTool
  • Typely

You can explore these by yourself if you need. But I don’t think if you use one of five explained above, you would further need any of these also.

But it also doesn’t necessarily mean I’m discouraging these tools, these tools are also worth using, that is why I shared these too.

Conclusion:

In my experience and as per my recommendation, first four listed tools are really amazing Grammarly alternatives if you can’t afford Grammarly.

But from one of these, Ginger, ProWritingAid and WhiteSmoke are among my best lists. I would strongly recommend these 3 tools.

But still, I say Grammarly if you could manage because it is a software with almost more than 400 advanced grammar checks with an exclusive feature of a smart Plagiarism Checker crawled over 8 Billion+ web pages.

Muhammad Ammar Yasir
 

I am a Computer Scientist, Writer by passion, Blogger by profession, Entrepreneur by heart, Developer by field and a Tech Geek.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 22 comments
Kasey - September 12, 2017

Oh my gosh I really needed this. Thank you!

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Margaret Stuart - September 12, 2017

I have never used Grammarly or any of it’s alternatives, but it seems like they might be worth giving a shot. I suppose I can only catch so many errors when I am editing things myself.

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Sundeep - September 12, 2017

Thanks for sharing such a useful and informative blog.

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Dieter - September 12, 2017

I do have my issues with grammerly, most problems I have is there HTML coding change which throws errors in google

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lexie mary - September 12, 2017

Wow thanks for this list, I might use one of those alternative if grammarly goes down.

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Amanda - September 13, 2017

Great list! Even though I have a degree in English, I always have to check my spelling and syntax. Thanks for the tips.

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nitin Goswami - September 14, 2017

yes these are surely the best grammar checker softwares.

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Olayinka abdulazeez - September 14, 2017

Great topic

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prachi - September 14, 2017

very helpful informative detailed article keep it up 🙂

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Prateek Goel - September 14, 2017

I uses grammerly a lot but these alternatives to it also looks best. Thanks for sharing it.

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muideen samuel - September 14, 2017

nice post, I also use Grammarly to prepare my blog post it has really helped me in picking out errors. I will try and switch to their premium package

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