Imagine typing a response email to a potential employer to set up an interview. You can tell they're interested but one misspelled word will ruin your chances. How do you ensure proper spelling?
Or what about your next Facebook post? Blatant errors that all of your friends can see is a little embarrassing. But using a word processor to check everything you write before you post it is too time-consuming.
Why would you want to use Grammarly?
If you use Grammarly then it can check your grammar and spelling as you type. They also offer a free browser extension that will analyze whatever you type on the web and point out errors.
There's also a paid premium version that gives writers vocabulary suggestions, detects writing style, and checks for plagiarism. These features really come in handy for students with writing assignments or anyone who wants to improve their writing skills. Watch the video below to see how it works.
(If you're reading this on the Komando.com app, click here to watch the Grammarly video.)
If you decide to create a free account, Grammarly will send weekly progress reports. The reports will tell you how many errors you had the previous week and how you compare to other Grammarly users.
If you'd like to try it for yourself then click one of the blue buttons below to download the extension for Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
Do you want to know the reading level your writing is at? Whether you're aiming for a wide audience or a more technical crowd, the Hemingway app can help you fine-tune your prose.
Just paste your text at hemingwayapp.com and the site will assess its readability. Is your writing accessible to 5th graders or is it too complex that only college-level geeks can understand it? Hemingway will tell you! (By the way, according to Hemingway, this whole article is Grade 7.)