In this article, Grammarly vs ProWritingAid App Battle, so what is the best proofreading software to help you write better and catch more spelling and grammar errors? For the last couple of weeks, I have been using the top two apps on the market, Grammarly and ProWritingAid.
In this article, I am going to compare them and share my recommendation on which one you should buy. Plus I give you a few helpful tips. Proofreading apps like Grammarly and ProWritingAid are a “last line of defence” that can catch typos before you publish.
There is no substitute for a professional editor, but they can help you improve the quality of your work. I tested both apps to see how they compared in four categories, design, features, accuracy & pricing. It’s time for an app battle.
Now in this article, Grammarly vs ProWritingAid App Battle, first, let’s talk about the design and usability of both apps, as the user experience could not more different. Grammarly’s design is top-notch. From the chrome browser extension to the mobile keyboards to the desktop version to the various add-ins for other programs, grammarly has one of the best designs of any program I have used, ever.
Reviewing edits is simple; they are broken into categories and you can click through them easily its perfection. ProWritingAid design, on the other hand, is awakened and counterintuitive. You can view the suggested edits on the left-hand side of the app, but you have to click a tiny arrow to get them.
Then you have to hover over the text to see the suggestion, and if you move your mouse slightly in the wrong direction, the suggestion window will disappear. You can use CMD N or CTRL N to flow through edits, but for some reason, the keyboard shortcut didn’t always work for me.
If you feed large chunks of text through it, it slows down to a crawl. So this round clearly goes to Grammarly.
Feartures & Integrations:
Now in this article, Grammarly vs ProWritingAid App Battle, let’s talk about features and integrations. Both apps offer a variety of ways to edit your work depending on your preference. Grammarly offers a great keyboard for iOS and Android, a desktop and web version, and an add-in for Microsoft Word.
Grammarly checks your work in the following categories, including but not limited to; spelling, grammar, Punctuation, word Variety, Vocabulary & Style. Premium users enjoy a greater number of checks.
ProWritingAid Supports more features and integrations overall, matching Grammarly’s offerings for the most part minus the custom keyboards. But it also offers integrations with Google Docs and Scrivener. A word of caution that the scrivener integration is technically an unofficial integration, as it’s not approved by Literature & Latte.
I could never get ProWritingAid to even open my Scrivener projects. I had avoided this integration until Literature & Latte approves it. On the functionality side, ProWritingAid offers far more grammar and Spelling checks than Grammarly, including but not limited to spelling, grammar, style, overused words, diction, dialogue checks and homonyms.
ProWritingAid wins this one simply for having more features, but in my opinion, Grammarly executes on its features better than ProWritingAid.
Overall, Grammarly is the best option for proofreading writing in all aspects. It provides the best result in grammar & spelling checking as well as in vocabulary and anonymous words.