Grammarly is one of the most widely used tools for spell and grammar check. It is available as both software and Chrome/Firefox extension. This can be your another choice for a free writing assistant software. It is useful in correcting Contextual spelling, grammatical mistakes, and punctuation errors and improving sentence structure and writing style. All these features of Grammarly can help you in writing better. You have the flexibility to enable or disable any of the aforementioned features.
To start with, you need to create an account to be able to access its features. After doing so, you can either import a text document or type or copy paste your own text in the text editor. To import a document file, it supports TXT, DOC, DOCX, HTML, ODT, and RTF formats. For your convenience, it also displays last added documents, so that you can access them quickly.
It highlights mistakes in your text and displays suggestions to correct them. It also shows the number of critical issues and advanced issues at the bottom of its interface. The details about these issues are inaccessible for the free users.
With respect to each highlighted error, it displays suggestions to correct the error in a side panel. You can expand the suggestions to learn why you should use one of them. On clicking the More option, it explains the correct and incorrect usage of that particular text with examples. You can either ignore a suggestion or correct a mistake using one of them. Also, on double clicking a selected word, it shows its synonyms.
It lets you export the corrected text in TXT format.
Grammarly is a good writing enhancement software. Apart from above mentioned features, it provides flexibility to add a word to your personal dictionary and choose a dictionary between American English and British English. To do so, go to Profile menu. Many of its features like Vocabulary Enhancement, Plagiarism, Professional proofreading, etc. are unavailable in this free version. Upgrade to its paid feature to get benefits of all of its features.