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I use these tools on a daily basis. Unfortunately, not all of them are foolproof. So I started this site to help you separate the good from the bad.
What Bad Grammar Costs You
What’s the harm? A few simple typos here or there seem harmless.
And it’s true: most people might not notice a misplaced comma. But the problem is that simple, common spelling grammar mistakes you make each day can hurt you over the long run.
✅ Bad grammar hurts your first impression.
Typos and broken links on your site are among the leading causes of lost credibility.
✅ Bad grammar hurts your career path.
There’s a correlation between how many grammar mistakes someone makes, and how many promotions they receive. The people who’ve only been promoted 1-4 times over ten years make 45% more grammar mistakes than those who received 6-9 promotions during the same time.
✅ Bad grammar hurts your revenue.
Spelling mistakes cost companies millions online each year, according to the BBC. In another similar study, over 42% of respondents confirmed that spelling mistakes would negatively affect their perception. A large reason is because 99% of online communication is still text-based.
Here are the top three grammar checkers we’ve reviewed:
|THE TOP 3||1. GRAMMARLY||2. PROWRITINGAID||3. WHITESMOKE|
|ACCURACY||86% out of 86||62%, 73%, 52%||80% out of 86%|
|DATABASE||16 Billion +||Millions||17 Billion +|
|LIMITATIONS||150k Words||Unlimited||10k Chars.|
|RESPONSE||1 Hour||24+ Hours||24+ Hours|
How Plagiarism Costs You
Plagiarism runs rampant.
It’s everywhere online, in schools, and in offices. Even though it can cost you both legally, financially.
❌ Plagiarism happens every single day.
A conservative estimate says that one in three students admitted to plagiarizing material from the Internet.
❌ Plagiarism is no different than violating copyright law.
Copyright law extends to all types of text (including TXT, DOC, PDF, DOCx, and PPT files) and images (including social media, JPEG, GIF, PSD, PNG, and more). Takedown notices have already flown by 3.5 billion in 2018, according to Google.
❌ Plagiarism can even cost you your career.
Even the whiff of plagiarism landed journalist Fareed Zakaria in hot water, throwing his career in temporary jeopardy.
Here are the top three plagiarism checkers we’ve reviewed:
|THE TOP 3||1. GRAMMARLY||2. WHITESMOKE||3. QUETEXT|
|ACCURACY||86% out of 86||80% out of 86%||84% out of 86%|
|DATABASE||16 Billion +||17 Billion +||51 Million|
|LIMITATIONS||150k Words||10k Chars.||25k Words|
|MULTILINGUAL||No||Yes (55)||Yes (8)|
|RESPONSE||1 Hour||24+ Hours||Same Day|
Finally Ditch MS Word Once and For All
Microsoft Word might be ubiquitous.
But that doesn’t mean it’s good. Certainly not for writing anything longer than a few hundred simple words.
The silver lining is that there are no shortage of writing apps out there to choose from that are tailor-made for exactly what you need:
✅ Organizing chapters for novels
✅ Storyboards for screenwriting
✅ Distraction-free writing environments
However, this is also kind of the problem. THERE. ARE. SO. MANY. WRITING. APPS.
Like, way too many.
Don’t worry. We’ve painstakingly signed up and actually put dozens through a hands-on test. Here are some of our top picks, depending on what you’re looking for:
|THE TOP 3||1. SCRIVENER
(WINDOWS / MAC)
|2. FINAL DRAFT||3. ULYSSES|
|BEST FOR||All-Around||Screenwriters||Mac and iOS users|
|CONTENT ORGANIZATION||Very good||Very Good||Good|
|TEMPLATES||Yes (14)||Yes (over 300)||No|
|COLLABORATION||Not Available||Available||Available (Dropbox)|
|EXPORT OPTIONS||Word, PDF, txt, OpenOffice, RTF, Final Draft and EPub||Word, PDF, txt, RTF, ePub, HTML|
|DEVICE COMPATIBILITY||Windows, Mac, iOS||Windows, Mac, iOS||Mac and iOS|
|PRICING||$45 for Mac and Windows, $19.99 for iOS||$249.99 for Mac and Windows, $9.99 for iOS||$4.99/mo or 39.99/year|
|USABILITY||Easy to use||Easy to use||Easy to use|
|RESPONSE TIME||3+ days||3+ days||Same day|
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