Orpheus Technology

ProWritingAid


4.5 / 5
22 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Companies that care about the quality of the content they present to the world, whether that is emails, reports, web-content, or manual.


Average Ratings

22 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $40.00/year/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Orpheus Technology
  • prowritingaid.com
  • Founded 2011
  • United Kingdom

About ProWritingAid

Grammar checking, style improvement, and terminology management software to ensure that your writing is always of the highest quality.


ProWritingAid Features

  • Collaboration
  • Database Creation
  • Document Creation
  • File Sharing
  • Notes Management
  • Office Suite
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Task Management
  • Team Chat

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ProWritingAid Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Great Choice for Secure and Smart Grammar Checking

Feb 19, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It is a friendly editing, style, and grammar checker software that contains most of the useful features you could want as a professional, newbie writer, or editor. Once you have begun to use it, it takes less than ten minutes to figure it out. The software is intuitive and the toolbar is quick to understand and informative about your errors. It can easily locate repetitiveness in sentences, which I really like. Additionally, writers will be happy to know that Google Docs and Scrivener can be combined with ProWritingAid, which makes it a very convenient-to-use checker. I love that it is inexpensive and costs less than a hundred dollars for an annual subscription compared to other types of grammar software.

Cons: There are a couple of minor downsides like being unable to make corrections when it comes to writing with textboxes online; this feature would have been handy. Second, the software has no extensions available for iOS, Firefox, or Safari integration. LaTex, a popular document preparation system, is also unfriendly with the software. Lastly, Mac users cannot use the software because there is currently no available plugin for Microsoft Word. The advantages weigh out the inconveniences overall and it will only affect you if you are particular about integrating it with other tools.

Overall: It literally takes a couple of minutes to figure out the user-friendly tools and setting up reports to review your areas for improvement. The software is currently number one on my grammar checking software list because it does not simply focus on writing mistakes, but also the overall written quality. ProWritingAid ultimately creates a way for you to for you to develop your writing skills while providing a fresh, impacting, unique, and error-free output for readers to enjoy.

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ProWritingAid has literally helped me to become a better writer

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the setup and functionality of the program and how easy it is to use. It's easy to load up a document and have it analyze several layers of content.

I love that it can

1) Spit out a summary of your documents grade and show you why it received a certain grade for each layer of analysis

2) Shows you how can improve the style of your writing and where you need to check again

3) Analyze your grammar and show you what you might need to correct

I plug every single piece of sales copy I write into the program and it has helped me to pump out some great finished content.

Cons: At times I have lost data when the program has crashed or my computer has shut down unexpectedly. It doesn't auto save as I am used to from using google docs, and you need to be careful not to close out of the document until you either save it or copy and paste the content into its final destination.

This is only a minor issue that boils down to user error mostly, but I would love an auto save feature to be added in.

Overall: I plug every single piece of writing that I do into ProWritingAid, and as a full time writer that means I use it often! I am writing a book write now and after the first draft is done I plan to plug each chapter into the program so I will have a cleaner copy for my editor to go through. I hope this will make the final product a higher quality.

I recommend prowritingaid often to friends and colleagues and I plan to keep using it for the foreseeable future.

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The Powerful and most Detailed Grammar Checker ever

Sep 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'm super satisfied with this Hyper-detailed Grammar Checker. Not only it gives you great report on your Writing but also it analyzes your voice and it will give you honest feedback (Which you need and you must Accept no matter how hard it is :) ) ProwritingAid is my tool of choice when it comes to analyzing your Social Media posts, Blog posts, Reports, Whitepapers and many more B2B Information.

Cons: The only drawback for their Free Version is you can only check 500 words but does this Cons stop you to upgrade your Plan? No! If you really need to analyze your whole 2k+ to 5k+ Posts or Report, it's a no-brainer to Upgrade your Plan. This tool will make your writing life better.

Overall: Super Satisfied!

A Great Alternative to Other Grammar Checkers

Apr 04, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: 1) They offer a lifetime pricing option which I prefer over a monthly recurring bill.

2) I am a heavy user of Scrivener, and Prowritingaid works with Scrivener projects.

3) The seamless thesaurus feature helps me to craft stronger points and sentences.

Cons: 1) I feel they should offer a monthly plan, their smallest package is an annual plan.

2) Using Prowritingaid, I'm always receiving suggestions to add commas in places where it's not needed, and there is no way to tell the software to ignore this.

Overall: Prowritingaid is a decent alternative to other grammar checker programs out there, and I feel they have attractive pricing.

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Works good in combination with Grammarly

Dec 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: - The 'Style', 'Overused', 'Sticky' and 'Cliche' checkers are highly helpful

- The interface is simple, although not perfect

- Allows you to check things individually, or all together by using the 'Real Time' mode

- One time purchase license (Lifetime) is a great option to have

Cons: - No dark mode offered on Mac (as of 12/2018)

- Still doesn't catch some things that Grammarly does (and visa-versa)

- Pricey for what it does, even at the Lifetime purchase level. I think the value should be a bit closer to the $100 mark

- Sometimes suggests changes that are unnecessary, or miss marks grammar as incorrect when it is, in fact, correct.

Overall: I'm a fiction writer and this is a great tool for finding mistakes your own eyes can't see. Having an objective grammar/cliche/structure checking tool like this is (IMHO) an essential part of the writing process before hiring a human editor.

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Prowriting Aid helps in so many ways!

Aug 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the user friendly feature of customizing the particular reports you desire. It's also easy to add your 'house style' in terms of how you want the final draft to look like.

Cons: It's hard to think of any cons, I am sure for the precise articulate person there may be some things unattractive about the program. However, I have used it for over 3 years and it serves all of my necessities.

Create Error free writings with ProWriting Aid

Apr 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ProWriting Aid is one my favorite software when it comes to writing. Its versatility and compatibility with the commonly used platforms makes it my personal favorite. It is very convenient to use and allows me to find the synonyms for the words used in the text without any extra efforts. Moreover, one can also filter various types of errors, which is like so amazing. It has helped me enhance my writing ability and most of all my vocabulary.

Cons: The software is a bit high-priced. And at times it suggests for the changes which deem to be incorrect. Although that does not account for that big a concern, but it would be really great if we could sort for the specific types of suggestions and not ponder over the ones that are unnecessary.

Overall: User-friendly software that makes document editing and correction a less tedious task. The suggestions are quite accurate to an extent and are helpful to give an error-free end product. A must-have software for those who are into writing.

The Writing Aid You Need

Apr 19, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It provides insightful reports about your writeup after rigorous analysis.You can get as many as 20 different reports. It is one of the very few software that gives you that. It is an amazing proofreading and editing tool, in addition to that.

Cons: The Pro Version is a little bit expensive. It is still value for money at the end of the day, though

Overall: It has been really beneficial as it has improved my writing skills by a great deal. I love it

Great Site To Help Edit

Apr 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This site is one of my favorite sites and software programs. It is advanced just how I like it. There is also an option to upgrade to premium if needed. I love how I can work on so many elements of my writing with this site/software. I like to analyze, so this site helps me think about every part of my writing. I also like the grammar edit area and how ProWritingAid helps with issues with my sentences. I will write out loads of sentences I need help with and it picks out the sentences with no problem. I love how if I want to look at the overall progress of my work there is an option for it. It breaks it down in the toolbar area and explains what is going on with my work. I need this, so I can learn and work on becoming better.

Cons: Honestly, I dislike only one thing. I wish the price for the premium was lower. It isn't overly expensive, but the price could have a monthly price option. This would help so many people. The price could be like 10.99 a month for the premium option or something close to this price.

Overall: I will continue to recommend this site/software to other people who love to write. Overall, this program can be downloaded to your computer. You can use it for Google Chrome and even Microsoft Office. It downloads super fast with no problem. Love it so much.

An acceptable helper for your personal editing.

Apr 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: ProWritingAid simply drops in my browser. That's a plus.

It offers a lot of the types of editing I need in my types of writing. Many others are just glorified spell and grammar checkers. I need more than that. I need an editor. But for the most part, I'm to cheap to get a human, so ProWritingAid helps me get some of the way there!

Cons: Like many electronic editing tools, ProWritingAid isn't perfect. It can get confused.

I find that the "drop in" browser extension is a little annoying at times. The web front end provides me with more features that I regularly need. Which is ultimately what I was looking for.

Some of the pop-up helps actually get annoying (But not my primary use-case).

Overall: I personally find editing a boring, not-so-fun time. I like re-writing, drafting, but editing is just blech.

ProWritingAid helps that process go faster (even if not at human level).

I previously used desktop applications to get my editing done. And while those worked maybe slightly better than ProWritingAid, it was less up-to-date, and didn't work at all online.

Considering I write almost exclusively on a light device (chromebook), a desktop app really isn't a regular option for me. Editing was painful enough, I didn't want to switch to my desktop, or big 'topper if I was out and about.

So, ProWritingAid does work well for me.

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GRAMMAR NINJA

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been a writer for almost 6years now, and this software has helped me improved so much when it comes to writing. ProWritingAid fixes tautological errors, flags wordiness, highlight tense errors, points at chronological errors, etc.

Every writer needs to have this in their arsenal!

Cons: Data loss when program crashes sometimes.

Overall: Working as a freelance writer, ProWritingAid has made my deliveries to my client(s) a great piece which has made me stand out among the crowd.

Prowritingaid

Aug 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This tool helps with better writing and runs a plethora of reports. This tool can replace some other tools, e.g. Hemingway app is just one out of 20+ reports in Prowritingaid. Feedback is excellent.

Cons: This software will not do the magic. If you don't understand the rule according to which the software offers to correct mistake, you might still have an error after the correction.

Overall: Good tool for improving your business writing.

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Just Brilliant

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and amazing array of checking features

Cons: Plugs instead can be poor, but I believe they are working on these at the moment

Overall: I use this for all my writing and I can't tell you how much it has improved my writing. I am learning all the time and couldn't live without it now

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The best writing aid I've ever used

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've tested a lot of writing and grammar assistants but this one is likely the best one which resulted in me taking their lifetime deal. It's so easy to use and you can use as many or as few of the guides as you like and, while it has the expected mistakes that any automated, non-human system would, it can be scarily accurate in terms of the tone and adjustments.

Cons: Very few. It can be a touch slow at times but not detrimentally so. This may be to do with server load as it's often absolutely fine.

Overall: Better writing and grammar!

Awesome Tool for Writers

Jan 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I love that it has so many tools built in - you can check for grammar issues, cliches, and more. The premium version makes it easy to work from Word, so you don't have to rely on the web version.

Cons: I didn't like needing to either upgrade my account or pay for plagiarism checking separately.

Great editing tool

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As a writer and editor, I use ProWritingAid as that "extra set of eyes" every writer needs. I've found it to be easy to use, and appreciate the grammar, style, and readability suggestions.

Cons: The browser extension constantly gets in the way and once added a bunch of extra copy to a blog post I was editing (I've since disabled it). I also really wish it integrated with Google Docs.

Overall: Like any writing tool, ProWritingAid's suggestions aren't always correct, but it's definitely worth using as a final editing pass.

Vendor Response

by Orpheus Technology on December 18, 2018

Thanks for your review. You can install our Google Docs add-on here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/prowritingaid/omfmnnbhjbfjgjlfaibngilhpbnfkehe

ProWriting Aid

Apr 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I love that this software alleviates so much of the tedious editing work. I especially appreciate how the summary report provides such a comprehensive, helpful overview of all of the editing issues that need to be addressed.

Cons: The software was user-friendly. I have not encountered any complaints or issues.

Overall: This software frees me up from the drudgery aspect of editing and allows me to focus more on writing content.

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It's a great option for proofreading long documents

Jan 30, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very affordable/free. I like the visual look to it; it makes correcting documents easy on the eyes and less confusing. When I have long documents to edit it makes it less stressful the way it is set up. The tools and reports pick up many mistakes that I don't see while scanning by myself. The suggestions for corrections are helpful and accurate. It is user friendly.

Cons: There isn't many customer service options if you run into errors and issues. It may not have some of the features you are used to with other similar programs.

Overall: ProWritingAid is a great choice for editing on a modest budget. It has free options and and an affordable upgrade choice. It will catch mistakes in your documents and give you the solution or suggestion for a correct fix. It's a nice tool for writers.

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Immensely powerful and insightful app for writer's and aspiring ones

May 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I found ProWriting aid to be incredibly insightful, even more so than more expensively priced competitors. The detailed analysis has helped me improve my writing and optimize my content so that it's more accessible to my audience.

Cons: Not applicable. I am thoroughly satisfied with this purchase and would highly recommend it to others.

Overall: ProWriting aid is my absolute favorite writing assistance & analysis solution

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A very comprehensive editing tool.

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software covers over 20 items of grammar for editing and is easy to use. Changes are made online. There is a summary telling about things like varying of rhythm of sentence length, words used most often, etc.

Cons: Inserting changes into the text is a little cumbersome. One cannot select a whole word or phrase but must delete one letter at a time.

Overall: I use it to edit my blog and memoirs.

GREAT TOOL For Writing

Nov 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ProWriting Aid is a great writing software tool for improving your writing skills. It is great with proofreading all sorts of writing. It corrects your punctuation and it can also check for words that have been repeated. It saves a lot of time. It is great for opening, editing and saving a variety of files. Great Writing Software tool for beginners.

Cons: ProWritingAid is an excellent tool for Writing, just need a little more updates.

Overall: Its an easy friendly writing software for all writers.

Writing Tool

Mar 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's a great system to help correct grammar errors.

Cons: It wasn't easy to learn for me, but after using it a while I was able use it more effectively.

Overall: I was very nervous when I begin to write my first book. I was referred to this software and I gave it a shot. I was able to copy my work from word and paste it in the program. There were awesome functions and features that allowed me to see errors. I was able to see what sentences were difficult to read and rephrase them. I believe it helped me complete a great pre-edit.