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11 Necessary Online Tools for a Writer

“Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.”   

                                                                      ~Benjamin Franklin


Want to become an effective writer? Anybody can write, but the quality is what differentiates a good writer from a great one. Below are some of the editing tools which can enhance your writing and  make your job much easier. I have also listed the pros and cons of each app. Let’s begin!

  • Popular and highly trusted
  • Has tie-ups with other editing tools and corrects grammar for them too.
  • Can spot even correctly spelt words in the wrong context
  • Mandatory for the user to register.

  • Easy to use.
  • Comes with a separate dictionary for antonyms, which is unique to the app.

  • Polish my writing hosts an editing app by the name ’After the Deadline’.
  • Efficient in spotting punctuation and spelling errors. It is fairly popular among writers as it is user-friendly.
  • Doesn’t need you to register.

  • Comes with a special feature which translates the text in the desired language.
  • Has a built dictionary which saves you valuable time.
  • Only those who have signed in can have access. This makes it difficult for those who wish to use it for a quick reference.

  • Spots errors and gives a detailed account.
  • Unless you sign in, you can only know the errors but can’t edit them. This makes the job more complicated.

  • User-friendly.
  • Registration not mandatory.
  • Has a special feature which grades the writing.

  • Similar to PaperRater and easy to use as a result of its simple layout.
  • Registration unnecessary.
  • Directs the user to Grammarly in the case of any grammatical errors.

  • ‘Dexter’ is a tool which analyses written or audio texts.
  • Reference checker gives out details of the text along with its bibliography, making it useful for those who write academic papers.
  • Beginners may find it difficult to use.

  • The layout is good, but the user experience is not so appealing.
  • Names of places are marked as spelling mistakes.
  • Not for those who get easily frustrated.

  • Decent, simple layout.
  • Directs you to Grammarly each time you want to edit your work.
  • Not popular among writers.

  • Comes with a learning kit which comprises grammar and parts of speech.
  • Suitable for beginners.
  • In the case of a grammatical error, it redirects to Grammarly.

Now you know about many tools that can save your time and make you a pro. Be sure to use these tools to improve your writing. Each tool has its positives and drawbacks, so mix and match for the best fit.  I find Grammarly to be the most efficient among the lot.

Wishing you a polished writing experience hereafter.

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