How often do you write in English? Let’s take it a bit further. Are you a content writer? What about a student? Do you have a job where you need to prepare proposals or research papers? Still not? Let me take the last chance. Do you write social media posts in English?
Since you’re reading an article in an English medium blog, there’s a high chance you fall in at least one of the above categories. If you do, let me recommend you ‘Grammarly‘ right at the start of this blog post.
Don’t like my writing? Skip directly to the topic. Don’t worry. I don’t mind.
Well, you might be thinking that you don’t need it, but you absolutely do. If you haven’t heard of Grammarly, it is a grammar assistant, as its name suggests. Now you might be feeling you’re good at grammar and don’t need it. Even if you’re an English professor; you need Grammarly. When I say, “you need it,” I really mean it. There’s always a chance of missing punctuation or making a common mistake, and you don’t want to be judged for it. You know that there are a bunch of people who know less than you but start judging your grammar in the comment section. You want not to be judged by them, and so do I.
Most probably, you’re now ready to accept that you need a grammar assist tool like ‘Grammarly.’ So, let’s know a bit about Grammarly.
Grammarly, which was established in 2009, was initially targeted to students with a subscription-based model. Since then, with its evolution in AI technologies, the tool has got a wider audience from students, who Grammarly had initially targeted, to businesses and the general public. Now, it has more than 20 million daily active users.
What does Grammarly offer to its users?
To be straight-forward, Grammarly offers a grammar correction facility to its users. But, there’s a lot to know. You can minimize your spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors using Grammarly. The problems mentioned above are solved with just the spelling, grammar, and punctuation assistance Grammarly offers. And that is all a basic user needs in day-to-day life.
How much does Grammarly cost? How can I get Grammarly for free from Nepal?
We understand the hardship of getting international subscriptions from Nepal. However, Grammarly costs nothing. Absolutely nothing. It’s free. Not kidding; I’m serious. I’m not intoxicated either.
The features mentioned earlier, grammar, spelling, and punction correction, are offered for free in Grammarly. You can sign up and start using it.
But, Grammarly also has premium and business plans.
What is in Grammarly Premium and Business plans?
For an ordinary user, a spelling, grammar, and punctuation assistant in Grammarly do a job. However, if you own a business or a blog, you don’t want plagiarism on your content; you want consistent tone and clarity. For such scenarios, Grammarly has got premium and business plans.
According to Grammarly, Premium and Business Plans have the following features:
- Everything in Free Plan
- Clarity-focused sentence rewrites
- Tone adjustments
- Plagiarism detection
- Word choice
- Formality level
- Fluency and more.
How much should I pay for Grammarly Premium and Grammarly for Business?
Grammarly offers a 7-day trial on its Premium and Business plans. Its premium plan starts at $11.66, while the business plan will cost you $12.50 per member for a month.
Does Grammarly have Educational Plan?
Yes, it does. Grammarly has a plan for educational institutes called Grammarly @edu. You will need to contact the Grammarly team for the quote. Though both teachers and students can use the plan when the institution is enrolled in the plan, students and teachers can’t subscribe to the plan individually.
Where can Grammarly be used?
You don’t need to visit Grammarly’s web app to visit each time you want your text to be tested. You can use Grammarly Keyboard mobile applications, add-ons, browser extensions, and native desktop applications. To summarize, I’ve listed them down.
- Browser extensions
- MS Word and MS Outlook add-in
- Google Docs support
- Native apps for Windows and macOS
- Keyboard for iOS and Android
Using browser extensions, you can check your text’s correctness on any website, be it a job application form or social media message. MS Word and Outlook add-in will take care of your writing correctness in Microsoft Office, while Google Docs support will assist on Google Docs. To be honest, the Browser extension does the perfect job; why did they need separate Google Docs support? Only the Grammarly team might know this. But yes, it does an excellent job in Google Docs.
There are native Grammarly apps for Windows and macOS platforms where you can type and correct your text. But personally, I don’t use them. Because I don’t need to as Browser extension supports almost all the sites where I work/surf.
Unlike desktop apps, Grammarly mobile keyboards are pretty useful for me. I use mobile apps to surf social media content and curse and fight with others in the comment section. In those moments, the Grammarly keyboard takes care of my grammar, and I only have to think of the way of fighting and cursing. I use the Grammarly keyboard for some productive works like writing emails too, and so can you do.
Benefits of using Grammarly:
I guess, I’ve already included most of the benefits of using Grammarly above. But, I’m going to add a few more so that it feels I didn’t leave this topic.
- Minimizes grammatical error in student’s research paper leading to better grades.
- Improve in vocabulary and grammatical errors due to prolong practice.
- Makes your content professional.
- Decrease in chances of Plagiarism in your content.
- Able to set your goals for the type of writing you want and more.
This is all about Grammarly. If you want to test it out, you can sign up and start using it through this link and show the job done by Grammarly in the comment section below.