We write independently; which means we defend Apple against nattering nabobs of negativism, and members of the technorati elite politburo, and we castigate Apple whenever they create a misdeed. Also, we don’t proofread.
Most of Mac360’s writers have been around the interwebs for over a decade and the originals since 2004 when we launched the site. Yes, we use a spellchecker, but we don’t proofread.
Hey, that takes time. We don’t get paid by the word, and, well, we all have non-Apple lives, too. If you’re offending by an occasional typo, sorry. Not long ago Alex penned, uh, um– typed– about a Google feature that Apple’s customers could use.
Google’s new G Suite features some artificial intelligence for email. I’m thinking of AI grammar corrections. Alex dug up Grammarly for Safari, an extension that checks your grammar as you type. It’s free. If you want more features, there are a few price tags to make your boss unhappy with your expense account.
Based on Alex’s recommendation I downloaded and installed Grammary for Safari.
Frankly, it’s as annoying as Mac’s built-in spellchecker. If you ignore my typos and occasional grammar glitch, then we’re both happy with the status quo. If you’re like me and subscribe to the notion that nothing improves without change, then having an always (mostly) on grammar granny staring over your should be beneficial.
All of my Mac360 writing is conducted within Safari. Most of my business writing is conducted on Microsoft Word.
Grammarly is worth looking into.
Grammarly will make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful. Adding Grammarly to Safari means that your spelling and grammar will be vetted on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly everywhere else you write on the web. Once you register your new account, you will start to receive weekly emails with personalized insights and performance stats (one of our most popular new features). Working on a large project, an essay, or a blog post? No sweat. You can create and store all of your documents in your new online editor.
What I appreciate is the contextual spellchecker feature, and, of course, the grammar granny.
The free plan gives you grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors, and checks for what is called wordiness. Been there. Still do that.
Pay a few bucks and you get nine (9) more checkmarks to better writing; from inconsistent style, sentence structure, overused words, weak vocabulary (President Trump should get one for his Twitter account), inappropriate language, plagiarism and more.
If words matter, yes. In just a few weeks of usage, my writing is more clear and precise. Even my office proofreader says my writing has improved. Is Grammarly perfect? No. More nearly perfect than me, though.