Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Grammarly Chrome Extension

I have added the Grammerly extension to my Chrome Browser. (*I purposely spelled Grammarly wrong in my opening sentence for demonstration purposes.)

Since I am a terrible speller, I love Grammarly's functionality. When I misspelled Grammarly, it was underlined in red and suggestions were made to correct it. As with most programs that try to detect spelling and grammar mistakes, it is not perfect, but it is the best one for me at this time. 

There are several added features that I love also which are not mentioned in the reviews I read. The first one is Grammarly's ability to suggest synonyms for a word based on the word's meaning. All you have to do is double-click on a word, and a pop-up will appear with the definitions and synonyms. 
This is what appeared when I double-clicked on the word unknown is the sentence above.  
Grammarly can also define words for you as you are reading on the web. This is what happens when you're reading an online article and double-click on a word. 

What surprised me the most about Grammarly was the fact that it sends me a weekly email. Here is a screenshot of part of the email. 

The email also includes a summary of overused words. How cool is that!
There is more in the weekly email summary, but these are the two parts of the summary I find most useful. I also need to mention that the email reminds me that there were advanced errors which would have been corrected if I upgraded to the premium version of Grammarly, but I am perfectly satisfied with the free version at this time. 

To learn more about Grammarly, check out this link https://www.grammarly.com/grammar-check

Do you use the Grammarly Chrome extension? Please share your thoughts in the comments.