Updated: December, 2016
How does ProWritingAid stack up against online editing tool Autocrit? We've carried out direct comparisons below according to a number of criteria.
$3.33/month ($40 annually, or less if you purchase a longer license)
$29.97/month ($359.64 annually)
That’s a big difference. But don’t let ProWritingAid’s low cost fool you into thinking it’s not as comprehensive! Keep reading.
Both ProWritingAid and Autocrit offer some analysis for free.
Input your text into their free version and you will get an analysis of your adverb usage, including a list of those that you are using too frequently.
You get access to every ProWritingAid report, including the Grammar Report, Style Report, Repetition Report, Sticky Sentence Report, Overused Words Report, Sentence Length Report, Readability Report and many more. The free version does, however, have a word count limit, whereas Premium users do not have a limit.
Autocrit is an online editing tool and must be used within your internet browser.
ProWritingAid Premium users can use ProWritingAid in several ways.
The desktop version allows users to open, edit and save a wide variety of files including Scrivener, MS Word, Open Office, RTF, HTML, and markdown. In this way you don’t lose formatting by cutting and pasting into an online tool.
You can use ProWritingAid as a Chrome extension so that you can edit on any website, including your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and more.
Number of Writing Reports
ProWritingAid offers the following reports as standard in both the free and paid versions:
- The Writing Style Report
- The Grammar Report
- The Overused Words Report
- The Clichés and Redundancies Report
- The Sticky Sentence Report
- The Repeats Check
- The Sentence Length Report
- The Pronoun Report
- The Transition Report
- The Consistency Check
- The Pacing Check
- The Dialogue Tags Check
- The Sensory Check (NLP Predicates Check)
- The Vague and Abstract Words Check
- The Thesaurus Check
- The Diction Report
- The Alliteration Report
- The Homonym Check
- The Corporate Wording Report
- The Acronym Check
- The Complex Words Check
- The Eloquence Check
- The Combo Check
- The House Style Check
Autocrit offers the following reports as part of their paid subscription:
- Strong Writing
- Word Choice
- Compare to Fiction
- Pacing and Momentum
We think it's pretty clear that ProWritingAid offers a lot more value for money: twice as many writing reports at a fraction of the cost. We haven't even mentioned some of the other free features such as the Word Explorer, Summary Report and Contextual Thesaurus. Just give it a try and see for yourself.
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Or click here to take ProWritingAid for a spin now.
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