How does ProWritingAid stack up against online editing tool AutoCrit? We've carried out direct comparisons below according to a number of criteria.
ProWritingAid Premium can be purchased as a one-year, two-year, three-year, or lifetime license. If you purchase a one-year license, ProWritingAid costs just $5.83 a month! It gets even cheaper if you purchase longer plans.
Autocrit only offers a month-to-month subscription plan. The professional plan is $30 a month, while the elite plan is $80!
That’s a big difference. But don’t let ProWritingAid’s low cost fool you into thinking it’s not as comprehensive! Keep reading to find out more.
Both ProWritingAid and AutoCrit offer some analysis for free, but ProWritingAid offers its free users many more features.
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. There are no word limits, but you don't get access to as many reports.
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. We have 25 reports! The free version does, however, have a 500 word limit.
AutoCrit is an online editing tool and must be used within your internet browser. If you're writing in Scrivener or MS Word, you have to copy and paste your document into AutoCrit, edit, then copy and paste back into your writing program. It can't be used offline.
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
There are other reports, and many do the same thing as ProWritingAid. AutoCrit's unique feature is comparing your work to famous authors and making sure you book fits your genre.
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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