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Autocrit vs. ProWritingAid: How They Stack Up

The ProWritingAid Team

The ProWritingAid Team

ProWritingAid: A grammar guru, style editor, and writing mentor in one package.

Published May 18, 2020

ProWritingAid vs. Autocrit

How does ProWritingAid stack up against online editing tool AutoCrit? We've carried out direct comparisons below according to a number of criteria.

  1. Cost
  2. Free Version
  3. Integrations
  4. Number of Writing Reports
  5. Takeaways


ProWritingAid Premium

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.

Free Version

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.

  • We offer add-ins for both MS Word and Google Docs so that you can edit in your favorite platform.

  • 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:


AutoCrit offers the following reports as part of their paid subscription:

  • Dialogue
  • Strong Writing
  • Word Choice
  • Repetition
  • 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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And all the reasons above is why I switched.
This article has spelling errors.
You might want to update this. If the free version doesn't have a word limit, why did I get hit with a 3000 word limit.
I just tried out AutoCrit (the free version). One of the reasons I won't be purchasing it is that in one of its reports, the word "Occurrences" was misspelled as "Occurrances" -- sorry, but if they misspell within their own editing program, I am not impressed. I'll now look at the Pro Writing Aid...
I have used both and AutoCrit seems to have some things that are better than Prowriting Aid. It focuses more on wording and flow. I would suggest AutoCrit for a writer who has minimal issues with the basics of grammar and spelling.
I've looked at both, and autocrit is a great deal easier to use. Your price is right, certainly, but I disagreed with many of the recommendations ProWritingAid gave me. The "sticky sentences" report is almost meaningless, for example. So it's not a great advantage that you offer it. I'm still trying decide if either of these tools will truly be useful to me for the cost (autocrit) or effort (yours) they would take. Of course, editing isn't easy! And it is a boon to have a program that can show you repeated and overused words. So kudos for developing it, even if it proves not to be right for me. Mary
I too chose Pro-Writing Aid over Auto-Crit, one reason being price. (Thank you for being so reasonable.) And I'm ever so pleased that you went the extra mile to create a workaround that allowed an integration with Scrivener. Thank you very much for that. But the thing that frustrates me the most is if you don't use the desktop version, and go straight to the web version, you lose your formatting especially as you flip between reports. Am I doing something wrong here? Also, editing within either version can cause some weird spacing problems, and extensive editing, such as rewriting multiple lines exacerbates this. One thing that Auto Crit has seemed to updated is the capacity to set formatting options for export. Perhaps this is something you can look at too. That would be very, very helpful. Thanks!
I used Autocrit, Prowriting aid, and Grammarly. I purchased lifetime memberships in Autocrit and Prowriting aid. Using all three, I feel catches everything.
Free Auto-crit gives a nice overview of flaws, but ProWritingAid premium is a better deal and program. I love the ProWritingAid sticky report. The report cleans clunk and generic words out of my sentences. I suffer from a mild learning disability and this report has transformed my editing.
Wow - thank you for the love! This kind of comment makes our whole week!! We are so glad that you are loving ProWritingAid. Happy writing and editing! :)
Welcome, your reply made my week. People don’t receive enough praise. I despise renting writing tools. Thank you again.

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