AutoCrit Not as Good as ProWritingAid

by Jan 01, 2001, 7 Comments

Updated: December, 2016

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.


ProWritingAid Premium

$4.17/month ($50 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.

Free Version

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.

  • 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

Take Aways

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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Comments (7) Add Yours

  • Tina Pollick says
    And all the reasons above is why I switched.
    Posted On Jan 07, 2013 | 03:53
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  • Joseph says
    This article has spelling errors.
    Posted On Jun 02, 2014 | 08:52
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  • penickjoshua says
    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.
    Posted On Apr 24, 2015 | 10:42
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  • Edwina Edwards says
    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...
    Posted On May 03, 2015 | 01:17
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  • professor1 says
    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.
    Posted On Jul 31, 2016 | 10:57
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  • Mary says
    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
    Posted On Sep 17, 2016 | 06:26
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  • bturnage says
    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!
    Posted On Feb 19, 2018 | 03:44
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