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Getting Started with the ProWritingAid Chrome Extension

Kyle A. Massa

Kyle A. Massa

Speculative Fiction Author

Published Oct 14, 2020

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Afraid you’re using too much passive voice on Twitter? Concerned about hidden verbs in your emails? Think your glue index might be too high on your WordPress blog? No worries. The ProWritingAid Chrome browser extension can save you!

In this article, we’ll guide you through the process so you can improve your writing. Let’s get started!

  1. 1. Follow this Link
  2. 2. Take the Tutorial
  3. 3. Enable the Extension
  4. 4. Test Your New Tool
  5. Start editing like a pro with your free ProWritingAid account

1. Follow this Link

Easy enough, right? Just click here. Then click the button in this screenshot.


On the next screen, just click that blue button labeled “Add to Chrome.”

2. Take the Tutorial

Next, you’ll see this screen.


You probably know about all the excellent features of ProWritingAid. But if not, take a moment to look through this tutorial.

3. Enable the Extension

When ready, look for the ProWritingAid logo on the right of your browser’s address bar. Should be somewhere around here:


Go ahead and click that logo. If you’re already logged into your account, you’ll be all set! If not, just make sure to click the login button and enter your account info.

4. Test Your New Tool

Now that you’re set up, try using the ProWritingAid Chrome extension in the wild. Open an email and start typing. You’ll see something like this.


The Chrome extension works just like the other ProWritingAid apps and add-ons, right down to the underline colors. Simply hover your mouse over errors and the full explanation will automatically expand. It works the exact same way for Facebook


…And Twitter.


The Chrome extension works with several other popular sites, including the following:

But that’s not all. If you want to expand your work into the ProWritingAid interface, just click the icon that appears in the corner of the text box. You’ll get an expanded window that looks just like our full text editor.

screenshot of prowritingaid editor open in chrome

Edit your work as needed, then exit when you’re done. Any edits you make in that expanded editor will be translated into your previous window.

It’s worth noting that the Chrome extension does not actually function with Google Docs itself. But don’t worry! We’ve got an Add-On just for Google Docs. Find it here.

And that’s it. Enjoy the Chrome extension!

Start editing like a pro with your free ProWritingAid account

When a reader sees a grammar error, they start to lose faith in the writer who made it.

ProWritingAid is one of the best grammar checkers out there - but it's far more than that! The Editing Tool also looks at elements of structure and style that have an impact on how strong and readable your writing is.

More, it helps you learn as you edit, making you a better writer every time you use the program.

The best way to find out how much ProWritingAid can do is to try it yourself!

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Kyle A. Massa

Kyle A. Massa

Speculative Fiction Author

Kyle A. Massa is the author of the short fiction collection Monsters at Dusk and the novel Gerald Barkley Rocks. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and their two cats. Learn more about Kyle and his work at his website,

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From the ads, I expected this would work with existing Google docs the same way Grammarly does. Once again, advertising in the ciber world cannot be trusted. I spent a hundred bucks on this. I'll bet it's virtually to impossible to get a refund. Wish me luck...
Will there be support for
From your ads I expected this to work, fully featured, including access to reports, in Word Press using an extension with either Firefox or Opera. Big disappointment. There are other apps where there is no need to cut and paste into the editor to get the reports. I don't have the time for that. I'll keep looking for another provider with a fully featured app for a web browser.
Hey there! Thank you for your comment! We're so sorry to hear that you're disappointed with our browser extensions. Please know that, because WordPress has many features, input fields, and widgets that are not made by WordPress, we cannot guarantee compatibility with the website 100% of the time. If you experience any functionality issues, it is likely they're caused by incompatibility.
Hi there! Is there a way a way to download the chrome extension on my iPad. I’ve been trying to do this but can’t find the file. Thank you!
Hello! Currently, we don't have an app for Android tablets/phones OR iPad/iPhone. However, you can use our Web Editor to edit your documents on Android tablets/phones or iPads/iPhones. For phones and iPhones, you'll then need to open your documents in your Web Editor on your computer in order to export and save them. For tablets and iPads, you can export them directly from your Web Editor as long as you have the Word App installed on your tablet or iPad. We hope this helps!

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