Free Readability Checker

ProWritingAid's Readability Report instantly analyzes and scores your writing so you can craft a clearer message

Readability Grade

Check Readability in Seconds

Enhancing readability can be hard. Try our free Readability Report to understand where your writing can be improved.

Analyze your writing with established readability tests

Get instant scores with the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease test, Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level test, Coleman-Liau index, and Automated Readability Index (ARI).

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Pinpoint areas to improve readability

ProWritingAid identifies which sections of your writing are causing readability issues so you know where to focus. It also underlines any grammar or spelling issues and offers suggestions to correct them.

Fix readability issues with AI

Automatically enhance readability with Sparks, the paragraph rewriter from ProWritingAid. Explore new options to reword any paragraph.

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How to use the Readability Report

Add text to analyze

Add Your Text

Copy and paste your text directly into the tool.

Run the readability report

Run the Report

Click "More Reports" in the header, and run the Readability Report.

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Review Readability

Review readability tests and identify paragraphs that need improvement.

Readability Checker FAQs

What is ProWritingAid?

ProWritingAid is a grammar checker and writing coach all in one helpful tool.

When you sign up for a ProWritingAid account, you get access to advanced grammar and spelling checks, style suggestions, and 25+ other reports designed to perfect your writing.

Is ProWritingAid free?

A free account allows you to edit and run reports on up to 500 words. It also gives you three Sparks per day needed to enhance readability using AI. If you need more, upgrading is necessary. You can find more information on our pricing page.

How do I check readability with ProWritingAid?

You can check readability using the online editor, desktop app, and browser extension.

  • In the online editor and desktop app, click "Reports" in the header, then select "Readability." Click on the accordion to uncover readability scores and any text causing issues.

  • With the browser extension, a small dot icon appears in the bottom right-hand corner (it's a little tricky to find, we admit). If no issues are present, the dot appears green, while if improvements need to be made, it appears orange or red. To check readability, click on the dot icon and then the reports icon. Here, you can find and run the Readability Report. Click on the accordion to get readability scores and identify problematic text.

What software integrations does ProWritingAid offer?

ProWritingAid seamlessly integrates with MS Word, Google Docs, Scrivener, Atticus, Vellum, and more. We also offer browser extensions (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge), so you can work almost anywhere online.