Best apps and programs for writing?

Posted July 2, 2020 in
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John Becker

Revenue and Features Editor at IMPACT

Hey everybody! What tools are you using to write and edit your content? I've heard good things about the Hemingway app but I've never used it.
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John Becker
A personal favorite of mine is a Chrome extension called Draftback that helps track edits and productivity. 
Connor DeLaney
I always use Grammarly or the Hemingway App

Grammarly is great for (you guessed it) grammatical catches and tweaks. The paid option offers more features too, but the free one still works great!  

Hemingway is a bit more in-depth and looks at the readability of your content, the use of passive language, opportunities for alternative phrasing, and more!
Stephanie Hurd
Connor DeLaney  - Agreed. Grammarly is indispensable. I made do with the free version too long before biting the bullet and buying the paid subscription. It's so worth it. I save so much time using the Microsoft word extension rather than copying and pasting corrections from the free web application. The Chrome extension is also great for making minor edits directly in HubSpot or social media posts. The plagiarism checking feature is also well worth the cost if you're reviewing content submitted by others. I really wish they let you upgrade from the paid individual to a business license for just one user. I'd love the option of adding a custom style guide to ensure consistency in terms we use regularly, but I just can't justify the cost of 3 users. I also like Hemmingway, but wish it also had an MS Word extension. I'd use it more if I didn't have to copy and paste it into the separate Hemmingway app.
Connor DeLaney
Great point with Hemmingway Stephanie Hurd , it's definitely tedious to copy and paste back and forth, the potential for error is too much for me sometimes. Also, that custom style guide sounds AMAZING!
Liz Murphy
Oh my gosh, SO MANY! 
  • Bear for distraction-free writing
  • Noisli for ambient noise, which helps me write better
  • Grammarly and Hemingway to check for mistakes, etc.
  • - not only checks word count, but it also catches redundant word and phrase use, excluding "grammar words" like conjunctions. 
Connor DeLaney
I've never used before Liz Murphy but that sounds much needed for me (lol). I'm going to go check it out right now! 

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