Brevity ProWritingAid

Automatic Text Analysis

ProWritingAid will analyze your text using various metrics and algorithms developed by ProWritingAid. These analyses are based in established guidelines for writing that can be evaluated. These rules can be measured for example, the use of adverbs sparingly. If you are serious about writing well and are a serious writer, you’ll likely attempt to adhere to these guidelines subconsciously. ProWritingAid allows them to be easily seen.

Realtime lets you quickly go through documents.

After the errors are taken care of and gone, you can move on to the individual reports for editing more deeply. They will let you look at your word choices and sentence structures as well as repeated words. To determine the areas where you must focus for the greatest outcomes in the shortest amount of time, run a Summary Report.

How to Utilize It

ProWritingAid is available in a variety of formats. You can use the Web Editor to modify documents in your browser, their browser extensions allow you to fix grammar issues quickly on websites such as Twitter, WordPress, Gmail and Facebook as well as their Word add-ins for Windows and Mac allow you to edit your Word documents right from the word.

Today we will focus on their Desktop App which is great to work with your Ulysses files. registration is necessary to access the tool. There are several ways that Ulysses documents can be utilized and ProWritingAid can be used. Ulysses writers will be able to utilize the online editor or the desktop application. A premium license is required to edit more than 500 words per session or make use of the desktop software.

The desktop app supports eight file types, including Markdown. You can therefore export a Ulysses text as Markdown File, conduct the editing with ProWritingAid, and import back into your Ulysses library for further processing. This is fast and easyBut, you aren’t able to save images or other sheet attachments like writing goals. After some playing using the app, I discovered the following method to be to be suitable for my workflow

Open ProWritingAid and then create Markdown File. Markdown File.

Navigate to your Ulysses page, select the text and use the Edit menu option “Copy Markdown“.

Paste into ProWritingAid.

Now go one by one through the reports and edit within ProWritingAid.

After you’re done, you can select the edited text and copy it.

Copy the text from the previous version to your Ulysses page by selecting the “Paste from Markdown option from the Edit menu.

The Reports

ProWritingAid reports display your text underlined. Click on the underlined area to get the explanation or suggestion. If you need an idea, click it. To use it, you can click on an idea (e.g.

The reports include a brief explanation as well as an online link to more detailed information on the subject. You will find some examples that will provide you with an understanding of the length and depth of my explanation.

Writing Style Audit This report will help improve your writing. This report, for instance, identifies passive voice in your textActive voice sentences are more readable to read. Writing Style Check also suggests improvements to readability.

Words that are frequently used checked This report contains words that are that are so commonly used in daily life that they’ve almost lost their significance. It is impossible to always stay clear of them, however ProWritingAid can identify the instances where you’ve used them to excessive.

Check your sentences

Texts that contain sentences of varying lengths are more engaging to read. This report will show the length of your sentences using a bargraph, so you will be able to identify areas for improvement. Additionally, it will highlight long sentences which could make the text difficult to understand.


The ProWritingAid online tool is free of charge. This tool is not as user-friendly, and it doesn’t offer all available reportsHowever, it may be enough to make a first impression. Premium memberships are available for as low as $79 for a calendar year, and $399 per life license. ProWritingAid has a 14 day money back guarantee, so you are free to take your time to decide if ProWritingAid is the right choice for you.

Final Thoughts

ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t meant to) replace an editor who is human. It highlights certain aspects of a text, and performs a thorough job. Although you’ll still have edit the text by your self, ProWritingAid will make this quicker and easier.