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Automatic Text Analysis

ProWritingAid conducts an automatic analysis of your text according to various statistics and proprietary algorithms. The analyses are based on established guidelines for writing that can be measured. You should use adverbs in a limited amount, be extra cautious with transitions and use fewer pronouns, glue words, and so on. These rules are important when you are looking to improve your writing. ProWritingAid helps make the rules easily accessible.

Realtime is a great tool to accelerate the process of working through a document.

After you’ve corrected the mistakes Once you’ve fixed the errors, you can begin editing the individual reports. These will allow you to look at your sentence and word choices, structures as well as repeated words. To identify the areas in which you must focus to see the best results in the shortest period of time, run a Summary Report.

How to Utilize It

ProWritingAid offers a variety of formats. Their Web Editor is a tool to edit documents in your browser. It is also possible to make use of their browser extensions to fix any grammar issues on sites like Twitter or WordPress. Word addins allow users to edit directly Word documents on Windows and Mac.

Today, we will concentrate on their Desktop App which is great to use alongside your Ulysses files. Registration is necessary for access to the software. There are a variety of options available for working with Ulysses documents. Ulysses writers have two choices: the web-based Web Editor is free, or you can download the desktop app. You’ll need a premium licence to edit up to 500 words at one time and use the desktop app.

The desktop application can read and writing 8 file types which includes Markdown. It is possible to export Ulysses text into a Markdown File. Then, you can edit it using ProWritingAid and then import it back into your Ulysses library to further process. This is fast and efficient, but it doesn’t allow you to keep the images or attachments that you use for writing goals. After testing the application, I found that the following was my preferred method of working:

Open ProWritingAid. Create Markdown files. Markdown file.

Go to Ulysses and choose a text section and then select the Copy as Markdown command from the Edit menu.

Paste into ProWritingAid.

Now go through each one of the reports and edit within ProWritingAid.

Once you are done, you can select the edited text and copy it.

Paste the text passage in your Ulysses document back to it.

The Reports

ProWritingAid reports underline any issues that you might be facing. Click on an underlined text and you’ll see an explanation or suggestion. If you need a suggestion, click on it. a simpler word or a synonym or a synonym, and use it.

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

Writing Style Audit This report can help you improve your writing. For example, the report will find passive voice in your writing that could make your writing difficult to understandWriting that are active in voice are simpler to read. Writing Style Check also points out repetitions in sentence beginnings and AdverbsIt makes suggestions for improving readability.

Overused words checked This report lists words so frequently used in everyday living that they have virtually lost their meaning. ProWritingAid can tell if you’ve used them frequently.

Verify Sentence Length

Texts that contain sentences of varying lengths are more interesting to read. This report visualizes your sentence lengths in a bar graph to let you know at a glance if there’s room for improvement. What’s more it will highlight especially long sentences, since they tend to render a text difficult to comprehend.


The ProWritingAid online tool is free of charge. This tool is not as user-friendly and doesn’t provide the full range of reports availableBut, it could suffice to create a first impression. Premium memberships let you use the desktop app and various add-ons, and is available from $79 per year, or $399 for a lifetime subscription. ProWritingAid lets you take your time and offers a 14-day refund guarantee.

Final Thoughts

ProWritingAid isn’t designed to replace a human editor. It highlights certain aspects of a text, and does an excellent job. ProWritingAid is not a substitute for editing the text. It can, however, aid in speeding up the process.