Automatic Text Analysis

ProWritingAid performs an automated analysis of your written text according to various statistics and proprietary algorithms. These analyses are based upon a set of guidelines to write that are assessed. Use adverbs sparingly, less transitions, less pronouns, glue words, and so on. If you care for quality writing, you’ll likely try to stick to these rules more or less subconsciously. ProWritingAid helps to make them easily visible.

The Realtime feature allows you to quickly go through a document. It allows you to correct any grammar, spelling or style mistakes.

Once you’ve corrected these mistakes, you can go on to individual reports and edit more in depth. These reports allow you to look at the word choices, sentence structure, repeated words, and other aspects. To determine the areas where you need to concentrate to see the best results in the shortest period of time, run a Summary Report.

How to Utilize It

ProWritingAid provides a range of formats. Their Web Editor lets you edit documents from your browser. They also have browser extensions that allow you to quickly fix grammar issues on sites like Twitter, WordPress, Gmail, Facebook and Facebook. Additionally, you can edit your Word documents using their Word add-ins that are available on Windows and Mac.

We’ll focus on their Desktop App today it’s great for using alongside your Ulysses documents. registration required for you to utilize this tool. You have several options for working with Ulysses documents. Ulysses authors can utilize the online Web Editor for free or download the desktop software. Premium licenses are required to edit more than 500 words at a time or to use the desktop software.

The desktop application can read 8 file types (Markdown is one of them). Markdown File is a way to export Ulysses text. Then, you can make use of ProWritingAid to edit it and then bring it back to your Ulysses library. This is quick and simple, but you don’t have the option of saving the images or attachments (e.g. writing goals). After some experimentation using the app, I discovered that the following workflow is effective for me:

Open ProWritingAid and then create Markdown File. Markdown File.

Go to your Ulysses page, select a text passage and then select the Edit menu option “Copy Markdown“.

Paste into ProWritingAid.

Review each report one at a time and then edit it in ProWritingAid.

After you’re done editing, simply copy and select the text.

Paste the new text passage on your Ulysses sheet, replacing it with the latest version.

The Reports

ProWritingAid reports highlight any problems that you may be facing. If you move your cursor over a text that is underlined and you’ll receive an explanation and/or recommendation. Click on a suggestion if it is relevant, e.g. To use it, you can click on a suggestion (e.g.

Each report includes an explanation of the report and a link that takes you to more information on the subject. You will find some examples to provide you with an idea of the depth and breadth of my explanation.

Writing Style The purpose of this report is to assist you in improving your writing skillswhich is based on a variety of rules that are essential to good writing. This report can help you identify the use of passive voice within your writingThe sentences that are active voice are more interesting and easier to understand. Writing Style Check additionally identifies the use of adverbs and repeated sentence beginnings and offers suggestions to improve readability.

Words that are frequently used checked This report lists words that are so commonly used in daily life that they’ve almost lost their meaning. ProWritingAid is able to identify if you’ve used them too often.

Check your sentences.

Texts that have sentences that differ in length are more engaging to read. The report will show your sentence lengths as a bar chart, to help you quickly determine the areas that require improvement. It will allow you to identify which sentences are particularly long, so you can determine the ones that are particularly long.


ProWritingAid is available online for no cost. Although it’s not as user-friendly and does not offer all the reports that are available, it could be helpful for getting an initial impression. You can get an upgrade membership that permits you to use the desktop software and numerous add-ons for $79/year or $399 per lifetime license. ProWritingAid lets you be patient, and it offers a 14-day refund guarantee.

Final Thoughts

ProWritingAid isn’t designed to replace a human editor. It focuses on specific elements of text and performs an outstanding job. While you will still need to edit the text you write, ProWritingAid can speed up the process and improve it.