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Automatic Text Analysis

ProWritingAid performs an automated analysis of your written text according to various statistics and proprietary algorithms. The analyses are based on the established guidelines for writing, which can be assessed. to use adverbs sparingly and to use more transitions, use less glue words and pronouns, and many other. These rules can help you write better writing if you care about it. ProWritingAid makes these rules systematically evident.

Realtime allows you to quickly go through documents.

After you have corrected these mistakes After you have fixed these errors, you can proceed to the individual reports and edit more in detail. These will allow you to examine your word choices and sentence structures as well as repeated words. The Summary Report can be used to pinpoint the areas you should focus your efforts to improve within the shortest amount of time.

How to Utilize it

ProWritingAid can be downloaded in a host of formats. Their Web Editor allows you to edit documents from your browser. They also have browser extensions that allow you to quickly fix grammar problems on sites like Twitter, WordPress, Gmail, Facebook and Facebook. You can also modify your Word documents using their Word extensions that are available on Windows and Mac.

Today we will focus on their Desktop App which is great to work with your Ulysses files. registration is necessary to access the software. There are many ways to use Ulysses documents, and ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers can either make use of the free online Web Editor, or download the desktop application. You will require a premium licence to edit more then 500 words at a time or use our desktop app.

The desktop app can read and write eight different types of files, Markdown among them. Markdown File is a way to export Ulysses text. You can then use ProWritingAid for editing and return it to your Ulysses library. This is fast and convenient but it has one drawback that you can’t keep your images and sheet attachments such as writing goals. After some play using the app, it worked well for me and my workflow.

Open ProWritingAid and then create a Markdown File.

Go to the Ulysses file, choose the text you want to copy, and then use “Copy a Markdown” option from the Edit menu.

Paste into ProWritingAid.

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

Once you’re finished, click and copy the text you edited.

Copy the text of the original passage to the Ulysses sheet.

The Reports

ProWritingAid reports display your text underlined. The explanations and/or suggestions will appear when you move your cursor over the underlined portion of your text. Where applicable you can simply click on an idea, e.g. To make use of it, click on a suggestion (e.g.

The reports include a short explanation along with the ProWritingAid’s extensive details. To give you an idea of what to expect, I’ll discuss the report in detail and give some examples.

Writing Style Check This report will help you improve your writing styleThe report is based on several rules that are good for writing. For instance it will help you find passive voice in your writing, which could make your writing difficult to understandSentences in active voice are easier to read. Writing Style Check additionally identifies the use of adverbs and repeated sentence beginnings, and makes proposals for readability enhancements.

Overused Words This report looks at words that are so ubiquitous in daily life that they are nearly meaningless. These aren’t words you should avoid, however ProWritingAid will tell you if you’ve used them too often.

Verify the length of your sentences.

Texts with sentences of different lengths are more readable. The report will display your sentence lengths in bar graphs to help you determine quickly whether you require to improve. It can identify long sentences that are difficult to comprehend.


ProWritingAid Online Tool is free. Although it’s not as user-friendly and does not provide all the reports available, it can help you get a first impression. It is possible to purchase an upgrade membership that permits users to access the desktop software and numerous add-ons for $79/year or $399 per lifetime license. It is possible to explore the options to determine if ProWritingAid is right for you since it comes with a 14-day money back assurance.

Final Thoughts

ProWritingAid cannot (and isn’t intended to) substitute for an editor who is human. It highlights specific aspects of a text, and performs a thorough job. While you’ll need to edit the text yourself, ProWritingAid will make this quicker and easier.