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Automatic Text Analysis

ProWritingAid performs an automated analysis of your written text using various statistics as well as its own algorithm. The analyses are based on established guidelines for writing that can be measured. to avoid using adverbs in excess, make use of more transitions, fewer pronouns and glue words and many more. If you’re interested in quality writing, you’ll likely try to stick to these guidelines in some way, or at least in your head. ProWritingAid helps make the rules easily accessible.

The Realtime feature allows you to quickly browse through documents. It allows you to correct any spelling, grammar, or style errors.

After the errors are taken care of and gone, you can move on to individual reports to edit more deeply. These reports allow you to examine the sentences, word choices, repeated words, and other aspects. To find out what areas to concentrate on in order to make the most improvement in the fastest time You can conduct a Summary Report.

How to Use It

ProWritingAid is available for download in a variety of formats. You can make use of their Web Editor to edit documents within your browser. Additionally the browser extensions permit quick grammar fixes for websites like Twitter as well as Facebook. Word addins for Windows, Mac and Windows let you modify Word documents right from the start.

Today we’ll concentrate on their Desktop App. This application is perfect for working using Ulysses documents. registration is necessary to access the tool. There are a variety of ways to utilize Ulysses documents, as well as ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers can make use of the free online Web Editor, or download the desktop software. Premium licenses are required to edit more than 500 words at a time or to use the desktop application.

The desktop application supports 8 file types including Markdown. So you can export the Ulysses text to a Markdown File, conduct the editing with ProWritingAid and then import it back to your Ulysses library to further process. It’s fast and effective however it doesn’t permit you to save the images or attachments that you use for writing goals. After a few minutes of playing using the app, it was a great fit for me and my workflow.

Start ProWritingAid and then create a new Markdown file.

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

Paste into ProWritingAid.

Then, go through each report one by one and edit them within ProWritingAid.

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

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

The Reports

ProWritingAid reports identify the problems in your writing. You can click on an underlined section to find the explanation or suggestion. Click on a suggestion and you’ll be presented with the possible solutions. a simpler word or a synonym or a synonym, and use it.

Each report includes an explanation of the report and a link that takes you to more detailed information on the subject. To give you an idea of what to expect, I’ll discuss the report in detail and give some examples.

Writing Style Review This report was designed to improve your writing skills. The report, for instance, identifies passive voice in your textThe sentences that are active voiced are easier to read. Writing Style Check also recommends readability enhancements.

The report looks at words that are so common in everyday life that they’re almost meaningless. ProWritingAid can tell the words you’ve used frequently.

Verify the length of your sentences

Texts with sentences of varied lengths will be more interesting to read. This report shows the length of your sentences in the form of a bargraph. This way, you can easily identify areas for improvement. Additionally, it will highlight lengthy sentences that could make the text difficult to understand.


ProWritingAid offers an online tool that’s completely free. It’s not as intuitive and it won’t allow you to view all reports. But it might give a great impression on your first time using it. It is possible to purchase an upgrade membership that permits users to access the desktop software and numerous additional features for $79/year or $399 per lifetime license. ProWritingAid allows you to be patient and offers a 14-day refund guarantee.

Final Thoughts

ProWritingAid is not a substitute for a human edit. It focuses on specific elements of text and does an excellent job. You will still have edit your text by yourself, but ProWritingAid can improve this process and make it faster.