Using ProWritingAid With Scrivener For Mac

Automatic Text Analysis

ProWritingAid will examine your text using a variety of metrics and algorithms developed by ProWritingAid. These analyses are based upon the established guidelines for writing, which can be assessed. to use adverbs sparingly and to use more transitions, use less pronouns and glue words and many other. These rules will be more or less conscious when you are writing effectively. ProWritingAid helps to make them easily evident.

If you want to work through your document in a hurry, the Realtime feature can help you edit away all spelling, grammar and style issues:

Once you’ve fixed the errors, you can start to edit the individual reports. These let you examine your word choices, sentence structures, repeated words and more. To identify the areas in which you must focus for the greatest outcomes in the shortest period of time, run the Summary Report.

How to Utilize It

ProWritingAid is available in a variety of formats. Their Web Editor is a tool to edit documents within your browser. You can also use their extensions for your browser to correct grammar problems on websites like Twitter or WordPress. Word addins allow users to edit directly Word documents on Windows as well as Mac.

Today, we will concentrate on their Desktop App that is fantastic to work with your Ulysses files. registration is required in order to use the tool. There are a variety of ways Ulysses documents may be used and ProWritingAid can be used. Ulysses writers can either make use of the online, free Web Editor, or download the desktop application. To edit more than 500 words at once or use the desktop app you’ll require a premium license.

The desktop application is able to read and write eight different file types, Markdown among them. You can therefore export a Ulysses text as Markdown File, conduct the editing process using ProWritingAid, and import back into your Ulysses library to further process. This is quick and simple however you’re not given the option of saving your images and attachments (e.g. writing goals). After some experimentation with the app, I discovered the following workflow works well for me:

Start ProWritingAid and create a new Markdown file.

Go to your Ulysses sheet, select a text passage, and select the “Copy as Markdown” command from the Edit menu.

Paste into ProWritingAid.

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

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

Paste the text passage in your Ulysses document and paste it back into it.

The Reports

ProWritingAid reports will reveal any flaws you may are having with your writing. The explanations and/or recommendations will be displayed when you move your cursor over an underlined passage. If you’re in need, simply click on a suggestion, e.g. a simpler word or a synonym or a synonym, and use it.

The reports include a brief explanation, as well as an online link that takes you to extensive information about the subject of the report. ProWritingAid. You will find some examples that will give you an idea of the length and depth of my explanation.

Writing Style The report can help you improve your writing styleIt is based on a variety of rules that are good to follow when writing. The report, for instance will identify passive voice in your writingActive voice sentences are more readable to read. Writing Style Check also points out repetitions in sentence beginnings and AdverbsThe report offers suggestions to improve readability.

Overused Words The report will highlight words that are so commonly used that they’ve lost their significance and are no longer relevant in daily life. It’s impossible to avoid them, but ProWritingAid will tell you if you have been using them in excessive.

Check the length of sentences.

Texts with sentences that vary in length are more interesting to read. This report shows the length of your sentences in the form of a bargraph. This way, you can easily see where there are opportunities for improvement. It will allow you to see which sentences are particularly long, and you will be able to identify them.


ProWritingAid’s online tool is completely free. While it’s less user-friendly and doesn’t offer all the reports that are available, it can help you get a first impression. You can use the desktop app and other add-ons with the premium membership. It costs $79 per year or $399 for a lifetime licence. ProWritingAid is backed by the 14-day guarantee of money back which allows you to consider your options and determine if it is right for you.

Final Thoughts

ProWritingAid is not a substitute for editing by a human. It highlights certain elements of text and does a thorough job. Although you’ll still have to edit the text you write, ProWritingAid can speed up the process and improve it.