Writing can be a lonely endeavor, but it becomes even more important as many of us shift to more remote work models.
So if you need a little prose, these three free tools can help you generate ideas, spot spelling and grammar mistakes, and create lengthy documents with ease.
Break through a writer’s block
There’s a certain irony in using the fear of a self-defeating writing session to overcome the fear of writer’s block, but that’s where we are with The most dangerous writing app.
This free tool starts with a writing assignment, after which you choose to start a writing session between three minutes and an hour.
There’s a catch, of course: if you stop writing, everything you’ve written will be deleted within seconds of inactivity.
So this is a great everyday tool to use when you just need it write, damn.
If you constantly question yourself when firing short missions, then the free Ginger tool is a solid alternative to the more famous Grammarly.
This app checks your emails and messages in real time and offers not only spelling and grammar corrections, but also suggestions for reformulating entire sentences for greater clarity.
Ginger is available as a Word add-in, a desktop app for Mac and Windows, a mobile app, and a browser extension, so you can use it almost anywhere you need to write.
The free version offers limited grammar correction, definitions, synonyms, and sentence reformulation, while the paid version is available for $7.50 per month and up.
Dive into in-depth statistics and analytics
Want to take your writing to the next level? For that there is Smooth writing.
This free, ad-supported app works directly in the browser or as an extension, and is great for longer documents – with readability scores, grammar checking, passive voice levels, sentence structure help, flow analysis, and much more.
It’s almost like having a writing professor on your shoulders as you type. There are even settings for detecting problems, such as “weasel words” (which come across as uncertain or non-specific) and biased language.
If you like analytical data more than writing, this is the writing tool for you.