The 5 Best Spelling and Grammar Check Apps of 2018

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Whether you're typing an email to your boss or writing a novel, grammar and spelling are critical. You need tools that do the heavy lifting, reading over each word for clarity and correctness.

Here are the best spelling and grammar check apps you can use anywhere on various devices and browsers.

Grammarly app on Mac

Grammarly is best known for being an all-around great app for documents, social media posts, and any other text. The app is available online through the app's website and also includes extensions for Mac and Windows. If you use Microsoft Word, Grammarly also connects directly through the software.

Grammarly Keyword is the app's mobile keyboard extension that works with both iOS and Android devices.

If you're using Grammarly for basic grammar checking, you'll benefit the most from the free version. However, for heavy editing, vocabulary enhancement suggestions, and genre-specific writing checks, Grammarly Premium is for you; it's available for monthly, quarterly, and annual pricing plans starting at $29.95 a month.

What We Like:

  • Grammarly is fast, accurate, and extremely simple to use.
  • It integrates anywhere you need it, ensuring your grammar is spot-on no matter what you're typing.

What We Don't Like:

  • For Mac users who also use Microsoft Word, Grammarly currently doesn't support Word on Mac. You'll have to use the online app or the Safari extension.
Photo of Whitesmoke app on iPhone

WhiteSmoke is a complete grammar checker built for all devices. In fact, Whitesmoke integrates with Mac, Windows, and all available browsers. The mobile app is available on both iOS and Android devices.

WhiteSmoke includes a grammar, spelling, style and punctuation checker, as well as a unique translation feature. With full-text translation to and from 55 different languages, WhiteSmoke makes it easy to communicate no matter your location.

WhiteSmoke features three different pricing plans: Essential, Premium and Business. Starting at $6.59 per month, the app is budget-friendly.

What We Like:

  • WhiteSmoke's accessibility makes it easy to use on any device at any time.
  • Built-in translation makes writing communication in another language simpler.

What We Don't Like:

  • The mobile app interface could use some improvement.
Photo of the Ginger app working within a Google doc

Your emails, Google Docs, and social media posts should all be error-free. That's where Ginger comes in. Ginger works on Windows and Mac, as well as on iOS devices via the Ginger Page app. For Android users, Ginger offers the Ginger Android Keyboard as an additional tool.

Adding the Ginger extension to Chrome or Safari is simple and the grammar check starts immediately. You can also copy and paste your text into the companion window to get started.

Ginger's tools include a grammar checker, sentence rephrase, word prediction, and more. The app is free to use unless you wish to unlock all of its capabilities by purchasing Premium. For this, Ginger offers three payment plans: monthly, quarterly, or annually starting at $20.97 a month. If you're a student, you'll benefit from the student discount.

Premium unlocks unlimited grammar checks, definitions, sentence rephrase, analysis of your errors, and more.

What We Like:

  • The in-browser window makes it easy to test your text before you place it into an email, a document, or on social media.

What We Don't Like:

  • To take full advantage of what Ginger has to offer, Premium is a must.

 

Photo of CorrectMe app on iPhone

Sometimes, you need a more creative and flavorful word beyond the basic. For those moments, CorrectMe is there as an all-in-one spell checker and thesaurus. Use the app to correct your text and the built-in synonym checker to find different words for your search term.

CorrectMe is free on iOS devices. The app offers a Pro version that removes ads and unlocks more features, such as smart recommendations and grammar explanations.

What We Like:

  • CorrectMe is fast, simple, and great for finding the perfect word for any project.

What We Don't Like:

  • To take advantage of the advanced features, the Pro version must be purchased.
Photo of Speller app on iPhone

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Have you ever needed a spell check on the go? If so, you might have checked the spelling of a word on Google. However, Speller is an app that combines various sources into one app, making spelling easy again.

Speller checks the spelling of both English and Spanish words in one easy to use interface. Simply search for a word and it will tell you if it's correct. You'll also receive dictionary definitions from the internet and spelling suggestions.

Speller is available for iOS devices only and is free to download and use. 

What We Like:

  • Speller is fast and fun to use.
  • Spanish spelling makes it easy to translate words as needed.

What We Don't Like:

  • Due to the app needing to search Google and other domains, search results take some time to load.