The 5 Best Spelling and Grammar Check Apps of 2020

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Whether you're typing an email to your boss or writing a novel, grammar and spelling are critical. Luckily, there are spelling and grammar apps that will check your work, improving clarity and fixing any mistakes.

Here are the best spelling and grammar check apps for multiple platforms and devices.

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Grammarly: Best All-Around Spelling and Grammar Check App

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 Grammarly's website and also includes extensions for various browsers. If you use Microsoft Word, or another Microsoft Office application, Grammarly connects directly through the software. (Grammarly for Microsoft Office isn't currently supported on the Mac, however.)

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
  • Fast, accurate, and extremely simple to use.

  • 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 a browser extension.


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WhiteSmoke: Best Grammar Checker for Translations

Photo of Whitesmoke app on iPhone

WhiteSmoke is a complete grammar checker built for all devices, integrating with Mac, Windows, and most browsers. The mobile app is available for 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 for one-year or three-year billing periods: Web, Premium, and Business. Starting at around $5 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.

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Ginger: Best In-Browser Companion

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 rephraser, word prediction, and more. The app is free to use unless you wish to unlock all of its capabilities by purchasing the Premium version, which can be paid monthly, annually, or every two years starting at $20.97 a month. Students will benefit from a student discount.

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.

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CorrectMe: Best Spell Check App for Creative Projects

Photo of CorrectMe app on iPhone

Sometimes, you need a more creative and flavorful word beyond the basic message. 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, you need the Pro version.

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Speller: Best for Fast Spell Checks

Photo of Speller app on iPhone

Have you ever needed a spell check on the go? Speller is an app that combines various sources into one app, making for easy spelling on the go.

Speller checks the spelling of both English and Spanish words in one easy-to-use interface. Simply search for a word and Speller will tell you if it's correct. You'll also receive dictionary definitions from the internet as well as 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
  • Because the app searches Google and other domains, search results take some time to load.