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Free Grammarly Alternatives

The best free alternative to Grammarly is LanguageTool, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Grammarly and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Grammarly are Slick Write, Grammar Checker Academic, Grammalecte and Ginger.

Grammarly alternatives are mainly Grammar Checkers but may also be Translators or SEO Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Grammarly.
This page was last updated May 20, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
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  • Online
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Office Outlook
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Office Word
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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Grammarly Editor is an automated proofreader that corrects contextual spelling mistakes, checks for more than 250 common...

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  1. LanguageTool

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • SDL TRADOS
    • Safari
    • Visual Studio Code
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Eclipse
    • TinyMCE
    • TeXstudio
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Thunderbird
    • Vim
    • OmegaT
    • Sublime Text
    • GNU Emacs
    • Opera
    • Fidus Writer
    • LyX
    • LibreOffice
    • <oXygen/> XML Editor
    • Apache OpenOffice
    • Firefox

    Free proofreading tool for LibreOffice, Apache OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, Ulysses, .

    LanguageTool vs Grammarly opinions
    Some users think LanguageTool is a great alternative to Grammarly, some don't.
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    tapasratha

    Most of the time it helps in getting correct sentence.

    Top positive comment  8 months ago
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    cherriesravenclaw

    Open source. Works just as good, if not better than Grammarly, and it's cheaper if you do opt for one of the paid plans.

    Top positive comment  9 months ago
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    It does not correct the style of writing to a better way, it just corrects spelling and grammar.

    Top negative comment  over 4 years ago
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    RemovedUser

    Open source, cheaper, works in more languages.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    5

    It doesn't work very well. For example, it shows all is good if I type in the following: "Can you do plan by yourself? Yoda I speak like and check grammar I do. "

    Negative comment about 2 years ago
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    12

    It supports more than just English and is privacy-minded

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    Mansampard01

    Since end of 2018 it has an browser extension that is on par with grammarly. It supports much more languages than grammarly.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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  2. Slick Write is a powerful, free tool that makes it easy to check your writing for grammar and spelling errors, potential stylistic mistakes, and other features of interest.

    Slick Write vs Grammarly opinions
    Most users think Slick Write is a great alternative to Grammarly.

    Grammarly can be used as a plugin for certain office programs but Slick Write is only browser based.

    Negative comment about 2 years ago
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    It shows you what you need to change, how to change it and how your work reads.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    It has not only spell and grammar check, but also structure, vocabulary, flow, statistics, and more. And it's free, which is great.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    -3

    It has a great structure and is very simple to use whilst being completely free.

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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  3. Grammar Checker Academic

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    This is a grammar checker that correct mistakes in your writing.

    Most users think Grammar Checker Academic is a great alternative to Grammarly.
  4. Grammalecte

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • Python
    • Thunderbird
    • Vim
    • Sublime Text
    • GNU Emacs
    • Pluma
    • LibreOffice
    • Firefox
    • LibreOffice - Writer

    Grammalecte is a French grammar checker.

    Almost everyone thinks Grammalecte is a great alternative to Grammarly.
  5. Ginger

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Mac

    Ginger Keyboard is the world’s first smartphone keyboard to offer advanced writing tools, including live as-you-type proofreading, alongside standard and advanced keyboard features like word prediction, autocorrect, emoji and swipe typing.

    Ginger vs Grammarly opinions
    Some users think Ginger is a great alternative to Grammarly, some don't.

    I think it is way better, because it is free

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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    -3

    it's free and open sorce.

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    Ginger is incapable of checking for plagiarism. Also, it cannot review an entire paper at the same time.

    Top negative comment  about 7 years ago
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    Sour_CandyCane

    Ginger is amazing because it helps me write better essays, better stories, and letters. It is extremely helpful.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    It doesn't even scan your what your typing in a text box. I see a little G button in this text box right now.

    Negative comment over 5 years ago
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    this a keyboard not a proofreading tool

    Negative comment almost 6 years ago
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    Grammarly corrects sentence structure as well as advanced grammar errors. Ginger appears only for spellcheck and quick emoji placement

    Negative comment about 6 years ago
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  6. Typely

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Typely is precise. Existing tools for improving prose raise so many false alarms that their advice cannot be trusted. Instead, the writer must carefully consider whether to accept or reject each change.

    Typely vs Grammarly opinions
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    While it does everything Grammarly does for free, it's slow and a bit bulky. Some of the features it has are just for show and not functionality. It's a bit odd but with enough time can get the job done.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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  7. Writefull

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Overleaf
    • Microsoft Office Word

    Writefull is automated proofreading for academic writing, with AI language models trained on millions of published journal articles across all academic disciplines.

    Most users think Writefull is a great alternative to Grammarly.
  8. Highlights potential pitfalls in your writing to encourage good habits.

  9. PaperRater

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Grammar & Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does.

    PaperRater vs Grammarly opinions
    Some users think PaperRater is a great alternative to Grammarly, some don't.

    Free automated proofreader that also includes plagiarism checking and grades your paper.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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  10. Proofread Bot

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • Google Chrome
    • Drupal
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Facebook
    • Wordpress
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Firefox

    Proofread Bot checks your writing for grammar, style, spelling, statistic and plagiarism issues and gives recommendations to improve your writing. The tool gives you a visual text editing interface and an auto generated textual report for your convenience.

    Proofread Bot vs Grammarly opinions
    Most users think Proofread Bot is a great alternative to Grammarly.

    No crappy Sign-up process. Directly checks for mistakes. Bye Grammarly.

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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    checks your grammer,but dosnt rephrase

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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