I have a confession. I have a spelling and grammar checker called Grammarly running 24/7 and use it on almost everything I write on my Mac in any app, including Word, Ulysses, Mail, Safari, and pretty much every other app in which I write more than a few sentences.
I used the free version for a while, then decided to try the Premium tier for three months at $19.98/month ($59.95).
I completely expected to go back to the free version after my three months ended unless Premium was terrific...
But, it is—at least it is for me.
When the renewal notice arrived a few weeks ago, I ponied up for another three months without hesitation. And, when this quarterly subscription expires, I'll almost certainly pop for a full year so I get an even lower price ($11.66/month; $139.95/year).
Why do I find Grammarly Premium worth paying for?
Well, for one thing, I'm a professional writer. It's my nature to take spelling and grammar a bit more seriously than most people. And, I really hate making mistakes, especially in public.
While I don't always obey Grammarly's suggestions, I do feel a whole lot better knowing my prose is almost certainly free of any obvious spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.
Here's what a flagged word looks like in the web-based editor I use for these newsletters (from Active Campaign):
The little red "1" in the lower right corner alerts me that there's one error in this block of text; the error is highlighted in pink.
When you hover the cursor over the error, you see your options—Add to Dictionary, Ignore, or See More here.
I like Grammarly 'cause it's unobtrusive, yet it catches almost all of my spelling, grammar, and syntax problems before they can embarrass me.
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