Have you heard of Grammarly? Grammarly is a free (and paid) service that checks your writing for spelling and grammar mistakes. The best part is, it really works!

I know the first thing a lot of people are going to say is that their operating system has spelling and grammar check too. It’s true, they do, but they suck. Spell check is relatively easy, grammar check is actually really difficult. That’s where Grammarly shines.

Grammarly is a free extension for your browser and integrates right into your email and most any other text field on the web. It checks everything as you type and calls out issues it sees. It also tries to educate you as to why it’s an issue so you can learn a little.

I also like the fact that Grammarly doesn’t auto correct me. That’s a paid feature and one that seems like a good idea but never works out well. Maybe Grammarly does it better, but I prefer to fix my own spelling mistakes so I know the right word was chosen.

If you’d rather have a desktop app, they have that too. It’s not the most robust application, but its focus is on helping you write better so it doesn’t need a bunch of bells and whistles.

The simple fact is that grammar is hard. There are too many words that sound the same, yet are spelled differently. Plus commas and apostrophes and hyphens. One little mistake and the grammar police are in your face.

Install Grammarly and help yourself avoid embarrassing spelling or grammar mistakes.