We were approached by the company WhiteSmoke today about their All-in-One English Writing and Grammar Software, and we thought we’d give it a try and do a review.
I didn’t think such a tool would be useful for me as I don’t usually put much emphasis on grammar and spelling. So I started messing around with it, and at first was really disappointed, because I didn’t see a use for this software. Yea it worked, but where is the need for it?
But, after a few days, I realized how much I type outside of Word; emails, this blog, etc. I finally understood why so many people use it. After you type something, you just hit the “whitesmoke” button you designate on your keyboard, and it gives you suggestions on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Obviously spelling and punctuation aren’t a high priority on this blog, but this software definitely fills a niche in the market. The quickest way to NOT be taken seriously in the business world, is to write business letters, memos, emails, etc. and use bad grammar or misspellings. Why do you think your college adviser told you to edit, re-edit and then have the career services edit your resume. If there are spelling errors or grammar errors on there, it can mean the difference between getting hired or not. It also has text enrichment, which basically in laymen terms is taking your normal text and making you seem smarter. 🙂 Who couldn’t use that.
I was skeptical at first, but obviously the people at WhiteSmoke are very confident in their product, and after using it for a while I can see why. Nobody seems to offer a service like this out there, and I was pretty impressed once I gave it a chance. While it is an area of writing that I usually don’t focus on, I realize that it’s a vital part of blogging & marketing in general. Therefore, WhiteSmoke’s English Writing Software would be a good investment, and you would definitely get your money’s worth. The software works as advertised, and seems a lot smarter than other grammar checkers. All in all, it was nicely done. And for all of you mac folks, they currently don’t have an MacOS version, but don’t worry, there is a web based version of the software. Check em out here.
This is a Paid Review.