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Grammarian Pro2 X is a powerful tool to help you ensure all writing you do is polished, no matter what type of program you create it in. There are quite a few options for how to use the multiple features included in this program, so once you learn the interface, you can make the app work to suit your purposes.
Versatile tools: You can customize the tools in this program so the software checks for just the errors you're concerned with and ignores others. Generally, you can choose to scan for Spelling, Grammar or both together, but you can also be a bit more precise. There are many different writing styles and types included in the program, including Academic, Formal, Legal, Casual, Chat, Common, Technical, and more, and you can adjust these based on what it is you're checking at the moment. You can also go deeper and check off the specific types of errors you'd like the program to point out and uncheck others to suit your purposes.
Quick access: This tool sits right in your top Menu Bar, so you can bring it up quickly just by clicking the icon and selecting the process you'd like it to perform. When you've made your selection, a new window will open with the selected text on the left and a review section on the right where you can see the errors detected, suggestions for how to fix them and an explanation of the error.
Complicated installation: There are multiple steps involved in installing this program, but nowhere in the installer does it alert you to this. The instructions don't come up automatically, so you have to go looking for them, but you may not even know that you need to do that. The Help that does exist is not terribly clear either, but you can eventually figure it out with some experimenting.
Grammarian Pro2 X for Mac is a good option for providing universal spelling and grammar guidance and corrections. It's nice to be able to use these tools in any application and on any text, even if the program you're using to write doesn't come with the tools. The many customization options mean you can use this app on all types of writing. You can try it out for free for 6 days, after which you'll have to pay $39.95 for the full version.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Grammarian Pro2 X for Mac 2.09b10.
Grammarian PRO X is an arsenal of professional writing tools to combat those embarrassing writing errors that everyone tends to make, a universal interactive grammar checking, spelling checking, dictionary, thesaurus, autocorrect, and autotype tool which works with virtually every program on your computer even if a program does or doesn't have these features. Grammarian PRO X works interactively or in batch correction mode and automatically starts working in your applications to correct spelling, grammar, phrase usage, and punctuation. Use the built-in dictionary/thesaurus assistant to look up definitions and verify the correct choice of words. AutoCorrection corrects many spelling mistakes automatically as you type. Also, create AutoType shorthand macros which will automatically type your commonly used signature phrases.
The product's web site offers potential customers the opportunity to experience the wonders, as well as pitfalls, of Grammerian.
The app cannot discern contractions so improperly allows the use of singular verbiage when the subject is a plurality. For instance, it doesn't recognize that "there's" is a contraction of "there is," which is singular tense. See my summary below for details.
I just began looking for grammar/spell check software for my significant other, who's changing professions and is attending university. I'd read a few reviews singing the praises of Grammarian so went to their web site to find out more. They're so confident of their product that they have a feature on the site whereby one can input text and have it checked. So I thought I'd throw it a relatively simple sentence. I wrote, "There's a lot of ways to do this." It response was to highlight "a lot of" and suggested some replacements, of which I chose "many." Surprisingly, that was the only error it caught. It DID NOT catch the singular tense of "there's" when the sentence spoke of a plurality of "ways," so I changed the contraction "there's" to "there is," and it then recognized the singular error. Contractions are a common, casual language style of modern English so it astounds me that this highly touted app can't deal with them.
April 15, 2011
Version: Grammarian PRO2 X 2.01
Easy to use
None that I can find at the moment
A big improvement on the earlier versions. I have used it for years and IMHO this is the best version yet. I use it a lot for checking ease of understanding for talks to children and adults - and it never lets me down.
I have contacted the customer, and this problem is now resolved. The crashing was caused by a corrupt English Spelling dictionary file. This is an uncommon incident and is not directly related to PRO2 or 64-bit compatibility.
Please Note: For any person who experiences the same issue, please download and install a new English Spelling dictionary from http://linguisoft.com/downloads.html The installation instructions are included with the dictionary file. If you have problems with Grammarian, please contact Linguisoft support. The tech support email form is on http://linguisoft.com/support.html