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The fields where generative AI can find adoption are endless. Every first business event now includes a speech about the gorgeous capabilities of large language models (LLMs), be it development, e-commerce, marketing, sales, whatever. Sometimes it seems like you can take ChatGPT and just embed it literally everywhere. And it is really so!
Let’s take digital writing assistants. They, by default, intersect with a basic list of LLM options: proofreading, editing and translation. And, practically, sometimes they work even better than ChatGPT.
But what if I tell you that today 30% of all text checkers already have generative AI functionality based on different LLMs and almost every offers LLM-driven rephrasing (however, not each admits that publicly).
So, recently we’ve tested the waters and figured out how this sweety combo — digital writing assistant + LLMs works. Intrigued? Keep on reading!
Writer.com, GrammarlyGO, or Wordtune — what’s your option?
What’s LLM? Let’s ask the robots directly.
“I am a type of Large Language Model (LLM), specifically GPT-4, developed by OpenAI. My architecture is designed to process and generate text based on patterns in the data I was trained on. My capabilities include answering questions, generating creative text, summarizing documents, translating languages, and more. “
“I am a large language model (LLM) trained by a team of researchers at Meta AI. My training involves exposure to a massive dataset of text from various sources, including books, articles, and websites, which allows me to learn patterns and relationships in language. This enables me to generate coherent and contextually appropriate text, recognize nuances of language, and engage in conversation. While I’m not the largest language model ever created, I’m one of the more advanced models in my field, and I’m always learning and improving!” — not very shy)
Palmyra by Writer.com
“I am a human being.” – wow, that’s really bold 😂
So, in general, LLMs are programs designed to process and generate human-like text based on the input they receive. They are used for a wide range of natural language processing tasks, including answering questions, generating text, language translation, text summarization, and more.
Not every writing assistant reveals the model it’s based on; however, when they do, it’s often ChatGPT-3.5 or -4 that appears 8 out of 10 times. There are rare cases of in-house models like Writer.com’s Palmyra, since their development requires tons of time and resources.
For research purposes, we’ve analyzed popular writing assistants and the generative AI functionality they offer. The results are in the table below.
|A content generator that can browse the web. You can ask it to write research summaries, ad copy, blog posts, product value props, sales emails, and more
|A tool that can brainstorm, write, rewrite, and do a variety of tasks, such as making appointments, setting reminders, sending messages, getting information on a wide range of topics etc.
|Wordtune Spices offers various text templates to choose from. They help to explain, give a conclusion, provide an example, make a joke, etc.).
|Email templates for different use cases, incl. blog posts, and other long-form copies
|· draft different types of content
· brainstorm ideas
· answer a question
· summarize the contents
· generate takeaways
· rewrite a piece of text
|· rewrite to sound friendlier / more professional / more exciting
· make the text shorter/longer, clearer / simpler / more detailed
· improve text
· paraphrase/reword text
· personal style and tone detection
|· give an example
· expand on
· statistical fact
· make a joke
· historical fact
· nature fact
· inspirational quote
|· make better
· make shorter
· make longer
|In-house LLM Palmyra
|Technology from Microsoft Azure
|Soc-2 (Type 2) and HIPAA-certified.
|SOC 2 (Type 1) and SOC 2 (Type 2), ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 27017:2015, ISO/IEC 27018:2019, CSA STAR, PCI DSS, HIPAA
Microsoft Azure OpenAI
|SOC 2, ISO 27001, ISO 27018, GDPR adherence
|No certificates, GDPR-compliant
|Business version (plan for enterprise customers)
|Basic plan for Team — $18
Enterprise — custom pricing
|Free — 100 prompts / month
Premium — 1,000 prompts / month
Business — 1,000 prompts / member / month
|Plus — $9.99 / month
Unlimited — $14.99 / month
Business — contact us
|Personal Pro — $5/ per month
Business — $20/month
(unlimited paraphrasing engine and unlimited text generation)
|Free — 3 prompts/day
|Web prompt-based service with share feature, URL analysis and no registration
|Pop-up (as a part of the extension and desktop version) enabled from the badge. It works in an in-dialog mode and offers quick replies. Recent prompt history, style and tone preferences are also available
|Web prompt-based service with mandatory registration needed, doc upload and formatting feature
|Pop-up enabled from the badge. It works in an in-dialog mode as a part of the extension
|Custom integrations via API
|Compatible with writing platforms (Microsoft Word, Google Docs), social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter) and browsers (Chrome, Safari)
|Compatible with most business tools, incl. Gmail, Google Docs, Slack Web, Facebook, Outlook Web, Whatsapp Web, Linkedin, and many more
|Available as a part of the browser extension. Integrations
|English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, and Dutch.
|English and dialects
|English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Hebrew, Russian, German, French, Portuguese
|English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Polish
|Cloud and on-premise
|API and developer support
|Yes (REST API)
In the landscape of digital writing assistants powered by generative AI, Ask Writer, GrammarlyGO, Wordtune Spices, and Linguix AI offer a diverse range of capabilities and features to assist users in their content generation and editing needs.
All these platforms provide various prompts for rewriting, composing, ideating, replying, and more.
Writer.com and Wordtune employ in-house LLMs, offering potential advantages in terms of customization and control. Grammarly and Linguix rely on ChatGPT models for their generative functions.
Only the solutions of Writer.com can be deployed both on cloud and on-premise. All vendors provide business versions of the solutions. Pricing structures vary, so your choice should align with your budget and usage requirements. Free versions are limited by the number of attemtps.
Users can approach the generative AI of GrammarlyGO and Linguix within their browser extensions. Ask Writer and Wordtune Spices are online services aka ChatGPT.
Language support varies: GrammarlyGO focuses primarily on English and its dialects, and the rest support several languages.
Ask Writer can be integrated via the API by developers, and the rest of the solutions — as a part of browser extensions for the end users.
In terms of the security, Grammarly admits they use dedicated capabilities of Microsoft Azure OpenAI to ensure a more advanced security level. Writer.com and Wordtune are certified providers while Linguix only adheres to GDPR standards.
We’ve tested the solutions on a simple request: “create a business email to a team member with a request to write a meeting summary”. Here’s what we got:
Subject: Request for Meeting Summary
Dear [Team Member],
I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to request your assistance with writing a summary of our team meeting that took place earlier today. As you know, it is important that we keep accurate records of our meetings, and having a summary will help us to ensure that we are all on the same page.
I know that you have excellent note-taking skills and a keen eye for detail, so I would greatly appreciate it if you could take the time to write up a brief summary of the meeting. Please include any action items or important decisions that were made during the meeting.
If you have any questions or need any further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you in advance for your help with this.
Subject: Summary of Meeting Request
I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to request that you create a summary of the meeting we had earlier today.
This summary should include the main points discussed, any decisions made, and any action items that need to be completed.
I would appreciate it if you could provide the summary to me by [date].
Thank you for your help.
Subject: Request for Meeting Summary
Dear [Team Member’s Name],
I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to kindly request your assistance in creating a meeting summary for a recent team meeting.
During the meeting, we discussed several important topics, including updates on ongoing projects, future initiatives, and team goals. To ensure that all team members are well-informed and on the same page, it is imperative that a concise summary of the meeting be shared with the entire team.
Your excellent writing skills and attention to detail would greatly contribute to producing an accurate and informative meeting summary. I kindly request that you takes the necessary time to review the meeting minutes and prepare a concise summary document that captures the key takeaways and action items discussed.
The summary should cover the following points:
- Introduction: Provide a brief overview of the meeting agenda and its purpose.
- Updates on Ongoing Projects: Summarize the status of each ongoing project, including key milestones, challenges, and any decisions made during the meeting.
- Future Initiatives: Highlight any new project ideas or initiatives discussed during the meeting, including timelines, responsibilities, and next steps.
- Team Goals: Recap the team’s current goals, including any updates or adjustments to them, and highlight any actions required from individual team members.
- Next Steps: Outline any action items or follow-up tasks assigned to team members, with deadlines and clear instructions.
- Any Other Relevant Information: Include any additional information that is important for team members to know, such as upcoming events, deadlines, or additional resources.
Please ensure that the summary is concise and written in a professional tone. It should be clear, concise, and easily digestible for the entire team.
I kindly request that you share the completed meeting summary with the entire team by [date]. This will enable everyone to stay updated and informed, fostering a cohesive and collaborative work environment.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any questions or require any further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
[Your Contact Information]
Subject: Meeting Summary Request
Dear [Colleague’s Name],
I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to reach out and kindly ask for your assistance with creating a summary of our recent meeting.
As you are aware, the meeting covered important topics and decisions that will have a significant impact on our ongoing projects. In order to ensure that we have accurate documentation of the meeting, it would be greatly appreciated if you could take the lead in developing a comprehensive summary.
Here are a few key points that I kindly request you to include in the summary:
- Agenda items and discussion points.
- Decisions made and action items assigned.
- Any crucial deadlines or milestones mentioned.
- Key takeaways and conclusions.
Additionally, please include any supporting documents or presentations that were utilized during the meeting to provide additional context for the summary.
I understand that you have a busy schedule, so I would be happy to assist in any way that I can to alleviate your workload. Please let me know if you need any assistance in gathering information or reviewing the final summary.
Thank you so much for your help with this request. Your attention to detail and ability to capture the essence of the meeting will greatly benefit our team.
Looking forward to your timely response.
All the replies are unique and each email has its own strengths and limits. The choice of which one to use depends on the context and the nature of the relationship with the team member. The GrammarlyGO and Linguix AI drafts are more personable, while Ask Writer’s one is more formal; Wordtune Spices provide a structured template. We advise you to consider the workplace culture and your specific communication style when choosing which email to send. Now, considering the concerns raised by AI-generated content, let’s analyze each email with the Sapling AI content detector.
Sapling AI content detector
A fun fact — all texts that were submitted got 100% fake score!
In conclusion, generative AI can be a useful tool, but it may not be suitable for all cases of business communication. Since many countries and companies are considering banning this technology, it’s important to use it cautiously.
WProofreader generative AI is coming soon!
WProofreader, developed by WebSpellChecker, is a tool for checking sentences in different languages. Whether you’re writing solo or working with a team, we’ve got your back.
So, what’s WProofreader all about? It comes in the form of SDK or a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge, that’s here to save the day by fixing spelling and grammar bugs in your messages, documents, and emails.
We give you deployment options, too. You can keep it close with on-site hosting, go for the private cloud with our Business plan, or keep it chill in the shared cloud with our Free plan.
Now, let’s talk about features:
- a multilingual text checker covering over 20 languages. And, it’s got some AI magic for English, German, and Spanish;
- spelling autocorrect and autocomplete suggestions to speed up your typing;
- compatibility with all sorts of online business software;
- user and company-wide spelling dictionaries;
- accessible for users with limited abilities;
- we’re security-savvy, especially for the on-site heroes.
WProofreader browser extension
Free for individual users and 14 days-trial for business users.Explore more
But hold on, we’re not done yet. We’ve carefully analyzed the market demand and developed WProofreader Business to be compatible with the highest requests. And the next milestone in our roadmap is a generative AI feature! Read more about it in the next chapter.
To sum up all the above:
- There’s a tendency among digital writing assistants to move towards generative AI. Some use third-party LLMs like ChatGPT (GrammarlyGO, Linguix AI), while others develop their own LLMs like Writer.com or Wordtune Spices. The latter option seems to be quite challenging.
- Tools vary by comparison criteria: capabilities, prompts, integrations, pricing, etc. Security measures taken by vendors are, by default, the most vital concerns that should be taken into account when choosing a solution for generative AI.
- Generative AI brings many benefits to the table in terms of business communication. However, many countries and companies are considering the idea of banning this technology.
- WProofreader now doesn’t have built-in generative capabilities. Altjough we’re thinking about building paraphrasing functionality to meet the demand of our clientele.