Product Review

Grammarix Review

Daniel Midson-Short
October 29, 2018

Grammarix is a completely-free grammar tool.

The Grammarix site reads, “Once the tool was built, we just knew we had to roll it out to the mass market, which meant that we wouldn’t be attaching a premium price tag to the software.”

Is this free tool really all that it’s cracked up to be? Let’s find out if it’s one of the best grammar checkers or not.

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Our Verdict

We don’t recommend Grammarix for obvious reasons, which you can see for yourself below.  We strongly recommend Grammarly. It’s on the pricey side, but you can save 20% with our link. 

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Grammarix Inaccurate Checker

Free
  • Simple, no-frills interface
  • Lack of accuracy
  • No concision feature
  • Flaky plagiarism detection
  • No reporting option
  • Limited device compatibility

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Grammarix Pros

1. Simple, No-Frills Interface

Grammarix has a simple to use, clean user interface that offers up correction suggestions to users.

Example screenshot of Grammarix's interface.
Grammarix’s interface.

While the interface isn’t anything super extraordinary, it’s simple and gets straight to the point.

But that’s where the pros for Grammarix seem to stop.

Grammarix Cons

1. Accuracy and Sophistication Fall Flat

Grammarix fails to find some grammatical issues, such as double punctuation.

Example of Grammarix's punctuation checker or lackthereof.
Grammarix’s punctuation checker or lackthereof.

And other grammar checkers out there can identify uses of passive voice with sophisticated features, but Grammarix doesn’t seem to be one of them.

Example screenshot of Grammari's missed passive voice.
Grammarix’s doesn’t check for passive voice

2. No Concision Feature

As you might expect from a free tool, there aren’t currently any Grammarix features that help users write more concisely/with more clarity.

3. Flaky Plagiarism Detection

On the Grammarix site, the company says that a plagiarism detector is available.

Their homepage reads: “[The tool] will even flag up any instances of plagiarism, which is a great bonus if you are a student or if you write for a living.”

Example screenshot of Grammarix's plagiarism detector.
Grammarix’s plagiarism detector.

But when we entered in some plagiarized copy from this NPR excerpt of The Great Gatsby, the grammar checker didn’t identify the copied content as plagiarism.

Example screenshot of Grammarix's flaky plagiarism detector.
Grammarix’s flaky plagiarism detector.

4. Low Plan Limitations

On Grammarix, you can only enter in and analyze 2,000 symbols at a time.

Try to check more, and the tool will give you the following message:

Example screenshot of Grammarix's symbol limit.
Grammarix’s symbol limit.

The Grammarix FAQ page reads, “If your writing is longer than that, you can of course choose to enter it in multiple checks.”

So if you need to review a large body of text, this checker might not be your best bet.

5. No Listed Grammar Rule Source or Reporting Option

With Grammarix, there’s no way to know how the site is checking information.

It’s unclear if they’re using an original service or an external one, and the site doesn’t mention which style guide is used to review content.

There’s also no reporting option to export a PDF or word document of your results, so if this is important to you, a different tool could be a better choice.

6. Device Compatibility

While some grammar checkers offer tons of different versions, extensions, and compatibilities. Grammarix is only available via a mobile or web browser.

7. No Human Review or Multilingual Options

If you need to access a human review of your work, Grammarix won’t be able to help you out.

And when we tried to check languages other than English, the tool wasn’t able to accurately suggest corrections.

In fact, the software just tried to change other languages to similarly spelled English words.

Example screenshot of Grammarix not having human review/ multilingual options.
Grammarix doesn’t have human review/ multilingual options.

8. There’s a Contact Form, But We Never Received a Response

The only customer service option offered by Grammarix is a contact form located on the website.

It’s fairly straightforward. Just enter in your name, email, subject, and message.

Example screenshot of Grammarix's contact form page.
Grammarix’s contact form page.

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Once your message has been sent, you should be redirected to a page confirming that customer service has received it.

Example screenshot of Grammarix's email sent confirmation
Sample of Grammarix’s email sent confirmation.

We received a confirmation email within seconds of submitting our message suggesting to check out the Grammarix FAQ page for more information.

Example screenshot of Grammarix's confirmation email.
Grammarix’s confirmation email.

While the email stated that Grammarix would get back to us as soon as possible, we still haven’t heard back more than five days later.

If you’re looking for a tool that can answer your questions within a few hours, this one is a hit and a miss.

Grammarix Cost

The good news is that Grammarix is free, so you’ve got nothing to lose if you want to try it out.

Do I Recommend Grammarix?

No. This tool has far too many cons to be worth your while.

Sophisticated perks like plagiarism detection are offered, but it doesn’t seem to be very reliable at catching copied text.

It is free, but there are better free alternative checkers on the market, like Grammarly, that offer more accurate features than Grammarix.