Grammarly is a powerful browser extension that lets you check spelling and grammar as you work.
Previous versions of Grammarly did not work with Google Docs, but nowadays you can enable Grammarly to work with Google Docs.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Grammarly to Google Docs.
What is Grammarly?
Grammarly is an app that proofreads your writing and helps you edit your text as you work across different apps, social media, emails, and more.
It does integrate with word processors like Google Docs and Word and offers some more advanced features than the built-in spell checking in the applications.
If you are regularly writing, whether for personal or professional reasons—Grammarly is a no-brainer.
They do have paid plans, but their free plan is still very powerful.
The free plan in Grammarly offers:
- Grammar checking
- Spell checking
- Punctuation checking
- Conciseness recommendations
- Tone detection recommendations
How to Enable Grammarly on Google Docs
Grammarly is very useful when enabled in Google Docs.
It gives you more advanced capabilities beyond the built-in Google Docs spell-checking.
To enable Grammarly in Google Docs:
1. First, we need to install Grammarly if you don’t have it installed already. Go to the chrome web store and search for Grammarly. Select Grammarly and select Add to Chrome>Add Extension to get Grammarly installed
2. Once we have Grammarly installed in chrome, we need to enable it in Google Docs. Open Google Docs and you should see a popup for Grammarly in the bottom right corner. We need to create an account so select Sign-up and follow the prompts to create an account
3. Once you have created a Grammarly account, you will have access to Grammarly in Google Docs. To adjust the settings select the Grammarly icon in the top right corner of your browser.
4. Once you have Grammarly turned on, you may have to open a new window and open Google Docs again to get it to start working. After you’ve opened Google Docs in a new window you will see Grammarly suggestions if you begin typing
5. You can select the “See more in Grammarly option” to open the Grammarly sidebar on the right side of your screen. From here it will give you an overview of all the suggested edits to your document and you can set additional settings here:
Grammarly is a powerful extension that will certainly improve your grammar and writing.
There are paid plans, but their free plan is useful enough that it’s worth installing and using with Google Docs.
I have only shown how to use Grammarly with Google Chrome in this guide, but it also works with Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. The setup and installation steps are going to be very similar so you should be able to figure it out.
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