Wish it didn't lag
By Tainted Blue
I use grammarly online all the time and I love it. But the iPhone version is laggy. It doesn't pick up all of my keystrokes the way the stock keyboard or even other third party keyboards do. It often misses when I hit the space bar and some other random letters and it just overall feels sluggish trying to keep up with my typing.
Another big problem that made me switch away from using it was its insistence on correcting the same word over and over and over and over and over again unless I typed exactly what I wanted and then selected the "quoted" version of it above. I'm used to the stock keyboard knowing that if I typed something a certain way and it corrects it, when I backspace and type it again the same way, it was intentional. Grammarly doesn't understand this and corrects it over and over unless you go out of your way to tell it that spelling was intentional. As someone who types fairly fast, I got irritated really quickly having the app correcting me in that way, especially when most of the time they weren't even spelling mistakes, but correctly spelled words that it assumed we're spelling errors due to it trying to predict the sentence.
I preferred grammarly simply because I could type out a whole chunk of text and it would then give me suggestions on how to fix my mistakes at the end. For me, having to monitor the app's corrections as I type defeats the purpose. And the sluggish response kills it for me.
It’s a NO-brainer...get it! No, as in no for me, but brainer! Ha!
I got this app because my husband has it downloaded on his laptop and I love it. I am pretty bad at grammar, so this app was a life saver. However when I downloaded it for my iPad; which I have the Keyboard laptop case thing on it, well the app pretty much didn’t like the Keyboard case. It told me to turn it off and use the keyboard that the app provides. Which is the touchscreen option and that’s completely inconvenient when you have to type a long 24 page papers.
I also hate the fact that after you switch on the Grammarly keyboard, you get another thing that pops up and says, “allow full access”. By the way, I’m so glad they gave the option instead of just taking full access. But anyways, I’m against full access because when you allow them full access, you basically sign your life and rights away. They tell you that all the information you type or previously typed, like credit card info and address, will be collected and stored in their personal database. And that’s not all, but I rather not sit here and spell it out for you (ba-da-ting). Not-happenin-over-here-captain. So I installed it and 5 minutes later deleted. You can try it for longer if you want, but do it at your own risk!
I’m telling my husband on you Grammarly.
Clarifying "Full Access" (not technically a review)
By E. Crowley
I've seen some reviews circulating (approximately half of the 1-star reviews) which are concerns with how the keyboard asks for "full access". I'd like to clarify that THIS IS NOT SUSPICIOUS. All other keyboard applications tend to ask for full access, mainly to allow them to use the internet. Take Gboard, which has Google search built-in. To be honest, I would trust Grammarly more with my "data" that they "store" in servers than I would Google, where they mainly sell it to advertisers. Either way, "full access" is not suspicious for a keyboard to ask for. Seriously. Go around the app store and find a keyboard app that doesn't, and connects to the internet in some way. It's not showing your address to random staff when you type it, and it's not going to build up a super in-depth profile on your or launch ballistic missiles at your house.
Better yet, they describe what this is IN THE APP. When you're installing, it says "what's full access" under the giant green setup button. Read that!
I absolutely love this! But...
There are some minor things that I would like to carve. First off, I'm a brand new user on my iPhone, but I use Grammarly a lot on my laptop. Not the best at typing on the iPhone, so I thought ’let's use that app that I have on my laptop.’ so I downloaded the app. I opened my Google Docs, which is where I would likely write my stories, and then I started to use it. I like to use a lot of apostrophes as well as a lot of quotation marks. But it seems like if you attempt to try to put it with a sentence, they face the wrong way. Here’s an example:
”Sally slid her pale hand across the smooth marble countertop, not knowing what she was getting herself into.”
In the beginning, the first quotation mark is the wrong way. I know it may not bother you, reader, but it does bother me very much. I’m a person who gets annoyed when the little things aren't correct. Please fix this as I really love Grammarly but I can't stand this issue. It happens when I use apostrophes, too. For instance:
On the wall it read: ’nice try, but you won't beat me, oh, did I forget to mention your beloved sister?’
See how the apostrophe does it as well? It bothers me
so. Please fix this. Thank you for reading my long review. Again, it bothers me so much that I would have to delete this app on my phone, but not my laptop. Thank you so much,
Grammarly is great but please make some developments •PLEASE READ THE WHOLE THING•
I'm my experience with Grammarly, I have been using it to type messages and sometimes when I type names, it changes it to a different one. My friends would get confused so I just wouldn't use Grammarly for texting. Another thing I have issues with in Grammarly is that it tries to put my separate words into ones together. I was typing my review and it put the words ”with and in” together. When I put commas in between my sentences sometimes it says I'm wrong and I'm not. It is not like my reading class which actually gives way more information than Grammarly. I'm sorry if you feel offended but I just think you need to make some improvements. Otherwise, of my issues, I give this app/keyboard a 👍🏽. It is a great app and I hope you make some developments to help me with my problems. I don't want you to get mad so please don't. I'm just telling you what you can make improvements on so you can make your app better. Please respond to this and thank you for making this great app.
Bluetooth Keyboards Limited - Some punctuation typing is inefficient
Overall, I like it although there are some issues that I find switching back to the built in Apple keyboard away from the Grammarly keyboard. First, I noticed that when using a Bluetooth keyboard the Grammarly functionality is not available. This is quite disappointing since I use my iPad to type quite a bit of material and by using my Bluetooth keyboard it negates the functionality of Grammarly and I can only use it if I’m typing it on the screen. Second, I have noticed that when typing and searching for punctuation marks it’s quite difficult to find the exclamation point which is only available after changing not one, not two, but three different screens. This is grossly inefficient when typing long documents as it slows the writer down quite a bit.
Fix these things and I’d use it more frequently, I’ll reevaluate it over the next year and if not fixed I might discontinue my subscription. On plus side, I use it at work with Microsoft Office and it works great.
It’s good, it’s not the best but it’s good. I hate how they want full access, that’s a little suspicious and sometimes it corrects wrong things (like if you write a whole story, it’s more than likely Grammarly will be wrong on 30% of your “errors”) Grammarly on the iPad is really bad but it corrects your obvious errors and there are some glitches for me on the iPad Pro, like when I want to add something to the dictionary it does it but the next time I go on grammarly it’s like it resetted. And I kind of hate how when you check your field and it doesn’t teleport to the part of the field it’s talking about, like it just stays wherever you were at. You’re staring at your keyboard the whole time and not looking at your actual text kinda
It’s a great app on the computer and I’d highly recommend it for typing that way but on all devices, you should always proofread after you check the field bc it doesn’t correct everything like how you’d like it to. It checks a word based on the previous and the following.
*DOWNLOAD AT YOUR OWN RISK FOR PRIVACY CONCERNS*
Review for Grammarly
Hello, my name is Alberto, and this is my review for Grammarly. I have started to use Grammarly two years ago and I have found it do be one if not one of the most valuable applications that I use. It is very easy to set and utilize I can employ this application in just about everything that I wright online from school, work to social networking I have the confidence to post knowing that Grammarly has analyzed my spelling as well as my punctuation. The free trial has all the basic needs to get your writing skills on their way to a great start. In the paid services it has advanced options that go beyond other spelling services I have used the past. One of my favorite advanced options is the copyright checker I feel confident now that when I submit an assignment that the work is unique as well as Grammarly correct. I would recommend this product to anyone who is in school or anyone who writes for there career.
Full access is necessary
For any keyboard like this, it cannot see what you type, if you don’t allow it to. That is the entire point of these apps(especially this one in particular, while some others, the main purpose is elsewhere). This keyboard app is supposed to correct your grammar/spelling. However, it cannot correct your grammar if it cannot “see” what you write, and it cannot see what you write without “full access.” So, if you don’t want that, then don’t knock the developers for writing and making the software that they claim to be making.
Also, just for the record, all of your information that you type is still going out online. When you put a credit card into a website, that info is sent out via internet, and collected through multiple parties regardless of what keyboard, software, or device you are using. If you can’t handle that, then go hide in a cave.
I’d give it a six out of five if it weren’t for these problems
Hi! I just love your Desktop application, it is so useful and it works pretty well, except for the fact I can't make it work on Google. However, your app for mobile is very disappointing. It doesn't let me automatically look things up, the little green button on the corner of my screen only checks my spelling errors, which I don't make many of those anyway, and it doesn't check any of my grammatical errors. I made some very obvious ones to test it out but it didn't do a thing, and grammar is my biggest problem and the reason I downloaded it. I might have just used autocorrect with a normal keyboard. Also, I thought this would be a tiny feature I could put on my customized keyboard, but instead it gives me a whole new keyboard. This honestly is not a big deal, but there is a feature most third-party keyboards have called ”swipe input” that I highly recommend. All in all, make it more like the desktop application but include the swipe input.
P.S. Wrote this with your keyboard ^~^