LanguageTool

Open-source proofreading software for publishing houses

About LanguageTool

LanguageTool is a grammar and spell check software that lets students, authors, freelancers, publishing houses, and businesses of all sizes identify potential errors in the content. It helps review text in various languages such as English, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, and more.

LanguageTool allows content creators to receive suggestions for misspellings, distinguish between British and US English, and create a personal glossary by adding words, which are not present in the standard dictionary. The solution offers plugins for MS Word, Firefox, Google Chrome, LibreOffice, Thunderbird, Apache OpenOffice, and Google Docs, allowing users to check and correct typographical errors within documents. It also identifies writing style issues, repeated words, and grammatical errors in a document or selected text.

Writers can view the detected errors in a sidebar and click on the appropriate option to correct mistakes. Businesses can also use LanguageTool to detect gender-inclusive non-conformities across salutation and incorrect checksums in ISBN or IBANs.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English and 12 others, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian

Images

LanguageTool typographical error suggestion
LanguageTool plugin for MS Word
LanguageTool Google Chrome extension
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Features

Total features of LanguageTool: 7

  • API
  • Document Review
  • Multi-Language
  • Real Time Updates
  • Spell Correction
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Text Editing

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Reviews

Overall rating

4 /5
(16)
Value for Money
3,9/5
Features
4/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
3,6/5

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Alberto S.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Grammarly Killer

Reviewed on 2019/07/16

Pros

It works with a lot of languages. It has better visual helpers than Grammarly. And the free version is more than enough. AND you can use the Chrome extension WITHOUT creating an account. ­čśâ

Cons

There is nothing I don't like about this app.

Lucas M.
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

It is at least as good as any other grammar/spell checking software I know of

Reviewed on 2019/12/11

I like to run the text pieces I review through a few softwares, just to be sure no mistakes go...

I like to run the text pieces I review through a few softwares, just to be sure no mistakes go unnoticed, and also to become aware of issues that pass through my attention. Language Tool is one of the last softwares I use in this queue checks, and to my surprise it sometimes catches a few mistakes that go through both my own attention and also the checks of the similar softwares used before it. I believe no grammar checking tool will ever make a thorough multiple check obsolete, but Language Tool is certainly one of the steps I am sold on maintaining on my 'queue' for the foreseeable future

Pros

Very useful for grammar checking any pieces of text that are important or really need to be flawless. I believe that, for most users that do not need a strictly flawless proofreading, Language Tool alone is more than enough. I consider it to be at least as good as any other single similar tool, only being beaten by multiple independent checks through different softwares or readers

Cons

Although I have no specific issues with this tool, and I think it takes care of most evident needs users have when using it, I believe it is still not at the level of polishment of a few other classic softwares, where they predict and address issues that are not evident, but that are common to most users, but that become more evident to professionals on that specific topic. I believe the next step for this tool would be the inclusion of a type prediction feature/algorithm.

Christopher B.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The only grammar checker that supports more than just English

Reviewed on 2020/12/29

Pros

Easy to use, integrates flawlessly. Suggestions are always helpful.

Cons

I'm quite happy currently. There might be more feedback in the future

Beverly A.
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Grammar Check Software

Reviewed on 2019/09/27

The overall experience with LanguageTool has been good. It is a simple software that proofread and...

The overall experience with LanguageTool has been good. It is a simple software that proofread and corrects all my errors. I can also work offline.

Pros

LanguageTool is a good Software tool for checking and correcting grammar errors on my papers. It spellchecks and corrects all my important work. Its a great software to correct my papers. Sometimes I write quickly and I write the wrong words in the sentence. I do not have to worry, LanguageTool does it job. This software tool helps in correcting those simple errors that I overlooked.

Cons

I wish there were more updates on this software. Its little too basic, but LanguageTool gets the job done.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 501-1┬á000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The must-have tool for those whose texts are going to be read by others

Reviewed on 2019/08/31

LanguageTool makes you a better writer: not only fixes your spelling and grammar, but also provides...

LanguageTool makes you a better writer: not only fixes your spelling and grammar, but also provides comprehensive explanations that help you understand some grammar rules and not repeat them again (or not so often).

Pros

* It works like a regular spell-checker that we are familiar with, but also checking grammar
* It supports plenty of languages.
* Free/Libre Opensource software
* Crowdsourced: anyone can add new rules for specific languages, making LT better
* It can be added as a browser's plugin to check your grammar in any text box
* It can be used with most popular word processors: LibreOffice, MS Word, Google Writer...

Cons

Some languages would benefit from more contributors adding more grammar rules

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LanguageTool FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for LanguageTool.

LanguageTool offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$5,01/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source
  • Free Trial: Not Available

LanguageTool is offered across two pricing plans, outlined below. Free Plan: 20,000 characters per check Premium Plan: 40,000 characters per check (monthly subscription - $5.01, three month subscription - $9.50, annual subscription - $14.93)

We do not have any information about LanguageTool features

LanguageTool has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

LanguageTool supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian

LanguageTool supports the following devices:

Android

We do not have any information about what integrations LanguageTool has

LanguageTool offers the following support options:

Forum, Phone Support

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