It’s often said that the millennials are getting poorer at grammar and spellings (especially) by the day, because they rely too much on auto-correct. While we would immediately want to dismiss that allegation, but we all know the kind of spelling mistakes we are capable of doing. However, taking the word of the oldies, if we really are losing the hand at grammar, that does not mean we have to lose this debate too. And that’s thanks to Grammarly! Also Read - 5 best Yoga apps for iOS in 2021: Use these apps and start your journey to fitness
While the built-in auto-correct of most keyboards already pick out spelling mistakes, they don’t actually help you form proper sentences. But with Grammarly, a widely popular grammar and spelling tool on desktops, has made its way to the Google Play Store and the App Store. This means, millenials using Android can at least text the oldies correct sentences now, and prove a point. Also Read - Beware! This new iOS bug breaks WiFi on iPhones: Here's a quick fix for it
Grammarly looks and feels pretty much like any other keyboard. But the most significant difference is at the top of the interface where most keyboards offer word suggestions, this one offers spell check, ways to improve your grammar, among other things. You can either just tap on the suggestion and it’ll be changed in the text field, or you can select the Grammarly logo. Doing so will give details as to why it has suggested the change. Also Read - International Yoga Day 2021: 5 best weight loss apps you can try out
While we wouldn’t like to change much about this app, it does lack one now-common feature, and that is glide/swipe input. Meaning, you have no option but to type things out, as opposed to the option of being able to swipe through the keypad. However, in the blog post, Grammarly does say it’s working to bring the feature to the keyboard in a future update. For now, the Grammarly keyboard only supports American or British English, but hopefully more will be added soon.
When you look up the app on the Play Store, know that it may not be the top suggestions, and you’d have to scroll down a bit to look for it.
Further, clearing how it treats privacy, Grammarly notes on the blog, “We know that what you write on your phone is private, so we have encryption and several other measures in place to make sure it stays that way. Additionally, the keyboard is blocked from accessing anything you type in fields marked sensitive, such as credit card forms and passwords.”