Site URL: GrammarCheck.net
Content: This is a free online tool for checking grammar and spelling mistakes.
Design: The site is no-frills, as it really is a one-trick pony. A text entry area and a lot of black explanation text appear on a stark, white page. It isn’t pretty to look at, but it does get the job done.
Review: The site seems a tad unnecessary, as just about every word processor on the market comes with a grammar-checking tool. That said, those native tools aren’t perfect, and a “second set of eyes” never hurts. Additionally, the site can be used by teachers who are unsure of a student mistake on a hard-copy report. Typing the student’s words into the site will quickly return any mistakes.
The interface is incredibly simple, with a large blank box accompanied by a single checkmark button. Users paste the text they’d like to check into the box and click the checkmark. Instantly grammar and spelling errors are highlighted, and the site suggests alternatives.
GrammarCheck runs into some of the same problems that similar tools do when it comes to proper names and acronyms, but these are unavoidable.
Bottom Line: If your copy of Word isn’t working properly, if or you’d simply like a second set of eyes to look over your work, you could do worse than logging onto GrammarCheck.