My daughter told me she’s just started using an app called Hemingway to help her edit her writing.
I’d heard of it before, but never tried it. It sounded like a glorified spell checker.
And it turns out it is.
But it’s cool and I like it. A lot.
I used the free online version to to edit my last blog post. And now I’ve downloaded the desktop app which costs $9.99 and I used it to write this post.
If I was still teaching academic writing, I could think of a dozen applications for this in a computer lab.
You can toggle the editing functions on and off for a distraction free environment if you want.
I’ve posted in a couple of screen shots below so you can see how it works. The first shot is of this post, which you can see is plain English.
The second screen shot shows an earlier blog post of mine. You can see my long winded writing style highlighted in various colours.
Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with this company