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20 Things You Didn't Know about Quillbot


Most people have a hard time writing their sentences so that they can be read in exactly the same way as they were meant. Sometimes, it's hard to find a synonym for a word or to put something in the correct phrasing. Of course, some people are more adept at this than others, but everybody could use a little help now and then. Fortunately, there are companies like Quillbot who specialize in exactly this type of thing. Here are 20 more things about them that might make you think about using them the next time you want to write something unique.

1. They can paraphrase sentences on your behalf

Paraphrasing a sentence can be one of the most difficult things that most writers will ever do. Fortunately, Quillbot is adept at doing it for you. Whenever you need to paraphrase something, all you need to do is type your text into the indicated box, press enter, and allow Quillbot to work its magic. Before you know it, uniquely paraphrased text will appear, which you can then cut and paste into your own work.

2. You can also use them to double-check your grammar

A company that claims to help you write better wouldn't be worth its salt unless you could use it to double-check your grammar. Quillbot allows you to do exactly that with their system. This in turn helps writers of all levels eliminate unnecessary errors in their writing. Even the most diligent individuals miss things when they proofread manually, even if they proofread their work several times over before submitting it. That's because the brain typically knows what the writer wanted to say, so you end up tricking yourself into thinking that you're seeing what you intended to say instead of what's actually on the page. Using a system like this eliminates that problem entirely.

3. They can help with citations, too

Citations are the bane of every college student's existence. It can be incredibly frustrating to try and correctly cite every different type of source that you use, especially considering the fact that citations vary depending on where you got the particular source in question as well as the type of citation system you're using. For example, a personal interview is not cited the same way that a previously recorded interview is cited. By the same token, you can't use the same format to cite a book as you would use to cite something you retrieve from the web. If that's not confusing enough to make your head spin, consider this fact. It all changes dramatically depending on whether or not you are using the APA system, MLA documentation or even the Chicago system. It's no wonder most college students end up spending more time on the citations than they spend writing an entire paper. Quillbot helps eliminate that issue by providing correct citations for various types of works that students can then include with their own paper.

4. Make your sentences shorter or longer with their system

Have you ever written something and then realized that you needed to simplify the sentence? Perhaps the opposite is true and when you wrote something, you realized that you really needed to flesh that information out a bit more, but you just weren't sure how to go about it. Quillbot can help you in both cases. Whether you need a shorter, more direct sentence or one that includes far more information, you can get everything you need by simply typing your sentence in Quillbot and then selecting the appropriate tab.

5. They help you check the fluency of your writing

Have you ever wondered if your writing really flows or if it's especially fluent? Practically everyone who's ever written anything of consequence has wondered whether or not their particular writing style is easy for other people to read. Some people have a writing style that is naturally easy to read because it flows well and others have a style that causes readers to get lost somewhere between the beginning and end. In these cases, the reader may not really remember what the point even was by the time they finish the sentence. By the same token, you may think that you're saying one thing, but you're actually saying something entirely different, especially if you're writing in a language that isn't your primary language. Quillbot can help with both of these problems because they can allow you to make sure that you're saying what you intend to say and that the information flows well as opposed to leaving you to second-guess yourself.

6. You can use the company to get various synonyms when you’re stuck

Synonyms can sometimes be hard to come up with. Who hasn't written something and then sat there, staring at a blinking cursor, practically banging their head into a wall trying to think of similar words so they're not just repeating the same jargon over and over again? Quillbot seems to know the problems that writers face more often than not. As such, they have an entire list of synonyms that you can choose from so you're not constantly searching for another word that never quite comes to mind.

7. Their system can be used with the most popular word processing programs

Microsoft Word, Google Chrome and Google Docs are the programs used by almost every writer out there. Fortunately, Quillbot works with all of them, allowing you the flexibility of continuing to use your favorite word processing program, all while enjoying all the benefits that Quillbot has to offer.

8. They can help you make your writing more formal or more creative

Do you want to make a certain piece that you've written either more formal or more creative by simply changing a few words or changing the sentence structure? It sounds easy, but every writer knows that it's not really so easy to make these types of changes to something effectively. Quillbot helps you do exactly that by making suggestions about specific words that you can change as well as helping you change the phrasing so that your piece reads differently. Make no mistake about it, you're not simply spinning something that you've already written. The program helps you take a generic piece that you've written and then make it more formal if that's what you need. By the same token, you can take the same original piece and ask Quillbot to help you make it more creative. You’ll end up with two distinctly different pieces that are especially suited for those particular needs.

9. Their system is very user-friendly

Their system really couldn't be any easier to use. In fact it's refreshing that they have created a system that doesn't require spending your time on lengthy tutorials. Instead, you merely log into the system, type the text that you want to type into their box and then select the appropriate tab in order to make the changes you want to make. Alternatively, you can type something in any of the aforementioned word processing programs and then simply cut and paste it into Quillbot. It's so easy that you can sign up for their services and then start using them right away.

10. They use cutting-edge AI technology

How did they accomplish all this? As it turns out, they are using cutting-edge technology with artificial intelligence to help you write the most effective pieces possible. It's basically like having one of the best writing coaches at your fingertips, helping you with all of your most complex questions, yet you don't have to go somewhere to find a coach or deal with the hassle of trying to vet someone. Instead, you can just use Quillbot and get all of the same benefits without the associated cost or hassle of doing things the old-fashioned way.

11. They can help you write faster

In fact, most people who use their system claim that they're capable of writing projects 75% faster with Quillbot than without it. That's largely because the system is so helpful in allowing you to create something that's effective with the right phrases and even the right words as opposed to forcing you to sit there and think of everything on your own. Anyone who has ever tried to write something and then spent literally hours staring at a blank page and a flashing cursor on a screen knows how frustrating it can be when you simply don't know where to get started. Quillbot is capable of helping you get your project started and then keep it flowing all the way through to the end. That type of help is invaluable and that's precisely why people are able to get done with their projects so much more quickly.

12. More than 30 million people use their services

As you might have guessed by now, it doesn't take long for something this helpful to catch on. As such, they've already had more than 30 million people use their services. Many of those same individuals utilize their services on a routine basis. It's no wonder that so many people have taken notice of Quillbot. In reality, the services they provide are some of the most practical types of things that one could ever hope for, yet they're also fairly elusive. Even gifted writers turn to Quillbot for help. Imagine how much help the system is capable of providing to those individuals who don't consider writing to be their strong suit, yet who also have to write effective pieces for higher education or even for employment.

13. You can try them free of charge

Quillbot allows you to write a maximum of 700 characters in any single piece without charging you for it, provided that you decide you want to use the plan that doesn't cost any money. Keep in mind, there are limits to the number of pieces that you can write in a day. They don't allow you to write more than two pieces a day with this plan, so it's not like you can simply write an endless number of pieces that are no more than 700 characters and then splice them all together into one long piece. It's also worth mentioning that 700 characters is not 700 words, but the words coupled with every space and punctuation mark as well. As you might have imagined by now, it doesn't take long to get to 700 characters. That means there are some very strict limits to what you can and cannot do when you're using the free version of Quillbot. Nevertheless, it's a good way to let you try things out and see if it's for you or not before you decide to actually spend money on it.

14. They can also summarize lengthy texts for you

Have you ever had a series of papers or emails that you needed to read in order to get the main details, yet they were so long that you felt like you were going to go out of your mind before you got halfway through them? Fortunately, Quillbot can fix that problem, too. You can take those excessively long texts, plug them into Quillbot and allow the company to summarize the text for you, providing you with the main points of each without forcing you to spend the majority of your day reading through stuff that doesn't always matter one way or the other. That service alone is invaluable for people that have to read through things all day long because it cuts down on all the clutter and gets straight to the point.

15. They have two membership options available

As previously mentioned, they have a free membership option that is quite limited in nature. In addition, they have another membership option that allows you to pay for their services. This gives you unlimited access to all of their services while simultaneously allowing you to work on an unlimited number of pieces at any one given time. In addition, there is no character limit like there is with their free plan.

16. You can sign up for free

If you're still not convinced, it's important to remember that you can sign up for free. When they say that you can sign up for free, they really mean it, too. A lot of companies tell you that you can sign up for free and then they force you to provide your credit card information just in case you decide that you want to use a prepaid plan, effectively putting a hold against your credit card unnecessarily. That's not the case here. When you sign up for their free plan, you don't have to provide any credit card information whatsoever. You simply sign up and start using it right away.

17. You get more when pay for premium services

There's no doubt about it, when you pay for their premium services you get a lot more as compared to the free plan. As previously mentioned, there are a lot of restrictions associated with the free plan that allow you to do so much and then force you to stop. When you pay for their premium plan, (which just so happens to be the only other option available), you have so much more at your fingertips. For example, you can write pieces that are as long as you wish and then use Quillbot to help you make them flow better and read more effectively. You also have access to every service that the company provides without any limitations on words that you can choose or anything else. In short, it's a good idea to sign up for the free plan just to try things out or if you only need to use it once in a great while for something that is relatively short. On the other hand, if you plan on doing much writing, you might as well go ahead and pay for the premium plan because you'll probably be needing it.

18. There are several different billing options available

You can pay approximately $14 per month, or you can elect to pay yearly. The yearly option comes with a substantial discount. In fact, it almost cuts the price in half.

19. Most students claim that their grades improves because of Quillbot

All but 15% of the students who have used Quillbot say that it helped them get better grades. Unless you’re one of the blessed few who excel in all your English classes, Quillbot is probably for you.

20. You can try them risk-free for three days

Even when you decide to pay for their premium plan, you still have three days to change your mind. Say you give them a try, but it just isn’t working for you. You can cancel and get every cent you spent back. There’s really no reason not to give them a try.

Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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