We’re not recommending this software, we just came across it and its sounds interesting. It’s called The Hemingway App and works like spell check in MSWord but it has colors. It’s a free app although they now have an inexpensive version for PCs and Macs.
Here’s how to try it out.
- Go to the web site (link above)
- Highlight the sample copy on the screen and then delete it
- Click on the Write button
- Copy and paste a section of your work
- Click on the Edit button and read what it tells you about that piece of writing.
We pasted a section of about 250 words and learned a few things. We are uncertain about know how long a passage you can paste at any one time. Give it a shot.
One more thing. We took a 250 word section out of a handbook we are revising and pasted it into the Hemingway app. Then we made all the corrections the app suggested. Finally, we copied the corrected section and pasted it into the handbook. Now that process takes time, but if you have a section that is not “working,” try the Hemingway app approach and see what you get.
Besides, it’s fun watching all the colors change. Later.
PS: Here is a link to more info (a review) about the Hemingway app.
PPS: Thanks to Daphne Gray-Grant for telling us about the app in her newsletter.