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When Bad English Happens To Good People: Here Are The Top 2 Apps That Can Improve Your Writing And Communication Skills

Whether you are an expert or a beginner, we all know that English can be very tricky. It might interest you to note that so many people even if they do know their English, might have difficulties applying them when they speak or when they write. So, instead of you battling with this on your own, how about allowing Technology solve it for you.
Here are the top two apps in my opinion that can help improve your writing and communication skills the tech way:


I often wonder what would have happened if I didn’t meet Grammarly (P.S. I am a very excited person and in a bid to get the news out there as fast as possible, I tend to make mistakes). However, thanks to Grammarly these mistakes are easily avoided. Grammarly comes highly recommended from me and is one of the few tools that can help improve your writing skills. This app pays attention to tiny details that can affect your English generally. 
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Grammarly is free of charge, although, to get all of its features you would need to pay a little fee. ( I have been using the free version since forever and still find it very useful.)
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The only downside to Grammarly is that it comes as an extension and a Microsoft plugin, no Android or iOS app for now. But once the plugin is installed in your favorite browser, Grammarly integrates itself into all online platforms to ensure it checks your grammar as you type. Like I said, this app is highly recommended.
To download the extension, click here.  You would need to create an account with them first before using.


You have an app that can improve your writing skills, how about an app that can help you communicate better. This is where Elevate comes into play. Since you can’t communicate what you don’t know, Elevate takes you through a series of games and tests to improve your overall cognitive ability and it does this daily, more like a classroom.
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Each day, Elevate will present three tests to get your brain off of its behind. These tests are derived from the 14 included categories, which consist of Focus, Memory, Precision, Refinement, Syntax, Error Avoidance, Brevity, Inversion, Comprehension, Processing, Connotation, Contextualization, Visualization, and Agility.
Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 9.28.35 AMI tried my hands on the app and I like it, even though there are many apps like Elevate in the app store, Elevate is one of the few apps that offer a lot for less. You can download it on Android and iOS.
There you have it brethren of tech,  the top two apps that can definitely improve your writing and communication skills (money back guaranteed if it doesn’t ).
Do you have any other apps or software that can do the same job effectively? Let me know.


16 comments on “When Bad English Happens To Good People: Here Are The Top 2 Apps That Can Improve Your Writing And Communication Skills

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very nice title @ when good English happens to bad people, been using elevate for a while now but just knowing about Grammarly, would try it out. thanks misstechy

  2. titi says:

    Grammarly is definitely needed for project, downloaded already.

  3. Sir Stevoe says:

    Nice apps!

  4. Sir Stevoe says:

    Must have, gotta check them out 😉

  5. vjsmiles says:

    Had an A in english grammar 😀

    1. Kay says:

      You “had”
      Watch the tense. 😛

  6. vjsmiles says:

    And for the records I don’t need them..
    Everybody is his own master !

  7. Kay says:

    I knew Grammarly would make the list. It was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the topic.
    BTW you should try hemmingway…. Pretty cool as well.

  8. vjsmiles says:

    Hemmingway is better I agree with you…but their in a!)!) !)Urchases is a big turn off…

  9. Oge says:

    Wao! I love this! It’s a plus for bloggers to learn how to put up an error-free post. Thanks Miss Techy!

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      You are welcome Oge 🙂

  10. AceKYD says:

    For what it’s worth… I had problems with grammar while reading some blogs or sending an email as the case may be so I developed a browser extension that allows me get the definition, synonym, and applications of words I am reading or thinking of typing… It’s been useful for me so far and might be for you… Check out InstaWord =>

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Wow would definitely check it out AceKYD. Thanks

  11. Kola says:

    @Tobi, i have problem downloading the free version of grammarly. The link you provided leads to their home page and there’s nothing free there as they were suggesting i should choose a plan. please check it out and help out. thanks.

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Sorry about that Kola, try this link just sign up with them and download the browser extension for free.

  12. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:


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