Grammarly for Mac - Urgent

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Are there any plans to provide Apple users with a Grammarly plug-in for MSWord?

 

I am on a subscription plan and will re-consider my membership unless the Grammarly developers provide a clear definite answer as to when they will recognize that most of the users are Mac-based. 

 

I planned on gifting a subscription to a family member who can't access the web at work, therefore will greatly benefit by having grammarly as an add-on to MSWord.

 

From a developer's point-of-view, it's not difficult to provide this option to Word for Mac. It's kind of unfathomable that you're providing this service only to PC users.

Mac Apple asked Mar 25 '13 at 15:47 Liz S New member

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Hey Liz,

Speaking of unfathomable things...

 

I can never understand why people don't read what is in front of them. The page where you typed this points to the support page for questions about the grammar checker. There are no employees here. 

link comment answered Mar 25 '13 at 17:14 Patty T Grammarly Fellow
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As Patty said, we are not employees here -- merely volunteers.

 

That said, you misunderstand the nature of the Word plug-in. The plug-in is not the grammar checker. Rather, the plug-in automates the process of copying your text to the clipboard, opening the web browser and the Grammarly webpage, and pasting your text onto the webpage. You do not need the plug-in to use Grammarly -- but you do need Web access. Why?

 

Grammarly is a web-based application. It does not run on your computer. It runs on Grammarly's server. You MUST have internet access to run the Grammarly service.

 

Developing a Mac version of the plug-in is a bit problemmatic. With Mac Word 2008, Microsoft removed the ability to run plug-ins (macros). While Microsoft restored it in Mac Word 2011, Mac macros remain a moving target for developers.

 

And, contrary to your statement that "most of the users are Mac-based." only 6.98% of internet connected devices (computers/tablets/phones) run the Mac OS (as of February 2013). On the other hand, 56.32% of internet devices run Windows. If you look at the market share of desktops/laptops alone, the difference is even more dramatic -- Windows 92.2%, Apple 6.36%,  and Linux 1.41%.

 

Again, you do not need the plug-in to use the Grammarly service, but you MUST have web access. And finally, I, personally, do not find the plug-in to be especially useful.

link answered Mar 26 '13 at 04:36 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

Snap!

Jeremy HoffmanApr 05 at 14:20

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Sounds like a few snobbish responses. Sorry they attempted to insult your intelligence, Liz. Their demeanor should be much, much more inviting and respectful.

 

Greg G. Publisher

link comment answered Apr 19 '13 at 22:18 Greg Glassford New member
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Agree with Greg G. Since when does being a volunteer/Grammarly Fellow, give you the right to adopt such a high-handed attitude. How about a more service oriented approach.

 

Chris 

link answered Apr 29 '13 at 01:46 Chris Munday New member

Chris, this is a public forum. Anyone can participate. There are no employees here. I don't work for Grammarly. I don't know anyone who works for Grammarly. No one has offered me a job here. There is no customer service on this public forum. I did not give myself the title of Grammarly Fellow. It just so happens that I have participated here a long time. I have noted many times that I don't like the titles. As a frequent participant, who does not get paid to help or be of service to a single user, it gets very old to constantly read complaints from people who don't read instructions. It happens every day. I tend to respond with the same tone as the OP. If they ask politely, I respond politely.

Patty TApr 29 '13 at 02:51

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