WhiteSmoke

WhiteSmoke

by WhiteSmoke

Who Uses This Software?

It can be used in the workplace and by corporate professionals writing business reports and documentation.

Average Ratings

11 reviews
  • Overall 4.3/5
  • Ease of Use 4.3/5
  • Customer Service 3.2/5
  • Features 4.1/5
  • Value for Money 4.6/5

Product Details

  • Starting Price USD 4.16/month
  • Pricing Details Monthly, yearly & 3-year license plans.
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • WhiteSmoke
  • http://www.whitesmoke.com
  • Founded 1999

About WhiteSmoke

WhiteSmoke is the world's leading English proofreading & grammar software. It checks English grammar, spelling, punctuation & writing style, and ensures that every email, document or any other text you write is effective, crystal-clear and error-free. WhiteSmoke 2019 is an all-in-one solution - it includes dictionary, translator & built-in templates. Use it to write confidently everywhere. WhiteSmoke offers a mobile app (ios & android), web based writing solution, a premium & a business version.

WhiteSmoke Features

  • Contextual Speller
  • Dictionary / Thesaurus
  • Grammar Check
  • Plagiarism Detection
  • Punctuation Check
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Spell Check
  • Style Check
  • Text Editor

WhiteSmoke Most Helpful Reviews

Power grammar and editing software

Reviewed on 01/02/2019
John M.
Regional Vallue Engineering
Civil Engineering, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I would totally be a loss without WhiteSmoke. Even when I'm not using it strictly professional. I use it to make sure that my casual writing is up-to-par.

Pros: The functionality of the software, which allows you to check on your overall grammar:subject verb agreement, readability of our document and the quick response to your grammar checks.

Cons: It is hard to pinpoint anything that I don't like, because it fills my need by enabling me to check a document as I write, also it allows me to the opportunity to accept certain changes that make the document correct and well as its readability.

Excellent, and maintains excellent reputation

Reviewed on 01/02/2019
Clinton H.
Senior EHS Program Manager
Biotechnology, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I have been able to improve my reputation in the organization, especially in the days of reorganization, and this helps me maintain my stature, high reputation.

Pros: Context - I have a learning disability that impacts my english skills when it comes to writing. My employer hired a writing coach, and the sessions resulted in breaking bad habits. However, I have difficulties with the aspects of English grammar and rules. Product - I have been using is for several years, where I am able to reduce the time to craft, and produce reports with confidence. By using it exclusively enabled me to reduce the number of errors, and able to rearrange my thoughts with clarity. Even though I have gain confidence in the written communication, I will always use WhiteSmoke since there has been a need to get the work done in a quicker manner.

Cons: Sometimes in mac IOS, the software crashes, but it is not a big problem.

Not consistent

Reviewed on 07/02/2019
Dossie h T.
Author, freelance writer
Writing & Editing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Overall, it's a good program, but I believe it could be better if you give it a few more tweaks. As I noted above, it will often show errors that aren't there. There also seems to be a problem identifying tenses.

Pros: The most salient feature of WhiteSmoke is a spell check. It's confusing sometimes because it does not always show correctly subject and verb agreement. It's time-consuming, trying to see what's wrong when there's nothing wrong.

Cons: The program will often stop in the middle of reviewing, which is also exasperating. It may be something I am not doing, but I must "call up" the program, using f2, rather than have it visible and available whenever I need it. If you could provide information about that, I'd appreciate it.

After five years with White Smoke.

Reviewed on 29/01/2019
Kay B.
Consultant
Hospital & Health Care, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: I have not found another product I like better but I do look .... Even after five years using it I would jump in a heartbeat if I found one that I didn't have the grammer problems, and the duplication and deletion issues.

Pros: I like knowing 95% of the time White Smoke finds and corrects my spelling errors.

Cons: It doesn't do a good job of catching the grammatical errors. It also often doubles and triples line of text. Other times it deletes items. It is madding when you have an email only to have White Smoke "bastardize" it so much with it duplication or it deletions that it doesn't look anything like your email at all. On occation it delete my entire email or word document.

A Quick Check

Reviewed on 30/01/2019
Paul D.
President
Industrial Automation, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
3/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Customer relations and appearance.

Pros: My major use of WhiteSmoke is a quick check of emails. I do not regularily prepare lengthy documents, but I do like that I can highlight my writing and do a quick Fn F2 check. I strive for an 8 or better. :) I did a check of this writing.

Cons: Contacting a service tech when I have an issue. When I have a need, I look for an immediate resolution, and hate waiting hours, or days. As a service organization, we rely on prompt service.

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