WhiteSmoke

Who Uses WhiteSmoke?

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

What Is 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 Details

WhiteSmoke

http://www.whitesmoke.com

Founded 1999

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WhiteSmoke pricing overview

WhiteSmoke does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. WhiteSmoke paid version starts at US$5.00/month.


Starting Price

US$5.00/month

Pricing Details

WhiteSmoke offers a free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers, outlined below: Web - • Yearly: $5/month (Billed annually $59.95/year) • 3-Years: $3.47/month (Billed quarterly $124.95) Premium – • Yearly: $6.66/month (Billed annually $79.95/year) • 3-Years: $5.55/month (Billed quarterly $199.95) Business – • Yearly: $11.50/month (Billed annually $137.95/year) • 3-Years: $8.82/month (Billed quarterly $317.5)

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

WhiteSmoke deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Documentation
  • Videos

WhiteSmoke Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Contextual Guidance
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Categories
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Dictionary / Thesaurus
  • Document Review
  • Document Templates
  • Duplicate Detection
  • Filtering
  • Full Text Search
  • Grammar Check
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Natural Language Search
  • Plagiarism Detection
  • Problem Area Alerts
  • Punctuation Check
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Comparisons
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Single Sign On
  • Spell Check
  • Style Check
  • Summary Reports
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Text Review
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management

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WhiteSmoke Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.1/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.2
Customer Service 3
Features 4.1
Value for Money 3.8

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John M.
Regional Vallue Engineering
Civil Engineering, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/02/2019

"Power grammar and editing software"

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/02/2019
Timmy T.
Software Developer
Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/08/2020

"Customizable Grammar and spelling software with a sturdy API"

Comments: Whitesmoke runs on each of the reports that field technicians send to managers. The managers then collate their reports and send them to an operational overseer and use Whitesmoke to blend the many types of writing and reporting while removing errors. It results in a quickly-made, yet cohesive, document.

Pros: I love that I am able to very easily add a custom dictionary- we often use words internally that appear like jargon to the spellchecker and can't be counted as part of a complete sentence- rather than wasting time of our managers to correct these errors, we add the abbreviations as words and speed along in reviews.

Cons: Many of the pre-existing "style guides" seem like they are canned responses rather than analyzing the corpus of text and sentence structures that are present in a document that is being reviewed. I had hoped for a more interactive experience on grammar improvement.

Vendor Response

by WhiteSmoke on 27/08/2020

Thanks for the feedback Tommy!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/08/2020
Jen S.
Writer/ Marketer
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/01/2021

"I Used to Love WhiteSmoke"

Comments: Without notice, my lifetime (paid) subscription shut off on January 1, 2021. The notice yet again said my "free" version expired. I emailed customer service thinking they'd faced some kind of error that took it offline again and that they'd tell me when to expect it to come back up. Instead, I got a curt note back informing me that "lifetime" refers to the lifetime of the product and they felt like they'd delivered on it. They offered me a "discounted rate" to sign up for their desktop subscription that only works on one system. No thanks. I can't think of anything more worthless to me. I use several computers and logins based on what project I'm working on. Being able to only have it in one location is a step back into the dark ages. Moreover, after the way this company has treated me, I wouldn't give them another dime. I don't trust them and am moving to Grammarly or Hemmingway.

Pros: I started using WhiteSmoke when I was a newbie content writer. I loved it because it was easy to use and genuinely taught me how to be a better writer. I learned what errors I usually made and how to correct them, which made me feel very confident publishing work or submitting it to clients.

Cons: The service was terrible. I purchased a lifetime "anywhere" (online/ cloud) subscription and it would lock me out on an annual basis, telling me my "free" version expired. Customer service would take days to respond and it would take a week or more before it would come back. When they'd finally respond, which sometimes took several messages spread out over several weeks, they'd talk to me like I should be grateful they were even answering. Considering I wrote for a living and was producing four or five pieces per day, not having access to the proofing tool I paid for was crippling.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/01/2021
Amandeep S.
Founder
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/01/2021

"Best inexpensive alternative to grammar check apps"

Pros: It is having multiple features, best in terms of money inexpensive.

Cons: Functionality and application are not at all up to the mark.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/01/2021
Clinton H.
Senior EHS Program Manager
Biotechnology, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/02/2019

"Excellent, and maintains excellent reputation"

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/02/2019