Paraphraser.io is an excellent paraphrasing tool that you can use to enhance the quality of your writing. Mind you, there are other uses for it as well, but this is one of the main reasons why you can utilize it.
In this post, we are first going to be reviewing Paraphraser, and then we’ll look at how you can use it to enhance your writing quality.
What is Paraphraser?
The name of this tool pretty much describes what it does. It’s a paraphrasing tool that is made to effect various types of changes to the provided text in order to make it look different. It comes with different modes that you can choose from as per your need and requirement. The purpose of these modes is to enable you to get an output of your choice.
For one, you can use the Standard mode if you want to make some light changes to the text. Similarly, you can use the Creative mode if you need some more extensive changes.
Let’s start off our review by looking at some of the main features of this tool.
First Impressions | Availability and Interface
One of the first things that pretty much everyone notices about a tool is its availability and interface.
When it comes to the availability of Paraphraser, it is what we call a “freemium” tool. Freemium tools are basically those that are initially available for free, but they offer a paid version that can be bought to unlock more features.
This is the case with Paraphraser. It can be used indefinitely for free, meaning that there are no limits on the number of times you can use it. But there are some limitations (annoying ones, mind you) that are only removable with a premium plan.
What exactly are those limitations? To name a few:
- There are a lot of ads around the interface for free users
- There is a limit of 600 words for free users
- There are only 3 modes available for free users
The good thing about Paraphraser is that when it comes to the free version, there is no requirement to sign up or register.
That is about it for accessibility. Let’s take a look at the interface now:
Interface is an important element in any online tool. The simpler and cleaner an interface is, the easier it is to use the tool.
When it comes to Paraphraser, the overall look of the tool is simple enough, and there are no confusing menus that you have to deal with. There is a typical nav bar at the top and the paraphrasing tool itself is present right on the landing page. On the tool, all the features and options are properly labeled and easily visible.
And although this is something that we will probably discuss later on as a separate feature, a good aspect vis-à-vis the interface is that there is no captcha that you have to worry about completing. The process starts with the press of the button.
Performance | Coherence of Outputs
Moving on from the interface and availability, the next thing that we’re going to talk about is the performance of the tool.
Instead of talking about it, we think it would be a lot better to just demonstrate the performance of this tool by showing you a couple of sample outputs.
We mentioned above that there are several modes that you can pick from when using Paraphraser. We will describe those modes in detail later, but for now, we’ll use a couple of them to show the performance of the tool.
For the first demo, we’ll use the Fluency mode:
And for this next one, we will use the Standard mode:
And to wrap it up, here are the results as are given by the Smarter mode:
Now, looking at the above images, you can see that the results provided by the Creative and Smarter modes are quite smart and intelligent, whereas the ones provided by the Standard mode are somewhat lame.
Let us explain that.
Paraphraser is basically an AI-driven tool. it utilizes a range of different AI algorithms and models that allow it to understand the input text at a contextual level so that it can make coherent changes to it.
Now, this AI gimmick is not used in all the modes. The Standard mode is the most basic one, and it is designed only to replace certain words from the text with their synonyms, regardless of whether the latter makes sense or not.
But since the Creative and Smarter modes do use AI, their results are quite intelligent and thorough, and they are usually free of contextual errors.
Let’s move on to look at some of the main features provided by this tool.
So, we’ve pretty much exhaustively talked about the modes that this tool comes with. To bring it all here in one place, here are the modes that you can use with Paraphraser:
- Word Changer
We won’t delve too deep into what each of these modes does. Suffice it to understand that the names of the modes themselves are pretty self-explanatory of their respective functions.
The Standard mode makes “standard” and basic changes to the given text.
The Fluency mode is somewhat more “Fluent” and better than the Standard mode.
The Word Changer mode focuses on changing the words in the text
The Creative mode “creatively” changes the text by making a host of different alterations at once. Some changes made by the Creative mode include synonym swapping, phrase swapping, and alteration of sentence structures.
The Smarter mode is one step ahead of the Creative mode. It extensively changes the input text.
Last but not least, the Shorten mode summarizes the text while paraphrasing it.
Multiple Languages Available
This is a very useful feature for those users who want to paraphrase their content in languages other than English. There are a total of 22 languages that you can pick from, including the following:
And so on.
Useful Options Pre-Paraphrasing and Post-Paraphrasing
With Paraphraser, there are a number of options that you can use prior to starting the process and after it ends. For example, you can upload files directly from your local storage to import text to the tool. This is one of the “pre-paraphrasing” options.
When the paraphrasing process is complete, there are other similar options available as well.
- Download the output
- Copy it to your clipboard
- Use the other available tools to summarize the output, check for plagiarism or check for grammar issues
And so on.
A Guide to Paraphraser.io for Improving Writing Quality
Now that we’re done reviewing the tool let’s move on to look at how you can use it to improve the quality of your writing.
Here are the steps that you can follow:
- First of all, you have to create your content. Since we’re talking about improving writing quality, you need to have some of it, to begin with. Since this is a guide and we want to make ourselves clear, let’s go along with an example. Here is some dummy text:
The veracity of his outpourings was hardly subject to aspersion. However, in the manner he acquitted himself, his honesty was getting assailed.
The men with the heavy criticism were taking all the chances they could to bring damage to his reputation.
- Once you have your content all ready, you have to identify the areas that need to be improved. Putting the entire content in the paraphrasing tool is not practical or very helpful.
In the text above, you’ll notice that the first paragraph is somewhat fine and fluent. However, the second paragraph can be a little improved.
In this same way, you also have to check and identify the weaker parts of your content.
- After you’re done with the above, you have to go ahead and put the content into the tool itself. If the content is short and limited, you can simply copy and paste it into the input field. On the other hand, if the content is not that easy to copy, you can simply fetch a file directly from your system’s local storage.
- Then, you have to select your required mode. If you are on a free plan, then you will have access only to the first three basic modes. On the other hand, if you are on a paid plan, then you will be able to pick from any of the total six.
The mode you select depends on what you want the tool to do. We will take about some of the common cases for your understanding:
- If you are looking to simply eliminate some repetition from the content, you can try using the Standard or Word Changer mode. These modes make sparing changes to the provided text, and their main aim is to synonymize it.
- On the other hand, if you think that the content looks abysmal from A to Z, you can try using one of the advanced modes for making heavier changes.
Again, since this is a guide, we want to make it as clear as possible. Here is how the outputs would come out in both cases:
And that is about it.
Truth be told, the step-by-step sequence that we’ve described above was a bit of a formality, something we felt a little obliged to do considering the fact that we were calling it a “guide.”
If we want to talk about this whole thing in a TLDR way, we can just say, “write stuff, find the bad parts and chuck them inside the paraphrasing tool.”
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