QuillBot Review – Everything You Need To Know (October 2022)

We have been evaluating QuillBot for quite some time now — and like what we see in this freemium product.  Let us know what you feel we should add to our review.

October 2022: QuillBot is now a Course Hero company.

Our Brief Video Walkthrough

Video created with Loom.

Why Buy Through Trust Enablement?

If you buy QuillBot through our link:

  • Email us at [email protected] and we will provide you with access to our private Facebook group to support you with tips, tricks, and to overcome any challenges.
  • Train, if desired, your team, on how to use the tools, in a private, Zoom-based training session.

QuillBot Review – Deep Dive

Students and business professionals will benefit from this product, which, with the FREE version, provides:

  • Free paraphrasing tool
  • Grammar checking
  • Text Summarization
  • Word counter
  • and more.

And when you upgrade to the premium version, you get a plagiarism checker and the ability to run all of these tools against much more text than the free plan allows.

But, free plan or paid, you should evaluate QuillBot.

How do you use QuillBot?

Begin by creating an account.

The free version will be enough to get you started.

Note: QuillBot.com includes the word count of all text. For students, especially, knowing the exact word count matters, and QuillBot has that included in all versions, free and paid.

The Paraphrasing Tool
What is the paraphrasing tool in QuillBot?

The paraphraser tool uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to rewrite the existing text.

Students may use it for essays, research papers, and articles, and business users for blog posts, ad copy, etc.

To use the paraphrasing tool, simply type or paste your text into the box on the QuillBot homepage.

Putting text into the QuillBot Paraphrase tool

Then, click on the “Paraphrase” button — and the magic happens.

QuillBot did the first rephrase

But wait…

There’s more.

What are modes?

Per the QuillBot team:

There are seven modes total, which are as follows: 

  • Standard. This mode is the default. It balances changing the text with maintaining the original meaning to make it sound as natural as possible. 
  • Fluency. This mode ensures there are no grammatical mistakes and that the text sounds genuine. The least amount of changes are made in Fluency mode, but the meaning stays exactly the same. Synonyms are put on the lowest setting. 
  • Formal. This mode changes the text to look and sound more professional. This is a great option for writing in academic or business contexts. 
  • Simple. This mode seeks to make your text less difficult to read and more accessible.
  • Creative. This mode makes the most amount of changes to the text so it looks and sounds entirely different. It is possible that the meaning will be altered using this mode. 
  • Shorten. This mode shortens the text as much as possible while retaining the original meaning. This is good for reducing overall word count.
  • Expand. This mode increases the length of the text as much as possible by adding more words. This is good for when you need a higher overall word count. 

How do you change between the modes?

In the Paraphrase tool, along the top of the editor, the Modes are shown.

Changing between QuillBot modes

To change between the modes, click on the one you want to use.

It’s that simple.

The Grammar Checker
What is the grammar checker tool in QuillBot?

The grammar checker tool identifies errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

And, it suggests multiple solutions to each error.

To find your grammar errors, click on the “Grammar Check” button.

For this example, we copy the help text above describing the QuillBot modes.

Grammar Checking with QuillBot

As you can see, you can:

  • Click the big “Fix All Errors” button to allow QuillBot to fix all the grammatical errors for you.
  • You can also click on the red highlighted text to select your own solutions — or ignore the warning altogether.
  • Click on the “Paraphrase Text” to navigate back to the Paraphrase Tool, with your text automatically added to the window, and paraphrased using your default mode.
  • Download the text.
  • Copy the text and then paste it elsewhere.
The Plagiarism Checker
What is the plagiarism checker in QuillBot?

The plagiarism checker essentially compares your text to the rest of the internet.

While plagiarism won’t cause you headaches for an internal business document, it will cost you for public-facing content.

And as a student, your grade, and perhaps your entire educational future, rests on avoiding plagiarism.

To use the plagiarism checker, click on the “Check for Plagiarism” button.

For our test, we used some random text.

Checking for Plagiarism using QuillBot

Notes: The paid plan comes with 20 checks, more can be purchased for an additional fee.

  • 25 pages for $7.45
  • 100 pages for $24.95
  • 250 pages for $49.95

Oh, and our results.

The QuillBot Plagiarism Check

Thankfully it found the plagiarism — I copied and pasted from this blog post.

Co-Writer Tool
What is the co-writer tool in QuillBot?

The co-writing tool brings together all the capabilities of QuillBot into one place, along with easy access to data and information from the Research tool.

As an example, I dropped some text into the co-writer.

Co-writing in QuillBot

I liked the first item in the list, so I selected the text, which brought up a new tool I could use to paragraph, summarize, or simply insert into my own writing.

We used the paraphrasing tool and inserted it into our text, giving us this.

Using the co-writer

This is a great tool for researching your topic and ensuring you are properly recognizing the work that went into your final work.

Summarizer Tool
What is the summarize tool in QuillBot?

This tool does what you would expect, it takes a long body of text, or an entire document, and boils it down to the important points in the original work.

In this example, I uploaded our own buying guide.

Summarizing the Trust Enablement Buying Guide

It attempts to summarize it into either key sentence or paragraph form, based upon my selection.

And it will provide a long or short summarization based on the setting at the top of the window.

You can then paraphrase this summary, download it, or copy it into another document.

The summarization is good enough for most situations, but I wouldn’t study for my final purely based on the summary provided.

Using QuillBot in Chrome

The integration with Chrome comes in the form of an extension, installed by clicking on the Google icon in the left-hand menu within QuillBot.

Once installed, you can leverage it in most writing situations.

For example, see how, in the following screenshot, I can use the paraphrasing capabilities while writing a status update on LinkedIn.

Using QuillBot in Google Docs

The integration with Google Docs leverages an add-on that you install (click on the docs image in the left-hand menu to install it).

As you can see in this image, a right-side panel becomes available in the Google Document and provides access to the tools.

QuillBot also integrates with Microsoft Word via a Microsoft Word add-in that can also be installed from the left-hand menu.

QuillBot Around The Web


QuillBot FAQs

What is QuillBot?

The AI paraphraser allows you to easily rewrite and personalize content.
It includes a grammar checker tool, and multiple tones of voice and the premium offering comes with a plagiarism checker.

Where is the QuillBot headquarters location?

QuillBot got its start at the University of Illinois and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

When was QuillBot founded?

QuillBot was founded in 2017.

Who is the CEO of QuillBot?

Rohan Gupta

QuillBot vs Grammarly

The free version of QuillBot includes grammar and thesaurus tools. QuillBot Premium also includes a plagiarism checker while Grammarly’s free version does not include anything beyond a basic grammar checker tool.
Note: In our limited testing, QuillBot seems to identify grammar errors as well as Grammarly. However, we have not yet put together a robust test for both tools.

Is QuillBot safe?

However, the concern with AI-generated content is that it may not be original — it may be plagiarized.
Care should be taken when using websites like QuillBot to avoid falling into this trap.

QuillBot Integrations

QuillBot in Google Docs

QuillBot can integrate with the product via an add-on.

Let’s review that together.

First, install the add-on by clicking on the icon in the left-hand menu bar.

Install the Google Doc add-on.

Follow the directions.

Open a document, select Extensions -> QuillBot | Paraphrasing and Summarizing Tool -> Launch QuillBot (as in this image below). 

Google Doc integration of QuillBot

The familiar QuillBot user interface will show on the right sight of the screen, like this.

QuillBot UI in Google Docs

Now, select any text in your document, noting that it is copied into the QuillBot window — it’s magic!

The selected text is automatically inserted into QuillBot.

Now, simply paraphrase and adjust as you see fit, hitting the Insert button (shown below), and it is copied back into the original document.

Insert the changes back into the doc

This is a very helpful tool — give it a try.

What other Integrations exist?

QuillBot has a browser extension that allows it to work within many web-based solutions.

In addition, the integration with Microsoft Word brings QuillBot to your desktop.

QuillBot Review – Pricing 

QuillBot has 2 plans, one of which is free.

  • 125 words on the Paraphraser
  • Standard and Fluency modes
  • 3 synonym options
  • 1 Freeze Word or phrase
  • 1,200 words on the Summarizer
  • How much is QuillBot Premium? $19.95/month
  • Generate 50,000 characters per month
  • Unlimited words with QuillBot Paraphase, the QuillBot Paraphraser Tool
  • Standard, Fluency, Formal, Simple, Creative, Expand, and Shorten modes
  • 4 synonym options
  • Unlimited Freeze Words and phrases
  • 6,000 words on the Summarizer
  • Faster processing speed
  • Advanced grammar rewrites
  • Compare Modes (only on Desktop)
  • QuillBot Plagiarism Checker (20 pages/month max)

QuillBot Paraphrase Example

We performed a very simple test with the QuillBot Paraphraser, asking it to rephrase its overview language:

“QuillBot’s paraphrasing tool helps millions of people rewrite and enhance any sentence, paragraph, or article using state-of-the-art AI.

Your words matter, and our paraphrasing tool is designed to ensure you use the right ones. With 2 free modes and 5 premium modes to choose from, QuillBot’s paraphraser can rephrase any text in a variety of different ways, guaranteeing you find the perfect language, tone, and style for any occasion. Just enter your text into the input box, and our AI will work with you to build the best paraphrase from the original piece of writing.”

Here is what it provided while using it’s Fluency Mode

“Using cutting-edge AI, QuillBot’s paraphrasing tool assists millions of people in rewriting and improving any sentence, paragraph, or article. “

Your words are important, and our paraphrasing tool will help you use the right ones. QuillBot’s paraphraser can rewrite any text in a variety of ways, with two free modes and five premium modes to choose from, ensuring you find the perfect language, tone, and style for any occasion. Simply enter your text into the input box, and our AI will collaborate with you to create the best paraphrase possible from the original piece of writing.”

QuillBot Summarizer Example

We copied in the text for our article on the Chief Revenue Officer, asked for a longer summary, and here is what we received back. It did well with the summary.

The Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) is one of the new C-level titles in today’s businesses. CROs oversee Marketing, Sales, and Customer Care and ideally understand all three departments. VP of Sales is responsible for the revenue created by the sales team through direct selling efforts. The Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) leads the overall revenue strategy, leads all customer-facing teams, and is responsible for generating new revenues and maintaining existing revenues. They must also consider how to keep costs at appropriate levels to meet overall profit targets, not just revenue targets.

The Chief Revenue Officer is responsible for all revenue generation processes, and this encompasses sales performance, customer satisfaction, go to market strategy, etc. An essential tool to support your growth strategies is the customer plan. This plan has two major components:. How will we keep these customers and help them buy more? And how do we sell to the rest of the organization?

As a Chief Revenue Officer, your want to count on the future revenue from this relationship never going down. To sell deeper into this account and others, you need advocates who can sing your praises. These advocates should represent critical roles, including: End-users of your product and budget holder. The CRO role is complex and requires a blend of skills and experiences few possess. If you have the experience, spend extra time building up your expertise by working with your team and outside consultants. Never be afraid to ask for help – you’ve got this.

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