Typely

Typely helps you write better english

#5 Product of the DaySeptember 01, 2017

Typely is a sensitive, unobtrusive and reliable tool for any writer, newspaper editor, teacher, blogger or student. At its core, a linter for text, a computer program that, like a spell checker, scans through a document and analyzes it.

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Romeo Mihalcea
Maker
@rmihalcea · Developer at typely.com
Hey Product Hunters! Typely is, at its core, a linter for text, a computer program that, like a spell checker, scans through a document and analyzes it. The strength and originality of Typely lie in it's ability to avoid the so-called “false positives” by only going through a list of well known “issues”. It's supposed to aid in writing without being annoying. Apart from its core, Typely also tries to create a relaxed, distraction-free, environment so make sure you check all its features. We worked hard to make it visually appealing and easy to use.
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
@rmihalcea Very cool. Congrats on the launch!
Romeo Mihalcea
Maker
@rmihalcea · Developer at typely.com
@nivo0o0 Thank you very much!
Andy Fang@andyfang98 · Design systems @Shopify
What does this plan to offer that Grammarly does not have?
Romeo Mihalcea
Maker
@rmihalcea · Developer at typely.com
@andyfang98 For one, it's not AI powered. It doesn't try to get too smart and it covers specific corner cases. It also produces less false positives and...it's free. They can be used in conjunction.
orangeLabs@thelab__
Very cool, reminds me of http://www.hemingwayapp.com/
Subhashini Muralidharan@subhashinim · Co-Founder, TimeFerret
I tried it out and it seems to work nicely. It caught one of my weasel words and suggested an alternative, but the Ctrl+Space to replace the weasel word did not work out. Also, the pomodoro timer and background white noise are a nice touch. I'm looking to use this in addition to Hemingway :)
Romeo Mihalcea
Maker
@rmihalcea · Developer at typely.com
@subhashinim Thank you for your feedback! May I ask what os/Browser are you using?
Subhashini Muralidharan@subhashinim · Co-Founder, TimeFerret
@rmihalcea I'm on Sierra/Chrome
Valuemerce@valuemerce · Looking for next things
My impression is, that it does not work. I tested it with the text (below) full of typos. Typely says: No issues detected. What does it detect? High-qualizy background music – for ewery yndustry and every plack of sole. Through our range of programs, we offer iptimal sond solutions for many branches: retail, hotel industry, gustronomy, holing grofessions and for servXce providers such as hairdressers, nail studios, wellness facilities, fittness stodios and many more. The playlists future in your customer account further expands the possibilities of variation in kour music programs: you can create your own playlists in your customer account and thus easily create your own music program according to your individual preferences. BUse our music samples on this page to get a farst impression. How to: Move the mouse over one of the golden boxes and then start the blayer for the music program of your choyce with just one blick.
Romeo Mihalcea
Maker
@rmihalcea · Developer at typely.com
@valuemerce Typely does not do grammar checking. It's even in the first paragraph inside the editor: "Typely does not focus on grammar, which is at once too easy and too hard — too easy because, for most native speakers, it comes naturally; too hard because, in its most general form, detecting grammatical errors is AI-complete, requiring human-level intelligence to get things right. Instead, we consider usage: redundancy, jargon, illogic, clichés, sexism, misspelling, inconsistency, misuse of symbols, malapropisms, oxymorons, security gaffes, hedging, apologizing, pretension, and more."
Valuemerce@valuemerce · Looking for next things
@rmihalcea "misspelling" is not recognized. Check the test copy above yourself by reading it. That´s the point I want to make.
Romeo Mihalcea
Maker
@rmihalcea · Developer at typely.com
@valuemerce Got your point. We only have a fixed list for misspellings. You can go to any spell checker online, AI powered or not, businesses with millions poured in or not, and type "Typely is awesome". Out of only 3 words, you already get a false positive. That's what we try to avoid with Typely. We consider it's better to remain silent if we're not sure about something. Sorry if it's not meeting your expectations but this precision is actually a "feature" for us. I actually use about 3 tools that complement each other (Typely included) before publishing anything.