Every business and content creator knows that content creation takes a lot of work. Writing quality blog posts, YouTube video descriptions, social media posts, product descriptions, scripts, and more. Today it is necessary for a writer to be involved, however they all don’t come cheap.
One middle ground solution to ensure businesses and individuals keep up with their content calendar is through various tools. One such tool that is handy with content output is a paraphrasing tool. Today, the market is flooded with different tools like this — they basically rewrite paragraphs into a unique format through changes in sentence structures and high-end vocabulary.
There are free and paid versions of these tools, but with so many options, it can be difficult to determine which one is ideal. To make it easier here are some top picks.
Formerly known as Jarvis.ai, Jasper is the most commonly used tool for any content teams today and it’s clear why. It’s rated 5/5 and has over 3,000 reviews. Many top brands also use this program such as Google, IBM, Autodesk, Logitech, Airbnb and more.
The big sell with Jasper is that it’s run through artificial intelligence and so it’s “learned” to write blog articles, social media posts, website copy and many others by having top SEO and Direct Response Marketing experts teach it.
All around, it’s a fantastic writing tool and comes at two price points: Starter and Boss Mode.
Starter plans offer very simple features like paraphrasing short written pieces such as copywriting or writing descriptions. Boss Mode is where it shines and can paraphrase articles or any long form content.
Beyond this, other perks include:
- Support for 25 different languages
- Has Grammarly integrated — allowing content creators to immediately check for grammar and punctuation
- Offers a document editor mode. Input the brief of the content and – if you like – the tone of the content and Jasper will create the content for you. This feature can be used to create dissertations as well.
- Contains over 50 templates to make blog posts, Facebook ads, YouTube videos, Google ads, emails, social media posts, and more.
The only downside with this program is the fact that Jasper isn’t just a typical paraphrasing tool and so these additional features are baked into the price. For those who just want a paraphrasing tool and don’t care about the templates, it can be tough to settle with the price.
Another commonly used paraphraser is Quillbot. Even though Jasper is by far the most feature driven paraphrasing tool, Quillbot is the more popular and dedicated paraphrasing tool. This one is better for users from the start as it is a Freemium tool. What this means is that it offers a free version of the tool with a chance to upgrade for more features and functionality.
Many Freemium products have great free versions. Apps like Canva and Grammarly come to mind when thinking of helpful tools where it costs nothing to use them. In the case of Quillbot, users get access to two forms of paraphrasing – a Standard method and Fluency method.
Standard mode maintains the meaning of the text while still paraphrasing. In the end, content writers still need to go back through and make adjustments to the text. However, Fluency mode produces error-free and readable paraphrased content, making it the better option to go with for those who wish to save money.
The upgraded version of Quillbot offers four extra features, allowing Formal, Creative, Expand, and Shorten modes.
Overall, Quillbot is reliable and it will produce content that will pass the plagiarism test against even the most strictest plagiarism detectors. Some other notable features are:
- It offers a chrome extension which will bypass the need to copy and paste the text onto its website every time. It also works with Google Docs for those who use it.
- The premium version also paraphrases 15 sentences at the same time.
- Premium also provides this support for unlimited words and phrase-freezing.
The Premium version is $99.95 USD per year which is quite affordable compared to Jasper. The only thing to keep in mind is that edits to the article will need to be done for those who choose the free mode.
Paraphraser.io is the ultimate budget option as it’s totally free to use with no upgrades. What you see is what you get and what you see is pretty good. It’s a dedicated paraphrasing tool, however it offers other features like:
- Article rewriting
- Citation generation
- Grammar checking
- Plagiarism checking
- Text summarizing
It also comes in three modes: Fluency, Standard and Creative.
Fluency will focus on the fluency of the content while paraphrasing. Creative on the other hand uses high-end vocabulary to paraphrase the content. Standard lastly uses standard techniques to paraphrase content.
Other benefits to this tool include:
- Supporting 12 different languages offering some decent flexibility for many people.
- Gives users an option of putting raw text or uploading a text/word file to paraphrase content, mitigating the need to type it all out.
- It has an app available on the Google Play Store.
- Their blog is filled with tips and tricks on how to use their tool to the fullest.
The only downside is for those looking to use the fluency or creative modes, the program can ruin the readability of the content, resulting in a rewrite. The Standard mode is fine but use the other modes with some caution.
Another alternative to consider is rephraser.info. Similar to paraphraser, it is free and uses a combination of natural language processing and AI to change the meaning of words without changing the structure of sentences.
There are even more similarities between the two as this one too uses the exact same three paraphrasing modes.
This tool has a “Diff Checker” which checks the differences between two documents or pdf files. Its blog also has several guides to help users navigate its tool. Furthermore, it offers privacy to users by securing their uploaded content.
The only downside in terms of performance is Rephraser isn’t the greatest. It heavily favours synonyms without changing the overall structure of the sentence, resulting in having to make edits to the finished document afterwards. Sometimes more than what a paraphraser.io tool would offer.
The final option to consider is Spin Rewriter — a tool that uses AI techniques to spin and rewrite content based on the user’s needs. It is a shareware tool, thus there is a five-day free trial period for users to take advantage of.
The biggest sell for this tool is that it’s the smartest amongst paraphrasing tools. This is due to the ENL Semantic Spinning algorithm it uses. This algorithm spins content on a word, sentence and paragraph level, thus changing the entirety of an article but not changing its meaning. And unlike Rephraser, it does use synonyms but only when it’s appropriate.
Overall, the creators believe this tool can change the wording of hundreds of articles in under a minute and still create user-readable content.
Other notable features are:
- Stock picture integration with a click
- Side-by-side comparison of the spun and original content, making it easier to judge the quality and effectiveness of the text.
- 30-day money-back guarantee, effectively giving users a 35 day “free” trial.
Even though this tool does offer some good options, there is still a need for caution. There have been some users who have reported that plagiarism detection software still picked up plagiarism in paraphrased content. Furthermore, some users have reported this tool as a scam despite excellent reviews on official websites, suggesting experiences may vary dramatically.
Which Tool Is Ideal?
Any of the first three options noted above are ideal tools. If users can afford it, Jasper will offer the most value with a lot of flexibility in what kind of content it can produce. For those looking for a regular paraphrasing tool or a budget option, Quillbot or Paraphraser are good options to consider.