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Useful and funny tools about random text generation, readability, headline evaluation, and more.
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#QuoteMeOnThat

#QuoteMeOnThat | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
Need help with your press release? We will provide your unimaginative agency with some ideas.
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Another bullshit generator; just add an Agency Name and a Client Name and the generator creates a number of press release statements. Easy! :-)
Thank you, Sharon O'Dea, for sharing this!
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Silicon Valley Job Title Generator

Silicon Valley Job Title Generator | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
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Are you a "Resident Disruptionist" or rather an "In-house Tech Primo"? If you never knew what you were doing in your job, this tool helps you define yourself with a modern title.

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Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

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This tools checks grammar, punctuation, writing style, spelling and also plagiarism. I pasted one of my blogs in the checker and it indeed found plagiarism. Good! :-)

There is a Microsoft plugin as well.

Unfortunately you do not see which mistakes you have made until you sign up, and it looks as if this is a paid service only.

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Better PR Writer - write better press releases

Better PR Writer - write better press releases | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
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This is a tool to check your press releases. It checks that the copy is concise and clear, reviews that it's readable, and looks for warning signs of press release problems.

I gave the free trial a go with one of my blogs.
The tool does not like the word "me" and I think that makes sense for a press release.

I could not find an explanation of some of the scoring terms, e.g. "sentence crispness", nor a benchmark, so I do not know if my score of 7.05 was any good. :-)

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You Can't Write Proper English Under Pressure

Their's a challenge for you're brain hear.
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This is a game where you have to decide if the spelling is right or wrong. Thanks to ProsWrite.com

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Free Plagiarism Detector and Duplicity Checker

Most accurate free online plagiarism detector
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Check here if you are original - or in any case are not copying someone else's writing. They appear to have some issues with their data, so I am not sure if this is still working.

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Tests Document Readability

Tests Document Readability | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
Tests english languade document readability and gives suggestions how to improve it. Indication of the number of years of formal education that a person requires in order to easily understand the text on the first reading.
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This tool measures Coleman Liau index, Flesch Kincaid Grade Level, ARI (Automated Readability Index),  and  SMOG.

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We We Calculator – measure your copy for customer focus

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This is "a unique and free analysis tool that counts certain words on your site that are key indicators of whether your focus is on the customer or not".

I am not sure if this is a fake, I have not been able to get anything more than a 0 score out of this. Let me know if you have found a site with a better score.

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The WritersDiet Test

The WritersDiet Test | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
The WritersDiet Test is a diagnostic tool that assesses whether your sentences are flabby or fit.
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The Writer's Diet will help you energize your writing and strip unnecessary padding from your prose. First, diagnose your verbal fitness levels by taking this test.    Next, follow the no-nonsense advice in each chapter of the    book to strengthen and tone your verbal muscles.

I am afraid I have not dared yet to use this tool :-)

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WordCounter

Wordcounter words count counting
most frequent common find keywords summarize
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Wordcounter ranks the most frequently used words in any given body of text. This is useful to see if you are using the same words...or if you are missing some keywords for SEO.

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Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer

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This tool calculates the emotional value of your headlines, andscores your headline on Intellectual, Empathetic and Spiritual values.

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Drivel Defence for text

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This is part of the Plain English Campaign.  

It looks quite basic, but is a powerful tool to analyze length of your texts, if there are simpler alternatives for certain words, etc.

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The Carlin Ad-Speak Calculator

The Carlin Ad-Speak Calculator | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
Do your ads sound like ads? Do your ads boast about your superior service, your wide selection, or name the number of years you've been in business? If so,
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This tools checks if your text contains jargon, cliches etc.

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New Age Bullshit Generator

New Age Bullshit Generator | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
We are in the midst of a cosmic flowering of synchronicity that will remove the barriers to the dreamscape itself.
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Another great text generator, this time for New Age texts. I am not very exerienced with this topic, but I love the deep insights that roll fluidly on your screen whenever you gently press "reionize electrons"". I also love the typeface of the title.

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Twitter Bio Generator

Randomly generate a Twitter bio for yourself.
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...And that is what it does. Check out some examples and have fun! Who knows...it may generate the perfect bio for you! :-)

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Hemingway

Hemingway | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
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This is an online editor that checks several elements while you type. It also works with copied and pasted texts.

It shows different colour hightlights for complex sentences, adverbs, passive verbs etc. You also get some numeric scores such as readability score and word/sentence counts.

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The Red Words game – Macmillan Dictionary

Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.
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Nice game to guess how frequently a word is used in the English language. I scored 120, but I am not a native speaker so I think this is on the low end. Thanks to ProsWrite.com.

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Leesniveau Tool - Stichting Accessibility (Dutch)

Leesniveau Tool - Stichting Accessibility (Dutch) | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
De Accessibility Leesniveau Tool geeft op basis van een ingevoerde tekst een indicatie van het niveau van de leesbaarheid.
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This is a Dutch tool which measures readability in a different way. It gives a readability indicator from a1 (very simple) to c2 (complicated).

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How does your writing measure up?

How does your writing measure up? | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
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This is not really a tool, but a method to calculate manually how "personal" your text is.

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Readability index calculator

Online readability index calculator tool
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This tool checks the readability of your text in English, Spanish, Danish, French and Dutch!

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Yoda-Speak Generator

Yoda-Speak Generator | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
Generate Yoda-speak
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Not exactly an analytical tool, but it does turn your text into something else!

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Paper Rater: Pre-Grade Your Paper | a.k.a. Paper Grader

Paper Rater: Pre-Grade Your Paper | a.k.a. Paper Grader | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
Have your paper reviewed BEFORE you turn it in.
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This tool is mainly aimed at student papers, but is also useful for other reports. It checks grammer, spelling and readability indicators, and can also check for originality/plagiarism!

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Gobbledygook generator

Gobbledygook generator | Tools 4 Texts | Scoop.it
This page generates random examples of business jargon.
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This is part of the Plain English Campaign.

Hilarious tool to generate "meaningless, empty phrases that make it look like you know what you are talking about".

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Textalyser

text analysis
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Old-fashioned design but a powerful tool to do many checks and calculations, including Readability.

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