Use Writer everywhere you write online by improving and strengthening your writing with our Chrome Extension. The extension takes your tailored Styleguide from Writer and applies it across the web. Below you'll find a list of the sites we support. You can install our Chrome Extension by clicking
*Please note, this extension is only available on Google Chrome browser.
How to install
Installing the Writer Chrome Extension can be done in a couple steps. You can click
this link or search 'Writer' in the Chrome Web Store.
Add to Chrome and a pop up will appear advising your addition.
In your browser toolbar, click on the puzzle icon to pin the Writer extension to the toolbar.
You'll see the extension's icon in the upper right corner of your browser, usually next to your Google account profile. Click onto it and login to your Writer account.
Don't have an account? You can sign up by clicking the link in the extension, or by clicking
After you sign in, you'll need to select your Team by clicking the arrow:
If your account has only one Team, it will automatcally be selected.
By default, Writer will be activated and ready to help find issues that correspond with your Styleguide. If you don't want Writer scoring a site, simply toggle the switch from blue to gray:
If you'd like to customize the suggestions Writer flags for you, you can edit the settings in your Styleguide. Then, the extension will apply your exact writing preferences to your text across the web!
How to use
Now that you're set up, let's go over what you can expect out of the Writer Chrome Extension. The extension will generally appear on basic, multi-line text fields such as body text, but not so much on subject lines or titles.
As you are writing, Writer will underline errors or issues that are applicable from your Styleguide:
Clicking on your score, usually located the bottom right of the text area you are editing, will expand the side panel with the flagged issues. These will have corresponding suggestion cards listed below the categories.
Each card gives the error and a suggested fix. To approve the suggestion, click on the green highlighted correction. The correction will be applied to the body of your text. You can also ignore the suggestion (the trash can icon), flag it as wrong, or add the term to your term bank.
Not all issues will have a suggestion in green. You can rewrite the flagged content to apply the guidance from the card.
After applying your suggestions, your score will improve, and once completed, will read 100%.
You can hide the side panel by clicking the double arrow icon at the top right. You can refresh the score by clicking on the circular score icon.
If you are signed in to the Chrome extension, have enabled suggestions on the page, and are editing a text area, but do not see the score or any underlined suggestions, try doing a hard refresh of the page.
- Windows users: hold down Ctrl and then press F5 on your keyboard
- Mac users: hold down Cmd and Shift and then press R on your keyboard
The following list provides which sites we support:
Dropbox Paper (paper.dropbox.com)
Figma (figma.com - comments only)
Google Calendar (calendar.google.com)
LinkedIn Messaging (linkedin.com/messaging)
Outlook online (mail.live.com)
Oxygen XML (oxygenxml.com)
Yahoo Mail (mail.yahoo.com)
*There may be sites not listed that work with our extension, however, please keep in mind there may be limited functions. If you have questions or would like to suggest a site not listed, please let us know!