New August Analyzer Release

We’re excited to announce a new version of Analyzer: 2019.08.37 (or the August version). There are a few excellent improvements, so we highly recommend upgrading.

Easier Report Output Formats
Some of our users who have been running Analyzer for years have been unaware that you can create scorecards directly in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and HTML (Web). We blame ourselves; that feature should have been easier to discover. The August release corrects that issue.

When you add a new Scorecard report, we’ve moved the output options to the top of the settings:

A Much Better Excel Report
The August release gets a significant upgrade with our newly redesigned Excel report. The report includes a summary sheet with hyperlinks that take you to detail tabs:

The output is crisper and easier to read:

Download It
Download the new version on the Analyzer Product Page.

Grammarly Premium Rocks

I know this is a free plug, but whatever. I’ve been using Grammarly’s free version for a while now, and I made two changes recently. First, I started doing my writing inside of their web application. Second, I upgraded to their premium version. I figured I’d give it a month and see for myself whether it was worth it. In hindsight, I sabotaged that plan quickly by purchasing the annual subscription.

It turns out that it was the right thing to do. The premium version catches the standard spelling and grammar issues, but it goes further than I had anticipated by finding things like passive voice and shows you feedback in real-time on things like clarity and engagement. I wouldn’t think of writing without a spell-checker, and I have now promoted Grammarly to that level.