Casady & Greene have announced the release of a major update to Grammarian under the name of Grammarian 2. The new version includes a host of new features and other improvements. According to Casady & Greene:
Casady & Greene, Inc. announces the release of Grammarian 2, their new-and-improved, interactive grammar tool. Grammarian 2 has been completely upgraded to include more features and improved writing rules.
This new version offers enhanced Thematic Relations Technology. Thematics allows Grammarian 2 to take the writing's context into account when making corrections to grammar and punctuation. Thematics helps Grammarian 2 understand the time and place references in tracking the users writing which, in turn, helps Grammarian 2 provide better suggestions.
Compared to other grammar checkers, Grammarian 2 has over 150 rules from which to reference when checking documents, compared to Microsoft TM Word 98's 25 rules. Additionally, Grammarian's writing rules are fully customizable like the rest of the program. According to Grammarian's author, David Long, Grammarian 2 has even more flexibility now that it's an application. Users can select the appropriate rules to apply for their writing styles. For instance, one might not want Grammarian to check for split infinitives when chatting on-line, but this would be necessary for any business correspondence-the click of a button easily turns any rule on or off.
Grammarian 2 offers a selection of common writing styles for many different situations, including business, formal, legal, and casual. In the Grammar Instruction rule group, the user can choose from Elementary, Junior High, High School and College. These features make Grammarian 2 very useful for targeting specific audiences, and better suited for a variety of users. It can even check for homophones - words that sound alike: which and witch, their and there. It is a truly comprehensive writing tool!
Grammarian 2's "statistics" feature rates the readability of the document and compares the writing style to that of popular writers.