With dozens of AI writing tools popping up, there are many to choose from. However, the most popular choices like Jasper AI and Rytr also have the highest monthly fees.
In this post, I'll be reviewing TextCortex AI, which seems to be an affordable, yet effective, alternative to expensive artificial intelligence tools.
What Is TextCortex AI?
TextCortex is an AI writing companion designed to help you create any type of content from blog posts to product descriptions to compelling emails.
It offers a browser extension, Creator Suite, and 60+ templates, helping you generate content in 20 different languages for tons of different use cases. It also offers a pretty good Free Plan where you can access the key features and get 10 free credits per day.
You can watch my video walkthrough below:
Who Is It For?
TextCortex is similar to other AI writing companions in the fact that it can be used by anyone from students to copywriters to business owners. Whether you want to improve your writing skills, generate ideas for ads, create long-form content, or save time, it fits many use cases.
You can interact with the software in different ways. For example, you can find inspiration with their 60+ AI templates or just get started with a blank canvas. Plus, they offer both a Chrome extension and web app allowing you to write anywhere.
TextCortex has all the writing features you need to craft professional content, and it's more affordable than some of the other tools on the market.
How It Works
The TextCortex browser extension helps you rephrase and rewrite sentences on nearly any web page. After installing the extension, you can highlight text and then a toolbar with editing features will automatically pop up. It's integrated with 1,000+ websites including Gmail, WordPress, Google Docs, Notion, and many more.
The extension is free to install and offers 10 free creations per day. It doesn't ask for a credit card either so it's very easy to try it for yourself.
The Toolbar that you see above is where all the magic happens. This bar is how you will interact and edit with the browser extension. When you highlight some text, the toolbar will automatically pop up underneath your text and give you a variety of editing options. There are 10 buttons total:
For me personally, the "Rewrite" and "Summarize" are the most used functions. The Text-To-Speech is also interesting if you want to read out your own documents or just start listening to blog posts or content from around the web.
Alongside the browser extension is the web editor which they call the "Creator Suite." This works great in tandem with the extension but also provides additional editing tools and customizations.
If you don't want to write from scratch, the software provides 60+ customized templates to help with any creation like eCommerce websites, blogs, customer support, product descriptions, creative content, sales pages, and more.
You can select a template from either the main dashboard or by clicking the dropdown menu inside the editor page. Each template will have its own custom inputs which you can see in the examples below.
Inside the web app, there is another section that is separate from the Creator Suite called "Rewrite." This has a different interface which you can see above, offering features related to paraphrasing, rewriting, and expanding texts.
On the left side, you can write or paste text. Then select any of the outputs ranging from "Rewrite", "Fluency", "Tone Changer", "Simple", "Creative", etc.
Most of the magic will happen with the extension and web editor, but TextCortex also offers other tools. Even though these aren't core features, I thought I should mention them:
TextCortex's paid plans start at $24.99 and has unlimited credits. On the other hand, Jasper AI is $29.99 with a 20,000 word limit - and the price can easily go up to hundreds of dollars per month as you add more words. Rytr starts at $9/month with a cap of 100,000 characters. You can get unlimited characters for $29.99/month, just $5 more than TextCortex.
When it comes to pricing, TextCortex is very competitive, especially if you will be writing 20,000+ words per month. The Free Plan is also pretty good with 10 free creations per day, no credit card required.
What Do Customers Think?
I headed to Reddit, G2, the Chrome Web Store, and other online review websites to see what users are saying about TextCortex. While there are tons of reviews, I grabbed the ones that summarize what most people were thinking (it was very positive overall).
Overall, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Most people say that TextCortex is a smart and effective AI writing tool that is competitively priced. The few complaints mention that it's a little confusing at first and sometimes you spend credits on texts that aren't useful.
Bottom Line: Is Text Cortex Worth It?
The bottom line is Text Cortex is a great AI tool if you're looking for an affordable writing assistant with similar features and templates to Jasper AI and Rytr.
The starting plan is $24.99/month with unlimited credits but they have a $0/month plan where you can get 10 creations per day. On the free version, you get access to most features so I recommend trying that first to see if you like it.