A paraphrasing tool is beneficial for any blogger or content marketing business because it can help speed up your content output regarding blog posts, sales copy, YouTube video descriptions, and more. While a paraphrasing tool will never replace a talented writer, it makes things easier.
It allows you to write and re-write sentences that are typically long and complex into something simpler and easy to understand.
#1 Jasper AI
Jasper AI is a powerful writing assistant that uses AI to help you create blog posts through prompts, rewriting content, and paraphrasing sentences.
You can use a “rewrite” prompt with ChatGPT or a “paraphrase” prompt for any sentence or paragraph.
Quillbot is the original paraphrasing tool and is still one of the best if you’re looking for a free option to get started with.
A paraphrasing tool can help you write blog posts faster
To blog like a brand means hiring writers to create content. You can’t do everything yourself (you can see in the beginning) long term as you don’t have enough time and energy to compete against a team of writers.
So a paraphrasing tool is a good stop-gap until you’re ready to hire a professional writer to help you create helpful blog posts.
How do paraphrasing tools work exactly?
The best paraphrasing tools work by rewriting and restructuring your sentences more meaningfully and uniquely. The worst tools are nothing more than content spinners that switch out a few verbs or adjectives. But now, with the development of AI, you can use a paraphrasing tool to create content much faster.
So what are some of the best paraphrasing tools for bloggers currently available? In this review, we will look at all free and paid options as well as their pros and cons.
For our test, we will be using the following paragraph in each paraphrasing tool:
Self described nerd turned entrepreneur and professional blogger Steve Kamb, founder of Nerd Fitness, is best known for promoting health and wellness in a creative and appealing way to create change for his rag-tag group of misfits.
Conversion AI – The best paraphrasing and writing assistant tool for bloggers
Conversion AI is not only a paraphrasing tool; it’s a full-scale AI writing assistant that can help you generate content by expanding on sentences, rewriting sentences, creating intro and outro paragraphs at the click of a button, and using a variety of built-in frameworks like their long-form assistant, the AIDA framework for sales copy.
I’ve tried a lot of content spinners and paraphrasing tools, so I was shocked by how effective Conversion AI is for helping you to create blog posts. With their built-in “content improver,” you can rewrite the sentence, but in addition to that, you can set the tone of voice.
Conversion AI is not free and has a relatively expensive monthly membership cost. Still, for what it does, it’s much more cost effective than hiring a writer for $50-100 USD an article and well worth the price of entry if you’re using it aggressively to create content.
So let’s take a look to see how it performed with the test paragraph:
Simply outstanding. Conversion AI rewrote this sentence in a few seconds. Not only is it an accurate paraphrase of the original, but it’s also grammatically correct and requires minimal editing. However, one thing to note with Conversion AI is that sometimes it will add statements that sound true but may not be.
So for any content regarding historical facts, you’ll always need to double-check Jasper AI accurate. Otherwise, this is a proper paraphrase, writing assistant. You can get started with a free trial, but it’s best to upgrade your account, unlock all the features for a month, and then decide if you want to keep using Jarvis.
With multiple writing frameworks and a rewrite tool built in, Jasper AI can rewrite entire paragraphs at the click of a button.
ChatGPT – A chatbot that can rewrite on command
Open AI’s ChatGPT can answer questions, write books, argue a point, write code, summarize books, and more. It works based on the prompts you enter, and one such prompt I like to use for blogging is the “rewrite” prompt.
Let’s take a look and see how ChatGPT performed:
Outstanding overall. With the rewrite prompt you can also expand on it and add commands as needed. “Rewrite as a blog post” or “rewrite using long sophisticated sentences.” If you’ve not tried ChatGPT you’re missing out on the AI craze.
Quillbot – The best free writing assistant for bloggers
Quillbot offers a free version and a paid version of its paraphrasing tool. What it does is that it simply swaps out adjectives and verbs, or it takes away or adds words to form new sentences.
Let’s take our paragraph and see how Quillbot performs:
Quillbot did an adequate job of paraphrasing and rewriting our original sentence. I reordered some sentences from passive voice to active voice while swapping out adjectives like “ragtag” for “motley crew.” Overall for a free tool, Quillbot came through.
Paraphrase Online – Average at best
This tool rewrites paragraphs but in a very mediocre way. You copy and paste the section you want to rewrite or paraphrase and then press a button. It will then generate a new paragraph for you to use.
Let’s see how it performed:
While it did switch out adjectives like “self-described nerd” to “self depict geek,” it does it clunky, where you end up with many grammatically incorrect sentence structures that you’ll need to rewrite and format yourself.
Defeating the whole point of this tool in the first place, as it does not save you any meaningful amount of time. However, it could be helpful if you’re looking for inspiration for using new vocabulary words.
Paraphrasing-Tool – A mediocre option
Similar to Paraphrase Online, Paraphrasing-Tool.com is a good enough writing assistant in that it will change aspects of your paragraph and produce minimally viable content that will require more editing from you, the blogger.
Let’s take a look to see how it performed:
Pretty average overall and requires a lot of editing. This tool also created sentences that don’t make much sense, like “clothing label gathering of mavericks.” At no point in the original content was anything about a clothing label mentioned.
Like the previous tool, it could help find new words and ways to describe things, like using the word “maverick” instead of “rag-tag.” For a free option, this tool performed less than expected.
Paraphraser IO – A poor performance
This tool could not create a helpful, meaningful rewrite of our test paragraph. It paraphrased in the most traditional sense, “to speak in other words” but it w,as a disappointing performance.
Take a look:
This rewrite makes no sense and is simply a strange use of words. A “self-descriptive geek” is almost correct. You could easily change this to “self-described,” then you have an average rewrite.
Rewriter Tools – A mediocre, free option
This tool barely rewrites sentences. Instead, it simply changes words with synonyms and makes grammatically incorrect sentence structures. If you’re looking for a content-creation blogging tool, stay away from this.
Here is how it performed with our test paragraph:
This paraphrased suggestion is more work to fix than worth using the tool in the first place. Overall, this tool can be used because it’s free, but not something to rely on.
Article Rewriter Tool – A simple choice
This tool is average in how it paraphrases content. In general, it appears to swap out adjectives for any synonyms primarily and does a lite rewrite of specific sentences.
Let’s take a look:
These are the best results on this list. “Self portray” makes sense, though it would be better if it were “self-portrayed” as an example. The only real issue was that it took the original word “appealing” to mean apparel, which is why you see the reference to a clothing label.
Project Topics – An average paraphrase tool
A decent free paraphrase tool. With Project Topic’s rewriter tool, you can generate a new paragraph based on your provided text. You can also ignore specific words you don’t want to be changed. Perfect for any “must have” words. In our example, Steve’s website is called “Nerd Fitness,” not geek or dork fitness.
So how did Project Topics do? Have a look:
In this example, it rewrote Nerd Fitness as “Geek Wellness,” which is not a bad name for a website. Overall, I was pretty happy with the performance of this free tool for coming up with some proper adjectives to rewrite the test paragraph.
EDU Birdie – A suite of writing tools
EDU Birdie refers first and most writing essay assistance service for students. As part of their suite of tools, they provide a paraphrasing tool. If you need someone to write a quick draft, consider checking out EDU Birdie.
When using EDU Birdie’s paraphrase tool, things were slightly different than other options on this list. First, it highlights specific terms within the text, and then you can choose a synonym for each one. As a consequence, it takes quite a bit of time to produce content.
Have a look:
For each one of the highlighted words, you can click and choose a synonym. Not precisely a paraphrase tool, and it’s much slower to create a rewrite than other options on the list.
Prepost SEO – The worst paraphrase tool
The Prepost SEO tool rewrote the paragraph into a confusing, grammatically incorrect mess. If you were to rely on Prepost, you would have to rewrite the paraphrased paragraph sentence this tool generates.
Take a look:
There are too many errors in this paragraph to even bother using it. Structures like “nerd became entrepreneur” and “create extra for his rag-tag organization” are unusable. With all the paraphrase tools for bloggers available, there is no reason to use Prepost SEO.
Grammarly (Honorable Mention) – Sentence rewrite suggestions
Grammarly is a free spell checker, but they offer a “premium” plan that now provides sentence rewrites. While not as robust as Jasper AI or ChatGPT in the sense you can command Grammarly to change sentences, it does provide new sentence rewrites for “clarity” to improve your writing.
While not a paraphrasing tool, it incorporates paraphrasing features to improve your writing. The only issue is you need help to command it to write. Take a look below:
I run Grammarly on all the blog posts here on DavidUtke.com, and this sentence rewrite was suggested. It will change the sentence structure automatically at the click of a button and delete words as needed.
The best paraphrasing tools for bloggers
While there are a handful of decent, free options for paraphrasing and rewriting a sentence here and there; for any serious blogger and content marketer, there is no better option than Jasper AI.
It’s a game changer in that it allows you to write blog posts faster, with reasonable accuracy, and paraphrases sentences instead of just swapping out a word here and there. But if Conversion AI is too powerful for your needs, Quillbot is the only decent free option available.