Top 5 Free Non-ChatGPT Writing Tools

By Shouvik Banerjee | Updated May 30, 2024

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Instagram is the fourth most popular social media site according to DataReportal and has over 2 billion active users globally. At 1.7%, its engagement rate is strikingly much higher than the 0.09% engagement rate of the most popular social media platform – Facebook.

It is clear that on Instagram users engage more with posts and stories than on any other platform. Therefore, the use of good captions and hashtags is a necessity rather than an aesthetic need. Even though there are many Instagram generators in the market, choosing the right one that fits your needs can be challenging.

In this review, I have generated an Instagram caption using Anyword’s Instagram caption generator. But is it any good?

Let’s find out!

What is Anyword's Instagram Caption Generator?

Anyword is an AI-powered web-based content generation platform like ChatGPT but packed with more features, learning capabilities, and punch. They started operations in 2013 as a company called Keywee, and have now expanded to three offices in as many countries.

The Instagram caption generator is one of the many features offered by Anyword. Using it you can create stunning Instagram captions tailor-made for your brand. You can plug-in your own keywords and select your audience, thereby creating unique captions that gets more engagement.

How To Craft An Instagram Caption

Crafting a good blog post in Anyword has a bit of a learning curve, but nothing you can’t master with a few trials. In the following steps I will show you how to access the blogging wizard and write a blog post.

Step 1: Sign up and start creating content

If you don’t have an account, then the first thing you should do is sign up using your email id or Google profile.

If you are not ready to commit to a paid plan, then start with the free trial which is limited to 2,500 words for a period of 7 days.

Once you are logged in, navigate to the Blog Wizard tool in the dashboard and click on it.

Image courtesy: Anyword
Image courtesy: Anyword
Image courtesy: Anyword

Step 2: Give prompt

You will be taken to a page that looks like the following. This is the part where you tell the AI what you want. To start off, you get a couple of pre-made templates like listicles, product reviews, how-to guides, etc. It’s a neat little feature that reduces the need to feed extra information.

Image courtesy: Anyword

Right below the topic description, you have the option to enter primary and secondary keywords. Honestly, I had just one primary keyword and I’ll admit my keyword research game was not up to the mark during testing. I just wanted a general idea of how the tool operates.

But if you have done your keyword research then this feature is great. I wish someone would someday build a keyword research tool directly in the AI writer. That would be cool!

Step 3: Tone of voice

Once you are done with the brief, anyword will automatically create a list of titles around the keyword(s). In my experience, only about two of them were good. The rest were simply created from some of the headlines which I gave for the blog outline.

Anyword also give a score to each title which is similar to the SEO score by AIOSEO or Yoast. While it’s not perfect, it is still a good way to analyze SEO on the go.

Image courtesy: Anyword
Image courtesy: Anyword
Image courtesy: Anyword

Step 4: Talking points

The Blog Wizard will automatically generate an outline for your blog post based on your brief, keyword(s), tone of voice, etc. If you have already suggested an outline like I did in the brief, then the too will use them to create the headlines.

You can review and add, remove, or rearrange sections to better match your vision for the blog post.

Image courtesy: Anyword

Step 5: Target audience

When it comes to content generation, you get two options. You can either generate the whole blog in one go or generate each section separately. I decided to go for the latter because it gives me greater customization options.

Image courtesy: Anyword

Step 6: Brand Rules

When it comes to content generation, you get two options. You can either generate the whole blog in one go or generate each section separately. I decided to go for the latter because it gives me greater customization options.

Result

So, how did Anyword perform?

To be honest, I’m not in awe of the content, at least I am not half as impressed as I was with ChatGPT when it first released. Now, I wasn’t expecting something magical or amazing right off the bat, but I was also not expecting something clunky and machine-like. I hoped that Anyword would surprise me.

Am I surprised? Yes, but not in a good way. In the Price headline, I was expecting the AI to simply give me a list of the various packages Anyword offers along with the price in USD. Instead, what it gave me was this big block of ugly text.

Image courtesy: Anyword

But I also need to be fair here. There are a lot of places where I could have guided the AI in the right direction. I guess I was only trying to check how well Anyword performed with the most basic instruction. 

Also, the AI is always learning, especially when they are dealing with creative processes like writing and art. In that respect, Anyword did a decent job.

Insights

If you are creating content for your blog then you probably want it to pass through AI detection. Even though Google has explicitly stated that they don’t care if the content is written by human or AI, as long as it’s original and meets their EEAT criteria, it’s a good practise to use AI detectors. 

In my case, I got two different results. The free version of copyleaks gave me a clean chit whereas the free version of Quillbot flagged almost 80% of my text as AI content. Quetext also marked about 50% of my content as AI.

Image courtesy: Copyleaks
Image courtesy: Copyleaks

Plagiarism

I used mainly free tools to check plagiarism and except for Grammarly, most of them returned similar results. This makes me believe that Anyword does not take content directly from websites or simply rewords them. 

  • Duplichecker – 0% plagiarism
  • Smallseotools – 0% plagiarism
  • Plagiarismdetector.net – 0% plagiarism
  • Grammarly – plagiarism detected (the free version does not tell how much)

Number of words produced

I did not expect anyword to give me the exact number of words, but I was expecting somewhere in the 1,700 range. Word count, however, is not the biggest drawback unless you absolutely want the AI tool to give you the exact number of words.

  • Number of words expected – 2,000
  • Number of words returned – 1,475

Anyword Pricing

Anyword has four plans with monthly and yearly options. The free trial only lasts for 7 days and has limited features.

1. Starter

  • Cost: $49/month (or $39/month if billed yearly)
  • Features: 1 seat, 100+ marketing templates, unlimited copy generation, predictive performance scores, Blog Wizard, brand voice training, high-performing talking points, and Chrome extension integration.

2. Data-Driven

  • Cost: $99/month (or $79/month if billed yearly)
  • Features: Includes all Starter Plan features, plus 3 seats, unlimited 1-Click Boost Performance, and Content Improver.

3. Business

  • Cost: Starting from $499/month (or $349/month if billed yearly)
  • Features: Includes all Data-Driven Plan features, connect marketing channels, unlimited rows of copy assets, Copy Intelligence, automated website messaging A/B testing, extended brand voice capabilities, and onboarding.

4. Enterprise

  • Cost: Custom pricing
  • Features: Includes all Business Plan features, enterprise-grade security, private language model, custom integrations, full API access, admin and role management, security and legal review, unlimited workspaces, priority support, and a dedicated customer success manager.

 

Anyword pricing
Anyword pricing
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Anyword Vs ChatGPT

I compared Anyword with five popular AI blog creators on the market: Contentbot.ai, Writesonic, Jasper, Rytr, and Scalenut. In future, I am going to do an in-depth analysis of Anyword with each of its competitors using real examples.

Image courtesy: Anyword
Image courtesy: Anyword

Final Verdict

Before I give my final verdict here are three points which I would like to list:

  • AI writing tools like Anyword won’t always work perfectly right off the bat. It’s a fact. Most reviewers have used it only once or twice. So, I think it is a bit unfair to call it underperforming regardless of the results.
  • Due to the multiple customization features like keywords, research, writing prompts for every paragraph, etc., it becomes difficult to achieve the perfect blog post in the first few tries. There are too many combinations and some of them will definitely be bang for the buck.
  • Despite the extremities it is subjected to, AI writing tools are neither good nor bad. They are what you make of it. Think of them as faithful assistants who will do what you tell them to. Some will follow your order to the letter T and some will falter.

Alright! So, what do I think of Anyword? I am not really impressed by the output but won’t give up on it so soon. I might buy a paid plan in the future and create blog posts around my brand. I will feed my blog posts into it and then we’ll see if it understands me or not.

As for its comparison with ChatGPT, Anyword right now is not at the same level as ChatGPT. However, due to the level of customization available, the results might change with time.

My suggestion would be to sign up for the free plan and take it for a spin. It might suit your needs if you have experience working with various AI writing tools.

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