This site promotes a Chrome browser plug-in for checking spelling and grammar, however, once installed, tracks the user and gradually begins a campaign of promoting unwanted services and gradually disables its function so as to push the user into signing up for one of their plans. Deleting the plug-in causes a pop-up page to appear too that begs more information.
This is coercive and misleading marketing that is borderline fraud.
Grammarly as a company and a website has no doubt as to being legitimate. It has won major tech awards and been reviewed by major publications.
I personally find the premium service worthwhile, it seems they're pricing for enterprise/education rather than for individuals but I guess that's they're call.
There are free and comparable versions of this product, such as AftD (after the deadline).
Spammed again on dates 9/29/14, 9/17/14, 7/28/14 with same affiliate link:
I got spammed on behalf of these guys and there was this affiliate link:
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014
From: "Customer Service" <CS14.NOreply@qmail.com>
Subject: Re: errors
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Mock assessment of text stating it found problems without showing or explaining them - looks like a scam - especially with credit card details required before free trial.
Bad reviews of the software's performance elsewhere.
Don't know what people talk here about malware and others nasty things. I can tell as a usual user of their software and a customer. It is really great service with strong and useful algorithms for grammar errors checking and correction. I don't know an analog. I have only positive experience working with them and can say only: "Thank you guys, for creating this service!"
Lorsque l'on veut se servir de se site, le système envoi un message d'alerte : "Un script provenant de « Applied Linguistics LLC » demande des fonctionnalités avancées qui sont NON SÛRES et susceptibles d'être utilisées pour compromettre votre machine ou vos données : Exécuter ou installer des logiciels sur votre machine"