Watch out, Grammarly! Apple announces 3 new AI-powered writing tools

Watch out, Grammarly! Apple announces 3 new AI-powered writing tools

At its annual WWDC keynote today, Apple introduced its version of AI, “Apple Intelligence.” It’ll power everything from emoji creation to new writing tools that can help you perfect your prose.

According to Apple, these new tools will be available system-wide “nearly everywhere you write,” including Mail, Notes, and third-party apps. Here’s how Apple Intelligence plans to strengthen and simplify your writing.

1. Rewrite

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Rewrite will generate alternate versions of what you’ve already written, so you can choose one that better fits your writing style or tone.

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According to a preview of the feature shared at WWDC 2024, Rewrite will appear as a small blue button whenever text is selected. Click that button, and you’ll see options to make your writing more “friendly,” “professional,” or “concise.” You can also tell Rewrite exactly how you’d like your words rewritten, with prompts like “write this as a poem.”

2. Proofread and Summarize

A screenshot of the Proofread tool.

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Grammarly has been hugely popular as a proofreading tool, but now help with grammar, word choice, and sentence structure will be available for free across iOS.

Using Apple Intelligence, Proofread will provide suggested edits with explanations. For longer writing, use Summarize to pull out key points for your own review or to create a TL;DR for recipients. This tool also works in your inbox, where you can summarize long emails to see the essential points of each message.

3. Smart Reply 

A screenshot of the Smart Reply tool.

Credit: Apple

Apple’s Smart Reply isn’t new, but upgrades made possible by Apple Intelligence promise to make it even more accurate. Available only in Apple Mail, new Smart Reply options will now consider more context when reading your email and delivering more relevant suggestions.


Elizabeth de Luna

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