Glossary

A glossary of terms relevant to the Grammarly for Developers platform.

App Console
Where you can manage settings and view information related to your Grammarly for Developers app. Access it by selecting your application from My Apps.
App owner
The person who created your Grammarly for Developers app. They are the only person who can delete the app or manage collaborators.
Autocomplete
A feature you can turn on to let users receive suggestions to complete common phrases as they type. Only available for apps on the Plus plan.
Client
The interface that accesses Grammarly’s services. Your app needs separate clients for web and desktop. All clients have their own credentials.
Collaborators
Team members you can invite to view your application and manage its settings.
Configuration
Custom theming and settings that you can apply to the Grammarly Text Editor Plugin.
Configurator
A demo environment where you can test and share different color, theme, and feature settings for the Grammarly Text Editor Plugin.
Connected accounts
A feature you can turn on to let Grammarly users sign into their Grammarly accounts when using your app, rather than receiving the same experience as anonymous users.
Credentials
Your client ID and any configured origins (for web clients) and redirect URIs (for desktop clients). Used for credentials-based authentication.
Dashboard
An analytics page that shows how your users interact with the Grammarly Text Editor Plugin in your app. Accessible from the App Console.
Editor
An interface where users can input and edit text. To integrate with the SDK, an editor must conform to either <input type='text'>, <textarea>, or <contenteditable="true">; (and not readonly or disabled).
Error Explainer
A webpage that loads the SDK's full error message for certain error codes, which are passed in as query parameters. Some error messages in the console will link you to this page for more information.
Grammarly Business
A type of Grammarly user account that offers advanced features for teams, such as a company style guide. Gray underlines highlight style guide suggestions.
Grammarly button
The “G” button in your Grammarly for Developers app shows the status of Grammarly’s suggestions and opens a settings menu.
Grammarly Premium
A type of Grammarly user account that offers advanced writing assistance features.
Grammarly Chrome Extension
A Grammarly product offering that lets users get Grammarly suggestions wherever they write on the web. If a user has it installed, the Grammarly Chrome Extension will override the Grammarly Text Editor Plugin experience.
Grammarly for Developers
The platform that provides tools for developers to integrate Grammarly’s communication assistance into their applications.
Grammarly for Developers app
An application that is registered with the Grammarly for Developers platform. Appears in My Apps.
Grammarly Text Editor Plugin
A web component that you can add to any text editor or input area to provide real-time writing suggestions for your users.
Grammarly Text Editor SDK
The suite of functions and services that bring real-time writing suggestions to any text editors inside your app. Available as an npm package for vanilla JavaScript, React, or Vue, and also works with [desktop apps](./editor-sdk-electron.md) using Electron.
Origin
For a web app, a defined scheme, hostname, and port that is permitted to communicate with Grammarly’s cloud using your application’s client ID.
Personal dictionary
A feature that lets signed-in users add unique words or stop flagging a particular spelling of a word as incorrect. Available to users who sign in via connected accounts.
Plan
Either Free or Plus, your plan controls what Grammarly features your app can access. See our plans page.
Redirect URIs
For a desktop app, the URIs Grammarly can redirect to after a user attempts to connect their Grammarly account to your application. Redirect URIs are needed to turn on connected accounts for your desktop application.
Rich text editor
A type of editor that allows users to style text using a “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” interface (rather than HTML). Grammarly supports rich text editors built with a variety of modern frameworks.
Suggestion
An improvement to the user’s text surfaced by Grammarly. Suggestions are shown using underlines and cards. Users can accept, dismiss, or ignore suggestions. See examples of suggestions here.
Suggestion cards
Appear when a user hovers over an underline, showing information about the change Grammarly is suggesting to improve the user's writing.
Suggestion underlines
Appear below words and phrases where Grammarly has a suggestion. Different colors of underlines indicate different kinds of suggestions.
Tone detector
A feature you can turn on to have Grammarly show the user what tone it detects in their text. Only available for apps on the Plus plan.
Trusted authentication
An additional layer of security you can implement that uses assertions signed with public/private keys to authenticate every connection that your app makes with Grammarly.
Last Updated: 1/11/2023, 5:24:00 PM