This is a cool little applet that analyzes your writing for uncommon words. It encourages you to write with the 1000 most used words so that what you write is easy to understand. I’ve been playing with this to help simplify my work emails. (I get really anxious about answering emails and so my writing gets stiff).

When you arrive, you’ll find the directions right in the textbox where you’ll start typing. Your task is to start typing the textbox and as you type it will highlight what it considers an uncommon word. You can consider revising it based on their highlights for something that is more concise.

This site can be a handy tool or a fun writing exercise! Go check it out for yourself today!