9 best AI writing tools with pros and cons

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Artificial intelligence has caused a huge stir in the content generation industry. From social media posts, website content and video scripting to blogging, thought leadership articles and even novels, the best AI writing tool can seemingly do it all.

What are AI writing tools?

AI content generation is software that can automatically create text in response to human prompts. It uses data sources like the Internet to gather information in order to “write” content, following these prompts as to topic, style, tone, focus and so on.

Benefits of AI content generation

The best AI tools can save a ton of time in researching and creating a piece of content. It can also help brainstorm ideas and explore new themes – especially beneficial if the writer isn’t an expert on the subject matter.

You can produce more content quickly, significantly improving productivity and scalability. This translates into cost-effectiveness, with human writers freed to focus on fine-tuning and crafting content.

Choosing the best AI writing tools

ChatGPT has enjoyed most of the limelight in the AI-generated content space. However, plenty of other powerful AI content-generation products exist. Some are all-rounders, while others are tuned for specific types of content.

Let’s look at the best AI writing tools, their core strengths and weaknesses and how you can use them as part of your overall content strategy.

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ChatGPT-3 and ChatGPT-4

ChatGPT-3 is a natural language processing tool that creates text with minimal human input. It’s capable of content generation, summarisation and translation, relying on the Internet for information. However, it’s had serious challenges, like not handling complex requests and providing inaccurate information.

ChatGPT-4 can understand more complex queries, has more advanced reasoning abilities and is more factually accurate. It outperforms its predecessor on machine learning benchmarks and has better multilingual capacity. It’s also roughly eight times faster than version 3.

Strengths

  • Substantial time savings.
  • Cost-effective and scalable.
  • Generates readable content with human help.

Weaknesses

  • Entirely dependent on the Internet, compromising veracity.
  • Needs much human prompting for complex tasks.
  • Cannot empathise with readers’ feelings.

Our experience

ChatGPT is extremely good at quickly doing research and generating a workable first draft. However, without a human to infuse the content with flair and empathy, it’s often generic and somewhat sterile.

Note that these strengths and weaknesses are shared by the other AI writing tools below.

Jasper

Jasper uses templates to create almost any kind of content very quickly. Given enough parameters, it can automatically write short snippets and long-form articles. It has a smooth, intuitive interface with built-in plagiarism detection.

Strengths:

  • Fast article generation.
  • Automated content, like “listicles”.
  • Easy to use with easy to use dashboards and very large amount of templates.

Weaknesses

  • Needs a lot of training for higher-level writing.

Our experience

Jasper has the ability to produce quick, short articles which may only need a once-over by a human editor. Pound for pound, it’s one of the best AI writing tools available. While Jasper boasts powerful features automated analytics and visualisation such as , it may require some training and expertise to use effectively.

Copysmith

Copysmith is an integrated platform of AI writing tools for e-commerce. It produces short-form content, press releases, landing pages and sales conversion pages. You can also tailor it for specific campaigns.

Strengths

  • Easy-to-use templates for bulk content creation.
  • Simple interface to create, organise and manage content.
  • Offers marketing scalability.

Weaknesses

  • Could be less creative with long form content.

Our experience

Copysmith easily and quickly generates short-form marketing and sales content, online ads and social media copy, but it doesn’t handle longer content as well.

WriteSonic

WriteSonic is a budget-friendly content generator that produces SEO-optimised long-form content like blogs, essays, and articles. It is also capable of generating conversion-optimised ad copies.

Strengths

  • Creates marketing copy with a few clicks.
  • Utilises strong SEO process with multiple integrations.
  • Controls tone, flow and structure.

Weaknesses

  • May not match brand tone or voice consistently, requiring editing or customization.

Our experience

WriteSonic easily creates pre-written content to use as a guide for long-form content. It’s also good at suggesting content ideas. The quality is higher than average.

Kafkai

Kafkai is the oldest AI writing tool for creating SEO content. Rather than relying on templates, it learns from machine data to automate writing in specific niche fields, such as healthcare and sport.

Strengths

  • Content is optimised for search engines.
  • Automated blog generation for content marketing.

Weaknesses

  • Lacks API and limitations with flexibility in terms of prompts and types of content.

Our experience

Kafkai gets high marks for making content generation easier and faster for affiliate marketers and SEO professionals. While it offers one-click content production, we recommend human editing before publishing.

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Article Forge

Article Forge uses deep learning algorithms to produce original SEO content for specific

keywords in minutes, in multiple languages. It researches and produces first drafts to be polished by a human writer.

Strengths

  • Very fast article generation.
  • Easy WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface.

Weaknesses

  • Writing can lack imagination.

Our experience

Article Forge is a useful and powerful AI tool to quickly generate SEO content. However, its output needs quite a lot of human finessing.

Articoolo

Articoolo offers a set number of articles per month or plan. Users simply enter keywords and receive short articles of less than 500 words. You can customise tone and style, and it also creates social media posts.

Strengths

  • Easy to use and cost-effective.
  • Excellent time savings.

Weaknesses

  • Not ideal for scaling content creation.

Our experience

You can use Articoolo to quickly generate the basis of short content marketing articles. It does need a human writer to inject creativity and imagination, as it can’t understand context.

Rytr

Rytr is an AI content writing platform where you select topics and apply one of its pre-set tones to create articles. Its algorithms are trained on accurate historical data rather than Internet scraping.

Strengths

  • Go-writing capability.
  • Supports 30 languages.
  • Plagiarism checking.

Weaknesses

  • Human editing is needed.

Our experience

Rytr is one of the best AI writing tools for beginners and it works for various use cases. However, you cannot make bulk articles with it, and creating articles is not as fast as with other tools as you have to go paragraph by paragraph while simultaneously reviewing and editing the output.

Peppercontent

Peppercontent is an AI-powered platform which ideates, creates, and distributes content, as well as measures its success. It has multiple templates for different uses cases including copywriting, SEO, eCommerce and Products. It also offers a readability score and plagiarism checker.

Strengths

  • Entire content creation process including SEO and content writing.
  • Integrated keyword analysis tool giving you insights into search volume, difficulty and trends.

Weaknesses

  • There may be challenges in ensuring the output meets the desired brand standards.

Our experience

Peppercontent is a great option for managing the entire content creation process. While created content requires significant post-editing work, the program conveniently allows for seamless exporting with different integrations, thereby streamlining the workflow. While blog content may require editing, the advertising component is more straightforward.

Which is the best AI writing tool for you?

As you’ve read, there are different types of AI writing tools, each with its own focus, strengths and weaknesses. Some are great at automated sales and marketing copy; others create useful long-form content. There are those aimed specifically at SEO and those designed for e-commerce.

Choosing the best AI content writing tools means finding those that best suit your content production purposes, be that higher search engine rankings or increased direct sales. And you can always contact Key Content for advice.

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