Quillbot is a great paraphrasing tool, sure.

But it’s not the only one.

If you’re having trouble managing your paraphrasing needs in Quillbot’s free plan (which only allows 125 words at a time), there are a lot of other tools that you can try out instead. In this post, we’re going to help you find one by listing a total of seven alternatives.

Let’s get started.

07 Quillbot Alternatives For Free

1. Paraphraser.io

Paraphraser.io is, apart from Quillbot, one of the most popular paraphrasing tools available online. It comes with a range of useful features, and it provides a generous number of options to even its free users.

To begin with, Paraphraser.io lets free users enter up to 600 words at a time, which is a considerably larger limit than Quillbot’s 125. If you want to, you can easily check some long-form content by breaking it up into multiple parts consisting of 500 – 600 words. This same exercise would be quite difficult to do with Quillbot.

Similarly, if you happen to use Quillbot’s free version without signing up, it only lets you run the process a specific number of times before giving you the ‘Please Sign Up’ sort of notice. But with Paraphraser.io, this problem doesn’t exist.

Even as a free and unregistered user, you can use Paraphraser.io for as long as you want and for as many times as you want, provided that you stay within the word limit.

And the best part about it is that the results given by Paraphraser.io are pretty good. They can get very impressive if you choose the Fluency mode, albeit not as much on the Standard one.

What Does Paraphraser.io Provide Better?

  • It can be used indefinitely by free users
  • 600 word-limit for free users
  • Simpler interface
  • Integration with other tools on the platform

2. Paraphrasing Tool by Prepostseo

The paraphrasing tool by Prepostseo is also an excellent tool that you can use as an alternative to Quillbot. One of the main benefits that you can get with this paraphrasing tool is the free availability and the unlimited-word input capacity.

Like Paraphraser.io, the paraphrasing tool by Prepostseo comes with four modes. However, of these four modes, only one is ‘premium-only.’ The other three can be used by everyone.

As far as the results go, they are accurate and smooth as long as you choose the Fluency mode. The other two free modes are not that particular about keeping the text contextually correct, so it’s better not to use them unless there is a particular need for pure synonymizing.

When using the Fluency mode, you can fully edit and customize the provided output as per your need and preference. If you don’t like a word that is added/replaced by the tool, you can change it yourself.

What Does the Paraphrasing Tool by Prepostseo Provide Better?

  • No word count on submissions
  • Three free modes as compared to Quillbot’s two
  • No sign up needed after a specific number of tries

3. Paraphrasing Tool by Editpad.org

One of the best perks that you can enjoy with the paraphrasing tool by Edipad.org is the simple and minimalistic interface. With Quillbot, the interface is a tad bit cluttered, which can make it difficult to use for some people.

On the other hand, there is no such issue with Editpad.org. The tool features a plain white look with all the options clearly displayed.

Editpad’s tool allows you to enter 1,000 words in a single go on the free plan. This is a substantial increase over the 125-word limit provided by Quillbot.

Like the other two tools discussed on this list, the paraphrasing tool by Editpad has a total of four modes. Of the four, two can be used by free members.

If you opt for the ‘Formal’ mode, you can get some decent and intelligent results that are on par with the ones provided by Quillbot. However, there aren’t any options to edit or customize the output.

What Does the Paraphrasing Tool by Editpad Provide Better?

  • Simple and minimalistic interface
  • A large 1,000-word limit
  • Indefinite use for unregistered users

4. Rephrase.info

Rephrase.info is yet another good tool that you can use for free and better paraphrasing. Compared to Quillbot, it’s a better option due to its larger word limit (for free users), indefinite usability, and integration with other offered tools.

Rephrase.info lets free users enter up to 500 words in a single go. Considering that Quillbot only allows 125 words, the increased limit provided by Rephrase is a big plus.

Like the other alternatives on this list, Rephrase.info also gives smart and coherent results. Even though Fluency is not one of the premium modes offered by the tool, the output it provides is more or less on par with that of Quillbot’s Fluency mode.

What Does Rephrase.info Provide Better?

  • Larger word count
  • No requirement to sign up after a certain number of uses

5. Paraphraseonline.io

Of all the tools that we’ve listed in this post, Paraphraseonline.io is the first one that is completely free. There are no paid plans that you have to worry about purchasing. All four modes can be used by free and unregistered users.

Although there is not any input limit expressly described around the tool page, the tool does give a ‘Limit Reached’ message after 2,500 words. Compared to Quillbot’s measly 125-word limit, the capacity provided by Paraphraseonline.io is quite generous.

As for the general quality of this tool is concerned, it’s nothing short of excellent. The interface is neat and simple and is not overloaded with ads. The tool supports multiple languages and provides uploading and downloading options for the input and output, respectively.

The quality of the output given by this tool depends on the mode you’re using. Since all four are available for free, you can pick whichever one you want without any worries. The ‘Text Improver’ is the best of the lot, while the ‘Word Changer’ is not that good. Actually, it can be useful if you’re just trying to learn new words…but it’s not practical for reliably paraphrasing some content.

What Does Paraphraseonline.io Provide Better?

  • Completely free
  • Four modes available to free users
  • Vast input capacity

6. Paraphrasing.io

Paraphrasing.io is an excellent alternative to Quillbot, not only because of the quality of its paraphrasing but also due to its completely free availability and the range of impressive features.

The functionality of this tool closely resembles that of Quillbot. For one, you can see the exact number of words, characters, and sentences in the output box. Similarly, you can select each individual sentence and click on the ‘Rephrase’ button to change it specifically.

You can also jump through the sentences one by one using the arrows at the top of the input box. While these are some of the features that the tool provides similar to Quillbot, there are some areas in which it performs better.

For one, you can choose from four different modes, all of which are available for free. This is a big plus, considering how Quillbot only lets you use two modes for free.

Then, you can enter up to 500 words in a single go, which is also a considerable increase over Quillbot’s 125-word limit. The quality of the results itself is fairly impressive.

What Does Paraphrasing.io Provide Better?

  • Completely free to use
  • Four modes available
  • 500-word limit

7. Paraphrasing Tool by Check-plagiarism.com

The tools that we’ve mentioned in the list above are good and all, but if you’re looking for a paraphraser with a totally simple and straightforward interface, this one by Check-Plagiarism is a good choice you can go for.

The interface of this tool is very neat and tidy, with only the bare minimum features available around the text box. You can simply choose the modes, select a language, upload your files and then start the process. There is no clutter of buttons and options that you have to worry about navigating through.

As far as the quality of this tool goes, it’s pretty outstanding. When testing it, we used the ‘Formal’ mode. The results it gave were smart and coherent.

You can enter a total of 500 words in the box as a free user. This is, once again, a good advantage that you enjoy over Quillbot.

What Does the Paraphrasing Tool by Check-Plagiarism Provide Better?

  • Simpler interface
  • The 500-word limit for free users
  • Three modes available for free users

Summing Up the Differences

Here we differentiate the all Quillbot’s competitor with their features.

Tool Word Limit (Free) Available Modes (Free) Quality of Results Sign-up Requirement
Quillbot 125 2 4.5/5 Yes (after certain number of uses)
Paraphraser.io 600 2 4.5/5 No
Paraphrasing Tool by Prepostseo Unlimited 3 4/5 No
Paraphrasing Tool by Editpad.org 1,000 2 4/5 No
Rephrase.info 500 2 4/5 No
Paraphraseonline.io 2,500 4 4.5/5 No
Paraphrasing.io 500 4 3.5/5 No
Paraphrasing Tool by Check-Plagiarism 500 3 4/5 No


All these seven tools are great alternatives that you can use instead of Quillbot. Although Quillbot is undoubtedly a master paraphrasing tool nowadays, there are a lot of others that are on par with it.

One of the best things about the alternatives that we’ve listed is that they aren’t as restrictive with regard to their word limits.

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Nohan Dupont is a 21 year old blogger from Belgium. He writes about latest websites, software, games alternatives and home products available in the market.