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Writesonic VS Rytr

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We’ve got two excellent AI writers on our hands, both of which can write all manner of content, from social media posts to full-length articles.

So which one should you choose for your business?

In this post, you’ll find a comprehensive comparison of Writesonic VS Rytr, including screenshots of the editors, unedited content samples, and a detailed pricing breakdown.

By the end of this comparison, I think your choice will be clear.

Let’s begin with a brief comparison of the most important factors.

Feature Comparison

These tools have a similar set of features but a few major differences.

AI Writer
Overall Rating
Short-form content
Long-form content
Content quality
Starts at $10/month
Starts at $9/month

You can click the links above to read my full reviews if you want to understand where the overall star ratings came from.

The most important factors of an AI writer are its editor and content quality, so we’ll dive into this comparison with a review of the editors first.

The editors

Since both AI generate short- and long-form content, we’ll compare both styles of editor.

The short-form editors

The short-form editors are quite similar.

Both of them will have you fill out fields in the left sidebar and then generate results in the right part of the page.

Here’s what it looks like to create a product description with Writesonic:

Writesonic short form content sample
Fill out the fields on the left and get your AI results on the right

And here’s how it looks in Rytr:

Rytr product description

The overall layout is similar, but I find the Writesonic interface to be easier to use. It’s nice that the far-left sidebar includes the different short-form templates rather than placing them all in one dropdown, like Rytr.

The fields on the left change from one template to the next, but the overall design and process of using the short-form editor stays the same regardless of the template.

The long-form editors are where these tools begin to differ.

The long-form editors

In Rytr, the long-form editor is virtually the same at first glance. Here’s a freshly generated blog outline:

Article draft
There are two article variants showcased here

When writing a full article with Rytr, you’ll generate an outline like this first. Then, you’ll highlight the section title and keywords and click the Paragraph button in the toolbar to generate new text.

Rytr toolbar

Rytr will use the combination of terms to generate 100-200 words of unique text on the topic.

This works pretty well and gives you a lot of control. Writing in this fashion is a back-and-forth of generating text, editing, and regenerating new text.

Writesonic’s approach is a bit more organized. They split the article creation process into four distinct steps.

First, you’ll enter a topic, and Writesonic will generate five titles to choose from.

writesonic article writer title

After choosing a title, Writesonic will then generate an intro paragraph and outline in the subsequent steps. Each time, you get five to choose from.

Once you’re happy with the intro and outline, you can generate the full article, taking you to a page like this:

Writesonic article interface

As you can see, the title, intro, and outline are on the left, and the full article is displayed on the right, where you can edit it or download it as a docx file.

It’s nice that Writesonic writes the whole article in one go. Rytr can feel tedious to use because you have to highlight text and manually generate the paragraphs for each section. It’s an odd design choice because that’s obviously what you’re going to do every time, so why not generate the whole article right away, like Writesonic?

The new Sonic editor

In the past, a weakness of the Writesonic editor was that you had to generate the entire article at once. If you didn’t like one paragraph, there was no way to have the AI take another shot at it; You had to rewrite the entire thing.

Recently, they added a feature called the Sonic editor. Once you finish creating your article, you’ll see a link to open it in the Sonic editor, which looks like this:

writesonic sonic editor
Note the “Write with AI” button in the bottom left

The Sonic editor reminds me a lot of the one created by Jasper AI. The most important aspect of this editor is the ability to generate additional text on command. Unlike before, you can now edit your article and tell Writesonic to write additional text whenever needed.

With this addition, Writesonic has become an extremely practical and valuable AI writing assistant.

Content Quality

Both AI writers have room to improve, but in my testing of Writesonic VS Rytr, Writesonic consistently outperformed Rytr in terms of content quality.

Here’s an unedited article from Writesonic about growing your own tomatoes.

Writesonic content sample
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And here’s an article from Rytr on the same subject:

Rytr content sample
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If you compare, you’ll see that Writesonic’s article is better in just about every way. It includes more insightful facts, the sentence variety is better, and there aren’t any issues with repetition.

Rytr seems to just scratch the surface of a topic, while Writesonic digs a little deeper. They both tell you that tomato plants need sunlight, so you should keep them out of the shade, but Writesonic also suggests planting them next to herbs and other compatible plants.

When writing with an AI tool, you always need to edit, so the goal is to generate an article that is easy to edit into a publishable piece. AI tools are extremely valuable when they create content that is rich with facts because it lessens the research you need to do. If you only need to edit for style & tone, fact-check, and fix the odd grammar mistake, you’ll be able to write articles on any topic rapidly.

Writesonic’s content is superior to Rytr’s because it is easier to edit into a factually rich and informative article.

Now let’s talk pricing.


Unfortunately, Writesonic has made their pricing extremely confusing, but that’s what I’m here for 😉

Here’s a first look at the pricing table:

writesonic monthly pricing
View Writesonic’s pricing

For starters, there is a free trial with 6,250 words, which is pretty generous.

For paid plans, you can get the short-form editor for $15/month, which includes content like product descriptions, or you can pay $19/month for the long-form editor, which includes the blog post writer and Sonic editor.

As you can see, the pricing increases with the number of words you use. However, you should also note that there is a quality level that is set to Good by default. I would highly recommend using Premium because the quality of the content is like, the whole point of using the tool.

writesonic premium quality

When set to Premium, the price stays the same, but the total words you get decreases by 60%. The pricing is still reasonable, and it can be reduced by 33% if you switch to annual billing.

And if this wasn’t confusing enough, the number of users you get scales with the word count, so keep that in mind if you need Writesonic for a team of writers.

Okay, now let’s look at Ryter’s pricing.

Rytr pricing
View Rytr’s pricing

Rytr’s pricing is a bit more straightforward, except they charge based on characters instead of words, which is honestly a ridiculous decision. 5,000 characters is barely enough for one article, so don’t expect to get far with the free plan.

The Saver plan is extremely cheap, being just $9/month. I’ve gone ahead and done some characters-to-articles math for you, and it’s equivalent to writing about seven 800-word articles with plenty of rephrasing.

The Unlimited plan is extremely valuable since it’s only $29/month, and Writesonic doesn’t offer any unlimited packages at all. However, it’s important to note that Rytr only allows one user per plan, which means everyone on your team will need their own $29/month subscription.

Now let’s put this all together so you can get a clear picture of how much this is really going to cost you.

Pricing comparison

If you want to write ten 1,000-word articles per month, including plenty of rewriting, here’s what it will cost you:

Writesonic: $19/month ($13/month paid annually)

Rytr: $9/month ($7.50/month paid annually)

If you have a team of five and you want to write 100 x 1,000-word articles every month, here’s what it would cost:

Writesonic: $99/month ($66/month paid annually)

Rytr: $145/month ($121/month paid annually)

Scaling the word count further will make Writesonic more expensive, whereas scaling the team size will make Rytr cost more.

Final take

In these comparisons, I try to present the pros and cons of each writer as objectively as I can. I believe I’ve done so in this comparison.

With that said, I can’t find any unique advantage to using Rytr instead of Writesonic, besides the cost savings you could have as a one-person team. Even then, the quality difference you get from Writesonic should pay for itself multiple times over.

For these reasons, I’m recommending that if your decision for the best AI writer has come down to Writesonic VS Rytr, you should choose Writesonic as your AI tool of choice.

Try writing content with Writesonic.

Writesonic was an excellent AI tool to begin with, but ever since they introduced the Sonic editor, it’s become the best writer on the block and my personal favorite.

Thanks for reading this comparison of the Rytr VS Writesonic editors, and please share it with someone else if it helped you make a choice today.

P.S. You can contact me if you have any further questions or just want to talk shop about AI and the future of content 🙂