What do the ProWritingAid Desktop Everywhere icons mean?

ProWritingAid Desktop Everywhere displays a floating icon on compatible apps from which you can easily access all ProWritingAid Reports, including Realtime Goals and Improvements, and other features.

The colour and shape of the icon will depend on if your document has suggestions available or not. Below, you will find what each icon and icon color means:


  • You can use the new ProWritingAid icon to easily access all our features and reports within any writing app you use.
  • The “document” icon opens the Reports menu, where you can select and run our individual reports to get actionable insights on your writing. Or, access your settings quickly and easily by clicking on the "cogwheel" icon.
  • The “eye” icon activates the focus mode. When Focus mode is active, the icon turns into a “closed eye” and all underlines will disappear, so you can write undistracted. To bring them back, just click on the “closed eye” icon.

Icon Colors:

  • When the floating menu icon is green, this means ProWritingAid is active, but is not analyzing text. This is usually because there is no text available.

  • If the menu icon shows as a green tick, this means Desktop Everywhere has checked your text and could not find any improvements to suggest.

  • When the menu icon turns orange, Desktop Everywhere has provided suggested improvements for your document. Simply click on the icon to activate the Real-time sidebar.

  • If you have multiple apps open at the same time, you will see a grey icon in some apps. ProWritingAid Desktop Everywhere will be active (green or orange) in the programme where you are currently working and inactive (grey) in all other apps.