Let me say this right away: I have never cared for Hemingway’s writing. Everything I’ve read by him has bored me to death. But the editing app that carries his name might be useful.
Usually I’m leery of editing apps and programs because I’m an editor, and there’s always the possibility that my job could be taken by a robot or a very smart computer. Then I remember that I am often correcting mistakes made by Microsoft Word’s grammar checker and programs like Grammarly, and I am reassured that my future is secure (well, so far).
The Hemingway App also tells you how easy your sentences are to read and whether you have any adverbs, longer words that could be replaced by a shorter word, passive voice, and so on. Like Microsoft Word, it also gives you a counter so you can see what you have in a given document. I’m guessing that the “Read. Time” thingy is how long it would take an average reader to get through the document, which is an interesting feature.
Would you use something like this?