Smodin Review: Our Insider Tips and Verdict [2023]

Smodin’s AI writing and rewriting platform provides a variety of AI writing tools primarily aimed at university students working on essays.

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Added: Jun 13, 2023

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Smodin Review: Our Insider Tips and Verdict [2023]

Smodin’s AI writing and rewriting platform provides a variety of AI writing tools primarily aimed at university students working on essays.
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Added: Jun 13, 2023

What does Smodin do?

Smodin’s AI writing and rewriting platform provides a variety of AI writing tools primarily aimed at university students working on essays. Smodin’s suite of tools include an AI paragraph rewriter, several plagiarism and AI content detection tools.

In my testing, I found that the best tools offered by Smodin were the re-writing tool - which occasionally reworded my content so much that it ended up missing the point of the original text, but broadly worked well - and the AI chat tool, which combines both GPT-4 and Google’s Bard LLMs to help you understand topics. One thing I was very impressed by is the AI chat’s ability to name the sources in its answers.

One other useful tool provided by Smodin is the AI article grader. I used Smodin’s Author tool to generate an article on Roman Politics (and it was pretty good too!) then ran this through Smodin’s AI grader. The grading tool asks you to specify the marking criteria you want to be graded on (e.g. use of language, depth of thought), originality etc. The Homework question solving tool works not bad either, but I felt Caktus AI did a better job of this in my testing.

I was far less impressed by Smodin’s Plagarism and AI detection tools, which failed to fully detect Smodin-generated AI content and failed several plagarism checks. Maybe that’s a good thing for the Author tool, but look to competitors like Winston AI and GPT’s own AI detection classifier if you want to make sure your professor won’t discover you used AI to generate your essay.

You can try tools like the Rewriter for free, whereas more advanced tools like the AI grading tool cost credits. The good new is you get 3 credits to use for free, which renew daily - and you can get 100 credits for only $10/month, which I’ve found to be cheaper than competitors like Caktus.

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This is more in-depth than the feedback I got from my teachers…
This is more in-depth than the feedback I got from my teachers…


  • AI Rewriting tool to take text and reword it
  • AI-powered essay grader
  • Multi-lingual AI content detection
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Full AI text generation suite with AI research assistant, reference finder and in-text citations
  • Homework Question Solver
  • Text summarizer


  • Researching and rewriting existing content to suit an essay or article
  • Grading your essays and figuring out where they could be improved
  • Understanding and solving homework questions
  • Asking questions about your essay in a natural way, using AI chat
  • Detecting AI content and plagiarism

Our Insider Tips

  • Smodin’s Authoring tool is decent but I recommend using a different writing tool and then running it through Smodin’s AI grading software for the best possible outcome
  • In the AI grading tool, resist the urge to select all of the marking criteria options. I found that when it had less criteria to cover, it gave me more in-depth results - Just like a real professor!
  • Smodin’s UI isn’t great, so keep your eyes peeled for extra options and features. For example, if you look closely you’ll notice that the AI rewriter’ output can be improve be setting it to “recreate” rather than “rewrite”


  • AI grading tool is fantastic
  • AI Chat functionality shows its citations, and combines both Bard and GPT
  • Pricing is affordable and competitive


  • The AI content and plagiarism detectors are not great
  • The UI is messy and it can be difficult to figure out all of the options each tool has
  • There are stronger writing tools on the market


  • Caktus AI - A much better solution for AI question solving
  • - A more competent writing platform, but lacking key features like an AI grader. Combine Jasper with Smodin’s grading tools for best results.
  • WinstonAI - If you’re trying to make sure your AI generated essay won’t be sniffed out by your professor, you want to make sure it passes Winston’s AI content detector

Our Verdict on Smodin

Smodin stands out for it’s competitive pricing and best-in-class (ha!) AI grading tool. I can also highly recommend it for the AI chat, which is a great way to explore the questions set by your professor or understand research texts. Beyond these features, the other Smodin tools are a bit of a mixed bag of poor UX and average results. Grade C, Smodin must remain more focused on what it does best!

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Nile Frater
Nile Frater
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Nile Frater is an entrepreneur and seasoned tool reviewer based in Scotland.

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