New BriefCatch Users

Try BriefCatch 2.0 free for two weeks with no credit card required even if you've used BriefCatch before. Or get BriefCatch 2.0 by your side 24/7 for a year at a rate of just $20 / month.

Upgrade For Free

All users with an active BriefCatch license can upgrade for free! Download BriefCatch 2.0 now to enjoy all of the new features at no additional cost. Thanks as always for your support.

Improved User Interface

Perfect your work even faster now with our new state-of-the-art interface. Let BriefCatch 2.0 help you with your entire document or just select an excerpt.

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Improved User Interface

Perfect your work even faster now with our new state-of-the-art interface. Let BriefCatch 2.0 help you with your entire document or just select an excerpt.

1 Gamification

Gamify your editing by winning points as you progress through your draft. Watch your score increase as you work through the flagged catches.

2 Navigation

Let the new navigation arrows help you maneuver through the edits. You can also scroll throughout the document and address the highlighted text in any order.

3 Work Flow

If you want to edit a flagged term, highlight the edit you prefer and click “Change.” If you like the first or only editing option, simply click the “Change” button.

Otherwise, just click “Ignore.” And if you want to ignore all flags like the one you see, click “Ignore All,” and any related flags in the document will vanish.

Finally, if you ever change your mind, click on the new “Undo.”

4 New Style Improvements

BriefCatch 2.0 offers thousands of new editing suggestions. For existing rules, it offers hundreds of new alternatives, far more than other products suggest. Also unlike some other products, BriefCatch explains what’s behind its editing suggestions. You can also learn as you work: The explanations touch on many tough rules and writing principles.

More Catch Modes

Choose from three new editing modes to suit your needs. Save even more time by choosing how thoroughly you'd like BriefCatch to review your document. Choose one of the three Catch modes.

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Style

Want to make quick automatic style edits that can jumpstart a draft in minutes? Catch Style taps into thousands of edits to make your document crisper and more precise.

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Consistency

Want to target just errors and inconsistencies? Catch Consistency spots and fixes inconsistent language, formatting, and punctuation along with commonly confused words and citation errors.

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Catch All

Want to improve it all? When the stakes are high, Catch All gives you the works. Besides the above, BriefCatch 2.0 will prompt you to recast passive constructions, streamline quotations, cut dates, shorten sentences, and vary your transitions.

AI-Driven Scores

The improved Scores feature offers new insights into your writing and lets you compare your style with that of renowned lawyers and judges. Since the five original BriefCatch Scores launched in 2018, we’ve number-crunched thousands of documents, legal and otherwise, and have worked through hundreds of permutations of data points. The result: an even more sophisticated system of big-picture feedback.

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Reader Engagement

This global measure uses regression analysis to combine the four measures below. It reflects everything from the average length of paragraphs to the rate of select vivid verbs.

Concise and Readable

This is a modern take on traditional readability measures like Flesch scores. It looks mostly at word and sentence length and variation, but it also considers wording patterns common in especially readable writing.

Flowing and Cohesive

This measure has the closest links to elite legal, judicial, and journalistic writing. It considers transitions, modifier use, patterns at the ends of sentences, and many other proprietary data points.

Crisp and Punchy

This measure rewards both including punchy words and phrases and avoiding wordy or cumbersome ones.

Clear and Direct

This is the best measure of whether a document uses accessible language while avoiding jargon and legalese. It does not “count off,” however, for legal or industry-specific terms.

All New Reports

Create a revamped Report that number-crunches strengths, weaknesses, and overused words. The Report identifies your style strengths and tips you off to unconscious patterns and habits so you can have even more control of your writing.

Readability Feedback

Give you comparative feedback on the average length of words and sentences and on the rate of passive-voice sentences.

Strengths and Room to Improve

Points out a document’s relative strengths so you can capitalize on them. Also highlights weaknesses so you can maximize your editing time and chart your progress.

Wording Patterns

Lets you know if you might be using select “crutch” words or phrases much more often than most lawyers or judges do.

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Introducing BriefCatch 2.0

Watch BriefCatch 2.0 in action! The user-focused video below highlights new features and benefits in BriefCatch 2.0.

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Smarter Suggestions

We are so grateful to our BriefCatch 1.0 users, who tell us how much they appreciate the product’s “instant editing feedback and choices,” “the time it saves,” and “the writing intelligence” it shares.

In turn, we’ve implemented hundreds of their requests for new features, new functions, and new edits in BriefCatch 2.0.

Smarter Suggestions

We are so grateful to our BriefCatch 1.0 users, who tell us how much they appreciate the product’s “instant editing feedback and choices,” “the time it saves,” and “the writing intelligence” it shares.

In turn, we’ve implemented hundreds of their requests for new features, new functions, and new edits in BriefCatch 2.0.

Enrich Your Style

  • New active-voice edits
  • New checks for commonly confused words
  • New checks for strident or pandering tone
  • New edits for legalese and jargon
  • New flow edits
  • New punchiness edits
  • New conciseness edits
  • New usage edits

Find and Fix More Glitches

  • New checks for defined terms, acronyms, and abbreviations
  • New citation checks, including state abbreviations
  • New checks for punctuation consistency, including Oxford comma consistency
  • New checks for consistency in terms
  • New checks for headings and subheadings
  • A new check for patent numbers
  • An enhanced check for consistent spacing after periods
  • New checks for proper italicization of foreign terms

Try BriefCatch 2.0 Now!

BriefCatch 2.0 is now available and you can try it risk-free. Sign up for our two-week free trial even if you've tried BriefCatch in the past.

BriefCatch 2.0 FAQs

If your question isn't answered here, feel free to email us. We're always happy to help.

Annual BriefCatch 2.0 licenses, which include electronic access to Ross’s Attorney Toolkit and other resources, run $240 a year, which works out to $20 a month.