The ‘ly’ Detector

The Passivator is a passive verb and adverb flagging bookmarklet for Mozilla-derived browsers.

Writers try to avoid adverbs whenever possible. This bookmarklet will flag adverbs and passive verbs with the aim to help you write better.  Wow, pretty soon when my browser be able to actually write my articles for me?

I have to say that I really like tools and applications– e.g. bookmarklets– that give me this sort of functionality, normally without having to pay a dime for it. It reflects a completely different paradigm when you think about it: rather than going out and buying a relatively expensive piece of software that does 1000 different things, installing bookmarklets that are specific to just one or two tasks is a brilliant way to essentially customize your computer for the work you yourself actually do with it.