Essay Bot Review: Looking for the Best AI Writer? Look Elsewhere!
If you check the SiteJabber page of EssayBot, you will learn that the service managed something other services didn’t struggle to achieve: zero positive reviews. At the time of writing, the service has 24 comments on various reviews aggregators. Two of them are 2-star reviews, and twenty-two of them ‒ 1-star. Former customers cite multiple technical issues, factual inaccuracies in the produced paper, and an overall poor quality.
Our Findings: A Case of a Mistaken Identity or a Changeling?
When you enter EssayBot’s website, it looks okay at first glance. The only thing that seems strange is that there are not many sections to go to. You’re presented with the basic information, which is how great the AI tool is.
And there are two options: to log in as an existing member or sign up as a new user. To be fair, the main page doesn’t prompt a visitor to sign up. Does the service have more in store so prospective users will find it worth a try?
EssayBot offers you to check out the articles generated by AI. You just need to scroll down to the bottom. Apparently, we have research on the late Canadian-American psychologist Albert Bandura. Bee Movie Script? Do they imply that EssayBot generated the whole script for that 2007 animated film? And a screenplay for Rosewood? What are those scripts doing there, and what does AI have to do with them?
If you’d like to find out, you won’t be able to. Click on any of the links, and you will get an error message.
But, hey, maybe those samples are available to registered users. You can sign up using any fake email you want; the service won’t care. But no luck here as well: clicking any of the above-mentioned links will lead to the same error messages.
Well, fine, let’s try generating an essay. Give the AI a title and stare at the message “Preparing start of your essay” as long as you want, as it will just stay like that:
Seems like EssayBot is pretty much defunct. So, what are we still doing here?
You see, the tool may be defunct, but that doesn’t mean that it is gone. If you try opening the mobile version of EssayBot — the same happens with a browser version in certain cases — you get redirected to EssayAILab.
And given that you can log in there with the same credentials you used for EssayBot, it’s the new incarnation of the service. So, let’s check it out:
So, EssayBot or EssayAILab? And How Does the Thing Work?
With a slew of negative reviews, it doesn’t seem all that surprising that the people behind EssayBot decided to simply create a different platform with pretty much the same functionality. But was it worth it? Let’s check it out.
Unlike EssayBot, EssayAILab doesn’t suggest that it has crafted the screenplays for long-forgotten blockbusters and critical darlings during times when an AI was struggling to produce a cohesive sentence. But the site looks poor, for the lack of a better word.
Check the main page, see what the service offers, click on “How it works,” and you’ll get back to the main page. Click “Features,” and you’ll get the same result. So, how does it work?
Give it a topic, and it will start searching for relevant information or what it considers to be relevant — more on that later. Write a sentence, and it will suggest how to paraphrase it.
Also, EssayAILab offers a plagiarism detector, grammar and spelling checkers, and an APA & MLA citation generator.
What Can Be Said About EssayBot/EssayAILab Customer Support Service?
Unfortunately, there are no chatbots here. Imagine a situation where you need to contact some high-tech company and your reaction upon learning that the only way to get in touch with them is via mail. If you can imagine that, you may understand how we felt upon clicking “Contact Us” and learning that the only way to reach out to customer support is via email.
By the way, when you click on “Contact Us,” you can once again see an option to check article samples. We tried just that and got yet another error message. Maybe the service is still under development. Maybe the article samples will appear later on. Who knows, maybe a phone line and live chat will appear later on.
As of now, the site looks as weird as EssayBot’s.
Can AI Replace Human Writers? EssayBot/EssayAILab Surely Can’t!
We decided to try something difficult first. We requested an essay on how upbringing can turn a child into a monster, which should work like an analysis of Iain Banks’ “The Wasp Factory.” The AI pretty much didn’t know what to suggest.
But wait, the service has more to offer. How about a Loch Ness Monster or a race of monsters in human shape? So, the AI made a search based on the words “upbringing” and “monster,” and that’s it.
In a nutshell, if you want to work with prewritten paragraphs, you should opt for simpler topics. We decided to task it with a topic that is closer to its understanding, and we will expand on it in later sections.
It Is Free Unless You Want to Download Your Essay
So, you buy into the idea that EssayAILab is free. You continue to believe it while working on your paper. And then you may want to download your essay, but, surprise-surprise, it was a free trial! We wouldn’t be surprised if the platform ran into legal issues because of the misleading information it gives to the users.
The weekly plan will cost you $2.49 per week, or you can pay $9.95 per month, or you can opt for a yearly plan that will cost you $59.40. So, basically, the service tries its best to convince you that it is free, only to let you know about its prices when you’re done with your essay and want to download it.
Revision Policy at EssayBot/EssayAILab: It’s All ‘Bout Revising
The paragraphs presented there were much more on point. We picked the one, and then we figured out that we were stuck with picking the proper variant and rewriting the paragraphs of our choice. Does that sound confusing? Well, we were pretty much confused, too:
Will You Speed Up the Writing Process With EssayBot/EssayAILab?
As for EssayAILab, you know how things with paragraphs work, so we decided to check out what will happen if we choose the “write on your own” option.
So, what do we have here? You might have expected that the service would suggest paraphrased sentences, synonyms, or better words. No, it just suggests random things that have little or nothing to do with whatever you’re writing:
What Can Be Said About EssayBot/EssayAILab Plagiarism Checker?
We took a text from the first random article we found online. We ran it through EssayAILab’s plagiarism checker and several other checkers that we traditionally use for detecting plagiarized materials in texts produced by various custom writing services.
While other detectors showed between 80% and 95% of plagiarized content, EssayAILab’s checker showed that no plagiarism was found. That’s all you need to know about the service’s plag detector.
The Pros and Cons of Using EssayBot for Academic Writing
Alternatively, using the same credentials, you can log in to EssayAILab and try constructing your paper by rewriting random paragraphs that are more or less related to your subject. Or you can write it on your own, glancing perplexed at the random things that AI suggests to you.
In the end, you can use the service’s plagiarism checker, which identifies any random text taken from the web as unique.
To download or copy the produced text, you need to pay $2.49, $9.95, or $59.40 per week, month, or year, respectively.
- You can use the tool when you need several paragraphs on a simple topic ✅
- You get redirected to EssayAILab while EssayBot has technical problems ✅
- The website has an unresponsive customer support service, which you can reach only via email ❌
- EssayAILab claims that it’s free, but it's not. You realize it only when trying to download the output ❌
- The prewritten paragraphs that the service offers don’t really help to construct a proper essay ❌
- The suggestions that AI makes when you opt for writing on your own make little to no sense ❌
- The plagiarism checker identifies plagiarized content as unique ❌