Text Editor

alex – catch insensitive, inconsiderate writing

alex helps you find gender favoring, polarizing, race related, or other unequal phrasing in text.

For example, if we run alex on this sentence “We’ve confirmed his identity is given”, alex will warn you and suggest using their instead of his.

This is free and open source software.

Why use alex?

  • To get better at considerate writing.
  • Catches many possible offenses.
  • Suggests helpful alternatives.
  • Reads plain-text and markdown as input.
  • Stylish.
  • Integrate alex with other software such as Gulp, Sublime, Ember, and others.

Features include:

  • Support for custom formatters.
  • Support for a deny list.
  • Support for configuring profanities.
  • MDX support.

Website: alexjs.com
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Titus Wormer
License: MIT License


alex is written in JavaScript. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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Torin Doyle
Torin Doyle
28 days ago

A ridiculous program for people who are ‘offended’ by every little thing.

28 days ago

I’ve tried this program and it certainly isn’t ridiculous.

John Alexander
John Alexander
27 days ago

Terms such as master/slave are so ingrained in technology (hard drivers, database replication), that I don’t think using an alternative makes any sense.

There are so many words that shouldn’t be changed e.g. blackboard, whiteboard, fireman, policeman, etc. What next? Rename blackbird, great tit, blue-footed booby, andean cock-of-the-rock?