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Pro Writing Aid is great for checking nearly anything in your writing - just pick your analysis type. It's free to run it on up to 1,000 words at a time, so give a try. Grammarly may work, but it's analysis isn't nearly as in-depth.
Celtx is for scripts but has a robust organizational system and ways to structure parts of a story. Personally, I use Trello for planning, logistical matters, and to-do lists, Evernote for snippets of text, quotes, and as a repository for 'cut' paragraphs or future ideas, and write directly into Word. For non-fiction writing, whenever I touch a source I ...
Hemingway - Free web-version, paid download version. Identify clunky sentences, passive voice, unnecessary words. I think tense changes are included in the 'clunky' setting and passive voice is often an indicator of changing tense as well. Exports to HTML, Markdown, and Word.
Grammarly - It is web based, but also has browser and Word plugins. It will check all manner of grammar errors
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