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TinySpell

tinySpell - a tiny spell checker for Windows

review from ClifNotes, Jan 2008, Jan 2009 permalink Misc. Utilities

 

A year ago, I was asked how to spell check pages at PBwiki.com, my webhost and employer. PBwiki doesn't offer a spell check while you are using it's WYSIWYG editor, so I went looking for something that would work. I tried a free spell-checker called tinySpell.

 

I'm sure many of you might remind me that Firefox already supports spell checking in text windows and forms. Sure it does, but it doesn't always work in AJAX driven windows such as WYSIWYG editors. The spell check in Firefox doesn't help the crowds of people who still use IE6 and IE7. For those of you who wish to add spell checking in Internet Explorer, you may want to try ieSpell.

 

TinySpell works very nicely in the PBwiki WYSIWYG editor. I had to get used to stopping and hitting a hot key whenever it beeped at me to indicate a misspelled word. When I selected a larger area of text, it also beeped to indicate any misspellings and helped me find where they were located.

 

I would prefer to get a visible indication when I misspelled words, but I can't complain. After all, it's a free application and it works exactly as it was designed. If I wanted more features, I could pay for a license of the tinySpell+ version.

 

Things have changed at PBwiki.com and they now have a spell checker in alpha testing. That doesn't mean I don't need tinySpell. I still keep it around.

 

 

Quote from the website

Occasionally you need to check the spelling of words in an application that does not include a spelling checker and you don't want to launch your word processor just for that. This is when tinySpell becomes handy. It is a small utility that allows you to easily and quickly check the spelling of words in any Windows application.

tinySpell can watch your typing on the fly and alert you whenever it detects a misspelled word. It can also check the spelling of text that you copy to the clipboard.

tinySpell installs itself in the system tray for easy access. It comes with an American-English dictionary containing more than 110,000 words.


http://tinyspell.m6.net/

 


 

 

TinySpell

review from ClifNotes, Apr 2006, permalink _ Misc. Utilities

 

Editors tinySpell - checks your spelling in any application
TinySpell is super! If you post a lot online and wish you could check your spelling on the fly ... Wish Granted!
Website - Quote from the website
Occasionally you need to check the spelling of words in an application that does not include a spelling checker and you don't want to launch your word processor just for that. This is when tinySpell becomes handy. It is a small utility that allows you to easily and quickly check the spelling of words in any Windows application. tinySpell monitors your typing on the fly and alerts you whenever it detects a misspelled word. It also checks the spelling of every word you copy to the clipboard.
tinySpell installs itself in the system tray for easy access. It comes with an American-English dictionary containing more than 110,000 words.