Check your spelling in almost any Windows application with this Cloudeight Freeware Pick

By | October 9, 2011
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This program isn’t a software witch that will fly around your neighborhood on a cyber-broom and cast spells on people you don’t like. If it were, I’d download this little application and cast a spell on my neighbor and make him dread his lawnmower. Maybe then he wouldn’t cut his grass six times a week and make me feel guilty for only cutting mine once a week. A tinySpell is just what I need to cast on him.

But, alas, tinySpell is not about witches or spells, it’s a tiny spelling checker that works in any application even ones that don’t have one. It flies around your computer watching you type – I promise it won’t laugh at your pitiful typing skills – and checks your spelling on-the-fly. If you make an error it will beep and raise a fuss, well not really, but it will alert you every time you make a spelling mistake. This is really handy if you’re a stickler for spelling and normally spell pretty well – but it can get really annoying if you’re not a stickler for spelling like me and make lots of errors. But, it’s better to be right than sloppy – if you don’t spell well you may appear to be ignorant even if you’re not – or so EB tells me. I think there is a subtle hint there somewhere. Hmmm. Well moving right along folks. Yes, I am aware I’ve being verbose and yammering again. Forgive me, it’s in my genes. I think somewhere in my family history there was a lexicographer or a philologist – or perhaps, more likely a politician.

Let me get down the matter at hand and drag the developer in to give you a little description of his program. I’m sure you’ll find him much more succinct than I. No, I don’t feel bad about being a yammerer – it’s just the way I am :). Anywhale, here’s what the developer says:

“Occasionally you need to check spelling 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 and correct the spelling 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….”

How does it work? Works great! 🙂

Checking your spelling is simple:

Option 1: While you are typing, tinySpell watches the text you enter and whenever it detects a misspelled word it beeps and shows a spelling tip, and the tinySpell icon in the system tray turns from white to yellow .

Option 2: When you copy text to the clipboard tinySpell checks its spelling immediately. If it finds at least one misspelled word in the text it beeps and turns its icon to yellow. If the icon is white it means that no misspelled words were found in the clipboard text.

Correcting a misspelled word is also simple:

When a misspelled word is detected, click the tinySpell icon or press the hot-key to pop up a list of suggested replacement words. If the misspelled word is detected during on-the-fly checking or after a word is copied to the clipboard you can select a correction from the list. The selected word is inserted into your document, or is copied to the clipboard (so you can paste it in your document), or both (depending on your settings).

tinySpell checks spelling in any Windows application – here are some of its features:

Checks spelling on-the-fly (alerts if the last typed word was misspelled)

Checks spelling of text that is copied to the clipboard

Allows you to specify applications for which tinySpell is disabled or enabled

Optionally beeps on error (beep sound can be easily set to any wav file)

Optionally displays a spelling tip

Opens replacements list with a simple mouse click or a hot-key

Optionally copies the selected replacement word to the clipboard

Optionally inserts the selected replacement word into the document

Allows you to add words to the dictionary

Easy to Enable/Disable

Uses little system resources

tinySpell version 1.9 works with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Seven (yes, all versions). If you’re still clunking around with Windows 98/ME you’ll need to use version 1.5. Read more about and/or download this Cloudeight Freeware Pick by visiting this URLBUT, BUT, BUT READ THIS FIRST!IMPORTANT NOTE: The main download link leads to CNET – which meant CNET will have wrapped the file with a bunch of crapware – stuff you don’t want. Heed our advice and click the second link – the zip file and avoid the CNET garbage-ware installer. Here’s the direct link to the Zip file – it does not come from CNET –

What is it? Universal independent Windows Spell Checker
How big is the file? 601KB (zip)
Windows XP, Widows Vista, Windows 7 (32bit/64bit)

7 thoughts on “Check your spelling in almost any Windows application with this Cloudeight Freeware Pick

  1. Les Hawkins

    Each word underlined (i.e. a link) opens up pages on bank interest rates, crossword puzzles but not to the intended page. Strange, wonder if it’s only my computer or general.

    1. infoave Post author

      The only links in the article are blue and not underlined. The red links are Kontera context ads. The only links in this article are at the bottom and they are blue and not underlined. The red links are ads and clearly state they are when you hover over them. Please be careful and don’t see things that are not there.

  2. Michael Case

    Says that it’s free for the first 7 days, then you get charged.

    1. infoave Post author

      You’re not reading the right information – there are two versions – a free version and a + version. Remember – your ability to read what is there on Web pages, is directly related to your safety on the Web. If you don’t read carefully – you can get into trouble.

      Here is what it says on page:

      tinySpell (totally free)
      revision 1.9.40 – June 1, 2011

      (see “Totally free)

      They also have a plus version:

      tinySpell+ (try before you buy*)
      revision 1.9.40 – June 1, 2011

      Please read carefully what is there – not read what you think is there.. We go over these programs pretty well and test them.

  3. Muriel

    Great little addition. Thanks so much TC.

    Hahahaha. Re a couple of other comments here….reminds me of when I was a young girl my mother told me (with a smile) to beware of prospective fathers who only scannned maps or instruction manuals. We’d risk never getting to that vacation spot or the kids wouldn’t have their Christmas toys put together correctly ’til Easter.


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