ieSpell is a free (for non-commercial use) Internet Explorer browser extension which can be used to check the spelling of text input boxes on a web page. Particularly useful for users who perform a lot of web-based text entry (e.g. web mails, forums, blogs, diaries), it is both fast (i.e. it runs client-side) and flexible, as its personal word list (custom dictionary) is the same for whichever site it is run against (cf. a server-side system, which would only work for one particular web application). I also like it because it has a UK English dictionary as well as the ubiquitous US English default dictionary.
Once installed, ieSpell may be accessed in one of three ways:
- Using the Tools menu.
- Using the Toolbar button.
- Using a context-sensitive (right-click) menu.
ieSpell is available for download from the ieSpell website.