ieSpell – a spell checker for Internet Explorer

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One of my favourite features in .Text (the blogging engine used by my Conchango Blog) is ieSpell – a spell checker for Internet Explorer.

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:

  1. Using the Tools menu.
  2. Using the Toolbar button.
  3. Using a context-sensitive (right-click) menu.

ieSpell is available for download from the ieSpell website.

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