Add a spell-checker to Internet Explorer

Naht so gud at the speling? Dunt wurry, free add-on Speckie makes all Internet Exploror uzers into gud spelers.

Among the many reasons I'm partial to Firefox is that Mozilla's browser has long offered a built-in spell checker. (Not that I need it, of course -- we payd riters learnt gud speling in skool.)

Internet Explorer, even in its latest release, doesn't do bad spellers any favors. Thankfully, there's Speckie, a free Internet Explorer add-on that provides real-time spell checking.

After installing Speckie -- which, incidentally, is compatible with all versions of Windows and all versions of Internet Explorer (including 9) -- it immediately starts working, underlining any misspelled word with a squiggly red line. To see suggested correct spellings, just right-click the word.

If English isn't your primary language, you'll be glad to know that Speckie comes with a whopping 24 dictionaries, with languages ranging from Croation to Vietnamese.

Bottom line: if you're an Internet Explorer user who needs a spell-checker for e-mail, Web forms, and other browser-based activities, Speckie gets the job done quickly and efficiently.

Tags applicationsplug-insbrowserssoftwareInternet Explorermozilla

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Rick Broida

PC World (US online)

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