Spell Catcher X

Version: 10.4.1 || Release Date: 2011-12-14 || License: Commercial with demo ($39.95) Developer: Rainmaker Research Inc. | App Owner: evangross

The ultimate spelling and writing software! Multilingual spell checker, thesaurus, dictionary, shorthands, autocorrect, autocomplete, text manipulation, key saver...

Spell Catcher is a powerful, all-in-one spell checking and writing software solution-a program that's so much more than a spelling checker, its name only hints at its capabilities. With Spell Catcher, you'll write better and faster-in virtually any application. Use it to spell check e-mails, letters or documents, instant messages, and more! Spell Catcher can watch for errors as you type, and automatically fix common typos. Shorthand Glossaries let you define your own abbreviations for repetitive phrases-even thousands of characters long! Use the dictionary or thesaurus to look up a word you've just typed to check its meaning or search for a more precise alternative.

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5 Opinions

Its the first program I reinstall on any machine be it a PC or a MAC. I write in English and Spanish and the dictionaries for both languages are excellent. Absolutely a must have app and worth investing the time in learning and configuring keyboard shotcuts.

This is probably the application that has most changed my life. I would vote it my number one choice to take with me to a desert island, assuming I were allowed a Mac to use it on. I spend hours typing on my Macs, and as I never learned to type, my atrocious typos litter everything I write. Some applications have in-built dictionaries, Word being the only one with a really decent one. Most have none, and when they use Mac's default language checking utility, it is not easy to switch it from one language to another. In browsers, there was, until recently no way out of this which meant hours of agony proofreading every comment, contact form or blog post before sending it, only to discover the appalling typos afterwards. Spell Catcher, on the other hand, is multilingual, unobtrusive, yet always there lurking in the background in nearly any application I use (except Mail, which seems to a law unto itself in a number of fields). Spell Catcher is slightly complicated utility to get to grips with, because it has so many subtly planned features that I was initially slightly irritated by it. But after a few days of using it I reckon I would be lost without it.

Spell Catcher X is one of the handful of programs I would hate to have to live without. Kudos to developer Evan G. for creating and maintaining such an elegant little program.

I've been using Spell Catcher since it was called Thunder 7 many many years ago. It is the most important application for me since I can't spell (most engineers can't) and my favorite is the shorthand, capabilities, since I’m lazy, e.g., type ai and you get allergist/immunologist.

This is the first utility I install on a new Mac. This is so useful to me that I evaluate other apps by how well they work with Spell Catcher X. It has the tools that make writing so much easier.