Ginger Chrome Extension

Ginger Chrome Extension

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.1.0.11
  • Total Downloads:
    4,674
  • Date Added:
    June 15, 2012
  • File Size:
    230.09KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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Editors' Review

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Ginger Chrome Extension brings Ginger's advanced spelling and grammar checks to your browser. Ginger's unique algorithm considers context when checking spelling and grammar -- reducing errors introduced by incorrect checking. If you've ever had to reject or correct changes made by spelling and grammar checkers because the program couldn't understand your sentence, you can see how contextual corrections could make a difference. Ginger's Chrome Extension helps you avoid errors when browsing, posting, and entering data online by flagging errors and suggesting corrections. Ginger Chrome Extension is free but requires Ginger to work, but Ginger is free, too. A Premium upgrade is available.

When you install and set up Ginger, you can create a free account or sign up through Facebook. Apparently an account is required to use some of Ginger's features, such as learning. Ginger's Chrome Extension places its G icon on Chrome's toolbar. Right-clicking the icon accesses Ginger's home page (including online tools) and opens Google's Extension page, but the Options entry is grayed out. But you don't need to click anything to use Ginger when it's active in Chrome: It will pop up with balloon notifications and suggestions for corrections whenever it detects a misspelling or grammatical error. Ginger didn't have a suggestion for every item it flagged, and not everything it flagged was an error; but the smart Ginger learns from its own mistakes as well as yours.

Once or twice we had to wait for Ginger before our browser and other windows respond. We had to exit Ginger to regain control of Word at one point; at another, one of Ginger's pop-up notifications got stuck in the middle of our desktop and absolutely refused to close until we closed the program. Whether it was due to the app or browser extension is irrelevant. We prefer Word's spelling and grammar checker to Ginger's anyway, so we opened Ginger's settings and unchecked Word's box. That helped. We're not thrilled by functionality that requires an online account, free or not. But the more we used Ginger, the better it worked, and the more we liked it.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Does it's job but causes issues"

November 21, 2013  |  By jodilynn04

 |  Version: Ginger Chrome Extension 0.1.0.11

Pros

It does what it's supposed to.

Cons

It made pages grey out when installed on Firefox 25.1.

Summary

I liked it until it began making website unusable. I uninstalled for that reason.

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5 stars

"It's Good software to improve grammatically error"

November 22, 2012  |  By dylanpeter31

 |  Version: Ginger Chrome Extension 0.1.0.11

Pros

Tom Bradshaw, Software Development

Cons

correcting really bad grammatical and spelling errors

Summary

"I run a small software development company and I am very dependent on my writers to get their spelling right when writing software. I have found that Ginger software is of a far superior quality than the other spellcheckers in the market. They use full sentence context rather than just spell check words, and this is vital in correcting really bad grammatical and spelling errors. It is compatible with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint programs, which is useful when making presentations to our prospective clients as well as current clients. We did not have to change our current browser system; it works well with both Internet Explorer and Firefox. Being very easy to configure, it was a big hit with our staff as they did not require any special training to be comfortable with it. It comes with a built-in tutorial, and all you need to do is run the program and follow instructions."

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5 stars

"Great advertising agency"

November 22, 2012  |  By luisdouglas598

 |  Version: Ginger Chrome Extension 0.1.0.11

Pros

Mrs. Yvonne DuClair, Advertising Accounts Manager

Cons

We have had clients who give us their ideas which we then incorporate into our copy, and any spelling error would reflect poorly on our copywriters.

Summary

"Running a small advertising agency is a very difficult thing, especially with so many big players in this field. We cannot afford to make any errors in our copy writing, as it could lead to us losing accounts, something we just cannot take. We have had clients who give us their ideas which we then incorporate into our copy, and any spelling error would reflect poorly on our copywriters. Recently, we came across Ginger, which is a word processor, grammar and spelling checker which has proved to be a boon for our staff. We have found that it does an excellent job in checking and correcting both grammar and spelling in complete sentence context. Our writers have an excellent background in the English language, but they too have had nothing but good things to say about Ginger, and we shall continue using it as long as it is freely available."

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.1.0.11
Version 0.1.0.11: Not only you can correct the words in the text, but there's an additional pop-up next to the URL line for your convenience.
General
Publisher Ginger Software
Publisher web site http://www.gingersoftware.com
Release Date May 01, 2012
Date Added June 15, 2012
Version 0.1.0.11
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Chrome web browser
Download Information
File Size 230.09KB
File Name ChromeWebStore.crx
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,674
Downloads Last Week 21
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
 
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