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Ginger Grammar and Spell Checker

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The spell checker is one of the great software inventions, saving face (and other bits of anatomy) for countless writers. Conceived as part of another software milestone, the word processor, spelling, and grammar checkers are found anywhere people have access to keyboards and entry fields, but especially in e-mail clients, chat apps, and similar software. Ginger is a free spelling and grammar checker based on concepts like full-sentence context and text-to-pronunciation. This free Web-based tool can help writers improve their skills and produce clear, error-free text, but it's particularly effective for learning English as a second language and helping individuals with dyslexia and similar learning issues improve their writing and communication skills. Ginger is fully compatible with Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as Firefox and other browsers.

Ginger installs locally on your PC, but it also uses Web-based tools, and it requires an active Internet connection to work. Setting up Ginger is easy. When it's running, Ginger places a small button bar centered at the top of the screen; clicking it opens an expanding spell checker panel, or you can press F2 to have Ginger check any open document. Ginger's interface is split horizontally between the text being checked and the same text with recommended changes (if any) highlighted; clicking Approve accepts the changes, or you can simply click away to close the window. The Settings menu accesses features such as our Personal Dictionary; we could also set Ginger as our default spell checker in Word and other apps and access a Web-based Help file, user community, and other resources.

Ginger is easy to configure and use, but first-time users may want to run the program's tutorials. Ginger is capable of creating lessons and quizzes based on your errors -- unlike other spell checkers, which are happy to let you go on making the same mistakes over and over again. Ginger also incorporates specific, unique technology designed to help people with dyslexia, including tools that focus on unusual and phonetic spelling. Ginger's personalized tutor feature analyzes repeated errors, including whole-context errors, and suggests corrections. A premium version is available.

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"Do not download this!"

March 24, 2015

 |  Version: Ginger Grammar and Spell Checker 3.5.224


I can't think of one.


It's a completely redundant tool. It did nothing that on-board spell checking couldn't and didn't detect any punctuation or grammatical errors that I did deliberately. It has also now attached itself to my computer and won't let go.


Ginger is touted as more than a spell checker; it is supposed to be a tool for catching and correcting punctuation errors. And yet it would seem that I could write 100 words without a single punctuation mark and it will make no recommendations, nor will it correct misplaced (I tested this) punctuation marks.. Worst of all, as mentioned repeatedly above, it acts like malware, and I am presently unable to uninstall it. Highly disappointing!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.5.224
Version 3.5.224 includes unspecified updates.
Publisher Ginger Software
Publisher web site
Release Date February 13, 2015
Date Added February 13, 2015
Version 3.5.224
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 796.39KB
File Name GingerSetup.exe
Total Downloads 88,423
Downloads Last Week 535
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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