Spell Catcher X for Mac

Spell Catcher X for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 66 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.3.7
  • Total Downloads:
    4,304
  • Date Added:
    December 20, 2010
  • File Size:
    19.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

Editors' Review

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Spell Catcher is the modern-day descendant of a spell-checking app from ancient times (as a Desk Accessory called Thunder, from 1985), now with powerful, system-wide spell-checking and text-expanding features.

By default, this muscular app tracks every word you type on your Mac, across every application, and provides you with much more than the live visual feedback you get in separate apps with built-in spell-checking. Spell Catcher can give you automatic typo fixing, spoken alerts (for example, pointing out repeated words, or curious spellings with a quick "Curious!"), instant access to the dictionary and thesaurus (with support for multiple dictionaries and online sources), and serious text-expansion capabilities that let you set up an extensive "shorthand glossary" for frequently used words, phrases, or even multipage documents. Spell Catcher also includes a "Ghostwriter" feature, which can be a life-saver in the event of a crashed app or lost doc: it records all your keystrokes and saves those to a text file, which you can recover later.

For the most part, Spell Catcher runs invisibly in the background, but you can invoke its features directly through the app, using keyboard shortcuts, or through the Dock, Input, or Services menus. The initial setup for Spell Catcher can be time-consuming, getting its settings to match your preferred work flow and habits, but this app has excellent documentation, active forums, and a responsive developer. Note: now that Spell Catcher has been fully updated for Snow Leopard, version 10.3.4 is the last to support Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger).

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very Good Product"

December 20, 2011  |  By fitzt

 |  Version: Spell Catcher X 10.4.1

Pros

Easy to to use great support

Cons

None Very good product

Summary

Buy it you will not be sorry!

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5 stars

"A must have on any Mac"

December 13, 2011  |  By MichiganJim

 |  Version: Spell Catcher X 10.4.1

Pros

One interface and dictionary for interactive spell checking on all my apps. Very useful shorthand glossary.

Cons

The only con is that some built in spell checkers occasionally get in the way.

Summary

I've never been able to decide if I like Spell Catcher better for its spell checking or for the shorthand glossary. I've created an entire library of phrases, URLs and technical terms for which I simply enter my abreviation and have Spell Catcher expand it for me. For example, I type "mywww" and it's instantly replaced with the lengthy URL of my web site.

Besides spelling checks, I can use it to look up definitions and synonyms. Quite a writing asset.

This one has been on my Macs since OS 7 when it was Thunder 7. I couldn't be without it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.3.7

New

  • Includes a Quick Look generator, supporting previews of Learned Words, Omitted Words, Shorthand Glossary, Dictionary Server, and Modify Selection Macro documents.

Enhanced

  • Better handling of soft hyphen characters (Unicode SOFT HYPHEN U+00AD) during Spell Checking.
  • Improved compatibility with Spell Catcher’s input methods and Google Chrome.

Fixed

  • Fixes a potential crash bug when editing shorthand expansions (exactly) 64 characters long.
  • Fixes a problem where some multi-line shorthand expansions (primarily those imported from TypeIt4Me and TextExpander files) wouldn’t expand properly during interactive checking.
  • Worked around a Mac OS X bug, where input methods residing in (top-level) /Library/Input Methods or /Library/Components could disappear from the list of input sources in Language & Text System Preferences, after Spell Catcher installed or updated its input method(s).
General
Publisher Rainmaker Research
Publisher web site http://www.rainmakerinc.com/
Release Date December 20, 2010
Date Added December 20, 2010
Version 10.3.7
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.78MB
File Name SpellCatcherX.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,304
Downloads Last Week 10
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $39.95

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