WhiteSmoke 2012

WhiteSmoke 2012

Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 92 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.6034.13143
  • Total Downloads:
    170,767
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 13, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (3-day trial); $79.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    119
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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1 stars

"Yes, it is basically a scam"

November 02, 2014

 |  Version: WhiteSmoke 2012 1.0.6034.13143

Pros

While it works, it works.

Cons

The company expires your license at their whim, even if you purchase a LIFETIME license. They have done this twice with me now, and after seven weeks of waiting and sending emails, they still haven't reactivated the product I paid for.

Summary

I have paid for an "Executive Writing Version" which was the "General Writing Version" + "Business Writing Version" + "Hi-Tech Writing Version", and one additional license for a second computer. The product I downloaded was named "WhiteSmoke 2009" - version 1.0.6014.

I used this product occasionally to check my writing when answering support tickets, and it worked and caught some of my mistakes. The problem is that this company decides to cut you off, even when there are no changes made of any kind to the computer - no new hard drive, video card, memory etc. - which would justify a new hardware or license validation. No, they simply expire your license, and they don't reply to emails or support tickets.

The previous time when this happened, they tried hard to make me "upgrade" to the latest offering, which I declined. Without any change on my part, the license resumed working again, until seven weeks ago when I got the familiar message once more, prompting me to pay again. And this time they simply don't reply or offer any assistance. Any question (name, payment info, email, and what you can think of) was already answered last time, emails and payment confirmation was forwarded, so now they are clearly out of excuses for terminating my license again. And attempting to install on a second computer (after all, I paid for two licenses) also results in the same error message "0 days left for trial - UPGRADE NOW!!!".

Currently they don't offer lifetime licenses any longer, which may explain why they are unwilling to honor previous purchases. The thing is, I never rented this software, and it is supposed to work at least for the lifetime of the computer.

Stay away and invest your money into a different product. This company has no problem ripping you off.

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1 stars

"Stay Away, They Will Rip You Off"

October 15, 2014  |  By clay590

 |  Version: WhiteSmoke 2012 1.0.6034.13143

Pros

Nothing positive to say about the product or company

Cons

Doesn't always work when needing to perform a spell check. They will sell you a product, it will stop working and they will offer you a discount rather than repairing the problem

Summary

I paid for a life time subscription. They said they were upgrading but I would receive a link to upgrade for free since I was a lifetime subscriber. They upgraded and shut off my account. When contacted they wanted to sell me another subscription at a discounted rate rather then upholding their end of the contract. POOR COMPANY.

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1 stars

"WARNING DO NOT BE FOOLED"

September 30, 2014  |  By mbodey

 |  Version: WhiteSmoke 2012 1.0.6034.13143

Pros

VERY LITTLE

Cons

It worked for a while. I bought the premium, so it was a lifetime deal with all the upgrades etc. Then the license expired so I "attempted" to contact the company. Received confirmation they received my complaint. Never heard from them again. Good times after spending 2-300 bucks. Thanks WhiteSmoke, I think I just got SmokeScreened.

Summary

DO NOT BUY THIS PROGRAM

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1 stars

"Beware, unresponsive and unreachable."

September 12, 2014  |  By 3aguilar

 |  Version: WhiteSmoke 2012 1.0.6034.13143

Pros

Can use it anywhere, as long as they don't deactivate your key code.

Cons

Paid $269 for the Premium, Lifetime package, and just over a year later, I keep getting annoying pop-ups asking me to renew. They have deactivated my key code, I sent them an email 2 days ago, no response, I've called several times, no one answers, I even received a message stating that the voice message box is full. I tried "Live Chat" several times, and of course, no one is on the other end of that either. I even have a copy of my purchase. The owners of WhiteSmoke need to learn how to spell the words "service" and "honoring a purchase".

Summary

Highly annoying and disconcerting when you purchase a product, you can no longer use the product you paid for, and they are not responsive. Buyer beware, and if you are considering purchasing, try calling their number, emailing them, and using the live chat before you buy. If they do, you have no guarantee that they will, after you make your purchase.

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5 stars

"Corrects my grammar and I am a native english speaker!"

May 02, 2014  |  By Graduates2016

 |  Version: WhiteSmoke 2012 1.0.6034.13143

Pros

I purchased WhiteSmoke software to help me write papers for school and send more professional emails at work. I was surprised by how many mistakes I made in my grammar, but it was able to detect most of the mistakes I believe and it even showed me words to use in place of low vocab words I had originally used. It is super user friendly.

Cons

I was hoping that there would be more languages in the translation feature because I work and study in international relations, but for now the 70 languages that they offer will do.

Summary

I would definatley suggest this software for any student, professional or anyone that needs help improving their writing. It makes everything look so much more professional and catches a lot more mistake than my regular windows checker.

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1 stars

"*** SCAM ALERT ***"

February 26, 2014  |  By Aionion

 |  Version: WhiteSmoke 2012 1.0.6034.13143

Pros

It does check spelling and grammar. However, it doesn't do so any more than any other writing checker out there.

I purchased this product over 3 years ago, not much has changed.

Cons

VERY bloated. Will slow down most operating systems (I have a high end gaming rig).

False advertising. The company does in fact, make a living by LYING to customers (as others have said). They advertise on their website and in the emails I get, that the latest version (v8) is out, it's live. But it isn't! I've been waiting for v8 for over 5 months now.

But the biggest con for me...is that this company does business by conning customers.

Summary

I paid for a new license, a pre-order for v8 back in Sept 2013 as a pre-release for the new v3 of the product. I was told it would be released in Oct 2013. Oct came and went, no update. I contacted Whitesmoke, they said it would be released in Nov. Nov came, no release, they said it would be released in Dec. December came and went, no updated. I contacted them once more, they said it would be released in Jan 2014. No update...so again, I contacted. And once again, I got the same standard, form response: "Sorry for the delay, it will be released next month." This has happened every single month.

I've kept every email correspondence and email advertisement from them as well as all chat transcripts. I plan on posting them on scam alert sights to prevent others from being duped by this horrible company

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.6034.13143
Version 1.0.6034.13143 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug-fixes.
General
Publisher WhiteSmoke
Publisher web site http://www.whitesmoke.com
Release Date December 15, 2013
Date Added November 13, 2013
Version 1.0.6034.13143
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.05MB
File Name WhiteSmoke_TSV45TEQ.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 170,767
Downloads Last Week 119
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 3-day trial
Price $79.95

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