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1Checker

By Greedy Intelligence Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 9, 2013

Created by a company that programs artificial intelligence systems and purported to be a "smart" editing system, 1Checker successfully helps the user with spell checking and English grammar. The interface is easy to use, although it froze and needed to be restarted with our first usage.

In a side-by-side comparison, MS Word and 1Checker found approximately the same errors. The program does make suggestions by giving you alternative word choices throughout your writing to help you polish your language. However, when tested on typical academic writing, this application is not perfect. Grammar mistakes identified were either wrong or had "mistakes" that were part of a proper name or place. In order to use this free service, you must sign up with your contact information and e-mail address or use your Facebook log-in info. No payment is needed, however, so no financial information is exchanged. While the program is rather basic in its scope and function, it does perform as an educational tool to help writers make better use of English. While the "smart" suggestions may or may not be applicable, they are always informative. One nice feature of this program is that you can easily save documents to Evernote.

1Checker could easily be used by anyone who can turn a computer on and is in need of an editing program. It was easy to install and takes up very little computer resources. The only downside is that you have to sign up for the service, but this is a minor nuisance to bear for the use of this editing program.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2

Version 1.2: "Add to Glossary" added for word(s) flagged as Spelling Mistakes; "Save to Evernote" added for cloud sync with your Evernote account

General

Release May 15, 2013
Date Added May 15, 2013
Version 1.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 4,890
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

1Checker PC client is your superb booster for writing and ideal solution for proofreading. With spelling check, grammar check, style review, vocabulary enrichment, dictionary, translation.Fueled by our patented cutting-edge AI (artificial intelligence) technologies and power engine, 1Checker can instantly detect and correct your spelling, grammar and style errors.

Detailed, professional, and easy to understand explanations are provided with each error detected. 1Checker helps you learn from your mistakes, avoid making them again, and write better English day by day. All your history revisions and writing statistics are intact and on record in your User Center. By getting you insightful diagnosis of where you can work on to improve your writing, 1Checker helps you refine and shine. Powered by CL (contextual learning) methology, 1Checker actually has a "brain" of its own and provides you with suggestions of better choice of wording to polish your article.

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