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ieSpell for Windows

By Red Egg SoftwareFreeUser Rating

Key Details of ieSpell

  • Check spelling while typing text in Internet Explorer.
  • Last updated on December 1, 2011
  • There have been 3 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Spelling checkers keep those of us who never won a spelling bee from looking like high-school dropouts. IESpell's spelling checker for Microsoft Internet Explorer provides a safety net for interactive message boards and Web-based e-mail.

We found it unobtrusive, convenient, accurate, and fast. When you want to check your spelling, activate the program from the Tools menu, the toolbar button, or the right-click menu. The intuitive interface resembles that of any other spelling checker, with options for adding words to its dictionary and for ignoring URLs and e-mail addresses. It also provides a direct link to the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, giving you the opportunity to expand your vocabulary as you work.

Though we wish IESpell could have fixed punctuation errors and checked our spelling as we typed, we were happy it detected all our misspelled words and offered spelling suggestions. This is a great free tool for the orthographically challenged.

What's new in version 2.6.4-build-573

Version 2.6.4 build 573 fixes an issue with spell checking large documents (>30k characters) with lots of custom tags (e.g. Wikipedia pages). The text parsing code was rewritten to make it more robust and alot quicker too.

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Full Specifications

February 26, 2010
Latest update
December 1, 2011
Operating System
Windows ME, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 2003, Windows 10, Windows Server, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
Internet Explorer 6.0
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Check spelling while typing text in Internet Explorer.

IESpell is a free Internet Explorer browser extension that spell-checks text-input boxes on a Web page. It should come in particularly handy for users who do a lot of Web-based text entry (Web mail, forums, blogs, diaries). Even if your Web application already includes spell-checking functionality, this utility is faster than a server-side solution. Plus, you get to store and use your personal word list across all your applications instead of having to maintain separate ones on each application.

ieSpell is in the Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plug-ins category of the Browsers section.