We’re used to having real time spell checking running in word processors and most other office applications. In fact many social networking apps include basic spell checking as do many up to date browsers. Yet there’s always one or two programs that don’t check your spelling for you and you can bet that when it really matters, a mistake will fall through the net and cause needless embarrassment.
Some instant messaging programs and text editors like Notepad generally have no spell checking but if you rely on these for communication, the chances are that you’ll make a typo sooner or later.
tinySpell is a small program that you can set to run in the background whenever you’re using Windows. It checks words as you enter them by default and presents you with a pop-up version of the misspelled word once it’s been detected.
Simply click this to see a set of spelling suggestions or to opt to add the word to your custom dictionary. It emits a beep whenever you type a space following a word that’s not in its dictionary. This can become a little irritating, so to switch it off, just right click the system tray icon and choose Disable beep.
To adjust the main settings, right click tinySpell’s system tray icon and choose Settings. Here you can set the program to run all the time on the fly or to only check text on the clipboard. It also enables you to set custom hotkeys and to change the colour and size of the pop-up notification.