WinSpell: A free spell checker for IE and Office Outlook

If you are looking for a handy and free spell checker to check spellings, when using Outlook and Internet Explorer on your Windows computer, then WinSpell is a suitable choice. WinSpell is a free spell checker that is made for Internet Explorer and Office Outlook. That means you can now check spellings while writing blogs, posting online comments while using IE on Windows 8. Generally, when we write online, especially when writing a blog or posting a comment using IE, we need to first type the content in Microsoft Word, in order to check spellings. But with WinSpell, you can do the check spelling while writing online; just like you are writing in a Word document.

Free spell checker for Internet Explorer and Outlook

Downloading this free spell checker software utility is very easy. Simply download it from its home page. This 2.6 MB software gets downloaded quickly and you can run the installation with just a click. Once you run the setup, you can start using WinSpell.

This free spell checker can be used for any online application that uses Windows spell check service. In addition to this, users can use WinSpell to check spellings in more than one language simultaneously. In order to do this, WinSpell combines the settings of Windows language and built-in Windows Spell checker. As a result, WinSpell can support any language that is supported by Windows spell checker.  All you have to do is set the language within Windows language settings and you can make WinSpell to check the language you wish.

Free spell checker

Features of WinSpell

WinSpell, a free spelling checker software, is an easy-to-use extension for the desktop version of IE. The tool has a number of features that are useful for the users. Most of the features WinSpell consists of are found in another software called as Speckie, which is created by the same makers. This free spell checker can optionally enable or disable spell check in a single line or multi-line edit fields. It can also override web page settings that disable spell check in edit fields and specify the number of spelling suggestions displayed.

Free spell checker

There are many features that WinSpell has to offer, but here are some of the important one’s:

  1. You can perform Spell check for more than one language at the same time.
  2. You can optionally perform spell check on existing text in edit fields.
  3. Users can add, edit and remove custom dictionaries. Along with this, default dictionaries can also be edited.
  4. You get free Financial, Legal and Medical dictionaries in multiple languages such as Australian English, British English, US English and French.
  5. You can optionally override the spell check and webpage settings in all edit fields.

WinSpell is also available for Outlook and it’s a part of the WinSpell Suite. It can enable spell check in single line edit fields. Hence, it becomes a useful tool for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Outlook Client. This free spell checker runs effortlessly on Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 on Windows 8.


WinSpell free download

Though WinSpell is free for personal users, but you will have to pay for the licensed version of WinSpell for commercial use. You can download the non-commercial, free version of WinSpell from its download page and start using it, right away.

Have a look at LanguageTool and TinySpell too, if you are looking for some more free Spelling, Style, Grammar Checker Plugins & Software for Windows.

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