Add Spell Checker to Internet Explorer

by on November 5th, 2008

IESpell is a free spell checker for Internet Explorer. ieSpell is a free Internet Explorer browser extension that spell checks text input boxes on a webpage. It should come in particularly handy for users who do a lot of web-based text entry (e.g. web mails, forums, blogs, diaries). Even if your web application already includes spell checking functionality, you might still want to install this utility because it is definitely much faster than a server-side solution. Plus you get to store and use your personal word list across all your applications, instead of maintaining separate ones on each application.

The program installs as a new button in the IE toolbar (as well as a new menu item under “Tools”) – after filling in a form, just hit the ieSpell button and it pops up a dialog, similar to the MS Word spell check. ieSpell also works (right-click menu only) on other IE based browsers such as SlimBrowser, CrazyBrowser, MSN, MyIE, etc. After Installation you can use it by following way:

If you are using Internet Explorer, you can access ieSpell in one of the following three ways:

  • Under the “Tools” menu, click on “ieSpell” item to start the spelling check or click on the “ieSpell Options” to configure ieSpell.
  • Click on the ieSpell toolbar button (if enabled) to activate the spelling check.
  • Right click in the browser and in the menu that appears, click on the “ieSpell” item to start the spelling check or click on the “ieSpell Options” to configure ieSpell.

If you are using a browser based on the IE engine (e.g. AOL, MSN, NetCaptor, NeoPlanet, etc), then only the last option (i.e. using the right-click menu) is available to you.

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  1. P. Marshall says:

    Hey Hiroshi, Love the spell checker extension. Selection-based search features like this one you found are great.

    Have you seen KallOut? kallout dot com

    This is another version of selection-based search which (I think) is fabulous. KallOut already works over IE (the older versions) and Firefox (my favorite) as well as all of office. I downloaded the Kallout application from CNET.

    Peter