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"It's always a good idea to spell words correctly, ya know. I even do it myself every now and again." - Lockergnome

"Of course you use a spellchecker on your word documents...you may even use one on your e-mail...but what about when you enter data on the web? IeSpell checks the spelling on text you enter into boxes on the web. If you're using web mail, posting to a newsgroup, or blogging, you could make your point come across more clearly--and save yourself a lot of embarrassment--by making sure you've spelled everything in good English. IeSpell stores your own personal word list across all your applications, so you don't need to teach every web app you use how to spell your unusual name." - PC World

"Ever wish IE included a spell-checker? ieSpell 1.0 (free) seamlessly integrates with IE, letting you instantly spell-check anything you type into a Web page. You can run ieSpell from IE's Tools menu or simply click on the button it adds to the face of the browser." - PC Magazine

"Have you ever longed to have a spell checker function inside your browser? Well, here's something for all you bloggers and message board posters out there: ieSpell. This little addition allows you to spell check Web forms before you embarrass yourself. It works just like spell checking in Word!" - Tech TV

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ieSpell - A 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.

ieSpell is not spyware or adware. It's free for personal use only. All other use requires a commercial license. See Licensing for more information.

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  • Completely standalone spell checker for your web browser. Does not require Microsoft Office or any other third party components.
  • Integrates flawlessly with Internet Explorer and other IE based browsers.
  • Three ways to start the spell check; via the right click context menu, the toolbar or the menu bar.
  • Supports a wide range of web applications including simple text forms, rich text editors, forums, blogs, webmail (including Outlook Web Access and Lotus iNotes) and more!
  • Spell check in any of the 3 variants (US, UK and Canadian) of the English Language!
  • Suggestions are sorted by the degree of closeness with the misspelled word.
  • Intelligent suggesting for misspelled words using typographic “looks like” matching.
  • Easily add/remove your personal words in ieSpell via an intuitive user interface!
  • Organise your personal words in individual custom dictionaries! Share them with your friends and co-workers over the network!
  • Integrates with Microsoft Office's proofing tools. Have ieSpell share the same copy of the custom dictionary so that when you add/remove your personal words in ieSpell, the same is reflected in Microsoft Office and vice versa!
  • ieSpell suggested a word that you are not familiar with? Look up its meaning in an online dictionary!
  • Powerful API for web application developers.
    • Force users to spell check the document before submission.
    • Ignore certain text fields.
    • Refuse a form submission if the user cancels the spell check!



Latest News

ieSpell v2.6.4 (build 573) released!

This is primarily a maintenance release to fix 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.

ieSpell v2.6.3 (build 814) released!

This is primarily a maintenance release to fix some minor compatibility issues with the latest Windows Operating System and Internet Explorer browser.

ieSpell v2.5.1 (build 106) released!

This is primarily a maintenance release to fix a debug prompt that managed to slip into the last official build. Sorry about that! Also took the opportunity to add in a small feature:

  • NEW - "Check Spelling" in Internet Explorer's right click menu now shows up in editable fields only.
ieSpell v2.5.0 (build 185) released!

This is primarily a maintenance release. Some of the more significant fixes and new features are:

  • NEW - Extended "Lookup Meaning" feature to ANY number of online search services!
  • NEW - Allow each user to maintain their own custom online dictionary list.
  • NEW - Installer now adds "Lookup on Merriam Webster" and "Lookup on Wikipedia" in IE's right click menu by default.
  • FIX - Bug: Browser window spawned by "Lookup Meaning" feature does not have scroll bars.
ieSpell website down for the last few days

Last weekend was a nightmare for us here at ieSpell. Our newly launched website got hit by hackers who managed to compromise our account and caused the entire server to go down. Our webhost placed a temporary ban on our account as a result and it took us awhile to sort things out.

To cut the long story short, we are back online now. We will be back to our old static site for awhile, at least until we sort out the vulnerabilities in our new CMS system. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Contact and Bug Report forms fixed

Apparently, our contact and bug report forms were broken due to the PHP upgrade by our web host a few weeks back. It was an oversight on our part not to have tested all of our scripts after the upgrade. Anyway, everything is now working as it should be. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

ieSpell v2.4.0 (build 428) released!

This is primarily a maintenance release. Some of the more significant fixes and new features are:

  • NEW - "Look up meaning" feature via right click menu for ANY word/phrase on the page.
  • NEW - Added more info about ieSpell in the "Add or Remove Programs" applet.
  • FIX - Clean up resource IDs (removing duplicates) paving way for the resource DLLs.
  • FIX - Bug that cause the caption of the Options dialog not to display properly.
  • FIX - Registration info displays in localized text after changing language.

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