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AccuSpell 2008

Type of Program: Dictionary software
Supported Platforms: Win 98/ME/XP/2000/NT
Company Name: Isota LLC
Version: 7.5.11.1
Price: $49.95
Installed Size: 9 Mb

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The installation of AccuSpell 2008 is easy and intuitive, you can place the program files where you want them. At the final part of the install you are offered the option of which languages to install. Since AccuSpell supports over 16 languages chances are yours is among them. I choose the Default only, for me American English. After you pick your language you are given the choices of adding AccuSpell to the Startup group, and create a Desktop shortcut. Then came an unpleasant surprise. When the program started it asked for my name and email address so that they could periodically notify me...etc, etc, we will not share.. (This was not an optional choice) Then Zone Alarm notified me that AccuSpell was attempting to access the internet to check for updates.

Then you get a Quick Start Guide which shows you how easy it is to use AccuSpell. Actually it is quite easy to use AccuSpell in the supported applications, what happens is that you will see your mis-spelled words underlined in a wavy red line, you then right click and are offered a number of choices for the correct spelling and some other options. Among the other options are to go online and use the Merriam Webster Word Lookup, use the AccuSpell Thesaurus.

So here are the questions - does AccuSpell work effectively and easily? The answer there is a resounding yes. The only problem you may encounter is that though it works in most standard Windows applications, there are programs that it doesn't work with. In my case with NoteTab Pro and Pegasus Mail. Though on their WebPages they state:
Tell us if you find a program where AccuSpell does not yet work. Our development team is dedicated to adding programs you want right away. You will be heard.

In conclusion, though AccuSpell 2008 is a bit pricey, it sure does a good job, and if you work in more than one language I'm sure that you will find it invaluable.

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Reviewed by Joe Tex


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