MintCreation wrote: Bob Nahasapeemapetilon wrote: johnred wrote:
Sometimes the really invaluable tools are the ones that are more behind the scenes.
It would be hard for me to work without Spell Catcher, Grammarian, Application Wizard, etc.
Didn't know about Spell Catcher - that looks really nice!
One would not even need text expander with this one...?
Yes. I also have TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, Typinator, etc. Now I use Spell Catcher for that feature. Many people think it's just a spell checker, but it has many additional features such as statistics (Flesch-Kincaid, Fog), modifying text (uppercase, lowercase, removing spaces), etc. And it can be customized as well.
Support from Evan is great. I felt a bit embarrassed that Evan sent me a VERY thorough, detailed response regarding an email I sent him. In his forum he also has defended alternative products, such as TypeIt4Me and TextExpander.
It is not perfect, though:
-It often disappears from my Menu Bar and the typical solutions have not worked for me. No big deal, since I only need to select it again and it gets fixed.
-DirectCorrect got to be a bit annoying for me, but that's brand new and Evan is open to feedback to shape this feature.
-"Lookup" sometimes picks up the wrong word.
-I guess that these days it would not be considered "Mac-like." It has many features, so to get the most out of the program it pays to spend a couple of hours going through its features, preferences, settings, etc.
Overall, I highly recommend it in spite of these issues.
Many years ago it was bundled with Grammarian, but later they became separate products. I use Spell Catcher most of the time, but still use Grammarian as well.
Look Ma, no teeth!