November 8th, 2013

Thank you Spell Catcher users!

Spell Catcher X has been developed for OS 10.2 to OS 10.7.x (Lion).

Spell Catcher X has not been updated for Mac OS 10.8.x or OS 10.9.x (Mountain Lion or Mavericks).

Spell Catcher Plus 3.0 has been developed for Windows 7 and previous Windows OS. Spell Catcher Plus has not been updated for Windows 8.

Evan Michael Gross has passed away!

July 12th, 2012

It is with great sadness that Rainmaker Research Inc. announces the loss of it’s founder, Evan Michael Gross, who passed away suddenly at the end of June, 2012.

Evan was the author of Spell Catcher software and owner of Rainmaker Research Inc. The original version was released as Thunder! in 1986 and evolved into what we know as Spell Catcher software today.

If you would like to leave remarks concerning Evan, you are invited to do so in this blog entry.

Spell Catcher X MacUpdate Promo – 50% Off

December 23rd, 2011

For the day of Dec 23, 2011 – Spell Catcher X is only $19.99!

For two weeks following the promo, Spell Catcher X is an “Extended Discount App” – $31.96 (20% off).

If you already own Spell Catcher X, the MacUpdate folks tell me that sales are usually directly related to the number of comments that are posted. So we’d appreciate comments (not here, over on MacUpdate) from existing customers telling everyone that they’re getting a great deal on a similarly great product!

When the promo starts, at 12:00am EST, comments will be open (as will sales!).

Follow this MacUpdate Promo link to get there!

Spell Catcher X 10.4.1 is Here!

December 13th, 2011

Spell Catcher X version 10.4.1 is now available!

Spell Catcher X 10.4.1 is a free update to Spell Catcher X 10.4.

Spell Catcher X 10.4.1 requires Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7, running on Intel Macintosh hardware.

See what’s new in Spell Catcher X 10.4.1!

It’s probably a good idea to read our FAQs for Spell Catcher X 10.4.

Spell Catcher X 10.4 is Here!

June 6th, 2011

Spell Catcher X version 10.4 is now available! There’s a lot of new stuff in there, we’re sure you’ll like it.

Read the official press release.

See what’s new in Spell Catcher X 10.4!

Customers that purchased Spell Catcher X on or after May 1, 2010 qualify for a free upgrade to Spell Catcher X 10.4. Otherwise, those with an “X102” license can purchase the Spell Catcher X 10.4 upgrade for $14.95 USD.

For customers that only own an old “SCX” license code, the upgrade is $19.95.

Check your upgrade eligibility

If you have a license code that begins with “X102” – check here.

If you have a license code that begins with “SCX” that never been used to purchase the upgrade to Spell Catcher X 10.2 or later – check here.

And it’s probably a good idea to read our FAQs for Spell Catcher X 10.4.

Spell Catcher X MacUpdate Promo

May 2nd, 2011

For the day of May 2, 2011 – Spell Catcher X is only $19.95!

If you already own Spell Catcher X, the MacUpdate folks tell me that sales are usually directly related to the number of comments that are posted. So we’d appreciate comments (not here, over on MacUpdate) from existing customers telling everyone that they’re getting a great deal on a similarly great product!

When the promo starts, at 12:00am EST, comments will be open (as will sales!).

Follow this MacUpdate Promo link to get there!

Spell Catcher X 10.3.7 is Available!

December 21st, 2010

Spell Catcher X 10.3.7 is a free update to Spell Catcher X 10.3, and recommended for all Spell Catcher X 10.3.x users. Spell Catcher X 10.3.7 includes a Quick Look generator, supporting previews of Learned Words, Omitted Words, Shorthand Glossary, Dictionary Server, and Modify Selection Macro documents, handles soft hyphen characters (Unicode SOFT HYPHEN U+00AD) during Spell Checking, improves compatibility with Spell Catcher’s input methods and Google Chrome, and fixes a couple of bugs.

See what’s new in Spell Catcher X 10.3.7.

Get it from our Downloads page, or by downloading it via Spell Catcher > Get Updates and Languages.

Spell Catcher X MacUpdate Weekend Promo

December 4th, 2010

This weekend (Dec 4/5, 2010) – Spell Catcher X is only $19.95!

If you already own Spell Catcher X, the MacUpdate folks tell me that sales are usually directly related to the number of comments that are posted. So we’d appreciate comments (not here, over on MacUpdate) from existing customers telling everyone that they’re getting a great deal on a similarly great product!

Spell Catcher X Quick Look Generator (pre-release)

September 29th, 2010

Is available from our pre-release downloads page. Enables Quick Look previews for various Spell Catcher X references and documents.

  • The format of previews has not been finalized. We welcome your feedback and suggestions!
  • Icon previews (thumbnails) are available only for Language Plug-Ins.
  • Spell Catcher X documents are generally found (in the Finder) in your (home) ~/Library/Application Support/Spell Catcher folder. Look inside the Additional Languages, Additional References, References, and Modify Selection Macros folders. Alternatively, use the Show in Finder button found in a number of Spell Catcher windows – the References pane of Preferences, Find in References and Edit Macros for instance.

Please read the “How to Install” document that’s on the installation disk image for more details.

Spell Catcher X 10.3.6 is Available!

June 13th, 2010

Spell Catcher X 10.3.6 is a free update to Spell Catcher X 10.3, and recommended for all Spell Catcher X 10.3.x users. Spell Catcher X version 10.3.6 fixes the Look Up window crash when Safari 5.0 is installed, and fixes the problem introduced in Spell Catcher X 10.3.5 where function keys without modifiers could not be used as keyboard shortcuts.

See what’s new in Spell Catcher X 10.3.6.

Get it from our Downloads page, or by downloading it via Spell Catcher > Get Updates and Languages.

And yes, go ahead and install Safari 5 if you haven’t done so already.