Spell Catcher Products—Feature Overview

Spell Catcher provides the best collection of comprehensive spell checking and writing tools you will ever need. Spell Catcher’s rich set of features are available in virtually every application you use, whether you’re using a Macintosh or Windows PC.

Learn about using Spell Catcher’s features by watching our video tutorials.

Note: Most Spell Catcher features are common to all products. Some features are not available in all Spell Catcher products. Such features usually depend on the operating system, and what it offers to applications and their developers. Sometimes it simply depends on what we, Evan (Mac) and John (Windows), thought would be cool to work on and add to the product. Not all Spell Catcher features are listed here, this is just an overview.

Spell Catcher X Logo

MacOS_Pnthr_Vert_v1 For Mac OS X.

Current releases require Mac OS X 10.5, or Mac OS X 10.6, or Mac OS X 10.7, running on Intel Macintosh hardware.

Older releases for use on Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.4.11, or those using PowerPC Macs, are still available.

  • Universally available, in virtually all your Mac OS X applications
  • Spell check, AutoCorrect, AutoText (Shorthands), AutoFormat, AutoComplete—both interactively as you type, and afterwards on existing documents
  • DirectCorrect™, new since Spell Catcher X 10.3, gives you an entirely new way to spell check and correct your documents. DirectCorrect combines interactive and batch spell checking features, delivering a “best of both worlds” user interface and experience.
  • Spell checking in up to sixteen different languages
  • Look up meanings, synonyms, antonyms, definitions and more, from the integrated thesaurus and dictionary, or over the internet from online Dictionary Servers
  • Extensive text manipulation tools and readability statistics, including readability scores, word, sentence, paragraph counts, and more
  • Fully integrated with Mac OS X system-wide features, including the Mac OS X Spelling panel, as well as providing features to applications via the Services menu
  • Sync your customized Spell Catcher X files with MobileMe
  • Use spoken commands to “drive” interactive spell checking

Spell Catcher Plus Logo

Windows Logo For Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP/Vista.
  • Universally available, in virtually all your Windows applications
  • Spell check, AutoCorrect, AutoText (Shorthands), AutoFormat, AutoComplete—both interactively as you type, and afterwards on existing documents
  • Spell checking in up to thirteen different languages
  • Look up meanings, synonyms, antonyms, definitions and more, from the integrated thesaurus and dictionary
  • Extensive text manipulation tools and writing statistics, including readability scores, word, sentence, paragraph counts, and more
  • Phrase Completion keeps track of entire phrases you commonly type, giving an intelligent AutoComplete feature for more than single words, based on what you’ve typed in the past

Spell Catcher 8 Logo

Classic Mac OS Logo For Mac OS 8.6/9.x/Classic on Mac OS X.
  • Universally available, in virtually all your Mac OS 8/9/Classic applications
  • Spell check, AutoCorrect, AutoText (Shorthands), AutoFormat—both interactively as you type, and afterwards on existing documents
  • Includes 9 free language dictionaries, 3 others available
  • Look up meanings, synonyms, antonyms, definitions and more, from the integrated thesaurus and dictionary
  • Extensive text manipulation tools and writing statistics, including readability scores, word, sentence, paragraph counts, and more