Help for the Misspellers, Bad Typers and the Gramatically Challenged...

In my never-ending quest for tech that simplifies my life, I was googling on key themes that cause me strife. Spelling, believe it or not, is one of them.... "i" before "e" except after "c" is a mantra for me and yet I still can't spell 'their' right the first time I type it each of the 20 or so times in a day...but I found a great piece of software to set my spelling straight...Ginger! Ginger software products are designed to enable people with Dyslexia to effectively communicate but they are great for anyone who needs a smarter spell-checker. Ginger has spelling and grammar check with contextual spelling correction and misused words correction. Once you download the software, a little green button hovers at the top of your screen. If you want to invoke Ginger (sweet pet name!), you just select the text and click on the button. If fact, Ginger can correct in most common applications (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer and Firefox) you are using and alert you to the fact that you have made errors even before you ask.

If Ginger detects a potential error, the button will turn red and read "Mistake Detected." If you choose to "Ginger It" then double-lined window opens that shows you the sentence you wrote and the how Ginger would like to correct it. You click to either accept or ignore. If you aren't sure, Ginger has voice ability to read it out loud to you! This is great software for business professionals typing on-the-go e-mails and official documents (Ginger is watching out for me even now...) or kids learning to read and write. It is also an invaluable tool for anyone learning English as a second language. You can get a free trial download at Ginger's Website.