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IE spellchecker Speckie 6.0 adds support for Internet Explorer 11, improves touch support

27 September 2013, Nick Peers

Internet Explorer 9Versoworks has released Speckie 6.0, a major new version of its real-time spellchecking tool for Internet Explorer. The software, available free for personal use as well as in commercial form with additional features, adds support for the forthcoming Internet Explorer 11 with this new release.

Version 6.0 also comes with the promise of improved support for Rich Editors, and has updated the Settings user interface to be more amenable to touch-screen interfaces, despite the fact it doesn’t yet support 64-bit versions of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Other changes to the free version include updated spell check functionality so that words are no longer tagged on each key stroke in Internet Explorer 8 or older. The Speckie Dictionary installer has also been updated to allow users to remove dictionaries via the command line.

Speckie 6.0

One of Speckie 6.0’s most visible changes is its touch-friendly settings dialog.

The commercial version, which comes with additional features aimed largely at business users, also gains a dedicated spell check dialog box for working with large bodies of text.

Once installed and enabled, Speckie will sit silently in the background, providing real-time spellchecking throughout Internet Explorer. Unrecognised words are highlighted using the familiar red squiggle and users can correct spellings by right-clicking the word to pick an alternative from those offered.

Speckie 6.0 is available now as a free-for-personal-use download for PCs running Windows XP or later. 32-bit support is universal, but 64-bit versions of Windows 8, 8.1 and Server are not supported, although 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer in other 64-bit builds are.

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