Occasionally you need to check spelling in an application that does not include a spelling checker and you don't want to launch your word processor just for that. This is when tinySpell becomes handy. It is a small utility that allows you to easily and quickly check and correct the spelling
in any Windows application.
tinySpell can watch your typing on the fly and alert you whenever it detects a misspelled word.
It can also check the spelling of text that you copy to the clipboard.
tinySpell installs itself in the system tray for easy access.
Two variants are available:
• tinySpell: a freeware (totally free - no adware/spyware/nagware/etc.)
• tinySpell+: with more features (buy now - pick your price starting at $10)
Download and try before you buy.
The free variant also comes as a portable version (see below).
• Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7
Checking your spelling is simple:
While you are typing, tinySpell watches the text you enter and whenever it detects a misspelled word it beeps and shows a spelling tip, and the tinySpell icon in the system tray turns
When you copy text to the clipboard tinySpell checks its spelling immediately. If it finds at least one misspelled word in the text it beeps and turns its icon to yellow. If the icon is white it means that
no misspelled words were found in the clipboard text.
Correcting a misspelled word is also simple:
When a misspelled word is detected, click the tinySpell icon or press the hot-key to pop up a list of suggested replacement words. If the misspelled word is detected during on-the-fly checking or after a word is copied to the clipboard you can select a correction from the list. The selected word is inserted into your document, or is copied to the clipboard (so you can paste it in your document), or both
(depending on your settings).
tinySpell comes in two variants:
When you buy a tinySpell+ license you pick your price starting at $10 (select a price that matches your satisfaction and your financial means ).
- totally free
- buy now
(PayPal or Credit-Card)
tinySpell+ comes with some additional useful features (see below). You can start with tinySpell and see if you like the concept and whether it is compatible with your working environment and then upgrade to tinySpell+. You can also download and test tinySpell+ on a trial basis.
Checks spelling in
any Windows application
tinySpell (totally free - no adware/spyware/nagware/etc.)
Checks spelling on-the-fly (alerts if the last typed word was misspelled)
Checks spelling of text that is copied to the clipboard
Allows you to specify applications for which tinySpell is disabled or enabled
Allows you to add words to the dictionary
Optionally beeps on error (beep sound can be easily set to any wav file)
Optionally displays a spelling tip (see example)
Provides easy access to on-line web services
(Search, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia)
Opens replacements list with a simple mouse click or a hot-key
Optionally copies the selected replacement word to the clipboard
Optionally inserts the selected replacement word into the document
Uses little system resources
(in addition to the above features)
Remembers the last error (even if it is not the last typed word)
Optionally displays a spelling tip with instant correction (see example)
Adds "Translation" to the on-line web services mentioned above
(Search, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia)
Allows you to easily choose the default on-line service in each category
from a list of services, or add new services to the category
Allows you to open a small bar on your desktop that lets you enter text
and search for on-line information
Includes a clipboard spell checker that shows all spelling errors in the
clipboard's text in a single glance, and allows you to correct them
Allows you to add auto-replacements to the dictionary
Allows you to add a list of words to the dictionary
A scheduled Import/Export of the words added to the dictionary
allows synchronizing the dictionary with other users on a network
Automatically switches dictionary according to current language
(provided that additional dictionaries are installed; see details below)
Provides the following additional options:
- Check Capitalization
- Mixed CaSe is an error
- Beep if first letter of a sentence is not capitalized
- Capitalize first letter of sentences
- Ignore UPPERCASE words
- Ignore words with numbers
- Ignore Internet & email addresses and file names
Download either the installer (.exe) or the zip file. The zip file includes the installer and an additional readme file with the program description. The free tinySpell is also available as a portable version (see below).
If you already installed tinySpell and you want to see if you have the latest release: right-click the tinySpell icon, select "About tinySpell" and check the revision number.
The portable version of tinySpell (the freeware) does not require an installation, just download and extract the tinySpell folder from the zip file to your drive (including portable drives like USB, SD, etc.). All settings and data are stored in the tinySpell folder.
tinySpell portable (totally free)
revision 1.9.31 - March 31, 2011
Zip file (tinySpell folder)
To download - click on this link
tispp1931.zip (374 KB)
tinySpell does not contain any form of spyware or adware - guaranteed
100% CLEAN by Softpedia (portable)
run the downloaded file and follow the instructions on screen.
open the zip file, run the installer and follow the instructions on screen.
open the zip file and extract the tinySpell folder to your drive.
Note that both variants (tinySpell and tinySpell+) can reside on your system at the same time.
tinySpell's installer was built with
Inno Setup - a freeware from Jordan Russell.
Both tinySpell and tinySpell+ come with a copy of an American-English dictionary.
However, if you are using tinySpell+ you can download and install other
The dictionaries file names are txpad???.zip where ??? is the language.
Each dictionary contains two files: n71.lex and n00.sup (see below).
To install a dictionary just copy the two files to the tinySpell+
folder (e.g., c:\program files\tinySpell+) and restart tinySpell+ (if you have difficulties in opening the zip files try the free 7-Zip).
tinySpell+ will switch the dictionary
automatically as you change the input language in the Language bar.
The additional dictionaries are (file names in parenthesis):
The Kim Komando Show
(tinySpell video review)
(tinySpell YouTube review)