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Perfect Your English Writing, Detect Your Mistakes

Discover the power of outstanding writing: WhiteSmoke makes sure everything you type is crystal-clear, effective, and error-free. It provides a complete check and detects hundreds of grammar, spelling and syntax errors.

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What are people saying about WhiteSmoke – English Correction Software

Sivan User I just purchased it. Works Amazing.
It's a great value for money!
Helps me a lot when writing formal letters!
Mar 11 2018 at 12:19pm Copy Link
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HKP I have chosen the lifetime license. When I enter the given login details, I got the message that the login credentials I entered are not valid. I shall contact the support for assistance by email. For I know from the past that this company ignore all emails, can BitsDuJour offer some help? It’s already pretty poor from this company to send not working login credentials.

Another question: Is there no longer a setup for a software included which can be installed on a pc?
Mar 11 2018 at 1:14pm Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @HKP, I have just contacted the vendor regarding the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 11 2018 at 1:40pm Copy Link
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HKP Thank you very much for your quick response. In the meantime I found the solution: The given link for WhiteSmoke Web was wrong on the website. With the link from the email I get in.

And in the email I found a link for a setup too. This ansered my other question: Yes, there is still a software for installing on a pc included. I used this outstanding software already for many years until it becomes unaffordable a couple of years ago.

Thanks to your offer it becomes now affordable again.
Mar 11 2018 at 2:21pm Copy Link
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H. H. @developer

Hallo,
How can one get the translator to work?

Can the files and dictionaries be downloaded for offline use or does one have to be online?
is there a help file describing how to use the translator?

Thank you for your responding in advance
H.H.
Mar 11 2018 at 5:26pm Copy Link
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JJ Menning The "Download Trial" link is pure BS. No such "Trial" link exists on the page linked to.
Mar 11 2018 at 7:40pm Copy Link
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RC Concerning your EULA for the "Lifetime License" :

"FOR PURCHASERS OF ONE-TIME-PAYMENT, ONE-TIME-PURCHASE, LIFETIME OR EXTENDED LICENSES: This License shall be valid for six (6) years from the purchase date of the Software. For licenses purchased after September 2014, this License shall be valid for three (3) years from the purchase date of the Software and shall automatically terminate at the end of such term, unless earlier terminated as provided for herein."

So is it three years, or a lifetime? Does a "Lifetime License" include product updates for a lifetime?
Mar 11 2018 at 11:39pm Copy Link
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JJ Menning After reading 'RC's' comment regarding the "Lifetime License", I can only wonder how a company in the business of selling grammar, spelling, and other similar language checking software can even think about misusing and abusing the term "Lifetime" in their promotional material but define it otherwise in their EULA. Makes me question the company's management ethics.
Mar 12 2018 at 12:35am Copy Link
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H. H. @ bitsdujour

Hallo,
I´m bdj user since many years and "discovered" some useful software via bdj. So first I´ll say thank you for the usually good work you do.

But, with the offer of Whitesmoke, I really would feel scammed in case the lifetime license only would allow using the software for 3 years.
That really can´t be true - a company dealing with language and dictionary using a word/term completely different from ordinary usage.
Regarding lifetime-licenses sometimes, there are differences regarding an update / upgrade policies (completely included or only for a certain period of time)
But however, I never found a lifetime license only being a 3-year subscription - that´s intentionally misleading and in case that´s really true one only can warn
not to support WhiteSmoke. There would be alternatives like the (inbetween) free grammarly.

As a customer, I felt a bit more protected when buying via bdj, since I thought, that such dubious misleading offers would not be part of the bdj offers.
Of course, you can not cannot guarantee for every seller, but to offer this as a lifetime license is hardly understandable.

So please try to clarify with the vendor
1. if the 3 years limitation will really be applied to bdj customers too (which would be very disappointed regarding bitsdujour reliability too,
- in the past vendors at bdj sometimes made more userfriendly exceptions from their ordinary policies for bdj-customers - hopefully whitesmoke will do so too)
2. in case the vendor really consists on the misleading "lifetime" term - if the "lifetime"-subscription would end after 3 years or automatically being renewed/ would have been to be canceled in order to prevent future charging


Thank you for clarifying in advance
with kind regards
H.H.
Mar 12 2018 at 2:14am Copy Link
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Jonathan User Hey H.H,

First, thanks for purchasing WhiteSmoke!

As regards to the translator, one of our support team members will contact you by email and help you out shortly.

Regarding the lifetime license period, we will extend your and all other BitDuJour users for a lifetime subscription - a limitless amount of years.

For future promotions, we will be clear and won't use "lifetime" as a term. Thank you for point this out.

For anything, you can email us at supportwhitesmoke.com, and we will contact you back for any request. Thank you!
WhiteSmoke - Mar 12 2018 at 3:18am Copy Link
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Jonathan User Hey RC.

Thanks for pointing this out to us.
The subscription period of the lifetime license is limitless for life, for BitDuJour users only.

After purchasing, you will get an email that clarifies it.

I hope it answers your question.

If you have any other questions, simply write me an email at supportwhitesmoke.com
WhiteSmoke - Mar 12 2018 at 3:34am Copy Link
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Jonathan User Hey J.J Menning,

Thanks for pointing this out to us as well.

As I replied for RC, the subscription period of the lifetime license is limitless for life, for BitDuJour users only.

After purchasing, you will get an email that clarifies it.

If you have any other questions, simply send me an email: supportwhitesmoke.com

Thanks again!
WhiteSmoke - Mar 12 2018 at 3:38am Copy Link
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Jonathan User Hey J.J Menning, once again (:

As for the trial, you can try out WhiteSmoke by purchasing and make sure it's a good fit for your needs. If for any reason it's not, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. You can cancel your subscription rapidly and smoothly with just one email.

Let me know if you have any more questions or concerns. You can email me directly to jonathan(at)whitesmoke.com

I'm happy to help you and here anytime.

Thanks!
WhiteSmoke - Mar 12 2018 at 3:47am Copy Link
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H. H. @Jonathan User

Thank you for your fast response and finding a fair solution.
Not only a good product, but also fariness and honesty are necessary for a good reputation of a company and recommandation by customers,
so the handling of the problem seems to be ok now imo and returning back to a behaviour of a serious company.

Nevertheless 2 questions:
1. will bdj customers get an additional confirmation about the lifetime-duration automatically?
I used another email account for making my purchase than the one I´´m registered at bdj.
Do I need to contact the support via the purchase-email address?

2. Regarding the translator question - until now I did not find any notice - perhaps because of the different purchase email-address?

thank you for clarifying in advance
with kind regards
H.H.
Mar 12 2018 at 5:39pm Copy Link
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Jonathan User Hey H.H,

You are right! However, fairness and honesty are necessary not only for a good reputation but also for anything else too (:

I sent you a personal email so that I could help you more efficiently.

Thanks,
Jonathan
WhiteSmoke - Mar 13 2018 at 3:49am Copy Link
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RC "Lifetime" is still unclear to me: does it include -

1. the right to use the software for the lifetime of the user (not time limited) AND
2. all version updates for the lifetime of the user (not time limited, no additional payment)

for one payment of $79.99.

I inquired directly to WhiteSmoke about the Bitsdujour promotion, and received an offer from WhiteSmoke for $79.99, with three year version upgrades, per computer. ("computer", not "user").

This version and update stuff gets murky since some of it can be installed on the PC, and some of it runs in the Cloud. Presumably, as long as you have an active and valid account, and purchase the lifetime option, you can use the software for a lifetime?
Mar 13 2018 at 1:32pm Copy Link
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Jonathan User Hey R.C,

I understand the confusion.
The WhiteSmoke BitDuJour lifetime license offer is for a limitless time, includes all updates and per user.

Hope it covers everything.
If you have any more questions, leave a comment here or email me.

Thanks,
Jonathan
WhiteSmoke - Mar 14 2018 at 1:57am Copy Link
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John Hi Jonathan,

I'm interested in purchasing this;

I will use this predominantly in writing an email (using Outlook and Gmail) and document (Word).

Does WhiteSmoke support undo (ctrl+z) and "Review" function on Ms Word? (with the competitor, such as Grammarly, they don't support this function)

Also, can I get the trial without supplying credit card?

Thanks
Mar 18 2018 at 1:31am Copy Link
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Shayne User Hi John,

Thank you for your interest.

The software works perfectly with Gmail, Outlook and word. It does support the Ctrl +z undo shortcut and works great with the review options except track changes. We don't have a free trial however, you are fully covered by our money-back guarantee which you can easily get a full refund with only 1 email and no hassle.

We are confident here at WhiteSmoke you will really enjoy the software, and we look forward to having another happy user.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

WhiteSmoke Software
Mar 18 2018 at 3:05am Copy Link
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John Thanks Shayne!

I have just purchased the license; unfortunately, it shows license has expired upon activation? I have raised support ticket (#IMR-797-82065); can you please check?

Thanks
Mar 18 2018 at 4:00am Copy Link
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SoftCollector Hi there,

I have tried the online version and it has been something of a hit-and-miss for me. Legitimate words have been underlined as errors with the only option being to add them as new words (no ignore all option?).

Also, some of the suggestions showed that the software has misunderstood the text, as the suggestions were incorrect and would introduce an error.

How is White Smoke supposed to be better than the Microsoft spellchecker and grammar checker?

Best regards,
SC
Mar 18 2018 at 4:17am Copy Link
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Rodina User Hi, just to confirm befor purchase - it is license for desktop premium?
Thanks
Mar 18 2018 at 4:29am Copy Link
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Hank Friedman Will this work with WordPerfect?

Or, .RTF files?

Thanks!
Mar 18 2018 at 6:29am Copy Link
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CFGuy For WhiteSmoke Rep, I see on your website that there are three (3) different versions/platforms of the application: (1) Desktop Premium, (2) WhiteSmoke Web and (3) Mobile App.
If the "WhiteSmoke Lifetime License ($79.99)" is purchased, is the user allowed access/installation of all three versions/platforms of the application, or is it limited to just one or two of the versions?
Please clarify, when you have a chance.
Thanks so much for your help with this inquiry.
-CFguy100
Mar 18 2018 at 9:23am Copy Link
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RC Thanks Hank for posting that about the BBB. Eight complaints against Whitesmoke does not necessarily damn the company but it does hint that users have concerns with expiration of the the lifetime option and lack of response by the company.

And yes, that "demo" leads to nothing but a short marketing video. I had to go to YouTube to see the software demonstrated as apparently the only other way is to purchase the software first.

And then there is this for the EULA and Privacy Statement:

EULA: "In the course of using the Software or the Service, text you create (which may include personal or sensitive information) is forwarded to Licensor for analysis."

Privacy Statement: "We will retain information transmitted to us in the context of use of Services (such as documents or text transmitted to us for analysis and correction) for further internal use in connection with our efforts to improve our Services and products"

So WhiteSmoke *retains* everything the product scans for grammar and spelling and plagiarism. I get it - the product scans text and what is scanned is used as cloud-sourced data to improve and tweak the software (you must be logged in to use the software). But imagine if Microsoft said that everything you write in Microsoft Word is retained by Microsoft.

Too many red flags for me.
Mar 18 2018 at 9:24am Copy Link
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Shayne User Hi Hank and Rodina,

The license is a desktop premium license. The software will work on any software that allows for text to be edited including WordPerfect and .RTF files.

WhiteSmoke Software
Mar 18 2018 at 11:01am Copy Link
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Barbara Sitko Hi,
I bought WhiteSmoke Lifetime License and I wonder where can I find: An integrated dictionary/thesaurus, letter templates, lessons for improvement, explanation for errors as it was advertised by BitsDuJour?
Thanks,
Barbara
Mar 18 2018 at 1:51pm Copy Link
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Ricky Rick @Jonathan User/@ Shayne User

1). Does the desktop premium license have to be connected to the internet to be able to use it?

If it does - that means that every word of every book, report or whatever I write will all be placed in the cloud for analysis. I want my info private to my own PC, NOT uploaded to some cloud where everything is analyzed - and in my opinion - a breach of my PRIVACY as far as I'm concerned.

2). Is the Desktop version INDEPENDENT of the cloud when it comes to analysis BECAUSE it has its own built-in engine/algorithm for checking Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar and/or etc.?

I'm surely hoping the Desktop version has the analysis engine built-in and no need for the web -- otherwise - I won't buy - even though it looks to be a really good program.

Thanks,
Ricky Rick
Mar 18 2018 at 2:37pm Copy Link
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Petr URGENT !! After reading the comments here earlier today, I was confident that the LIFETIME license purchase for $79.99 would be a true lifetime license. After my purchase, I sent an email to support@whitesmoke asking for their confirmation that I have a true lifetime license.

The email response I received today said, "Not true, you have a 3 year license... as I purchased thru their website..." If this support person was uninformed, then WhiteSmoke can correct their email to me and provide the license as promised in comments here by them. Otherwise, this is a scam by WhiteSmoke!!

I made a video here: https://www.screencast.com/t/3wl32Ky8hcs to show that clicking on [Get This Deal] at BitsDuJour takes me to the Plimus/BlueSnap website to complete the order. I have a BlueSnap receipt for my lifetime license. I expect WhiteSmoke to honor their promise as set out earlier in the comments on this page.

If WhiteSmoke will not honor their promise, I will be asking for my money back. In a fairness, maybe a WhiteSmoke employee responded to me, but I now need positive confirmation that my license is a true lifetime, unlimited years, license.

My purchase info: Order #: 115351616 Order Date: 18 Mar 2018

Thank you.
Mar 18 2018 at 6:22pm Copy Link
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John Good stuff Petr in providing the screencast, will try to save this video in case WhiteSmoke does not honour this in the future
Mar 18 2018 at 11:17pm Copy Link
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Shayne User Hi Petr, I am terribly sorry for the inconvenience you will find that i have emailed you 100% confirmation of what you were promised without any doubt.

WhiteSmoke Software
Mar 19 2018 at 4:02am Copy Link
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Stacy User Got WhiteSmoke a few months ago.
Way better than all other alternatives.
Apr 10 2018 at 2:22am Copy Link
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Dunking Hey Stacy User.

Perhaps it's my suspicious nature, but it seems to me that Anyone User (i.e. Shayne User, Jonathan User, Sivan User, etc) are either up-front Whitesmoke staff or just joined the day before making their first ever post which praises how good Whitesmoke is.

Sure you don't want to come clean and tell us your relationship to Whitesmoke?
Apr 10 2018 at 4:14am Copy Link
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Andy User Would like to try the trial version first to see how it integrates with Word. The link to the trial on this page takes me to the homepage of the software, and on their website, the trial download link does not work.
Apr 10 2018 at 4:40am Copy Link
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Mike Murphy I see in the older comments there is concern about the lifetime license being only 3 years, and that is exactly what it says on their website as well. Can you re-affirm that this offer is an actual lifetimie license.

Thanks.

Mike M
Apr 10 2018 at 6:08am Copy Link
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Jonathan User Hi Mike,

Thanks for asking.
WhiteSmoke's BitDuJour promotion (79.99$) is for a lifetime, and not for three years period.

Shortly after making a purchase you will get an email that clarifies the license period terms, which are, as mentioned, for a limitless time.

Please let me know if there are any more questions, I'm here for you.
WhiteSmoke - Apr 10 2018 at 6:20am Copy Link
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Michael Divenuto Hey Dunking

Purchased the lifetime version of this back in 2016 - the lifetime was only for three years (they probably expected me to kick the bucket much earlier).

Was so put off by this, decided to check alternatives. Pro Writing Aid is much better than this and is a true lifetime version with its validity for 40 years. Grammarly is decent too - albeit a little expensive.
Apr 10 2018 at 6:30am Copy Link
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xps8930 Which lifetime version is it for? Essential or Premium? Thanks.
Apr 10 2018 at 7:28am Copy Link
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Jonathan User Hey xps8930,

The lifetime license is for the Premium version.
Thanks for asking!

Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

Thanks again,
Jonathan
WhiteSmoke - Apr 10 2018 at 8:34am Copy Link
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Sivan User I purchased Whitesmoke last promotion.
The best grammar checker, hands down.
Helps me a lot at work.
I Had a little issue using the translator, but it works very well now.
Apr 10 2018 at 11:03am Copy Link
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fpi fpi WhiteSmoke Desktop Premium "1 Year License" is a subscription with auto-rennewal,, but not the "Lifetime License.

"FOR USERS WHO HAVE PAID FOR AN ANNUAL LICENSE: This License shall be valid for one (1) year from the purchase date of the Software. The License term will be automatically renewed, subject to receipt of payment, in the manner described below unless automatic renewal is cancelled or unless earlier terminated as provided for herein.

FOR PURCHASERS OF ONE-TIME-PAYMENT, ONE-TIME-PURCHASE, LIFETIME OR EXTENDED LICENSES: This License shall be valid for six (6) years from the purchase date of the Software. For licenses purchased after September 2014, this License shall be valid for three (3) years from the purchase date of the Software and shall automatically terminate at the end of such term, unless earlier terminated as provided for herein."

"Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment."

These few informations are available on the site, but not always read.
Apr 10 2018 at 11:06am Copy Link
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Mustang Trial link takes me to a purchase page. How does one evaluate this software?
Apr 10 2018 at 1:02pm Copy Link
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Mike Murphy Can you explain this:

"Each license allows installation on 2 computers, but WhiteSmoke – English Correction Software may not be used at exactly the same time on each of them.
Transfer of a license to another owned computer is allowed."

I have 3 computers I use, 1 at work and 1 desktop and 1 laptop at home. I do transfer work from one location to the other. How would I transfer the license from one to the other when I need to switch computers, and how many times can this be done?

Mike M
Apr 10 2018 at 1:03pm Copy Link
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Jonathan User Fpi fpi,

This promotion gets BitDujour users a lifetime license for a limitless period of time.

After purchasing you will get clarification email.

Thanks for pointing this out so more users can get this information.
WhiteSmoke - Apr 10 2018 at 1:59pm Copy Link
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Roberto Review and comments.... https://www.dailywritingt...re-review/
Apr 10 2018 at 3:14pm Copy Link
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Mustang Trial link was supposedly corrected, but still no go.
Apr 10 2018 at 4:19pm Copy Link
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Mike Murphy Well, I decided to purchase the lifetime, because I believe it is a very good value for the price. Is the clarification email automatic or do you manually send it? I did not receive it with the purchase, only the receipt and the instructional email with the download.

"Shortly after making a purchase you will get an email that clarifies the license period terms, which are, as mentioned, for a limitless time. "

Thanks for the good deal.

Mike Murphy
Apr 10 2018 at 5:20pm Copy Link
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Robert User I purchased the software, When I click on the question mark at the top of the program, I expected a Help dialog would be displayed but nothing happens at all. If I click on the icon to the right of the question mark (there is no hover tip, so experimenting is the only way to see what it is for), it goes to the login screen. Since I was already logged in, I clicked on a different button, but then a screen pops up saying that my license has expired. From that the only thing I can deduce is that the icon to the right of the question mark is to sign out, and to continue using the program, you have to sign in again.

Still wondering why nothing happens when I click the question mark, I decided I needed to contact Whitesmoke Support. There isn't any clear option to contact Support, except on the bottom of the Contact page, there is a link to Support.

On the Support page, the user is asked to login. When I purchased the software, I was sent a password to go with my e-mail address, so I use that to login. Instead, the response: Invalid email or password.

There is a link for "Forgot password" but I did not forget any password because I have not set one up, and I have been given a password by Whitesmoke.

Since there is not an option to set up an account, I do not know how to get Support. To ensure others do not have to go through the same thing, maybe Whitesmoke can answer here for all.
Apr 10 2018 at 9:15pm Copy Link
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Jonathan User Hey Robert,

Thanks for purchasing WhiteSmoke!
I apologize for the inconvenience.
One of our support team members will contact you shortly.

You can drop us an email anytime at supportwhitesmoke.com
We will do our best to assist you as fast as possible and get your new WhiteSmoke up and running.

You can also email me personally if you are facing any issues, or just to say hello - jonathanwhitesmoke.com

Thanks.
WhiteSmoke - Apr 11 2018 at 3:07am Copy Link
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Jonathan User Hi Mike,

Thanks for purchasing WhiteSmoke!

You should have got the email in the past few hours.

Didn't you receive your lifetime license approval to your email yet?

If so, please send us an email at supportwhitesmoke.com and you will get all the missing details right away.

You can also email me personally - jonathanwhitesmoke.com
I'll be happy to help you.

Thanks.
WhiteSmoke - Apr 11 2018 at 3:34am Copy Link
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Andy User Jonathan User
Why have you ignored the two questions relating to the trial version. We want to try before buying yet you have ignored thee questions. You have lost me as a customer as I intended to buy.
Apr 11 2018 at 4:01am Copy Link
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Richard Lepoutre Would like to purchase WhiteSmoke but the cart keeps rejecting attempts on a couple of perfectly valid cards. Is something wrong on your end?
Apr 11 2018 at 4:15am Copy Link
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Mike Murphy Hi Jonathan. I got a download email and a receipt email that says:
WhiteSmoke - 2018 - One Time Purchase - Lifetime

If that's the one your talking about, it doesn't really clarify lifetime is lifetime.

I'm also having the same problems as Robert, plus a few others, but rather than hash them out here, I will contact support.

Mike M
Apr 11 2018 at 5:55am Copy Link
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Shayne User Hi Richard and Mike,

Could you email me directly at saleswhitesmoke.com and I will be able to assist you from there. regarding the clarification of lifetime and any support issues.
Apr 11 2018 at 9:06am Copy Link
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TESS273 Where can I change password? I can't find account settings.

And if I want to transfer the license from one to another computer, how can I deactivate the license and reactive it? Thanks.
Apr 11 2018 at 10:10am Copy Link
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Dunking
Apr 11 2018 at 1:17pm Copy Link
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Shayne User Hi TESS273,

please email supportwhitesmoke.com and they will send you all the steps to both your requests.

WhiteSmoke
Apr 11 2018 at 1:22pm Copy Link
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Roger Rines Does the lifetime license refer to the current version only, or does it include the future updates to the software?
Apr 11 2018 at 1:25pm Copy Link
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Shayne User Hi Roger,

It refers to the current version only however that version will always be active and will still continue to get basic updates that are done automatically.

WhiteSmoke
Apr 11 2018 at 1:28pm Copy Link
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TESS273 @Shayne User,

You said, "Iifetime refers to the current version only."

However, Jonathan User said, "The WhiteSmoke BitDuJour lifetime license offer is for a limitless time, includes all updates and per user."

Who is right?
Apr 11 2018 at 1:52pm Copy Link
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Shayne User Hi TESS273,

As I mentioned you do get basic updates for life. when we upgrade our software we add new features and optimize the upgrade and this you don't get included in the lifetime license here. however for everything you get in the 2018 version it will always be updated (such as new detection of errors and updates to the grammar checking algorithm).

It works the same way as if you purchase office 2013 you won't get the 2016 free when they release it.

hope this clarifies everything. if you have any other questions we are here to help.

WhiteSmoke
Apr 11 2018 at 2:18pm Copy Link
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TESS273 I understand what you said. However, this is the question about Jonathan User's answer.

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"Lifetime" is still unclear to me: does it include -

1. the right to use the software for the lifetime of the user (not time limited) AND
2. all version updates for the lifetime of the user (not time limited, no additional payment)
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I think there is a huge gap between all version update and bug fix(including algorithm update).
Apr 11 2018 at 2:32pm Copy Link
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Mike Murphy I disagree. ANY other software I paid extra for a lifetime license included ALL updates and upgrades to new versions. That's why I paid extra money. I have sent in emails to support and sales regarding problems I have with this program and asked for a refund as per your 30 day policy. I believe your explanation of Lifetime has really sealed the refund request.

As well, there seems to be 2 versions of this program, the 2018 version which I have major issues with, and the Writer Expert version, which seems to work. Why is there 2 versions, in which one works and the other doesn't?

I don't like to post this here, but I haven't heard a thing back from either of them and would like this settled. Is there any reason for not hearing from support?

Mike M
Apr 11 2018 at 2:32pm Copy Link
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RC If you purchase, be sure you are comfortable with their privacy statement:

" We will retain information transmitted to us in the context of use of Services (such as documents or text transmitted to us for analysis and correction) for further internal use in connection with our efforts to improve our Services and products."
Apr 11 2018 at 5:41pm Copy Link
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SoftCollector "Lifetime upgrades" means upgrades for as long as the software title exists/is actively developed. WhiteSmoke vendors seem ignorant of the fact and imply that you can use the same version forever rather than be offered all new versions for free.

Also, I used the trial version and I did not find it more helpful than Word spell-checker and grammatical checker. A lot of false positives and inadequate suggestions.
Apr 11 2018 at 11:23pm Copy Link
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Gloria User To WhiteSmoke:

Of all the previous BitsdDuJour offers that use the term Lifetime, how many can you identify that do not include all upgrades to future versions of the software?

People that support BitsDuJour are not as foolish as you might think. Everyone knows that if you use the term Lifetime and you do not spell out that all you are referring to are updates to the current version, then you are attempting to deceive.
Apr 12 2018 at 2:55am Copy Link
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Roberto Amorim Is this one-time-payment license for the Premium version?
Jan 8 at 2:17am Copy Link
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rob voe What is a "One-time purchase" - Is this a lifetime license?
Thanks!
Jan 8 at 2:21am Copy Link
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Jerry User Yes. What IS the "one-time purchase license"?
Jan 8 at 8:38am Copy Link
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jgt1942 Regarding the one-time purchase, would I receive lifetime updates? Also, can I use it on multiple devices (I have five PCs that I use)?
Jan 8 at 10:27am Copy Link
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Lazar Voin Watch out as these days "Lifetime!" means 3-5 years. the same offer was $19 a couple of weeks back, so it may come back again as it is OVERPRICED!
Jan 8 at 11:50am Copy Link
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jgt1942 Thanks Lazar!!! I'm on the fence about the purchase, I've been using the free version of Grammarly and really like the function, for now, I'm leaning to just staying with the free version. I'm retired and really don't have a pressing need at this time.
Jan 8 at 1:18pm Copy Link
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Gary Smith I urge everyone to read ALL of the Older Comments. Whitesmoke uses common terms differently from what is expected.

The last time this was offered on BdJ, they actually used the term Lifetime but it meant only 3 years to them. They have changed to use the term One-time purchase, which means you can keep the version you purchased without having to pay anymore (essentially no subscription to continue using), ... but no upgrades. It is just another way of trying to force users into purchasing without knowing the full ramifications. They do not do business like other companies do. Lifetime or One-time purchase would mean free updates and upgrades to later versions to most anyone, but not this company.

In response to customer's asking why they used the Lifetime term when it was not a Lifetime of updates AND upgrades, they responded that it would be lifetime for that BdJ offer only (but not in the future). In the end, even that lifetime turned out to be that you could use the program for a lifetime but you did not get any upgrades, so as soon as a new major version number comes out, users are out of luck. They compared it to MS Office in that when a new version of MS Office comes out, you have to pay again. The flaw here is that the previous MS Office was not offered as a Lifetime license, so of course you have to pay.

As far as how well the program performs, it had a lot of false positives on things that it suggested the user change. It also copies everything you check to the cloud, which is a major concern for a lot of people (you always need a connection to use the software; it is not standalone). In the end, it simply wasn't worth it.

In the older comments is at least one reference to a review. This is the same version offered last time so It is not likely to work any better, but regardless of how great it could be, the licensing does it in.
Jan 8 at 3:54pm Copy Link
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Lazar Voin You may want to check this page! It was used before by Bitsdujour and the offer is still on! https://deals.ondesoft.co...dium=email
Jan 8 at 4:28pm Copy Link
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Steve Kenny From the description above... (c/p)

"Simple and powerful English correction software that improves every aspect of your writing.
It turn your English flawless and enjoyable to read."

The above sounds like a bad translation from a foreign language, to me. Someone cannot even get the description sounding like proper English: So I think, perhaps, I will rely on my own - very average - knowledge of written and spoken English.
Thanks but no thanks.
Jan 8 at 7:24pm Copy Link
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Gary Smith The link that Lazar Voin provided is to a subdomain of stacksocial.com. The subdomain allows other companies to sell Stacksocial products in order to get a commission on the sale. There are several websites that have the same content. The same link for BitsDuJour is
https://bitsdujour.stacks...cription-3

I always recommend bitsdujour.stacksocial.com to support BItsDuJour. Occasionally the entire Bitsdujour page will be these types of offers.

It is interesting that the ad for Whitesmoke uses the term Lifetime in that offer, but notice the purchaser gets free updates, but no mention of free upgrades. So basically the user is stuck with the same major version number forever. Anyone purchasing the same program later (after a major version number change) will have a later version of the program than what you would get if you purchase using this Lifetime updates. When a new major number version change occurs, there will no more "updates" for the license you purchased under this deal.
Jan 8 at 7:50pm Copy Link
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jgt1942 Gary, much thanks for the clarification. I've decided to stay with the free version of Grammarly. It is super annoying when a company redefines common terms to mean something totally different.
Jan 8 at 8:42pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! WhiteSmoke has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 9 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Gary User "It turn your English flawless and enjoyable to read. " That doesn't give me a lot of confidence in the product. Someone also doesn't know about the Oxford comma rule.
Jan 9 at 3:48am Copy Link
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Jonathan User Jerry,

Thanks for your interest!

A one-time purchase means your license is indefinite. That is, you will not have to pay for a license by the year, or by 3 years.

You can get this offer only on BitDuJour. Great deal, isn't it?
WhiteSmoke - Jan 9 at 4:17am Copy Link
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Gary User "Interest"? lol...I'm not interested in a product that is so obviously ignorant of English grammar.
Jan 9 at 4:56am Copy Link
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Jonathan User Hi Roberto,

Yes it is.
WhiteSmoke - Jan 9 at 4:57am Copy Link
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Jonathan User jgt1942 - It is for 1 computer however it includes our anywhere version which allows you to login to a website to check your text from any computer or device.
WhiteSmoke - Jan 9 at 5:22am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! WhiteSmoke has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 10 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Stefan Doerr Where can I download the mentioned trial version of the application? I can't find it following the link on this page. Thanks!
Jan 10 at 4:42am Copy Link
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Jonathan User Hi Stefan,

There is no trial however you are covered with a 30 day full refund guarantee.
WhiteSmoke - Jan 10 at 4:46am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! WhiteSmoke has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 11 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Chris I purchased a while back and got a new computer as my old one died. I used the link in my email to download the installer again but even with my UAC turned off it stops it from running. Upon checking the certificate, it has been revoked, so it seems like I need a way around this or need a refund.
Jan 12 at 2:36am Copy Link
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