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Zero Click SpellcheckerDiscount

Zero Click Spellchecker

Automatically Corrects As You Type

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Platforms: Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
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Have you fallen into a typical routine when you're writing -- one that involves saving your document, hitting spellcheck, then tediously going through each flagged misspelling, from one end of the document to the other? Why not implement a solution that automatically corrects while you type, a solution by the name of Zero Click Spellchecker!

Zero Click Spellchecker works with almost any program that you can throw at it, including email, internet browsers, text editors, and word processors, automatically detecting and correcting misspelled words as you type! Designed to work better than any integrated auto-correction program, Zero Click Spellchecker will boost your productivity and efficiency like never before.

Even as Zero Click Spellchecker works to make sure you never break your stride, you can keep track of each correction, thanks to an unobtrusive window that pops up in the corner letting you know that a correction has been made. While this info window automatically disappears after a few moments, you'll always have the ability to switch it off completely. It's up to you!

Review Written by Derek Lee
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vaclav kutnar good programs. thank you
Mar 13 2013 at 1:13am Copy Link
Tony Haynes Let's hope it's better at spell-checking than it is at highlighting incorrect sense:
'automatically detecting and correctly misspelled words' (sic)!
Mar 13 2013 at 3:39am Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Tony: Oops, sorry for that. We'll correct it of course. Please note the program checks only the spelling. It cannot check your grammar while you type.
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 13 2013 at 4:27am Copy Link
Stephen Kunkel Looks pretty cool! I frequently blame BIll Gates (i.e. the Autocorrect feature in Word) for my bad spelling because it fixes your mistakes with no feedback. Your ZCS provides a very nice graphic feedback of the changes made. I suspect that this will have less of a "dumbing down" effect on my spelling :) It's a bit of a resource hog at 27MB RAM usage.... Not that bad though.

Feature idea: integrate some type of "quick add to library" feature....

Thanks for offering this Thomas and BDJ A+ !
Mar 13 2013 at 6:29am Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Stephen: Thanks. Actually the program learns automatically if you "undo" any change with the undo-hotkey.

27MB is more than it uses on my PC (18MB), perhaps you have more languages enabled. But is it really so much? On a PC with 2GB (which isn't much today) it's 1% of your RAM. And don't forget that the program has to react in real time, that's why it needs all the dictionaries in RAM.
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 13 2013 at 6:58am Copy Link
edy cela E un programa utile
Mar 13 2013 at 7:56am Copy Link
Stephen Kunkel Yea, I suppose 27MB is not a lot these days :)
And you're correct, adding extra dictionaries does seem to increase the RAM usage. I've tried it on Vista and on Win 7 and it seems to work well. It doesn't conflict with Word's built-in AutoCorrect, which is important.

I'm not sure if the "space before a colon" is working. (Maybe this is a limitation to the demo version).

Also a couple cosmetic items:
The help tip for "Do correct forgotten letter" says "z.B." rather than "e.g." LOL.
The help tip for "Space before a colon" actually shows a period.
e.g. " ." rather than e.g. " :"
The hints for the items in the "Don't Correct" Tab don't seem to be turned on.

Not sure if this is feasible, but if a person could import the .acl file (i.e. the Autocorrect Library") from office it might be useful. (ZCS would have to then remove duplicate entries though).

Lastly, in the "add your own replacement rules" dialog, I'd recommend an equals sign rather than the arrow - simply because it's quicker to type... That's just a personal preference though ;-)

Again, A+ :)
Mar 13 2013 at 8:20am Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Stephen: Thanks. "Space before colon" is actually a translation error. Should be "Space before comma". So the help tip is correct.

But "Space before colon" sounds useful, too. I've put that on the to-do list.

I've changed the "z.B." to "e.g."
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 13 2013 at 9:04am Copy Link
Sascha Tuberkel What kind of dictionaries does this program use? ( many definitions...?)

IMO the dictionaries in OpenOffice or LibreOffice e.g. are not very complete.

I would want to use Spanish, German and English spell-check.
Does this Software support this languages?

Thank you for the Giveaway!
Mar 13 2013 at 5:29pm Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Sascha: You're right, a good dictionary is vital here. That's why we use 2 for each language. The open source dictionaries used in OpenOffice and commercial dictionaries from PolarSpell.

The software has dictionaries for American-English, British-English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish. And some computer languages: C++, Java, JavaScript, PHP, HTML.
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 14 2013 at 1:52am Copy Link
* Does it have audio feedback? Does it have an option to NOT make a "correction" without permission? I can't have a program silently making changes to my text, while I'm looking elsewhere. The HTML/PHP dictionaries are a *great* feature, But I need a beep or something to attract my attention when it makes a change.
Mar 14 2013 at 2:52pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler Walt Johnson - The best way to answer your questions is to install the trial. There is audio feedback. You can ask the program to ask for a confirmation before correction. You may add or delete words in the dictionary. You may also do some phrase expansion.

Right now I am trying to decide whether to stay with As-U-Type or change to this program. I also use Phrase Expander which overlaps in some areas.
Mar 14 2013 at 3:56pm Copy Link
John Moverley Ralph,

Is it just words in the "My Words" that you can delete or is it also the main dictionary and if so how?
Mar 14 2013 at 10:19pm Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Walt: Yes, there's audio feedback. And if you want, you can tell the program that you want to confirm any correction before it's done.

@John: You can delete any word from the main dictionary by adding it to the "I'm never using" list in the options.
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 15 2013 at 1:18am Copy Link
Nebulous User Thomas - I would normally install a trial version to check my question but am simply short on time. In MS Word and also in Chrome's spell checker, I see the squiggly red line below a word while I type to tell me that it may be misspelled. I can then change it, right-click to let the software change it, or add it to the dictionary.

I think this is preferable to auto-correct and also preferable to having to run a spell-check after I type a document.

Does Zero Click do something similar? The description here leaves me concerned, but maybe you can alleviate that concern.


~ Nebulous User
Mar 15 2013 at 5:20am Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Nebulous User: Sorry, not sure what the actual question is. But if you want squiggly red lines, right clicking, selecting and clicking instead of auto-correction, then Zero Click Spellchecker is by definition not the right software for you.
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 15 2013 at 5:56am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler I just went into Ultraedit and typed the following "words" without any response from ZSC. I rechecked my options and they all seem to be correct.

abdominal dally inforation inormation inklination feeline beelinne abruppt bycicle

I use As-U-Type and have had some "arguments" in the past about how it works. The point is that it DOES work. I think I will pass on this program as there are just too many questions about how it works and how well it works.
Mar 15 2013 at 5:56am Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Ralph: Just retyped your words (not easy to mistype on purpose) and got corrections. So perhaps it wasn't correctly installed or not enabled. Or another guess: If you use ultra edit in full screen, then ZCS is automatically disabled (because of computer games).
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 15 2013 at 6:15am Copy Link
Nebulous User Thomas -

Thanks for the reply.

My question was simply whether ZCS can be set to point out my errors as I type them without auto-correcting them, and whether it allows me to add on to its dictionary when it doesn't know a word that is actually spelled correctly.

Sounds like "no?"

~ NU
Mar 15 2013 at 8:29am Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Nebulous User: No, in that case it's a "yes". You can tell the program to correct only if you confirm it with a hotkey. And you can add your own words to the dictionary.
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 15 2013 at 8:36am Copy Link
John Moverley I am a scientist and dyslectic.
Thus require a good spell checker this is the fourth such program I have tried and after a few days of trial consider it to be the best.

One hint though is to increase the default message time until you get used to the program.
Mar 15 2013 at 12:58pm Copy Link
Nebulous User Thomas - Thanks for the reply.

I'll give it a shot.

Mar 15 2013 at 5:43pm Copy Link
John Moverley The mind mapping program Xmind pro interferes with ZCS. It does not cheek spelling in this program, if Xmind is open full screen and you are working in another program on a second monitor ZCS does not work. If Xmind is open in a non-full screen ZCS behaves strangely. If Xmind is minimised ZCS is fine.
Mar 15 2013 at 11:04pm Copy Link
Craig Haywood I just get a download link from bitdujour in the registration email. There is no registration code

Edit: Nevermind, the download link in the email is the registration code
Mar 16 2013 at 1:26am Copy Link
Thomas Holz @John: I'll have to check XMind, that will take some time. But you can disable ZCS for any program. And by default it's automatically disabled for full screen programs. (Because of games)
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 16 2013 at 2:07am Copy Link
Andrea Nagar I'm sorry but I haven't received my license code.
Mar 16 2013 at 2:22am Copy Link
Thomas Duntze Hello Thomas,
do I have to order two licenses to install your program on a PC and a laptop, or does the license cover two computers that are not used simultaneously?
Mar 16 2013 at 3:27am Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Andrea: Please have another look at the e-mail that you got. The registration code is actually at the same time a download link (with some numbers in it).

@Thomas: It's okay to use one license for this.
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 16 2013 at 4:03am Copy Link
Bob Clark Andrea, you need to copy and paste the whole thing from the email and then cut/delete the web address before clicking next - it then works fine!
Mar 16 2013 at 5:09am Copy Link
DrTeeth Does this "Your receipt email will contain a link to download and install the software. This will not be accessible after the promotion has expired, so download it immediately" mean that the version available for this offer is NOT the same that can be downloaded from your site?
Mar 16 2013 at 5:16am Copy Link
Pavel Vojta
Mar 16 2013 at 5:31am Copy Link
Nebulous User Thomas -

I downloaded, installed, and registered. I then typed the following both in into MetaPad (my standard plain text editor) and Notepad:

"U am triing to gwr this sogtware to cach an eror and it isnt doinh anythhing"

No effect. Also, as I type this comment, ZCS didn't complain about "MetaPad."

The software is definitely running - I see it in my taskbar. And I checked the settings - everything looks like it should be working.

Mar 16 2013 at 5:33am Copy Link
Thomas Holz @DrTeeth: It's not the same binary as the regular one for technical reasons. But it's the same features and you can download it again from the ITSTH server, even after to promotion is over.

@Nebulous User: Please check if there's a green check-mark on the Z-tray icon. If not, it's disabled. Furthermore click on the Z and check the languages-tab. Is English enabled? Then check the revision-tab. Was anything recorded here? And finally: The program has to work with algorithms, so it can correct quite a few of the typos that you made here. But not all. "Gwr" is a bit too hard. We plan to include miracles in version 2.0. Perhaps. ;-)
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 16 2013 at 5:59am Copy Link
Bob Clark Nebulous - have you tried closing and reopening the program? It seems to have to lock into each program individually. I tried to type your message in and it started to correct after closing and restarting.
Mar 16 2013 at 6:01am Copy Link
Glenn Hoskins Hi, I downloaded this program but never received the activation code. Could you please send it to me? Thanks so much!
Mar 16 2013 at 7:34am Copy Link
Andrea Nagar Thanks. I got my code.
Mar 16 2013 at 7:48am Copy Link
Pavi Johnson Hi, how does one get the deal by "answering a short questionnaire"?

I don't use Facebook as they have privacy issues.

Best, /Pavi
Mar 16 2013 at 7:56am Copy Link
Glenn Hoskins Still waiting for mine.
Mar 16 2013 at 7:59am Copy Link
Pavi Johnson Doh! Monitor hid the link on the bottom after clicking "Get it for Free".

Registration code came almost immediately.

Sorry, /Pavi
Mar 16 2013 at 8:02am Copy Link
Mike Menders Nice program, but I cannot use with my hungarian language. :-( When will add more language to this program?
Mar 16 2013 at 8:17am Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Mike: We depend on the dictionaries that are available for our commercial spellchecker component. And that makes support for the hungarian language unlikely. Sorry.
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 16 2013 at 9:21am Copy Link
Craig Goodfellow Hi, I downloaded this program but never received the activation code.
Mar 16 2013 at 9:23am Copy Link
Dierk May try it out of curiosity, but cannot say that a(nother) Spell Checker for Desktop apps was high on our wish list.

However, you could make a killing if you came up with a version that would work on Android!
Mar 16 2013 at 10:07am Copy Link
Joel S I have not gotten my registration code yet. I got the download from BDJ, but it does not have a registration code in it, only links to download. What do I need to do, as the program is asking for a code?
Mar 16 2013 at 11:57am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Joel S - The URL from the Registration Information in the receipt email is actually the registration code you can use to unlock the application.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 16 2013 at 11:59am Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Craig: The download url (the one with numbers+letters at the end) actually is your registration code.
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 16 2013 at 1:18pm Copy Link
Glenn Hoskins Still waiting for my activation code since I requested one 6 hours ago.
Mar 16 2013 at 2:06pm Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Glenn: You probably already got it 6 hours ago. ;-) The download-link (ending of numbers+letters) is also your registration code.
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 16 2013 at 2:17pm Copy Link
Glenn Hoskins Hi Thomas, I have downloaded several programs from your site and the reply to my download comes very quickly, but this time, I never received a reply. This also happened to me a couple of other times before and I can no longer use that software because I didn't receive the authorization codes for them, fortunately, these were not the programs I paid for from you site. Oh well, I guess I am out of luck.
Mar 16 2013 at 2:39pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea Hi Glenn. I have just checked and couldn't find your email address in our sales records however I noticed that your email on your BDJ profile has two "g"s and two "n"s and the Glenn Hoskins I found in our order has a very similar email (one letter different) with two "b"s, two "g"s and two "n"s. I believe you wrote your email wrong when ordering. Unfortunately I cannot change your data (name, or email) in our sales records which means you should try purchasing again with your correct email address.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 16 2013 at 3:20pm Copy Link
Glenn Hoskins Hi Constantin,
If that were the case, why do I get the reply that I already received a free download. I would think that if the email addresses didn't line up, it wouldn't work this way?
Mar 16 2013 at 3:25pm Copy Link
Alex Ong The full version (after installing ZeroClickSpellcheckerE_FullFree.exe) still prompt for serial. But I did not receive any serial from my email notification. Just a download link in the email.
Is this normal? I can't use right now as I'm struck on that serial prompt screen.
Mar 16 2013 at 4:23pm Copy Link
Gary Hudson @John Moverly and @Thomas Holz,
I'm an XMind user and used to have a Pro account for 1 year. XMind and XMind Pro are the same program, a pro subscription unlocks all features. I recently had to reinstall the program and had an issue with it. (not related to this program) In researching my issue, I noticed what was probably always true, that XMind relies heavily upon JRE (Java Runtime Environment) and/or JDK (Java Development Kit).

I'm not a programmer. So this isn't even a hunch, but I'm wondering if ZCS trying to do real-time spell-checking in that Java environment / session might be hard to pull off. Just like context sensitive right clicking in some Windows software doesn't always allow you to do cut/copy/paste operations with your mouse/keyboard.
Mar 16 2013 at 6:27pm Copy Link
Pat Anderson Great software, works like a charm (even in winRAR comment). Thanks a lot for this!!
Mar 16 2013 at 9:38pm Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Glenn, @Alex: Please check your e-mails. There should be a link like this:

This is your download-link **and** it is your registration code.
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 17 2013 at 1:01am Copy Link
Thomas Holz @Gary: Sorry, XMind doesn't even start on my Windows 8 test computer.
IT-Services Thomas Holz - Mar 17 2013 at 2:03am Copy Link

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