Can you add a dictionary please ?

The dictionaries used by Speckie are created by Google and others and are generally usable by third parties, subject to their license. If there's a language we're missing, contact us and we'll look at the possibility of adding it.

How do I install dictionaries ?

The .sdinstall file extension needs to be opened with the Speckie dictionary installer. Normally, when you install Speckie it associates the .sdinstall file extension with the Speckie dictionary installer. If opening a .sdinstall file doesn't result in installation, it's possible that on your computer the association may be broken. To fix the association, right click on a .sdinstall file and select the 'Open with...' menu. Find the Speckie dictionary installer (C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Speckie\bin32\SDInstall32.exe) and select it.

Does Speckie contain spyware ?

Absolutely not. Versoworks is vehemently against malware in all of its forms. Speckie has been independently tested and verified clean by numerous third parties such as Softpedia, CNET and MajorGeeks.

Does Speckie transmit what I type over the internet ?

No. Speckie is a complete client side solution; all spell checking occurs on your computer. No data is transmitted over the internet to perform spell checking, so your data remains secure.

Does Speckie use a lot of resources ?

No. In fact, if you look in Internet Explorer's Manage Add-ons section, you'll see Speckie has an average start-up time of 5ms or less !

How do I get Speckie working ?

Once you've downloaded the installer, double click on it to execute it. Upon execution, read and follow the prompts. If the installer should produce an error, please contact us.

Once installion completes, start an instance of Internet Explorer. It should prompt you to enable Speckie. If it does, select the Enable button. If you don't receive a prompt, you'll have to enable Speckie manually. In Internet Explorer, under the Tools menu, select the Manage add-ons menu item. In the appearing window, find Speckie in the list of add-ons, select it, then click the Enable button. Once Speckie is enabled, it will function in new windows/tabs only, not any existing windows/tabs.

To test Speckie, navigate Internet Explorer to a web page with a multi line edit field, like our contact page and begin typing in it. You should see any misspelled words underlined with a red wave. Right click on any underlined word for spelling corrections.

To configure Speckie, you'll need to access the Speckie Settings. You can access the Settings via the main Tools menu in Internet Explorer, via the the context menu of an edit field or by navigating Internet Explorer to about:Speckie.

Where does the name Speckie come from ?

The name is a combination of parts of the words Spell Check for Internet Explorer.

Which programming language is Speckie written in ?

Speckie is written in the C++ programming language. It uses the ATL library as recommended by Microsoft when creating add-ons for Internet Explorer.

Which spell check library does Speckie use ?

Speckie uses the Hunspell library. Hunspell is used in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Mac OS X.

Why doesn't Speckie work with pinned sites ?

By design, Internet Explorer doesn't load toolbars or extensions like Speckie on pinned sites for security reasons.

Why does Speckie require a Windows account with Administrator privilege ?

This is a limitation of the free, non-commercial version of Speckie. The commercial version of Speckie will work with all Windows accounts when properly configured. Contact us to obtain details for a commercial license.

Does Speckie support Windows 8 ?

The free, non-commercial version of Speckie does not support Windows 8. The commercial version of Speckie does support Windows 8. Contact us to obtain details for a commercial license.