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ispell is described as 'Ispell is a program that helps you to correct spelling and typographical errors in a file. When presented with a word that is not in the dictionary, ispell attempts to find near misses that might include the word you meant' and is an app. There are six alternatives to ispell for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Druide Antidote. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Nuspell or Enchant. Other great apps like ispell are Hunspell, GNU Aspell and myspell.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Linux

Ispell is a program that helps you to correct spelling and typographical errors in a file. When presented with a word that...

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  1. Druide Antidote icon

    Druide Antidote

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Whether you’re writing a letter or an email, a simple click of a button will open some of the most comprehensive and useful language resources ever created.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingDruide Antidote can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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  2. Nuspell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    ? Fast and safe spellchecking C++ library.

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  3. Enchant

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    On the surface, Enchant appears to be a generic spell checking library. You can request dictionaries from it, ask if a word is correctly spelled, get corrections for a misspelled word, etc...

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingEnchant can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceEnchant either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  4. Hunspell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Hunspell is the spell checker of LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and it is also used by proprietary software packages, like Mac OS X and InDesign.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingHunspell can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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  5. GNU Aspell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    GNU Aspell, usually called just Aspell, is a free software spell checker designed to replace Ispell. It is the standard spell checker for the GNU software system. It also compiles for other Unix-like operating systems and Windows.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingGNU Aspell can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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  6. myspell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    On the surface, Enchant appears to be a generic spell checking library. You can request dictionaries from it, ask if a word is correctly spelled, get corrections for a misspelled word, etc.

    ⚫︎ Spell Checkingmyspell can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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