Actually, more often than not, I’ll spell the word correctly but it’s the wrong word. There vs. their is a good example. The word is misspelled because of context and OS X’s built-in spell checker does a good job of correcting words that are misspelled but not contextually misspelled words.
What about grammar? She’s doing fine but a little hard of hearing.
No, seriously. Grammar? While we have basic rules for grammar in the English language, what’s more important is the ability to use words to communicate effectively. That doesn’t stop clever developers from making an app for that.
Enter 1Checker, a free Mac grammar checker that checks your writing for mistakes and offers improvements. Open a document or copy in your article or text and let 1Checker do the rest.
As a test, I grabbed a sample of Earnest Hemmingway and dropped it into 1Checker.
So, 1Checker likes Hemmingway. Fair enough.
But what about those of us with lesser literary talents? I grabbed my most recent article and dropped that into 1Checker. As it turns out, 1Checker likes my prose, too.
You’ll need to set up an account to use 1Checker, which is powered by a combination of artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology. If you write for a living, or just want to improve your prose, 1Checker does a decent job of checking spelling and grammar, reviewing your style, all in a free package.