WebSpellChecker 4.9.1: Hot Portion of SCAYT Product Improvements!

WebSpellChecker Release 4.9.1 – SCAYT Product Improvements
WebSpellChecker Release 4.9.1 – SCAYT Product Improvements

Effective Date: June 29, 2017
Release 4.9.1

This summer is hot for our customers. Thanks to our team’s tremendous effort and devotion, the SpellCheckAsYouType (SCAYT) product evolves rapidly.

Keep an eye on the new changes and improvements introduced in SCAYT: explore and enjoy our new modern interface, benefit from the personal dictionary management functionality and be even more accurate with the grammar check as you type feature.

Check SCAYT demo and feel free to contacts us at info@webspellchecker.net for more information!

WebSpellChecker Team

WebSpellChecker 4.9.0: English Grammar Checking in SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls

SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls with English Grammar Checking
SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls with English Grammar Checking

Effective Date: June 13, 2017
Release 4.9.0

Hooray! In addition to a bunch of the recent enhancements in SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls, this time we are introducing the English Grammar checking functionality. Now users of your web application can check both spelling and grammar mistakes while typing.

Evaluate and integrate our new SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls with English Grammar checking functionality to your web application!

Reach us at info@webspellchecker.net, we are looking forward to having your feedback!

WebSpellChecker Application for Slack!

One more astonishing announcement from our team. Now WebSpellChecker is available for Slack teams.

WebSpellChecker application for Slack
WebSpellChecker application for Slack

The WebSpellChecker application for Slack is a multi-language spell checking tool which will make your team’s communication even more effective. Your team will be more accurate and professional when chatting with colleges or customers.

Get started with WebSpellChecker for Slack for free and explore all its benefits:

  • Easy to get started. Just a few simple steps and you are all set
  • No manual proofreading. Everything you type is accurate and mistakes-free
  • 7 free languages for check spelling: English, Polish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish
  • Bilingual spell checking for mixed messages

Moreover, you can already find and install the WebSpellChecker application from Slack App Directory.

Reach us at info@webspellchecker.net to find out more about the WebSpellChecker application for Slack. Our team is here to help!

Announcement: Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese is not available in Free version

The WebSpellChecker team would like to draw your attention to the important announcement related to the languages support in the Free version of SCAYT/WSC services.

For quite a long time the Free SCAYT/WSC services have been provided with the full features set with almost no difference in comparison to the Paid services.

Now WebSpellChecker is forced to inform you that due to technical and business related reasons, the Portuguese languages are no longer supported and provided in the Free version of SCAYT/WSC services. The full list of languages, as well as the additional features and support, are available as a part of the Paid services.

Thus, we advise you to consider the migration to the paid services. We have extended the range of pricing plans for Cloud services which are aimed at businesses of different sizes and designed specially to address your needs and requirements.

For more details please reach us at info@webspellchecker.net. Our team will be happy to help and provide you with the additional information.

WebSpellChecker 4.8.9: New SCAYT for Rich Text Editors!

Effective Date: May 15, 2017
Release 4.8.9

WebSpellChecker team is keeping working hard and excited to announce our next release – 4.8.9. We continue improving our main product, SpellCheckAsYouType (SCAYT), not only with new features and other enhancements but also build new solutions based on it.

1. Custom SCAYT for Rich Text Editors

With this release we are happy to introduce a modern customizable solution for rich text editors with flexible integration – SCAYT for Rich Text Editors.

It is intended for advanced web developers who are seeking to add the spell check as you type functionality to rich text fields of a web-based system.

The Custom SCAYT for Rich Text Editors inherits all the current functionality of SCAYT and provides the extended API that allows web developers to integrate and customize SCAYT taking into account their needs and requirements. Moreover, now it’s possible to manage and configure the work of standard SCAYT modules (UI – Context Menu and Dialog, Drag&Drop, Undo/Redo, Clipboard – Copy&Past) by enabling/disabling them.

We are excited to share with you a demo of the existing integration of SCAYT for Rich Text Editors with Froala WYSIWYG Editor. Now SCAYT is built in by default with Froala Editor!

2. SCAYT plugin for CKEditor: Improved User Dictionary Management

The improved User Dictionary introduces a new interface for words management in the personal dictionary. Now SCAYT users are able not only to add new words to their dictionaries but also remove particular words and view the whole list of words saved in the dictionary. All this can be done from a simple interface of the “Dictionary” tab.

3. SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls:  Enhanced Functionality and User Interface

Back in February 2017 we announced the first stable release of SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls. We didn’t stop there and keep on improving our SCAYT. The next updates are included in this release:

  • Localized user interface for 27 languages (16 default and 11 additional languages)
  • Movable SCAYT dialog
  • Improved user interface and styles of the new SCAYT theme
  • Updated User Dictionary flow and the mechanism of marking misspelled words
  • Enhanced work of the SCAYT context menu on touch devices

Don’t miss the chance and evaluate the enhanced SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls in your web application.

Contact us at support@webspellchecker.net and request the latest version of the WebSpellChecker application.

WebSpellChecker 4.8.8: End of Support Announcement for Old Products and Platforms

Effective Date: April 5, 2017
Release 4.8.8

WebSpellChecker strives to provide the best-in-class spell checking products and services to meet our customer’s needs and fit modern requirements. As technology and business needs evolve, it has become necessary to end the development and support of certain old products. This will allow us to focus our development efforts on features and capabilities that will add the most customer value.

1. End of Support for SpellCheckAsYouType 2 (SCAYT 2):

SCAYT 2 Application
SCAYT 2 for Editable Controls
SCAYT plugin for CKEditor 3
SCAYT plugin for TinyMCE 3

SCAYT 2 is a very old version of the SpellCheckAsYouType product, all the development work including bug fixing, enhancements was stopped a while ago. Several years ago the WebSpellChecker team decided to develop a new version of the product which based on the modern technologies and approaches. Right now SCAYT 3 application and all the products and plugins based on it are stable and actively being developed and improved. New updates, features and bug fixing are announced in our each major release.

What is changing?

With 4.8.8 release, WebSpellChecker will no longer support SCAYT 2 product and all components based on it such as SCAYT 2 for Editable Controls, SCAYT plugin for CKEditor 3, SCAYT plugin for TinyMCE 3. All these components are no longer available in the standalone version of the WebSpellChecker application.

SCAYT 2 is still available as a part of Hosted/Cloud version, however, within next several months, it will be completely depreciated and not accessible. It will be recommended for all our customers to update their configurations and migrate to SCAYT 3.

What are our recommendations?

Our customers should use the latest versions of our products and up-to-date configurations to ensure future compatibility with the latest browsers and platforms and to have access to the latest features and updates delivered by WebSpellChecker.

We strongly recommend you to consider and schedule the migration from SCAYT 2 to SCAYT 3 product.

You can find the configuration instructions for SCAYT 3 on our demos here.

In case of any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us, our team will be happy to help.

2. Deprecated Platforms for WebSpellChecker 4.8.8:

Also, with the WebSpellChecker release 4.8.8, we discontinued support of certain old platforms and web servers for a standalone version of the WebSpellChecker application. The main reason for such a decision was the fact that these platforms and web servers are longer officially supported by their providers. Moreover, such a decision will help our team to focus their time and efforts to extend the supported range of platforms with newer ones.


Windows Server 2003
Windows XP Professional
Ubuntu Server with LTS 10.04 – 11.04
CentOS 5.0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.0

Web Servers:

Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1, 6.0
Apache HTTP Server 1.3, 2.0.

Please refer to the list of supported platforms and web/application servers in our latest system requirements for WebSpellChecker 4.8.8 and higher. Make sure you review them before the installing and configuring our latest versions.

If you have further questions concerns regarding this announcement, please reach out to Customer Support at support@webspellchecker.net.

WebSpellChecker Hot Fix Release: Spell Check Dialog Performance

Date: April 19, 2017
Cloud/Hosted Version: WebSpellChecker (Spell Check Dialog)

Recently we have encountered the performance issue in the cloud version of the WebSpellChecker product – Spell Check Dialog. The immediate actions have been taken to eliminate the performance problem. The existing flow for “Suggest All” functionality was revisited and improved.

At the moment Spell Check Dialog product works properly and no performance problems are reported.

Feel free to contact us at support@webspellchecker.net if any questions or comments.

WebSpellChecker 4.8.8: Simplified Installation and New Demo Samples!

We are happy to introduce our new release – WebSpellChecker 4.8.8. Our main focus for this version is to simplify and improve the installation and configuration processes for the Standalone version of the WebSpellChecker application. The new version combines the list of enhancements in the Setup Wizards for both Windows and Linux-based environments, Java Servlet component and New Demo Samples.

1.  Simplified WebSpellChecker Installation under Windows-based environments with a new Setup Wizard

Now the installation of the WebSpellChecker application under Windows-based environments becomes even easier with a new Setup Wizard. The simple user interface will guide you through the whole process of the installation from the application server settings to the license activation. Just run the installation file, select components, choose your web/application server, specify service URL and complete the installation by the license applying.

2. Enhanced WebSpellChecker Installation under Linux-based environments

Also, the enhancements didn’t bypass our installation script for Linux-based environments. Now the script automatically checks and propose to enable the required Apache modules which are vital for the proper work of the WebSpellChecker application. These are Mime, Headers and CGI modules.

3. Java Servlet Component: Simplified Deployment, Updates and Logging Mechanism

Previously the setup and deployment procedure of the Java Servlet that is needed for the WebSpellChecker system running on J2EE environments was quite complex. Now the deployment procedure is simplified to just one step. Moreover, the new Java Servlet includes the list of fixes, improved work with large texts and the logging mechanism for debugging and troubleshooting.

4. New Demo Samples: New Design and Enhanced Structure, Extended Documentation

The new Demo Samples are intended to help with the further integration and configuration process of the WebSpellChecker (WSC) and SpellCheckAsYouType (SCAYT) products in web-based systems. It contains numerous samples of both WSC and SCAYT products initialization in different controls (HTML native elements, rich text editors) with various features combinations.

Contact us at support@webspellchecker.net to explore all the benefits of the new version 4.8.8.

WebSpellChecker Plugin for WordPress!

WebSpellChecker Team is pleased to announce that together with our partner TeamDev Ltd. we developed and released the spell checking plugin for WordPress – WebSpellChecker. It is based on SpellCheckAsYourType (SCAYT) product which allows you to see and correct misspellings while typing. Now WordPress users can easily add the plugin and use it across their websites without worrying about spelling.

WebSpellChecker Plugin:

  • Multi-language spell checking just in a few clicks  
  • No manual proofreading. Everything you type is accurate and mistakes-free
  • Your personal dictionaries with custom words (complex words, acronyms, proper names etc.)
  • Spell checking across your WordPress website: Visual Editor, titles and excerpt fields, Yoast SEO and ACF text fields

WebSpellChecker Pro version:

  • Unlimited usage
  • Banner-free
  • Extended Custom Dictionary functionality – the standard dictionary extension
  • Ability to expand the default list of languages for spell checking
  • User Interface customization
  • Support services and maintenance

Please contact us at support@webspellchecker.net to find out more about our new WebSpellChecker plugin for WordPress.

WebSpellChecker 4.8.7: New SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls!

We are happy to announce that with WebSpellChecker 4.8.7, the new stable version of SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls has been released and now it is available for our customers.

New SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls
New SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls

Here is the list of the major features that have been included to the new SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls:

  • New modern User Interface
  • Enhanced User Dictionary
  • Possibility to use on touch devices
  • Supported controls: textarea, input, iframe, div, span
  • Extended and documented API
  • Latest browsers support: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 11+, MS EDGE
  • Drag and Drop, Undo and Redo commands
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • User-friendly SCAYT User Manual

Evaluate and integrate our new SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls to your web application!

We are looking forward to hearing back your feedback about our new product!

Also, you can contact us at support@webspellchecker.net to find out more about the new version 4.8.7 and new SCAYT 3 for Editable Controls.