Rainmaker Updates Spell Catcher X: 64-bit Support, New Linguistics, More

in Mac OSX (E)

[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada - Rainmaker Research Inc. today announced the immediate availability of Spell Catcher X version 10.3.3, a significant update to the industry's most advanced collection of writing productivity tools. Spell Catcher X 10.3.3 adds 64-bit support on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), updated linguistics and languages, and many other new features and changes. Spell Catcher X 10.3.3 is a free update for Spell Catcher X 10.3 owners. Spell Catcher provides spell checking in sixteen languages, and much more.

New For Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
* New, entirely re-written input method application, for compatibility with both 64-bit and 32-bit applications
* New input method installation and update procedure and user interface

New For All
* German localization
* Autosaving of reference documents
* New speech alerts feature allows inserting the (spoken) error, along with other simple embedded speech commands into the spoken alert text
* New preference to Indicate whether interactive checking is on or off in the Dock icon
* Added ability to reset Universal preferences to their out-of-the-box defaults
* Added import of TypeIt4Me version 4.x files
* Added import of TextExpander files

* Updated linguistics and language plugins
* Spotlight plugin now built as 32/64 bit universal
* Many performance improvements, mostly related to application launch time and DirectCorrect
* Numerous improvements to the way that the various pop-up windows are positioned during interactive checking
* DirectCorrect now compatible with iWork '09 applications and Nisus Writer

Pricing and Availability:
Spell Catcher X retails for $39.95 (USD). A "Lite" license for Spell Catcher X is available for $29.95 (excludes some advanced features). Spell Catcher X users can purchase language plug-ins for Dutch, Canadian English, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Russian and Norwegian Bokmal for an additional $10 each. Spell Catcher X requires Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later.

Rainmaker Research Inc., founded in 1984 by Evan Gross, is the Toronto-based developer of Spell Catcher. Spell Catcher is the ultimate spell checking and writing tool, first released for the Macintosh in 1985, followed by Spell Catcher Plus for Windows in 1998. Spell Catcher, Spell Catcher 8, Spell Catcher X, and Spell Catcher Plus are all trademarks of Rainmaker Research Inc. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.