Spell The Word

Developer: WellCraftedSoftware.com

Current Version: 1.2

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 271 KB - Download


Spell The Word is a simple program to improve your spelling. Using Mac OS X's built-in Text-to-Speech voices, the program speaks words for you to spell with your keyboard.

Select from the included word lists, ranging from easy to difficult (including a list of commonly misspelled words), or create your own custom word lists.

Please be aware that Mac OS X's Text-to-Speech voices are good, but not perfect. Also, be aware that it's not possible to distinguish between homophones. Lastly, be sure to have your sound on and volume set to an appropriate level.


Release Notes:

Added support for OS X Lion's new high-quality speech voices.

To add a new voice: Go to the Speech section of your "System Preferences" (click the Apple icon in the top-left) and select "Text to Speech" -- then select Customize on the "System Voice" drop-down menu.

Some of the new voices include Jill (English - United States) and Lee (English - Australia). Keep in mind that these voices are large files that are automatically downloaded once they're selected.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by 2299Nick

Just what needed! - I purchased this app before reading the 1 star review, but I must say that I don't know what that person was doing but the app works fine for me. I was able to add my own customized list of commonly misspelled words that I felt I needed to work on, as well as use the lists provided by the app makers. This is a great, easy-to-use app and it is exactly what I was looking for...5 stars! Please don't go by that other review, this app does indeed work and it works well.

Found helpful by 11 out of 12 people
Version 1.0
Review by abcxe

Doesn't work - Really disappointed - the white note pad shows up, but there are no spelling lists. When I try to create one - it doesn't work. I type the word, hit enter and the word disappears. Waste of time and money.

Found helpful by 3 out of 9 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2
Review by gentleofspirit

spelling - I like it. It is a good way to practice spelling and typing at the same time! Also would be useful for people who are learning english.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.2
Review by The Good Life Tools

Okay for basic spelling bee - keyboard skills are also improved. The words are appropriate for 4-8 grades. The voice presentation is not Siri but the old robot words and it can be hard to understand at times. However for $.99 it does allow for self instruction spelling bee. It does not have any game action so it will not be anything more than a voice prompt for keyboard input of the correct spelling. It turns out this is what we were looking for but I also understand other one star ratings. This is obsolete in many ways but also useful nonetheless.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.2
Review by wsedrftgbnmokiuy

Spell the word - Why only 5 custom list and i can't create more

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people