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Master Spell administers spelling drills using the Mac's speech capabilities. Where programs for beginning spellers leave off, Master Spell takes you to mastery of spelling for ages 8 through adulthood. Features custom spelling word lists, alternate spellings, adjustable pronunciation and definitive clues, audible and visible cooperative correction, review of misspelled words, individual test histories.

What's New

Version 5.6:
  • Added Sparkle in-app updater
  • Moved all application data to ~/Library/Application Support/Master Spell/
  • Now does not allow the user to type ahead when spelling back the correction
  • Fixed a problem that would disable the Start Drill button after cancelling mid-drill
  • Expanded the history window
  • Printed certificate now shows up to about 150 words that were more...


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Joi Member IconReview+30

The is a great program and it is now free. I have always been a poor speller, but I have never found a program which would drill you on words like this one does. Great idea and program for any age.

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Version 5.1.1
Joel Nelson Member IconComment+0
Joel Nelson

Best spelling program for Mac OS X. It works very well, is effective for spelling practice, and is easy to use. Note that the 12 MB download is for the demo/lite version; after you register the software you download the full version (55 MB) or order it on CD.

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Version 5.0
Ashley1 Member Icon+0

Very cool! I do run the 9.x version though - clearer speech (that's why the one for X is a beta). My 7 yo loves it, and it's a GREAT way for her to practice her school spelling. I love entering the words and then having the example sentances magically appear! Love the existing words, and fun categories! Words missed will resurface in future tests until they're mastered - great feature!

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Version 4.5b1
Anonymous Member IconReview

I like the program a lot, but I was wondering if there was any way that you could have it ask you vocabulary and spelling.

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Version 4.5b1
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Current Version (5.x)


Downloads 7,403
Version Downloads 374
License Free
Date 09 Jul 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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