CocoAspell
CocoAspell
2.1

4.7

CocoAspell free download for Mac

CocoAspell2.1

25 December 2009

Open source spell-checker.

Overview

CocoAspell is an Open Source spell checker designed to eventually replace Ispell. Its main feature is that it does a much better job of coming up with possible suggestions than Ispell does. In fact recent tests shows that it even does better than Microsoft Word 97's spell checker or just about any other spell checker I have seen. It also has support for checking (La)TeX and HTML files, and run time support for other non English languages.

What's new in CocoAspell

Version 2.1:
  • Updated for Snow Leopard (10.6).
  • This is a single distribution that includes both 64- and 32-bit binaries.
  • This release updates Aspell engine to version 0.60.5.

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19 Reviews of CocoAspell

4.5
Anonymous
27 January 2003
Version: 1.3

Most helpful

Hey, it's aspell for OSX. If you're using jEdit, there's nothing better integrated. I also like Excalibur if you work with LaTeX a lot...
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5
misterjspencer
28 August 2012
Version: 2.1
This was a great utility worked all the way to Lion, but now it won't compile the dictionaries and it looks like a dead duck. Excellent word replacement/suggestion, easy to use..developer...where are you now?
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OhEssex
26 December 2009
Version: 2.1
This is a Cocoa wrapper around Aspell - a software package that hasn't been updated in over 18 months (abandonware?). Aspell claims it is better than Word 97 - a 13 year old piece of software. There are no comparisons to the current spell checkers built into OS X. Can someone please tell me why I would want to switch over to this?...
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Vajra
12 January 2007
Version: 2.0.4
I have tried installing CocoAspell already 3 times by now, but the prefpane never appears...All the other files install except of the prefpane.. Can anyone at all give me an explanation/solution for this issue??
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Sj6123
24 October 2006
Version: 2.0.4
I installed CocoAspell to help with spellchecking TeX documents (TeXShop). I liked the concept but I did not find it particularly helpful, and I preferred the native Apple spellcheck (despite underlining the TeX commands). But after i uninstalled it, the English dictionary in Spelling did not work (in any program, such as TextEdit, Mail, etc.). The other languages worked fine (red underlines, and so on), but English did not. Eventually, after much troubleshooting, I simply deleted the AppleSpell.service file from the system/library/services folder and reinstalled the one from my other Mac. It now works fine. I just wanted to provide this feedback in case anyon else has similar problems.
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Idgregorio
18 April 2006
Version: 2.0.4
I installed cocoAspell on my new Mac on Intel today. After six hours trying to make it work, I've decided to give up. But before, I'll leave a post here in case somebody can help me. The installation program seemed to work well, got the Spelling in System Preferences and chose the dictionary. I downloaded three dicitonaries and the only one that compiled without error messages was the English one. To compile them I cd into their directories and sudid ./configure make install Is there anything else I should have done? I pointed my PATH variable to Library/PreferencePanes/Spelling.prefPane/Contents/Resources/cocoAspell.service/Contents/MacOS/cocoAspell that was the only binary I could find and if I type cocoaspell check myfile.txt on the bash shell, the program starts, registers the 3 dicitionaries and goes idle. I must have done something wrong altogether.
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5
Anonymous
24 June 2005
Version: 2.0.2
Works perfectly, and has good dictionaries, and intelligently plays with html, latex, and other coding/formats. As donationware it's purrrrrfect.
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Anonymous
24 June 2005
Version: 2.0.2
hmmm... spell check comes built into OS X....
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Leoofborg
09 May 2005
Version: 2.0.1
Sorry to write YA-comment. For those having trouble compiling this, you must do it manually from inside the Dict folder using Terminal. Please read the readme inside the aspell-en-6.0 folder... you need to do: 1/ ./configure 2/ make 3/ make install Then it should work. Kind of.
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Leoofborg
09 May 2005
Version: 2.0.1
Yup, confirmed same problem with 2.01b. English dict that comes with the install will not compile.
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Donmckpaul
04 May 2005
Version: 2.0b
Having a problem with this beta on 10.3.9. It can't seem to compile the English dict that comes with it. locate finds /usr/bin/make without problems.
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4
Anonymous
04 May 2005
Version: 2.0b
Sooo much faster! Great! The dictionary install is abit more confusing though. There were 6 files in the Da (danish) folder. Didin't know what to pick and when I did I had to expand the file first.
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Anonymous
21 March 2005
Version: 1.4.3
1.4.3 will not remember ' Allow run-together words' or any of the filters.
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Anonymous
02 February 2005
Version: 1.4.3
App still states 1.4.2 and it doesn't fix problems with Keynote 2. It still freezzes after typing a few letters.
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5
macmend
19 January 2005
Version: 1.4.2
this really is a superb utility and the price is great, I have used it on 10.2 AND 10.3 am presently on 10.3.7 using 1.4.1 and it works fine, stable, fast and great spellings and dictionaries.
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Anonymous
30 January 2004
Version: 1.4.1
I downloaded and installed 1.4.1 today on my eMac with OSX 10.3.2 and lost all spelling functions.
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Anonymous
01 November 2003
Version: 1.3
PANTHER PROBLEM: Many programs using Aspell have problems, e.g. Mail can't open new message windows. I understand that the author is working on this. Otherwise a great little thing! Supports more languages better than anything else I've seen!
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4.5
Anonymous
06 October 2003
Version: 1.3
There are still problems with languages that use less well know character sets. The Welsh dictionary, for instance, will not compile. maybe someone could look at the way the charsets get converted internally, and solve this? I am sure it's not a big job.
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24 July 2003
Version: 1.3
The preference pane doesn't remember which filters I've checked so I can't use it's LaTeX awareness. (10.2.6)
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4.5
Anonymous
27 January 2003
Version: 1.3
Hey, it's aspell for OSX. If you're using jEdit, there's nothing better integrated. I also like Excalibur if you work with LaTeX a lot...
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4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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