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One Way to Avoid Grammar and Spelling Blunders

Looking for a surefire way to make yourself seem less professional and intelligent than you actually are? Misspell words and employ bad grammar. (Just look at Dave -- he does it all the time.)

After the Deadline checks your spelling and grammar for just about anything written in your browser: an e-mail, a blog post, a forum comment, a Web form, etc. It even offers style suggestion. This 90-second overview video explains it all:

As you've probably guessed, the big news here is that After the Deadline is now available as a Firefox plug-in. (Internet Explorer users can try the older After the Deadline bookmarklet, but it's not nearly as nice.)

Ah, but doesn't Firefox already have a spell-checker, one that works as you type? It does, which begs the question: Why bother with AtD? Simple answer: the latter has a lot more features, including context-sensitive checking and the aforementioned style suggestions.

At the risk of sounding like a language snob, you can really embarrass yourself by attaching your name to spelling- and/or grammar-challenged tweets, e-mails, blog comments, and the like. If you're not too swift with words, at least let After the Deadline (which is free) do a little proofreading before you post. [via Download Squad]

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