One of the most praised elements of the Antidote app is its way of presentation and easy guides to fixing discovered problems in your texts. It provides clear markers for detected issues, short descriptions, and single-click recommendations. The guidance offered by Antidote can even be additionally customized by users, enabling them to set their own rules that can help them easily write specific documents needed for school, work, or personal use.
The app can be infused directly into your Microsoft Office Word and Outlook apps and can provide its services even directly from inside modern browsers such as Chrome and Firefox. As an added bonus, you can also link its dictionary directly to your browser toolbar, enabling you to always have a powerful dictionary pop-up app close to you.
While the tool has become famous because of its ability to take control over the written English language, its latest versions also support one added language – French!
Installation and Use
Antidote 10 comes inside a very large installation package that weighs over 2GB in size and requires more than 6 GB of free space on your hard drive (more if you intend to install more than one language). Developers recommend having a PC with more than 8 GB of RAM memory, and a fast SSD hard drive for quicker access to a large number of files that the program works with.
After a quick installation, the tool will detect all of the compatible text editors and browsers present on your Windows 7/8/10 machine. Most users will experience Antidote through Microsoft Word, where their documents will finally get access to much more powerful grammar, style, and spell-checker tools that can find dramatically more mistakes than the Word’s built-in spellchecker. The app will be integrated as a new tab found on top of the app. This tab features easy access to its three core tools – Corrector, Dictionary, and Guides.
Your text will be marked with several color codes that signify mistakes – red for common spelling mistakes, forgetful accents, bad chords, and orange for unreadable sentences, grammar mistakes, and unfortunate turns of phrases. Clicking on marked works or phrases will showcase your recommended fixes.
Features and Highlights
- Automatic detection of problematic words, phrases, and sentences.
- Built-in support for MS Office suite and modern web browsers.
- Real-time scanning of text.
- Correction commands available directly from tooltips.
- Access to a large dictionary of words and phrases.
- Full guide for learning grammar and conjugation rules for English and French.
- Integrated support for emoticons.
- Supported languages – American English, Canadian English, French.
- Optimized for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.