UPDATE in 2019: If you are on Windows 10, you can turn on the spelling check for Notepad and other programs without the help of TinySpell or any other third-party tool. Refer to our how to turn on spell check for Notepad and WordPad in Windows 10 guide for directions.
I don’t use Microsoft Office, Open Office or any other word processor to write all these posts for IntoWindows. I simply use my favorite in-built Notepad to finish most of my works. After writing an article, I paste it into the WordPress editor.
One thing I miss in Notepad is the spelling check feature, which is a must for everyone. Though by default Notepad doesn’t come with spell check feature, you can use a small (584KB), free utility called TinySpell to get the spelling check functionality in Notepad and WordPad. Basically, TinySpell allows you to check and correct the spelling in any application. In short, with the help of TinySpell, you can enable the spell check on any application.
Use TinySpell to enable spell check in Notepad
TinySpell watches your typing on the fly and alerts you whenever it detects a misspelled word. It can also check the spelling of the text you copy to the clipboard. After invoking TinySpell, it installs itself in the system tray for easy access. I hope you will like it.
The little utility makes the Notepad a much more useful tool as you can use it like other word processing tools. Users who often use the Notepad over other programs, grab TinySpell right away.
Tip: If you need a little better word processor but don’t want to spend a penny, try Libre Office.