May 3rd , 2011
All you Ginger users out there already know the famous Ginger drawer, F2 key and correction window. Behind the scenes, we have been working on creating a much lighter interface. Our goal was to develop a straightforward tool that will detect errors as you go, mark them in the text and allow accepting the corrections for individual words. In other words, we wanted our users to have an alternative minimal interface.
In the new interface, Ginger waits in the background and as the first error appears it alerts the user as well as marks the error in the text:
There are different markings for different correction types. Right-clicking on a word opens a light menu of suggested corrections that you can choose from:
The corrections haven’t changed. Everything that is corrected using F2 and the Ginger window is supported here too. We call it “the seamless” (scuze the name, it’s temporary) and are just about to release its beta version. We’re eager to see how our users (and users who never used Ginger in the past but use spelling and grammar checkers) like the new interface and we would love for you to give it a try. If you want to become a beta user for “the seamless” as well as future betas we release, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our list.
Adios for now -
Sharon and the Ginger team