Dec 19th 2012

3 Ways to Avoid The Worst Email Mistakes

We have all experienced the embarrassing feeling right after we sent an email and realize that we have misspelled a simple word, forgot to upload an attachment, accidently CC’d the recipients rather than using BCC or done anything else to immediately make us wish that we could UNDO the email we just sent. After we notice the mistake, we usually have a negative feeling nagging us in the back of our heads, distracting us from work and causing us to dread the upcoming reply.

Each week 100′s of emails fly in and out of our inboxes, and usually there are a couple notable mistakes within this number. We are constantly sending emails while eating, jogging, walking, talking and during all of the other activities that fill up our busy days. Not as much effort goes into checking over what we have sent and modern correspondence comes with so many embarrassing mistakes.

Here are 3 simple ways in which you can make your emails error free. Enjoy!

1. Get a great grammar and spell checker such as Ginger
Whether you are emailing an employee, friend, boss or relative, spelling and grammar mistakes always ruin the entire message. Often, the glaring error will be burned into the recipient’s memory. Ginger works as a browser extension that will highlight and spelling or grammar mistakes and let you easily fix them before hit send. Also, you can use Ginger to perfect documents and emails when you use MS Office.

Spelling and grammar checkers have been around for a long time and have become a basic requirement for every word processing or email service. However, one of the major barriers that distinguish these softwares from human editors is that they don’t “understand” context. For example, the phrase “let’s sea” was obviously not what the writer intended (Ginger would suggest “see”). Ginger is also available to Android users in the Google Play store.

2. Start your email by uploading attachments.
It is very easy to forget to attach those documents that you worked so hard on to create. We all have hit the send button before we have hit the upload option and it sucks. There is nothing worse than sending a document or image for feedback and getting the response “where are the attachments” rather than glowing feedback. Get into the habit of starting your emails with an upload and you will avoid this annoying mistake.

3. Utilize Gmail’s “Undo Send” Feature.
Did you finish your perfect email and hit send button only to immediately realize that you missed something, sent it to the wrong person or attached the wrong picture? There IS a solution to this grave error. The geniuses at Google have created a feature called “Undo Send” which lets you stop messages from being sent for a few seconds AFTER you hit send. Replace that feeling of dread with relief with this awesome feature. Just go to “settings,” then “labs” and hit “enable” next to the UNDO SEND feature to get started!

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Nov 21st 2012

Ginger Goes Mobile!

We are VERY proud to present our newest addition to the Ginger platforms:

Ginger’s grammar and spell checker for Android!

Adapted to the most updated Google OS- Jelly Bean – Ginger now supports texts that are written on any mobile app, such as emails, text messages, Facebook statuses or just the To Do list. Our adapted algorithm allows to proofread the texts you write, even to auto correct the auto-correct!

Cutting edge technology. We are proud to be the first to add to Google’s own spellchecker as part of the new Jelly Bean OS, announced on August 2012, which allows developers to create their own spelling checker service and upload it.

How does it work? This adaptation of our sophisticated patent-pending is similar to the desktop suite & browser extensions, by understanding the context and semantic meaning of written text and then promoting relevant suggestions.

Ginger grammar and spelling for Android

How to install Ginger mobile

1. Download Ginger

2. Click “enable” button, which will lead you to your device spelling engine list.

3. Select Ginger from this list

4. Click the “back” button

5. Open any text message, email or any other text app and start writing!

So if you’re a proud owner of an Android mobile device with Jelly Bean- download Ginger and keep the same high level of your writing!

Don’t forget to rate us!

Happy Gingering,

The Ginger Team

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Nov 7th 2012

Wednesday word: You’re vs. your !

Many of our users get confused when using you’re or your. Of course, the example above shows mistakes both in spelling and grammar.

So let’s explain:

You’re is a contraction for “you are”. For example, “you’re amazing”, “you’re smart”, “You’re not really wearing that are you?”

Your, on the other hand, is a possessive adjective. It tells us that something that belongs to you. For example, “your dog”, “your unicorn”, “what is your favorite color”?

Happy Gingering!

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Oct 21st 2012

Is text messaging bad for the English language?

Onlineschools.com published an interesting infographic portraying the current English language as affected by text messaging.

What do you think? Is this the beginning of the end for the English language as we know?

Happy Gingering,

The Ginger Team

 

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Oct 15th 2012

Avoid embarrassing mistakes with Ginger!

Looking at some Facebook statuses that were posted in the past few days, we think everyone should check their spelling and grammar …

Here are a few selected examples, can you detect the mistakes?

All these embarrassing mistakes could have been avoided had they chose to use Ginger for Chrome. The correction engine detects mistakes when you write statuses on Facebook..

Happy Gingering!

The Ginger Team

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