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Enabling Auto Spelling Correction in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, the automatic spelling correction in applications is not usually activated by default. To turn it on, make sure the cursor's insertion point is somewhere where text can be entered, and either choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically or, if the Edit menu's submenu doesn't have what you need, Control-click where you're typing and choose Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically from the contextual menu that appears. The latter approach is particularly likely to be necessary in Safari and other WebKit-based applications, like Mailplane.

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DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.0.3

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DEVONtechnologies has released significant updates to its document and information management programs DEVONnote and DEVONthink (which comes in three varieties: Personal, Professional, and Pro Office). Changes in both programs include the capability to drag and drop multiple email messages into a database, support for printing to PDF, and the capability to install and use folder action scripts. The updates also add support for importing bookmarks from the forthcoming DEVONagent 2.5, preferences for Mac OS X 10.6's Data Detectors, the capability to merge multiple groups/tags, and support for smart copy and paste. Changes specific to DEVONthink 2.0 Pro Office include the added capability to store thumbnails for bookmarks and a new advanced search setting that enables users to use smart-group search criteria in the search window. A lengthy list of changes, including many minor bug fixes, for both DEVONthink and DEVONnote, is available on the DEVONtechnologies Web site. (Pricing varies, 17.8/10.9 MB)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>