Ursa Spell Checker for Skype is an application that brings a text spell check function to the popular Skype IM.

It allows you to view spelling mistakes as you write and correct them before you press send. This way you make sure that the person you’re chatting with fully understands you and avoid any embarrassing typos.

After installing it, the application starts to check your spelling and alerts you of any mistakes by underlining the words. To correct a word you can right-click it and the application provides you with a list suggestions from which you can select the correct one. Spell check is performed automatically even for text that is copied to the text input box.

The application runs seamlessly in the background and remains hidden from sight even when you are using Skype. You can however bring it into focus when, for example, you want to add a new dictionary to it. Ursa Spell Checker for Skype supports a wide range of languages which makes it that much more practical. It can definitely come in handy when you are chatting with people that speak different languages. Switching between languages is done easily from inside the Skype interface.

If you feel that the applications is not needed and don’t want to view all the the underlined words, you can easily disable it. On the other hand, if it proves to be a necessary feature that you need added to Skype, then you can set the spell checker to automatically start when you start your Windows operating system.

In closing, Ursa Spell Checker for Skype is by all means a tool worth having. Especially if you’re chatting with foreigners or business clients. It effortlessly integrates with the Skype interface and provides you with a fast and reliable means of spell checking.