• Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 3 years ago

    All native Cocoa Mac apps have access to the built-in macOS spell checker, dictionary and thesaurus.

    Having said that, it seems like the Show Spelling and Grammar feature doesn’t work in Sketch? Photoshop and Illustrator have good spell checkers.

    7 points
    • Nikola DurkanNikola Durkan, over 3 years ago

      Yeah I've sent this as a feature request to Sketch. Haven't heard from them about it. A very appreciates addition since english is not my primary language. Not that I'm that great at spelling in my primary language either.

      0 points
      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 3 years ago

        The current state of spell checking in design tools:

        • ✅ Illustrator: Spell checking using Adobe’s dictionary.
        • ✅ Photoshop: Spell checking using Adobe’s dictionary.
        • ✅ Affinity Designer: Spell checking using Affinity’s dictionary.
        • ❎ Sketch: Spell checking using the macOS feature, but very, VERY broken. Basically unusable.
        • ❎ Figma: No spell checking.
        • ❎ InVision Studio: No spell checking.
        • ❎ XD: No spell checking.
        12 points
    • Eliot SlevinEliot Slevin, over 3 years ago

      The issue is if it's not inline, it won't use it until it's too late.

      When you've got a 50-page document, with hundreds of text layers, you don't need a window which steps through each error one at a time, including lorem ipsum. I just need it inline so I fix it as I do it D:

      3 points
      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 3 years ago

        I agree. I also far prefer spell check to happen as you type, paste and edit. It sounds like we’re lucky to have anything at all in our tools.

        0 points