Google has rolled out a very powerful update to their Google Docs platform.
Google Docs now has a spell checker powered by the web. It is the same spell checker used by Google Search.
With this update, Google Docs would be able to provide spelling corrections based on context and would also automatically get access to words that are not part of regular dictionaries.
Suggestions are contextual. For example, the spell checker is now smart enough to know what you mean if you type “Icland is an icland.”
Contextual suggestions are made even if the misspelled word is in the dictionary. If you write “Let’s meat tomorrow morning for coffee” you’ll see a suggestion to change “meat” to “meet.”
Suggestions are constantly evolving. As Google crawls the web, we see new words, and if those new words become popular enough they’ll automatically be included in our spell checker—even pop culture terms, like Skrillex.
This is a very good update something we would love to see in desktop applications.