eType is an online multi-language dictionary with translations and word substitutes to virtually any language in the world. eType is also a writing guide that auto-completes your words as you type them, enabling you to type faster and boost your level of confidence in your writing. eType prevents you from making spelling mistakes before they happen and helps you select the best word choice possible – even if you are not writing in your native language.
eType beta is now available and free to download and use. It runs on PC: Windows® XP service pack 2, Vista and 7. eType is available for use both online and offline. Internet connection is needed at first download and for dictionaries update. [via Free Technology for Teachers]
At first sight (I haven't tried it yet), eType seems like it could be a very useful writing tool for learners of English (and native speakers!).
• eType Auto-Completes Your Writing. Everywhere (TechCrunch)
I've now had time to install and test the eType program, and am pleased to report it works very much as advertised—even in my Typepad blog editor! What's more, it's free and you can turn it off whenever you want just by pressing CTRL+F8, so what's not to like?