If there’s one thing I hate, it’s having poor grammar. In fact, it’s something I tend to obsess over. It’s not uncommon for me to hit-up Google a couple of times a week to check-up on something language-related, or visit an online dictionary on any given day just to make sure I’m not having a brain-fart. So, it was with a hearty chuckle that I greeted the news of Google Chrome’s introduction of a grammar-checker.
Cute Google, cute. It takes a brave soul to deliberately misspell something when talking about spelling.
For as long as I can remember, Chrome has had a built-in spell-checker (it’s one of the things I’ve liked most about it) for about as long as it’s existed, but the grammar-checker is brand-new to version 26. For some reason, the feature didn’t make it into the Mac version of the browser this time around, so it’s likely that we’ll see it appear in the next major version.
Other key features to come with Chrome v.26 include asynchronous DNS resolving under Mac and Linux and the ability to create per-profile desktop shortcuts under Windows. Many bug-fixes have of course been issued, although none of them are considered severe.