Gmail is my new notepad
While my spelling has gotten better, I always spell check just about anything I write (email, comments, postings), before sending it out.
At first I was editing everything in netscape mail editor, because its got a pretty good spell checker, but its really annoying when you put HTML around a word, or just use a dash: it can't figure out "does--go" is two words. So then I was editing posts in w.bloggar because it can post automatically for me and has a previewer and a spell checker, but its spelling checker is abysmal: missing a lot of normal words, and does the worst job on suggesting alternatives.
Today I tried the Gmail compose window, and its awesome. It highlights all the misspelled words in red (kind of like word), and then has a drop down when you click on a word for suggestions. It works wonderfully. I'm going to be doing all my writing in this now. (And no, Word is not a choice because its a big ugly program that I don't really want to run, and only loaded on one machine, which I try to avoid.) BTW, if you don't have a gmail account, email me, I still have plenty of invites left.