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So far, very bed

Update by user Feb 13, 2019

So far there has been no action from Tech support. The issue remain unresolved.

Relying for writing correction on another product. The lifetime license is a joke. It looks like the company doesn’t function at all. Selling the yearly subscriptions is the only aim.

If you want acceptable support, don’t buy this software. There are better product available.

Original review posted by user Jan 14, 2019
Instead of help, I an receiving emails telling me that whitesmoke didn't hear from me and the ticket will be closed.
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#1448492 Review #1448492 is a subjective opinion of poster.
  • Technical support
Reason of review
Technical Support
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Stay away from WhiteSmoke Spell Checker

I've a lifetime license for WhiteSmoke spell checker. After I purchased a new computer, I was not able to install the software. I've contacted the company several times, I've sent copied and even wrote the error message, and they keep responding say that I've not answered their question. My new laptop runs on Windows 10 operating system. I’ve been trying for weeks trying to get them to fix the problem, and every time they respond with please send a copy of the problem. I’ve sent MS Word documents attached, and they still asked for data. I’ve also sent the error in a PDF format. WhiteSmoke does not support their software and they would like you to believe they do. Bad investment. Learn from my mistake.
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I agree. I bought a LIFETIME Plan and paid the premium price.

Now White Smoke has issued a new version and my software no longer works. When I try using it, I get a message saying my activation code has expired. How can a life time license expire?

I have sent complaints to the support department, they assign my complaint a number and tell me I should have resolution in a few days.

Three weeks later still no response.

When I look up the support number it simply says issue "unassigned" and issue "Open"

That suggest they will not do anything to satisfy my complaint.

#910769 Review #910769 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Medina, Ohio
Whitesmoke Technical Support
Reason of review
Poor customer service


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Whitesmoke is an American firm offering a comprehensive online tool for writers. Whitesmoke helps create content that is spelling, style, grammar-mistakes free and coherent. The company has its operating office in Wilmington, Delaware. Whitesmoke’s embedded browser add-on allows users translate, correct, and write documents in English assists users with any type of documents. Whitesmoke offers an easy to use a kit for both native speakers and those for whom English is not the mother tongue. Natural language processing and optimization algorithms make the software a number 1 choice for many users worldwide.

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