An Dearbhair Beag

The Dearbhair Beag is a multi-platform spellchecker which is based on the Faclair Beag and currently the biggest spellchecker available. It currently corrects over 1.5

Am Faclair Beag

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The Faclair Beag is one of the most popular Gaelic/English dictionaries at the moment (certainly popular enough for the LearnGaelic project to buy a


Firefox is a web-browser that let’s you surf the web and since it’s an Open Source tool, it’s totally free. It is continually being


LibreOffice is a suite of office programs, pretty similar to Microsoft Office but LibreOffice is completely free – and available in Gaelic. It provides


  Adaptxt is a predictive texting tool for Gaelic (and, by the way, Irish and Manx). It used to be free while it was


SuperTuxKart is a 3D car racing game which doesn’t cost anything as it’s another Open Source game. There are loads of racetracks, characters and


Skype is a program that allows you to make phonecalls over the internet. That means that, provided the person you’re talking to is on (Hotmail)

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Microsoft redesigned Hotmail and what came out is now called If you have a Hotmail account, you have to upgrade to first


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Wordlink isn’t a dictionary per se but still very useful. What is does is to split your screen when you’re viewing a written text


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DuckDuckGo is a new search engine which was launched in 2008. They have a very strong privacy policy and don’t do any user profiling

VLC – VideoLAN

VLC is a media player – Open Source and free – and capable of playing just about any type of sound or video file


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Tetris … what else can one say? Just that it’s not a phone app but a browser game. There’s no chat feature but there


Pingus is a computer game where you have to solve puzzles by steering a bunch of penguins to the exit through an obstacle course.


OpenTTD is a virtual world based on Transport Tycoon Deluxe. Your task is to set up a network of buses, trains, planes and ships.

AndroidLinuxMacWindows allows you to create blogs. Note that there’s and and that the two are not the same. This one is the

AndroidChromeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari allows you to set up blogs. Please note, there is and and there’s a difference between the two. This one is


Freeciv is a computer game, the first “big” game that ever became available in Gaelic. It’s a strategy game where you play a tribal


You can get Gaelic on Swiftkey now though sadly, for some reason only on Android. The iOS team seems rather restrictive in its approach

Text to Speech – Ceitidh

DRAFT – UNDER CONSTRUCTION There is a new tool available now which will read Gaelic texts out loud to you. This kind of tool

Windows Systems (8/10)

There are several ways in which you can get at the accented letters but there’s only one that is quick and sensible. 1. The


Scratch allows you to program interactive stories, games and animations and then to share these with the global community. It makes children think in

Microsoft Office (2013)

It’s technically not a new spellchecker but just the old LTS Spellchecker re-packaged. It works in Microsoft Office 2013 and checks about 200,000 words


Enigma is a mixture of a puzzle game and a strategy game. The basic idea is to travel through the game as a marble,