After the Deadline

After the Deadline for Firefox – Released

Posted in Firefox addon, News by rsmudge on February 1, 2010

We received approval of After the Deadline recently and we’re pleased to announce the release of the After the Deadline add-on for Firefox.

After the Deadline works in text areas on most webpages. Simply push a button (F7) or click to check your spelling, style, and grammar no matter where you are.

This add-on has all the After the Deadline features. You can enable the style checker options you use in the preferences and you can ignore errors to prevent them from coming up.

Links of interest:

After the Deadline is an open source proofreading technology. You can also embed it into web applications using TinyMCE, jQuery, and CKEditor.

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  1. maguay said, on February 2, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Can’t wait to try it. So when’s the Chrome extension coming? I hope you’re planning one! πŸ™‚

    • rsmudge said, on February 2, 2010 at 8:20 pm

      I keep hearing a lot of requests for this. No promises yet but definitely plan to look into it.

    • Ryan said, on February 3, 2010 at 3:17 am


      Google Chrome support would be much appreciated.

    • Gautam said, on February 5, 2010 at 3:44 pm


      Thinking to switch over to chrome when it gets some more extensions (And can successfully port passwords from ff 3.6)

  2. Matthew said, on February 2, 2010 at 1:03 am

    The right-click menu looks odd when I’ve got AtD suggestion. It looks like AtD is somehow having a problem with DownThemAll; the DownThemAll buttons get mixed up with the suggestions from AtD. You can see what I’m meaning in this picture – Just wanted to let you know!

    Thanks for a great plugin, and can’t wait to see improvements (and a Chrome version πŸ˜‰ )!

    • rsmudge said, on February 2, 2010 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks for pointing this out and especially a big thank you for the screenshot. A trouble ticket already exists for this. We’ll look into it as we may be able to work around it, but it may be difficult as the behavior of the DownThemAll add-on is out of our control.

      • maguay said, on February 3, 2010 at 6:17 am

        Makes sense. Hope there’s a solution; DownThemAll is one of my favorite extensions. Glad to be of help, and I’ll be looking for an update in the future!

  3. Better Firefox Checker — Matt Mullenweg said, on February 2, 2010 at 1:58 am

    […] the Deadline, the enhanced spelling and grammar checker, has just released a new extension for Firefox that enables AtD functionality on any textarea on the web, which is […]

  4. zeek said, on February 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Please release it also as Thunderbird Add-on. Would be more helpful there.

  5. tbrander said, on February 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    F7 keeps trying to activate the caret cursor, On Windows (xp and vista) so I can’t get this to work in Google docs?? Where it works I love it!

    • rsmudge said, on February 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm

      AtD doesn’t work on Google Docs because Google Docs is a rich-text editing environment. I put a working day into trying to make this happen. My first attempt didn’t go so well. I do plan to try again though.

  6. Rodney said, on February 12, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Hi. Extension works on Facebook, but seems to break the “Post Reply” button in IMDB’s forums.

    That’s all. πŸ™‚

    • rsmudge said, on February 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks. If the add-on impedes your use of a site in any way, you can right-click and deselect “Use AtD on this site”. Reload the page and AtD will be gone from that site. I’ll take a look at IMDB’s forums when I start on our upcoming maintenance release.

  7. Chee Yi said, on March 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    This will come in handy for people like me who tend to make mistakes on simply grammatical stuffs. =)

    • rsmudge said, on March 15, 2010 at 2:46 pm

      That’s our goal, we want to help everyone write better through better tools πŸ™‚

  8. GS said, on March 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    As English is not my mother tongue this extension is gold.

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