After the Deadline

After the Deadline for Google Chrome

Posted in News by rsmudge on May 6, 2010

The number one search term on this blog is “After the Deadline Chrome”. You’d think some people wanted to see After the Deadline on Google Chrome.

Chrome users, you know who you are, we have something special for you today. We’ve released After the Deadline for Google Chrome.

After the Deadline is a powerful proofreading technology, that’s also available for Firefox. If you haven’t used After the Deadline before, check out our demonstrations. Now you can feel safe when you push send, tweet without alerting the writing police, and get your status updates correct on Facebook.

This extension is built to put you in control of the proofreading experience. You can disable AtD on certain sites, ignore phrases, enable more proofreading features, control auto-proofread, and set a keyboard shortcut.

Read the documentation to learn more or download it from the Google Chrome Extensions repository.

For the best user experience, we recommend the latest beta channel of Chrome. The browser is constantly evolving and we took advantage of new features to bring the AtD experience to Chrome.

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  1. Oliver Schlöbe said, on May 6, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Awesome, thanks for your work, Raphael!

  2. Gautam said, on May 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Great! I had been seeing your great efforts been put into this, on the trac 🙂

    • rsmudge said, on May 6, 2010 at 6:41 pm

      One of my favorite things about Automattic is I do most development in public like that. It’s a lot of fun. 🙂

  3. Spocke said, on May 6, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Impressive stuff. After the deadline just keeps on rocking. 🙂 Keep up the good work.

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  5. donnacha | WordSkill said, on May 7, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Superb, I really like this, keep up the good work!

  6. DanGarion said, on May 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    You are awesome!

  7. PriArd said, on May 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Hi, I wonder if there is a chance for Polish language support in your plugin? It would be great. From what I read on, You are using LanguageTool in your work, so maybe You can use a Polish XML rules that are based on this tool? If so You will be dripping with awesomeness I guarantee that! ;- )

    • rsmudge said, on May 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm

      There is a good chance for this. I’ve trained AtD’s contextual spell checker to work with Polish. We haven’t deployed it into production though. There is a server cost to support each language with a contextual spell checker as each AtD instance uses so much memory. I may simply use HunSpell/LanguageTool speaking the AtD protocol for other languages and deploy AtD’s contextual features to languages that see the most use. We’ll see 🙂 I think LanguageTool is an awesome project and would love to have AtD support Polish (even in a light non-contextual mode) as a hat tip to Marcin at least.

      [Edit: there is one other small issue, some testing is needed to verify that my JavaScript is doing a decent job identifying word boundaries in Polish so it can highlight errors in the right way. I don’t expect Polish to have issues but I know I have some work to do before Russian can work]

  8. Stephen said, on May 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm


    I have been using AtD for a few days and I am very impressed. I didn’t realise I wrote with a passive voice so much. Following the guidelines suggested by the tool I can already see a lot of improvement in my writing.

    • rsmudge said, on May 19, 2010 at 7:38 pm

      AtD has really changed my writing since I started using it. Glad to hear it’s working for you. I turned off the passive voice and hidden verb detectors once the software drove the style out of my head.

  9. Patrick Kalkman said, on May 27, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Hi, I started using AtD as a WordPress plug-in and now I am also able to use it in Chrome.

    Thank you for such a great tool!

    • rsmudge said, on May 27, 2010 at 8:34 pm

      No problem. Keep using it, we’ll keep making it.

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