Herbi Phones - Help with Homophones

Herbi Phones can provide reminders to you when you type, to help you with the spelling of words which sound the same. You specify which words you want to get reminders for, and what the reminders should be. For example, say you find it a challenge remembering the spelling of "plain" and "plane". Start Herbi Phones, and add those words with your own tips to help you remember the spelling.


Herbi Phones with a list of words



Press the "Apply" button to update Herbi Phones with the changes you made in the list. Go to the program where you want to type something, (for example an e-mail or a document). Whenever you type one of the words shown in the Herbi Phones list, a box will appear above where you're typing showing both the word and the tip. For example:


        Herbi Phones showing a reminder


When you close the Herbi Phones program, the spelling reminders will no longer appear.



Video demonstration of the first version of Herbi Phones

Please excuse the poor quality of this video. I'll replace it with a higher quality version as soon as possible. Also, during the demonstration of Herbi Phones showing reminders in the WordPad program, I incorrectly refer to WordPad as "Notepad".





Watch the Herbi Phones Introduction at YouTube.com.



Installing Herbi Phones on your computer

To download Herbi Phones, click Install Herbi Phones. After clicking on this link, press the "Run" buttons on the first window that appears, and then click the "Next" buttons to continue the installation. Once you've clicked "Close" on the last window to appear, the installation is finished. 


You can then run Herbi Phones program from your Start Menu or from the desktop shortcut that looks like this:


Herbi Phones desktop icon


Once you've finished with Herbi Phones program you can remove it from your computer by going to the Control Panel's Add or Remove Programs, and removing "Herbi.org Herbi Phones".



Notes on Herbi Phones

There are lots of changes that can be made to Herbi Phones. So please do let me know what changes you'd like to see made, and I'll add your suggestions to the lists of things I need to do. Here are some notes on the way Herbi Phones works today.