Frequently asked questions


What is Lingofy?

Lingofy is an advanced server-based text proofing system that can check for spelling, style, word usage and proper names. The system’s dictionary is highly customizable, so users can add new words and phrases that pertain to the subjects about which they write.

Who should use Lingofy?

Lingofy is for anyone that wants their content to be free of errors.

Is Lingofy available to everyone?

Lingofy is currently in a beta and is available to all Windows and Mac ( OS X 10.7 and newer) users.

Why is Lingofy being released as a beta product?

Lingofy is a revolutionary new solution built on mature technology. The engine that powers Lingofy has been used for nearly 20 years in enterprise publishing environments. Lingofy marks the debut of this technology for individual users. We’re using the beta period to ensure a smooth adaptation of the technology.

Launching in beta gives us control over three key variables:

  • The number of users accessing the system
  • The operating system from which the users are accessing the system
  • The behavior of Lingofy within each supported browser.

During the beta period, we will be very closely monitoring and measuring server performance and user experience within the defined variables.

Who can be a part of the Beta?

The beta is now open all Windows and Mac (OS X 10.7 and newer) users.

I want to participate in the beta. What are my next steps?

Click here to join the beta program.

What applications can I use Lingofy in?

During the beta period, Lingofy can be used in forms-based text editors in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

What about Google Docs or Microsoft Office for Web?

We do not yet support Google Docs or Microsoft Office for Web. But we will soon. Stay tuned.

How can I add my own names, words and phrases to the dictionary I am using?

You can add your own names, words or phrases to your web-based personal style guide. You can also add “unknown” words identified in the Lingofy client by selecting “add to my dictionary.”  You can access your personal style guide at www.lingofy.com. Any words added and any edits made in your dictionary are recorded and deployed instantly.

Can I make my own corrections?

You can add your own corrections to catch common mistakes, or set Lingofy to use a specific selection when alternative spellings exist.

How long will the beta last?

The beta program is slated to run for 3-6 months.

Can I share my entries and other information  on Facebook or other social websites?

We hope to have this feature available in a future release.

Are there resources available if I have a question about how to install the software or edit my dictionary?

Questions about installation or how to use the system can be sent to support@lingofy.com

How do I uninstall Lingofy?

On Windows-based computers, go to Control Panel and select “Add/Remove Programs.”

What is Lingofy?

Lingofy is an advanced server-based text proofing system that can check for spelling, style, word usage and proper names. The system’s dictionary is highly customizable, so users can add new words and phrases that pertain to the subjects about which they write.

Who should use Lingofy?

Lingofy is for anyone that wants their content to be free of errors.

Is Lingofy available to everyone?

Lingofy is currently in a beta and has only been made available to a limited group.

Why is Lingofy being released as a beta product?

Lingofy is a revolutionary new solution built on mature technology. The engine that powers Lingofy has been used for nearly 20 years in enterprise publishing environments. Lingofy marks the debut of this technology for individual users. We’re using the beta period to ensure a smooth adaptation of the technology.

Launching in beta gives us control over three key variables:

  • The number of users accessing the system
  • The operating system from which the users are accessing the system
  • The behavior of Lingofy within each supported browser.

During the beta period, we will be very closely monitoring and measuring server performance and user experience within the defined variables.

Who can be a part of the Beta?

The beta is open to subscribers to AP Stylebook products using the Windows operating system during Stage 1. The beta program will expand to subscribers to AP Stylebook products using Mac OS X during Stage 2. After thoroughly testing and verifying the system’s functionality and performance among the beta users in Stage 1 and 2, we’ll open the beta in Stage 3 to non-AP subscribers on both Windows and Mac.

More specifics:

  • Stage 1 (through mid-November, 2013): For existing subscribers of AP Stylebook products using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer in Windows operating systems (XP, Vista, 7 and 8).
  • Stage 2 (mid-November through end of December): For existing subscribers of AP Stylebook products using Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox in Mac OS X (Intel-based processors only, version 10.5 and later.) Support for Safari will begin later in the beta period.
  • Stage 3 (beginning mid-December, 2013): For users who are not already subscribed to an AP Stylebook product.

How long will the beta test run?

The beta period is scheduled for Oct. 29, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2013. Lingofy will be offering special beta-period pricing during this period.

Why is the Beta being released in stages?

Focusing our testing efforts on one operating system at a time allows us to more efficiently monitor usage and user experience.

I want to participate in the beta. What are my next steps?

Windows users who are Stylebook subscribers can go to apstylebook.com/lingofy to download the beta software and begin using Lingofy. Mac users and those who are not current AP subscribers can check here or follow us on Twitter @lingofy for up-to-the-minute information.

When will Lingofy be in full release?

It is currently scheduled for general release Jan. 1, 2014.

What applications can I use Lingofy in?

During the beta period, Lingofy can be used in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

How can I add my own names, words and phrases to the dictionary I am using?

You can add your own names, words or phrases to your web-based personal style guide. You can also add “unknown” words identified in the Lingofy client, by selecting “add to my dictionary.”  You can access your personal style guide at www.lingofy.com. Any words added and any edits made in your dictionary are recorded and deployed instantly.

Can I make my own corrections?

You can even add your own corrections to catch common mistakes, or set Lingofy to use a specific selection when alternative spellings exist.

How long will the beta last?

The beta program is slated to run for three to six months.

How do I get started?

The initial beta is limited to AP subscribers. To sign up through the AP, click here.

Can I share my entries and other information  on Facebook or other social websites?

We hope to have this feature available in a future release.

Are there resources available if I have a question about how to install the software or edit my dictionary?

Questions about installation or how to use the system can be sent to support@lingofy.com

How do I uninstall Lingofy?

On Windows-based computers, go to Control Panel and select “Add/Remove Programs.”