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How to configure macOS app to use local self-hosted server

I’ve recently discovered LanguageTool, great product and execution!

I’m trying to see what I can do to get the macOS app to use my local self-hosted server instead of the default public one.

Note that I know how to do this in the Safari extension, but ultimately I’d like to configure this system-wide to make sure that not even when I use the editor or the future Apple apps integration (now in beta) my text is being sent to the languagetool.org API.

How can this be done? If it cannot be done, can we add support for it?

Likewise, do we have a way to configure Google LanguageTool to work with a local self-hosted server?

For the non-beta desktop app (the one at ‎LanguageTool - Grammar Checker on the App Store), this is not possible because the self-hosted LanguageTool can only check your text, but not store it.

Likewise, do we have a way to configure Google LanguageTool to work with a local self-hosted server?

We recommend using the browser add-on with Google Docs (not the “old” add-on which opens a sidebar).

I’m not following, why can the macOS app not be made to talk to a local server? If it’s checking text, it’s sending it over the wire to languagetool.org, correct?

The Mac app (the one that has the editor) doesn’t just check text, it also stores it on the server. The local server can only check text, not store it.