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2011 Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing is a new release of the popular typing-tutor app for iOS. The goal of the app is to teach you touch typing, and it does so using a combination of traditional typing exercises and some new multimedia twists. Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing is available from the App Store and is easy to install.
The Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing interface starts with a classroom image, and you can click on hot spots for the different tasks you can try. Later editions of the app have added all kinds of new exercises, such as typing the lyrics to songs from your iTunes library! You can practice typing the scrolling newsfeeds across the bottoms of TV screens, type classic novels, or play 17 mini games, all designed to get you typing quickly and accurately. There's even an option for DVORAK keyboards, and there's a version available for those using British English.
We've seen a lot of typing-practice apps over the years, but Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing continues to be among the best. It's not free, but it just may be the easiest and most entertaining way to learn to touch-type on your Mac. Highly recommended.
Mavis Beacon's avatar is so realistic in the new 2011 Ultimate Mac Edition from Software MacKiev, that you'll think she's inside your computer, cheering you on. And there's plenty to cheer about in this new edition. Try out the optional Dvorak keyboard, used by the world's fastest typists. Type the lyrics of your favorite songs for practice while listening to your iTunes playlists. Get smarter while you practice typing up-to-the minute news feeds. Type an entire novel for practice, with the full text of dozens of classic novels, from Treasure Island to Les Miserables. Take a break with 17 gorgeous high-resolution action typing games, the most games ever in a Mavis Beacon edition. Set up automatic iCal reminders to make sure you get in the practice time you need, up to three times a day. Also includes personalized progress reports, dictation practice, a custom lesson creator, ergonomic videos, posture exercises and much more.NOTE: This edition was developed for US QWERTY and DVORAK keyboards. For British keyboards, look for the International Edition of Mavis Beacon -- also in the Mac App Store.