Rapid Typing Tutor

Rapid Typing Tutor

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 150 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,754,140
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 15, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,417
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Rapid Typing Tutor may be a good program to help novice typists improve, but experienced typists looking to increase their speed may be frustrated by the program's interface.

The program contains a series of lessons that scroll across the screen as the user types. Users can choose from lessons consisting of letters, syllables, capital letters, digits and symbols, or text. As each lesson scrolls across, a keyboard diagram shows an outline of hands moving to the appropriate key. Users type through each lesson and are then shown their scores on speed, accuracy, and arrhythmic input. The main problem with the interface is that experienced typists tend to scan ahead in the text they're typing from, focusing on words or phrases rather than individual letters. Rapid Typing Tutor allows users to see no more than a few characters ahead. And since the speed of the scroll depends on the speed of the typist, those who are already fairly quick may find that the blur of text flying across the screen is hard to process visually. Users who are just getting familiar with the keyboard layout likely won't be bothered by this, but they may grow increasingly frustrated as their speed increases.

In general the interface could be more intuitive, but most users should be able to figure it out. Users can create lessons, but it doesn't seem possible to cut and paste text from elsewhere into a new lesson, which is disappointing. Installation and uninstallation are trouble-free. For free software without limitations, this program is a boon to aspiring typists. More advanced keyboardists may wish to look elsewhere.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.0

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  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 150 votes

    • 5 star 54
    • 4 star 57
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 16
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1 stars

"is this a joke"

November 17, 2011  |  By jeremiah_01

 |  Version: Rapid Typing Tutor 4.2

Pros

i didn't expect a software like this to have problems

Cons

it doesn't work

Summary

please fix this software

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4 stars

"GOOD ENOUGH FOR NON TEN FINGER USERS"

November 17, 2011  |  By andycap2011

 |  Version: Rapid Typing Tutor 4.2

Pros

SIMPLE ENOUGH FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO TYPE W/O LOOKING ON KBOARD

Cons

NONE SO FAR

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1 stars

"virus warning when downloading, stopped."

November 15, 2011  |  By jackplane5

 |  Version: Rapid Typing Tutor 4.2

Pros

none never got to use it

Cons

virus warning , from security

Summary

cnet check downloads better. shame, shame

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2
Version 4.2 added the Greek course; added support for the 680x420 screens; added support screen rotation; added the "blank" lesson background; added the word count in the lessons editor; moved the 'Show/Hide keyboard' option to the user level page; fixed the delay for loading the course on the weak video cards on Windows 7; fixed minimize/maximize bug for left, right or top Task Bar; fixed splitter bug for maximized window.
General
Publisher Typing Tutor Labs
Publisher web site http://www.rapidtyping.com/
Release Date November 13, 2011
Date Added November 15, 2011
Version 4.2
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.81MB
File Name RapidTyping_Setup_5.0.98.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,754,140
Downloads Last Week 1,417
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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