Rapid Typing Tutor

Rapid Typing Tutor

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,746,309
  • Date Added:
    April 30, 2012
  • File Size:
    9.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,269
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8

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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5 stars

"I will give you link guys"

January 23, 2014  |  By AndresPena

 |  Version: Rapid Typing Tutor 5.0.25.11

Pros

no problems on this site

Cons

i found this chek work great for me just

Summary

go guys download full version free here

http://world-pc-software.blogspot.com/2014/01/rapid-typing-tutor-5-touch-typing-full.html

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5 stars

"An excellent typing tutor"

March 27, 2013  |  By dexteriot

 |  Version: Rapid Typing Tutor 4.6.6

Pros

Helped me a lot to learn touch typing!

Cons

No cons. But there is one funny thing. They have various stories that you could practice and one of them is called The Show Queen, but it supposed to be The Snow Queen lol I mean it supposed to teach you type properly and their exercise is mistyped. Not complaining just saying :)

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4 stars

"slightly longer on lessons then one would like,good"

December 06, 2012  |  By rdemarc415

 |  Version: Rapid Typing Tutor 4.6.6

Pros

Good for dexterity

Cons

not sure if lessons should be a little shorter

Summary

have been using it , one of the better ones available

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4 stars

"One of the best free typing tutors"

December 03, 2012  |  By mauries

 |  Version: Rapid Typing Tutor 4.6.6

Pros

This is a great little program and all you need to improve your touch typing skills

Cons

nothing I can think of

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5 stars

"What a gem of a software!"

July 26, 2012  |  By yurabelous

 |  Version: Rapid Typing Tutor 4.6.4

Pros

Amazingly simple, beautiful, useful, and fun to use

Cons

Found no cons

Summary

Wow!!! What a gem of a software! RapidTyping is amazingly simple, beautiful, useful, and fun to use at the same time--a very rare quality in modern software programs.

Thanks a million for sharing it with the whole world. You are the best!!!

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1 stars

"Complete with spyware"

July 15, 2012  |  By AlexisSince1984

 |  Version: Rapid Typing Tutor 4.6.3

Pros

None that I am aware of.

Cons

The copy I downloaded wanted to install something called the blekko search toolbar before it would let me install the typing software; I deleted the download instead.

Summary

Either it's infected or it forces you to install unadvertised spyware. Either way, avoid.

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4 stars

"Great little program..."

April 07, 2012  |  By krainey5

 |  Version: Rapid Typing Tutor 4.5

Pros

price and practice

Cons

can get a bit lame...

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1 stars

"Terrible!!"

February 29, 2012  |  By jeffsnavely1

 |  Version: Rapid Typing Tutor 4.5

Pros

none, didn't like it at all

Cons

The large scrolling letters are very distracting to follow as you copy them.

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5 stars

"BEST TYPE LEARNING SOFTWARE AND HAVE FUN FOR KIDS"

December 16, 2011  |  By chinni15

 |  Version: Rapid Typing Tutor 4.3

Pros

*IT IS SIMPLE,EASY TO UNDERSTANDING
*USER FRIENDLY INTERFACE
*GO BACK AND RE-TRAIN AT ANY TIME
*HELPFUL FEEDBACK

Cons

*I COULDN'T FOUND ANY CONS

Summary

IT IS SIMPLY SUPER AND TOTALLY FREE.I HAS IMPROVED MY TYPING SPEED.I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN TYPING AND EVEN KIDS CAN LEARN TYPING BY ENJOYING GREAT GRAPHICS AND ANIMATIONS. I LOVE IT.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.6.1
Version 4.6.1: Typing Test: - Expert courses are available for the following keyboard layouts: - Arabic ASDF Eastern with Arabic-Indic digits; - German (Dvorak Type); - German (NEO); - German (de_ergo); - German (Latin1 without dead keys); - Greek (220); - Greek (319); - Greek (220) Latin; - Greek (319) Latin; - Greek Latin; - Greek Polytonic; - Russian (Typewriter); - US English Table for IBM Arabic 238_L; Other: Latvian interface language added; Minor bugs fixed.
General
Publisher Typing Tutor Labs
Publisher web site http://www.rapidtyping.com/
Release Date April 29, 2012
Date Added April 30, 2012
Version 4.6.1
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.05MB
File Name RapidTyping_Setup_5.0.132.81.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,746,309
Downloads Last Week 1,269
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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