Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor for Mac

Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7
  • Total Downloads:
    93,129
  • Date Added:
    January 22, 2009
  • File Size:
    36.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    30
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC

Editors' Review

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Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor is a touch-typing tutorial that uses fun games, adaptive lessons, iTunes accompaniment, and a goofy Viking character to help make learning to type more fun. This app takes a holistic approach to typing instruction, starting with basic good habits (such as how to sit for maximum comfort and efficiency) and following with timed lessons that adapt on the fly to give you more practice with any problem areas. Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor provides a lot of feedback on your progress, and two different games (Brick Factory, in which you build the Eiffel Tower, and Safari Park, where you dodge missiles and alligators) let you take a break while sharpening your skills. Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor also comes with an iTunes SongSeeker feature, which can help you practice by downloading and typing lyrics to songs from your iTunes library as you listen to them. Overall, Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor is an enjoyable and engaging tutorial--but you get what you pay for, and users also have free and lower-priced options to choose from in this category.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"pretty confusing"

January 05, 2011  |  By timyahoo

 |  Version: Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor 4.7

Pros

looks fun if you can get it to really help you

Cons

asks me to do characters that I hven't been taught
runs me around in circles
asks me if I am experienced, but doesn't give lessons for my level

Summary

crappy, I wouldn't pay 5ยข for this let alone $30

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5 stars

"Greath method, great implementation"

October 31, 2010  |  By bladerun

 |  Version: Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor 4.7

Pros

The method is really effective, the implementation is satisfactory

Cons

Lack of localized keyboards support

Summary

With a few month of regular lessons (10 minutes a day) I learned finger typing. I vas quite skeptical in the beginning, results went far beyond expectations.

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4 stars

"Best typing tutor for Mac OSX I have found"

October 31, 2009  |  By chaplan

 |  Version: Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor 4.7

Pros

Runs well on MacOSX, unlike Spongebob and Mavis Beacon. The practice text is all nonsense sentences, and strangely, this is a great feature: they are oddly entertaining and keep you on your toes. The games are challenging and varied.

Cons

If you have some typing skill and start at the beginning, it takes a while to go through the whole keyboard; I could probably have saved some time by opting for the typing assessment instead.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.7
Split network and single user into separate versions. Overhauled French language. Added printable progress reports from each lesson report. Added ability to export and print compiled student reports for teachers. Improvements to iTunes with added compatibility on Leopard. Bug fixes and enhancements
General
Publisher Runtime Revolution
Publisher web site http://www.runrev.com
Release Date January 22, 2009
Date Added January 22, 2009
Version 4.7
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh
Additional Requirements Mac OS X
Download Information
File Size 36.38MB
File Name Ten_Thumbs_Single.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 93,129
Downloads Last Week 30
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial, 1/3 of keyboard
Price $25.95

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