Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor for Mac

Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor for Mac

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

Version:
4.7
File Size:
36.38MB
Date Added:
January 22, 2009
Price:
Free to try (10-day trial, 1/3 of keyboard); $25.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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
Total Downloads:
92,988
Downloads Last Week:
22
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.3

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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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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