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KP Typing Tutor

By Fonlow Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 23, 2009

Thanks to its helpful tutorials, KP Typing Tutor let you practice typing groups of letters and sentences, as well as get familiar with key positions on your computer's keyboard.

This program is a great solution for busy professionals who never took a typing class in school. KP Typing Tutor is easy to use for adults and children, and there is a link to a Help Web site should you have any questions. We liked how the program offers different types of practice and instruction. You can practice typing anything from simple groups of letters to whole paragraphs. There is even a little game that you can play where you try to type words that float down from the top of the window as fast as you can before they hit the bottom. The game makes the monotonous activity of typing practice fun.

KP Typing Tutor's only drawback is that it does not install or uninstall cleanly. When installing the program, Desktop and Quick Launch icons, and bundled applications were added without asking. Icons and folders also had to be manually removed after uninstalling the program. However, we still found KP Typing Tutor to be a great program for practicing and improving your typing skills.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.3

Version 7.3 includes unspecified updates.

General

Release March 10, 2009
Date Added March 10, 2009
Version 7.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 102,682
Downloads Last Week 62
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Developer's Description

A number of modules let you practice basic typing course, sentences, or longer text. An on-screen keyboard and L-R hands, highlights the key and finger to be used. KP Typing Tutor supports Dvorak keyboard layouts (Dvorak and Single-handed Dvorak) with special typing courses. A typing game is for fun break. Free companion tools are available for teachers. Courses are in languages of English, Russian, German and Portugues. Version 7.3 includes unspecified updates.