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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe

By Encore Software, LLC Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe

  • Exercise your typing fingers with practice lessons and entertaining arcade-style games
  • Last updated on 10/05/05
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 1 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
The multimedia-rich Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe can turn even the most recalcitrant hunt-and-peck artist into a skillful touch typist. But first you'll have to download the behemoth 400MB installer and suffer through the sluggish setup process. Persevere. Once you get it running, Mavis Bacon is memory-intensive but quite fast. The unusual interface depicts a classroom; you click on various objects to select tasks (for instance, a computer to enter the Lesson Area). Mavis Bacon provides not only lessons and drills, but also videos and text advice on proper typing posture. It also allows you to build custom lessons, play special typing games, and check the ergonomics at your workplace. All in all, it's a feature-rich typing tutor with a good-looking interface and lots of useful extras.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 17

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added October 5, 2005
Version 17

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,080,731
Downloads Last Week 545
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Developer's Description

Let Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing guide your typing tutorials. Mavis Beacon will monitor your progress, flag your weak spots and offer challenging lessons to help you continue improving your keyboarding skills. Exercise your typing fingers with more than 221 practice lessons and 103 custom lessons. Enjoy 14 entertaining arcade-style games that make practicing fun.

Enhanced user interface is compatible with wide screen laptops and leaves the desktop more accessible even while the program is running. Make your learning even more efficient by customizing lessons to fit your needs. Download lessons to your Palm Pilot for easy portable practice sessions. Jazz up your lessons by importing your own MP3 files to listen to while you practice. Straighten up your keyboarding skills by correcting your posture and physical alignment with ergonomic evaluation videos.