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Editors' Review

by   / February 04, 2009

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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Full Specifications

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


Publisher Runtime Revolution
Publisher web site
Release Date January 22, 2009
Date Added January 22, 2009
Version 4.7


Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools

Operating Systems

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
Additional Requirements Mac OS X

Download Information

File Size 36.38MB
File Name Ten_Thumbs_Single.dmg


Total Downloads 111,865
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial, 1/3 of keyboard
Price $25.95
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