While this program should help move you from the world of hunt-and-peck to one of fluid fingers, a limited trial period and a poor interface detract from its overall goal. Typing Tutorial installs quickly and without much ado. The program begins by asking you to fill in a few personal items; the most important option here is the default language. If your native tongue is German, you'll be fine, but if it isn't (and you have no interest in mastering a German keyboard) be sure to choose a language that suits you. A very basic, almost rudimentary interface is uninspiring, but the essential elements of each exercise are solid. Statistics alongside each exercise monitor your typing "rhythm," as well as identify the letters you miss often. We like that you can download a TXT file to use as practice as well. The biggest problem we found is with the trial limitation. Only two minutes for every test really isn't sufficient time to bang on the keys. Overall, while Typing Tutorial has the tests to push you toward typing nirvana, it doesn't have the looks to keep you interested along the way.
What's new in version 4.39
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedMay 29, 2002
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Typing Tutorial is a set of three programs to help you learn typing on a keyboard. The program serves beginners just as well as experienced professionals. TypingFingers is a teaching program supplemented with an elaborate system that assesses the results you achieve. There are many lessons and a variety of supportive functions that accelerate the learning process. TypingTester is a program that measures your typing speed and error rate while you copy text. The program also will help you keep a steady pace of typing. In addition to that, TypingTester enables you to compare the results achieved by several people at the same time. TypingGames is a set of four teaching games by which you can develop your typing skills. The games are designed in such a way that even children can take part.
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