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Editors' Review

by   / October 17, 2012

Learning to type fast and accurately is something many users want to do, but few actually do! Apps like Typist can help. Designed to help Mac users learn to touch type by practicing keystrokes, all without looking at the keyboard, takes a bit of time but is made easier by this app. Typist installs quickly and easily.

The Typist interface is a window with a number of exercises listed. Complete them in order, practicing as you go, and before too long you stop the two-finger hunt-and-peck approach and use all your fingers, while avoiding looking at the keys directly. The exercises step you through the process of building muscle memory to guide your fingers to the correct keys, all based on relationships to the "rest" position. The only way to learn touch typing is to practice, and Typist helps you with nicely designed lessons that guide you, step by step, along that path.

Using Typist is easy. Actually applying the lessons you learn is harder. In the early weeks of learning touch typing you'll find it slower than your old approach, but as time goes by your speed increases dramatically. Don't expect the process to happen fast. When we learned to touch type it took months of repetitive action to train the fingers, but in the end it starts to come so naturally you don't think about it. Typist can help you get there, and since it's free all you need is the time and the inclination.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Takeshi Ogihara
Publisher web site http://
Release Date October 17, 2012
Date Added October 17, 2012
Version 2.2.0

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Additional Requirements None

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File Size Not Available
File Name External File

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Total Downloads 1,419
Downloads Last Week 2

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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