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Typist is a typing tutor, which helps you in learning touch typing.

If you have never taken any lessons in typing before, please be patient.

Typing is not difficult but it does take a lot of practice. Avoid the tendency to look down at your fingers while typing. This is a very bad habit and is hard to break later.

If you have always used the hunt-and-peck method, you will have an even harder time keeping yourself from looking. Don't be surprised if you find touch typing slower than your old ways. It may be slower when you first start. But, touch typing is far faster once you get the hang of it. more...

What's New

Version 2.4.0:
  • The size of window can be changed
  • The progress of exercises can be recorded in iCloud
  • As your exercises proceed, a "stamp" can be displayed optionally, there is a stamp for children
  • You can set up typist so that a favorite picture may be displayed after exercises are completed


  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3659

Excellent application to learn typing skills

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Version 2.4.0
Gtcaz Member IconReview+7

While the price is certainly right and it's quite generous of the author to put so much time and effort into the app without charging for it, it's very disappointing that the typing examples use double spaces after periods. This is counter to modern style, and should at least be an option. For an example of a really good training app, take a look at TapTyping for iOS.

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Version 2.01
Poikkeus Member IconReview+281

The paid Mavis Beacon application may be the most full-featured typing tutor out there, but Typist is free, and allows you to learn simple touch typing quite efficiently. This program presumes that you have no previous experience with touch typing, and while it doesn't address important issues like proper rhythm, and may seem a bit utilitarian, it's easy to use and effective. Lacks the flexibility of Mavis Beacon, but you'll still be able to learn touch typing with surprising ease.

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Version 2.01
UlisesMontreal Member IconReview+6

I just downloaded it and ran it and I'm pretty exited. I haven't learn to type yet LOL, but I was able to type a few words without seeing the keyboard, I'm sure it would help a lot wit some practice.

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Version 2.01
EndoLab Member IconReview+95

I was thinking to learn to type faster this last few days and,like a miracle,I found out this little old app in MU.I've done my first leson today,it maybe look ridiculous to the persons who already knows it,but is very practical.However if you are looking for a beautiful app ( but this it not the purpose ) this is not for you.

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Version 2.01
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Version 2.3.0
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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 9,413
Version Downloads 1,231
License Free
Date 22 Feb 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free