aTypeTrainer4Mac
aTypeTrainer4Mac
4.1

5.0

aTypeTrainer4Mac free download for Mac

aTypeTrainer4Mac4.1

03 April 2020

Multilingual typing tutor.

Overview

aTypeTrainer4Mac is a multilingual typing tutor for macOS. All the system keyboard layouts (but not input methods!), as well as a wide variety of non-system keyboard layouts (i.e., Dvorak, Colemak, or custom layouts), are completely or partially supported.

Training within the program is based on matching a mixed string of random characters presented by the app. There are 30 levels of difficulty. You can customize the character set at each of the 30 levels, and thus customize your own learning process. If you'd prefer to use source material of your own choosing for your training sessions, you can import text files in RTF-format or just copy and paste pieces of text into the window above the keyboard display.

At the end of each session, the app provides a detailed evaluation of your typing, saved to your desktop by default. In the Menu and Preferences, you can adjust a host of settings to customize the app to your liking.

Developer note: To launch the app, please follow these special instructions.

What's new in aTypeTrainer4Mac

Version 4.1:
  • Colour appearance improved
  • Bugs fixed
  • Different other improvements

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51 Reviews of aTypeTrainer4Mac

5
MacType
06 February 2020
Version: 3.1.2

Most helpful

It’s never too late to learn to type. I am over sixty and always wanted to write with my ten fingers. In the past, I had attended typing seminars which were boring, expensive and not helpful. Eventually, I came across atypetrainer4mac. It is an easy, playful, motivating and sophisticated software. And I not only learned the ten-finger-system but I stuck to it over the years. Since I use the app once in a while to refresh and improve my typing skills I am very glad that there will be an update for Catalina. Meanwhile I use the beta version and so far it works fine.
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bilal6663
14 March 2020
Version: 4.0
Finally Catalina support ia here!! And the best part too is so much optimized with couple of new featues too. Great job and props to the dev.!!!!
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5
clqdr
14 March 2020
Version: 4.0
Thanks for the catalina update.
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MacType
17 February 2020
Version: 3.1.2
Es ist nie zu spät, richtig Tippen zu lernen. Ich bin über sechzig und wollte immer mit zehn Fingern schreiben können. Früher hab ich mal Seminare besucht, um das 10-Finger-Schreiben auf der Schreibmaschine zu lernen. Die waren aber langweilig, teuer und nicht hilfreich, und ich habe bald wieder mit zwei bis vier Fingen getippt. Schließlich stieß ich auf atypetrainer4mac und wurde ein Fan davon. Es ist eine einfache, spielerische, motivierende und ausgereifte Software. Ich habe nicht nur das Zehn-Finger-System gelernt, sondern mich über die Jahre daran gehalten. Da ich die App hin und wieder benutze, um meine Schreibfähigkeiten zu aktualisieren und zu verbessern, bin ich sehr froh, dass es ein Update für Catalina geben wird. Inzwischen benutze ich die Beta-Version die recht gut funktioniert.
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5
MacType
06 February 2020
Version: 3.1.2
It’s never too late to learn to type. I am over sixty and always wanted to write with my ten fingers. In the past, I had attended typing seminars which were boring, expensive and not helpful. Eventually, I came across atypetrainer4mac. It is an easy, playful, motivating and sophisticated software. And I not only learned the ten-finger-system but I stuck to it over the years. Since I use the app once in a while to refresh and improve my typing skills I am very glad that there will be an update for Catalina. Meanwhile I use the beta version and so far it works fine.
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5
firinntaisdeal
05 February 2020
Version: 3.1.2
This is an absolutely fantastic app, by far the best typing program I've ever seen, and I've tried a lot of them. This app has everything: ease of use, progressive challenges, configurability and a statistics package that helps you hone in on any habitual errors you tend to make. I use aTypeTrainer4Mac every morning to warm up my typing for the rest of the day, which actually saves me lots of time because after my quick warmup on the app, my typing is very fast and accurate for the rest of the day. I love this program so much that I've donated three times now. The developer, Valentin Vassilevski is also very helpful and responsive, which makes me feel even better about the app. I've been asked to report bugs, but I haven't been able to find any so far! Great app!
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bilal6663
31 January 2020
Version: 3.1.2
Great app!! One of the best free apps to learn you how to type faster. It has everything you’ll need in a typing app, and now the best part is that I’m testing the upcoming 64-bit version which should work fine on the latest macOS update Catalina, and things are looking great!! And finally, a typing app that supports FULL Arabic language. Big thanks for the developer and keep it up!!.
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5
Happy Mac User
31 January 2020
Version: 3.1.2
Отличная программа! И ребёнок у меня с ней занимался, и я сам. Лучше пока не видел. Всё остальное как-то наворочено, сложно, а тут включил и тренируйся. Понравилось и то, как программа сама определяет, когда перейти на следующий уровень - очень точно. Возможность включить и выключить ментроном тоже хорошая вещь - помогает печатать ритмично. Спасибо автору! И очень приятно слышать, что появится обновление!
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Valentin Vassilevski
31 January 2020
Version: 3.1.2
Update for Catalina should come soon. Beta is available at your request. Testers are welcome. My contact is to be find in the app's help-menu.
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5
prociona
27 March 2018
Version: 3.1.2
I needed to train touch typing in Arabic and discovered this application. I like that you can create arbitrary levels for studying or use custom texts for training. The application can also watch your errors and adjust behaviour to train more effectively.. Can't believe it's free.
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5
elianelasaune
13 March 2018
Version: 3.1.2
thank you
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5
nifigasebe
26 January 2017
Version: 3.1.2
Лучшее приложение по обучению слепой печати! Почти все аналоги перепробованы - это лучшее из всех! Спасибо разработчику! Надеюсь что будут постоянно выходить обновления/улучшения.
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5
abakker-1
03 October 2016
Version: 3.1.2
Thank you. Really great! My 2 eldest sons have learned typing with your software years ago. One of them has a key-hit of over 370 per minute!! He can type, talk watch someting etc, and possibly eat a sandwich
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5
ohjustgoaway
25 April 2016
Version: 3.0.1
I have been using this wonderful typing program for more than five years. I use it every morning to bring my typing up to speed and optimize my typing for the rest of the day, which ends up saving me time, because then my typing speed and accuracy is so high for the rest of the day. This program has so many great features, but the ones that are most important to me are: 1) The complete statistical report generated as an RTF file, including detailed tracking of what errors I am making habitually. This allows me to practice on just those areas. 2) The ability to specify the speed and accuracy required before proceeding to a higher level of challenge. 3) The ability to use a specific piece of text for practice. 4) Support for multiple character sets and keyboard layouts. I've tried all different typing programs, but this one is definitely the best. Though the program is available for free, I've found it so valuable that I've donated not once, but twice, and was happy to do so. Great program!
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5
chance-carrico
24 April 2016
Version: 3.0
This is a great update! A powerful tool for those learning new keyboards. With tons of unique options.
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5
Dr-S-Scientific-Artist
24 April 2016
Version: 3.0
Since more than seven Years I am using aTypeTrainer4Mac. I was typing hunt-and-peck, and now I regularly type with ten fingers. At present aTypeTrainer4Mac helps me to test my current typing speed and to improve it further. The new version 3.0 works perfectly well on my computer (MacBook Pro 13“, 2.26 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.9.5 German).
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Valentin-Vassilevski
22 April 2016
Version: 2.2
aTypeTrainer4Mac 3.0 is released on 2016-04-19 New in this version: - aTypeTrainer4Mac works under Mac OS X 10.11 now - minor improvements http://atypetrainer4mac.blogspot.ch/
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5
bmalberg
17 January 2015
Version: 2.2
They called me the two finger bandit in high school because I could type super fast with only my index fingers. Unfortunately this skill didn't take me anywhere in life, I decided to learn properly. I haven't used many trainers but I like this one a lot. I have it setup to open automatically when I turn on my computer which pressures me to practice. Now I can type almost correctly, and very slowly, but getting better with practice. Thank you for this useful, easy to use and free software.
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2.5
UlisesMontreal
08 February 2011
Version: 2.2
I tried Typist first and I love the fact that it actually gives you lessons, it tells you which fingers you should use on the keyboard, but I had to change the settings of my keyboard into USA English (I use ISO Spanish) and it was complicated. aTypeTrainer4Mac is great, I didn't have to configure anything, it worked initially in ISO Spanish by default and it allows you to import text files to practice, BUT... It doesn't "Give you lessons", or I haven't found the function, I really need to be told in detail how to use my fingers.
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5
Puc
03 November 2010
Version: 2.1.4
I like it. It works very easy and supports many languages.
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Pacman
26 February 2010
Version: 2.1.1
Very good!! I learned typing using a PC on a typing course (I never really use PCs!) -This program is very good, and it seems I could use some training getting rid of typing errors. My speed is round 300, so I'm quite happy with that. A few minor things I think the program could benefit from, would be: 1: A language popup menu, with the language from the current System Preferences (this is easy to do; just make a NSLocalizedString("_language","preferred language."); and in each of the Localized.strings, you translate "_language" to for instance "Dansk", "Deutch", "English", etc..., then use this to select the default for your popup-button. 2: A folder for each supported language, with texts that can be randomly selected. 3: Perhaps a 'score history', showing how good you've become since you started.
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5
mvagusta-ago
27 January 2010
Version: 2.1.1
Great program that works on many keyboard setups and languages, Installed and tested on OSX 10.6.2 Snowleopard without any problems.
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Sunfall
21 September 2009
Version: 2.1.1
I found that out, thanks! When I posted that comment I hadn't gotten Snow Leopard yet. When I tried it the program worked fine.
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Macsailor
15 December 2008
Version: 2.1
Great app. Hopefully I'll finally (during next year?) be able to type faster with all my fingers on my MacBook Pro.
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gospel9
10 December 2008
Version: 2.0.3
Thanks for the great app! Many many thanks !
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Dr-S-Scientific-Artist
07 December 2008
Version: 2.0.3
I am an oldster, and yet I would like to learn touch typing. Since my last comment here about a year ago aTypeTrainer4Mac went from version 1.3 to 2.0.3, steadily integrating new and useful features. In this time, I went from hunt-and-peck typing to touch typing with 100 % accuracy at an actual speed of 20 words per minute. I won't be able to participate successfully at a typing contest, but I think that the daily typing exercises help to keep my fingers and my brains in a fairly good shape...
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The-Lyon
26 November 2008
Version: 2.0
The system is very good, especially the option to choose the words I want to practice. I´m having a great experience with this app. I would like to see other option like words per minute. I think that an explanation of the position of the fingers will be very usefull for the first time user. Thanks for this good app. Kendell
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Sunfall
26 November 2008
Version: 2.0
In my last comment, I somehow ended up with a frown and a minus one when I meant to put smiles.
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Sunfall
26 November 2008
Version: 2.0
I've been using this typing program for quite a while. I like the fact that I can import RTF files, and type from Web pages. This program has helped me improve my typing speed from 10 wpm a few months ago, to 24 wpm now. Thank you.
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Roro01
22 October 2008
Version: 1.5
I'm not sure. I don't think an application is necessary. It is possible to learn touch typing online. Go to: http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/
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Paolo-dona
15 October 2008
Version: 1.4.1
I've been using many typing tutors on the past months, but this one is very slick and integrates seamlessly with my mac. One cool things you can do is load a text file in your browser and then link it to the software. This way I manage to practice using complex source code files. That's a thing I couldn't do properly with other tools. Good job Valentin!
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Lovemymacs
24 September 2008
Version: 1.4.1
I have used as many online and software programs as I could find on google or discover through forums. I am learning to type dvorak after years of thinking about it but not knowing how to proceed. So I'm getting faster and faster but I was faced with a growing problem. Every program or website I have used has broken the learning process into the same basic steps: home row first, then they added additional keys in layers to all of the previous layers. Here's the problem - I got faster and faster at the home row, slightly less fast at the next level and so on until my skills were weakest at the last keys added and I got the least consistent practice at those. So - along comes this miracle of a program. Miracle or obvious? I'm not really sure. I realize at this point it's either this feature or years of practice. With this program I'm offered the usual sequence that others use - I suppose it makes sense to do it that way - but this one adds something I've been really, really hoping to find. It lets me select which keys to practice if I want to. I can't thank this guy enough for this feature. Before I found it I was typing at about 60 words per minute on the home row, 40 with the next closest keys added in, thirty with the bulk of the keys, but 26 with everything added in. And this just wasn't changing fast enough for me because those last keys - although not as common, were messing up everything else when I was trying to really type. I'm trying to get really fast at this - I'm a keyboard musician and I want to make typing easier on my hands - Dvorak is everything I thought it would be in terms of ergonomics, but I don't want to take forever to get fully fluent. Anyway - if you've read this far - this feature is why I made a donation and am so enthusiastic. As a keyboard player - when something is particularly difficult we isolate it and practice it. We don't just keep playing the whole piece over and over again hoping for the best. Read the rest of the review for all of the rest of the features. But this feature sets this program above everyone else if you're looking for real mastery.
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Behnam
22 June 2008
Version: 1.4.1
Touch typing may be the best way of typing. But it is the only way for those who want to use their Mac to type in a foreign language. In that sense, aTypeTrainer4Mac exceeds the expectations and with the ability to import rtf text files, it is amazingly adaptable to any learning needs, even for complex scripts. It is already a very good tool, it can only get better!
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Dbw
10 May 2008
Version: 1.4.1
Hi Valentin, I was just about to write you for a renewal of the free licensekey... and found to my astonishment that you now have given your fantastic software "donationware" status! Great! And congratulations on a new era of aTypeTrainer4Mac!! We have just sent you a donation of $50. A small price, compared to the fact that our 13 year old daughter ENJOYS learning touchtyping via your software! A great foundation for her future! Thanks for your kind help and for the worlds BEST computer based touchtype tutor. I have tried many other touchtype software products, both PC and MAC based, but they don't even comes close to the high quality and flexibility that your software has. PC users must be very jealous!! Best Regards and keep up the great work!
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Slapshot
08 March 2008
Version: 1.4
Overall, I like the program. I admit I haven't had the time to make a steady course out of it, as in school fashion, but the exercise system lets me catch up quickly to where I left off. Don't stop improving it though because the application is a good one.
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Tomthai
22 February 2008
Version: 1.3.7
Dear Valentin Vassilevski, I used this software two day a week for 1 hours and it is a great. My son, he is 13 years old used, too. I wrote with two finger before I used it and now I write with the ten finger and it's easy to learn because you see were you finger are had to stay. I hope you made more of great software .I had talk with college about your software and they enjoy it.
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Vnagy
24 January 2008
Version: 1.3.3
Hello Valentin; Congratulations on a simple but effective program,I like the just for this reason I don't like fancy dressed up program for distractions ,just the straight typing drill,so one can concentrate on what you are trying to learn and I mean concentrate,not watching frogs swallowing insects or balloons popping as you hit them I have on another program. I do use them but always go back to TypeTrainer4Mac, because I feel I am getting ahead faster here than any of the others Vic
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Absolutemacist
19 January 2008
Version: 1.3.2
This is a five-star program, by far the easiest and most comprehensive touch-typing trainer I have come across. It is a joy to use, and has a wealth of features to aid you as you learn the process. Particularly useful is the text grab function, which allows you to import the text of whatever web page you have open at the time to practice from. Many thanks Valentin for this great application!
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Mactheny
14 January 2008
Version: 1.3.2
Little Tool, great effect. Everyone who would like to learn ten-fingers-typewriting should give this app a try. You will never want to work with another program like this!!! I give it a five-stars-rating.
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Mikearzan
12 January 2008
Version: 1.3.1
I have been trying to learn how to type accurate and fast for past 8 months and tried a few learning softwares out there,but i did not see any improvement whatsoever,until i learned about typetrainer4mac and i realized this programm is different from the scratch with the other ones. it is only 2 weeks since i started this software and i practice 2 hours every session 4 times a week,and i can not believe myself.previously i thought i am the problem,now i know if you have the right tools,anything is possible. I can say this software is a must if you need to learn how to type.Simply,it's one of the best.Mike Arzan
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Dannya
03 January 2008
Version: 1.3
I Have been using this software on and off for about 4 months and it has taken me a while but it has become addictive. It is exceptionally easy to use and customize. I have been a hunt and pecker for 15 years, so it is very hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but it is happening slowly but surely. I recommend this software to any one who wants to learn ,practice or improve their skills. Thanks Valentin, this is a great product
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Dr-S-Scientific-Artist
02 January 2008
Version: 1.3
Since quite some time I closely observe the development of the aTypeTrainer4Mac: I think that it is now a powerful typing trainer in the classroom as well as at home and a versatile tool for type training of various languages with various keyboards. Because I am still in the stage of Hunt and Peck typing, I particularly like the numerous monitoring possibilities of my typing progress (Log, Levels etc.). Furthermore, I think that aTypeTrainer4Mac is getting sex appeal from its embedded browser icons. However, I suggest that more browsers are taken into account so that everybody sees some browser icons in the aTypeTrainer4Mac window (iCab, SeaMonkey etc.).
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Dbw
29 December 2007
Version: 1.3
First, I didn't understand the difference between "train" mode and "select" mode. After reading your superb online manual, I saw the light! I simply had to see the solution from a completely different (new) viewpoint... and when I did, I understood your solution, it really is perfect for learning typing: the possibility to easily customize the steps... and text, the way I want it. Even without customization, your software can be used "out-of-the-box". The fact that the software automatically detects what keyboard layout is used and automatically adjusts the levels accordingly, is simply perfect. You really use Mac OSX to our advantage! Many deveolpers can learn allot from you! Other solutions on the market, at least for Mac, only work for the main languages (for example: English, German and French) and corresponding keyboard layouts. Your solution makes it much easier for support of other languages and keyboard layouts. A truly INTERNATIONAL typing tutor solution! Great! And this is just the beginning! We are only at beta... so I am looking forward to the official release! A dream come true! Thanks!
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Dicoco
02 December 2007
Version: 1.2.6
This software is amazing of simplicity and efficiency ! I am french and it works perfectly to type on french keyboard. Thanks Valentin for this software, I can use now my ten fingers!
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Gillesm
18 November 2007
Version: 1.2.5
I have been looking for, and expecting such a software working with OS X for a very long time, since.... Wintype (OS9!). aTypeTrainer4Mac is simple but powerfull, efficient but elegant as well, and typwrinting lessons are real pleasure and never wasted time! Go for it, and many thanks to Valentin, the maker of this little masterpiece! :-)
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Chris-Chris
11 November 2007
Version: 1.2.5
I used to have a PC and I tried tap'touche a few times... now I'm on Mac and I must say this softaware is very addictive. Please keep Typetrainer as simple and "basic" as it is now because that's all you need if you truly want to learn. I love the fact that you relly have to type "delete" when you make a mistake because you'll need to use that "delete pinkie" a lot in the real life. tap tap tap thanks!
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Dzordz
20 October 2007
Version: 1.2.4
I am happy to see that the app is using whatever key-layout is active. This is great, because I am trying to learn on a self-made-croatian-dvorak-style key-layout (In croatian there is no standardized dvorak key-layout). Thanx!
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Rinzing
17 October 2007
Version: 1.2.3
Many thanks to Valentin for Typetrainer. It's one of the best (if not the best) typing programmes I've ever come across.
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Joeseph
13 September 2007
Version: 1.1
Dear Mr. Vassilevski, I truly need to command you for creating such a friendly tool, I still type with 2 fingers, never learned how somewhat too much of a shame for an old man. However all is not lost, I have tried before and the result were to say the least disastrous, this program is truly user friendly and it will take more than a month to get at the proper level of ease, so do let me know when it becomes available to purchase, it is a must for any ex-pc user reformed into apple mac. I highly recommend this tool for all who need ease, function. Lusignan Joeseph
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Tabruner
09 September 2007
Version: 1.1
This is an excellent app for learning and practice! I learned Qwerty in Jr. High and am now learning Dvorak with this app. This is much more useful and pleasurable than past experience learning to type. I wish I could have learned Dvorak years ago with "aTypeTrainer4Mac"! Keep up the good work Mr. Valentin!
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Cassiotones
06 September 2007
Version: 1.1
I didnt try it for that long, but so far it is very good. I just loved the fact it automatically detects the keyboard layout. The app icon is cute and the general design of it is clean and beautiful. I just dont like that opening yellow elipse with the buttons "register" and "try", reminds me of windows apps, but I think that is supposed to annoy and will be gone at the final version.
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Tammo80
03 September 2007
Version: 1.1
A very nice typing tutor. It's very basic, just like a typing program should be. Very nice is the support for multiple keyboard layouts, I'm trying to learn to type Cyrillic on a Dutch keyboard. Within one day, I'm already at 60 characters per minute. (Now if only I could understand what I type...)
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