aTypeTrainer4Mac
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aTypeTrainer4Mac is a multilingual typing tutor for Mac OS X. It is an advanced version of TypeTrainer4Mac. 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 being built using Ukelele) are completely or partially supported.

You have to type a mixed-string of random characters. You can customize a character set at each of the 30 levels, and thus, you can control the learning process. You can also import texts from TextEdit, from Mail or from your Web browser. Each session provides
What's New
Version 2.2:
  • toolbar is extended with options Add layout and Select layout
  • minor improvements
When upgrading from old versions, to see the last changes, you should open Preferences and Restore all defaults.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4. or later
  • aTypeTrainer4Mac is patially not compatible with Jack server and WindowShade X. If you want aTypeTrainer4Mac to work properly, you should deactivate these apps when running aTypeTrainer4Mac.



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aTypeTrainer4Mac User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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UlisesMontreal reviewed on 08 Feb 2011
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.
[Version 2.2]


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Puc reviewed on 03 Nov 2010
I like it.
It works very easy and supports many languages.
[Version 2.1.4]


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Pacman commented on 26 Feb 2010
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.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Blitz reviewed on 27 Jan 2010
Great program that works on many keyboard setups and languages,
Installed and tested on OSX 10.6.2 Snowleopard without any problems.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Sunfall commented on 21 Sep 2009
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.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Sunfall tipped on 09 Sep 2009
This is actually a question. Is the latest atypetrainer4mac compatible with Snow leopard? I'm going to update to that, and I know already that some of my applications won't yet work. Thank you.
[Version 2.1.1]

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Yakkk replied on 21 Sep 2009
I just upgaded to snow leopard 10.6.1
Atypetrainer4mac v2.1.1 is actually running OK.
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macsailor commented on 15 Dec 2008
Great app. Hopefully I'll finally (during next year?) be able to type faster with all my fingers on my MacBook Pro.
[Version 2.1]


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gospel9 commented on 09 Dec 2008
Thanks for the great app! Many many thanks !
[Version 2.0.3]


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Dr.S. reviewed on 07 Dec 2008
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...
[Version 2.0.3]


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The Lyon commented on 26 Nov 2008
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
[Version 2.0]


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Dmitry Novikov rated on 21 Nov 2012

[Version 2.2]



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Sneferu rated on 23 Jan 2011

[Version 2.2]



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craigfin74 rated on 18 Dec 2010

[Version 2.2]


Downloads:148,799
Version Downloads:43,514
Type:Education : Teaching Tools
License:Free
Date:05 Nov 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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aTypeTrainer4Mac is a multilingual typing tutor for Mac OS X. It is an advanced version of TypeTrainer4Mac. 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 being built using Ukelele) are completely or partially supported.

You have to type a mixed-string of random characters. You can customize a character set at each of the 30 levels, and thus, you can control the learning process. You can also import texts from TextEdit, from Mail or from your Web browser. Each session provides a run log in RTFD format. By default, you will find it on your desktop. In the Preferences, you can adjust a host of settings to make your typing exercises to your liking.


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