Typist
Typist 2.4.0
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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,
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
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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Jazzyguy reviewed on 23 Feb 2014
Excellent application to learn typing skills
[Version 2.4.0]


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+4

Gtcaz reviewed on 15 Jan 2012
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.
[Version 2.01]


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Poikkeus reviewed on 30 Jun 2011
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.
[Version 2.01]


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UlisesMontreal reviewed on 08 Feb 2011
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.
[Version 2.01]


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EndoLab reviewed on 06 Feb 2011
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.
[Version 2.01]


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JeffreyDeLaure8862 rated on 15 Jun 2013

[Version 2.3.0]



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R0n1n rated on 11 May 2011

[Version 2.01]


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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.

Select a course, and exercise!!


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