Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
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In Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Mavis Beacon's avatar is so realistic that you'll think she's inside your computer, cheering you on. And there's plenty to cheer about in this new edition. Try out the optional Dvorak keyboard, used by the world's fastest typists. Type the lyrics of your favorite songs for practice while listening to your iTunes® playlists. Get smarter while you practice typing up-to-the minute news feeds. Type an entire novel for practice, with the full text of dozens of classic novels, from Treasure Island to Les Miserables. Take a break with 17 gorgeous
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Version 2.0.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
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Intel/PPC, OS X 10.2 or later



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Poikkeus reviewed on 15 Sep 2011
You can that find free typing tutors, but Mavis Beacon has pushed to the front position with notable improvements. You can begin typing either as a neophyte or someone who just wants to brush up on basic skills. But Ultimate Edition contains several features that will surprise users.

Earlier versions (like v. 18) were silent tutors; recently, instructions and encouragements are provided verbally - giving the feeling you're interacting with a real person. Learning typing isn't fun, but this software at least gives variety to a thankless task.

You'll achieve improvement with any decent typing tutor, but it's easier to stick with learning with MB. I was surprised that there's an option for learning the Dvorak keyboard, and even tuneage to add variety. I can't think of any real competition to this software.
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Bigdave56 commented on 14 Feb 2011
My experience with earlier versions was that the app seemed designed to help good typists get better, not help poor typists become good. It also eludes me why a typing app should cost $40 unless all the graphics eye candy feels helpful to you (I found it a distraction). If I want to play a videogame, I'll play one. Maybe a "Lite"version for minimalists?
[Version 1.0.1]


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Myka rated on 20 Jan 2012

[Version 2.0.2]


Downloads:2,189
Version Downloads:1,184
Type:Education : Language
License:Commercial
Date:19 Jan 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.99
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In Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Mavis Beacon's avatar is so realistic that you'll think she's inside your computer, cheering you on. And there's plenty to cheer about in this new edition. Try out the optional Dvorak keyboard, used by the world's fastest typists. Type the lyrics of your favorite songs for practice while listening to your iTunes® playlists. Get smarter while you practice typing up-to-the minute news feeds. Type an entire novel for practice, with the full text of dozens of classic novels, from Treasure Island to Les Miserables. Take a break with 17 gorgeous high-resolution action typing games, the most games ever in a Mavis Beacon edition. Set up automatic iCal® reminders to make sure you get in the practice time you need, up to three times a day. Also includes personalized progress reports, dictation practice, a custom lesson creator, ergonomic videos, posture exercises and much more.

NOTE: This edition was developed for US QWERTY and DVORAK keyboards. For British keyboards, look for the International Edition of Mavis Beacon on the Software MacKiev international web store.


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