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Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor teaches the skill of touch typing (typing with all the fingers without looking at the keys) in an accessible step-by-step way. Ten Thumbs has received critical acclaim for its easy-to-use, step-by-step approach to learning keyboard skills. The program is suitable for learners of all ages, and is used in schools, at home, in colleges, universities and industry, including call centers and financial services organizations.
What's New
Version 4.7:
  • Italian language and keyboard support
  • Bug fixes and enhancements
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later






Ten Thumbs Typing... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Macrobert commented on 21 May 2010
Just started to try the demo. And within minutes stopped because it was impossible for me to correctly set it up.
The program chose the Dutch screen/manual (OK, I do have the Dutch version of Mac OS X 10.6.3). So far so good. Then, however, I had to pick the correct keyboard. A choice of two Dutch keyboards: the one with Dutch QWERTY or with Dutch (Flemish) AZERTY layout.
It became clear that the program is not up-to-date, since the keyboard layout differed too much (e.g. the Return key) from the current Apple keyboards (mine is from last year, a Dutch chicklet-style keyboard with numerical block.
To make trying out this program comfortable enough, users should be able to pick the correct keyboard layout. Hopefully the developer will have a closer look at current layouts and add these to the preferences.
What I do like about this program is the help with correct finger position. A program like aTypeTrainer4Mac still doesn't have this possibility, as far as I know.
[Version 4.7]


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MacMan90210 commented on 27 Feb 2009
Version 5.0 must be just around the corner, if a company owner/employer is now responding 3 years after the earlier comments on their upgrade policies --- preparing existing owners for the new release --- lol

Three years is a good stretch for a paid upgrade ... as long as those who purchase now don't get hit with the upgrade fee if 5.0 is released a month or 2 from now.
[Version 4.7]


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memma commented on 05 Aug 2008
great programme really helped me learn how to type
[Version 4.7]


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Xplicit commented on 16 Jan 2007
Why isn't it possible to have the Application in english language and use a QWERTZ keyboard layout at the same time? Just because I want to have it in english doesn't necessarily mean that I have a QWERTY keyboard. Poor. Anyway the german translation could be better.
[Version 4.3.1]


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AvoidThis commented on 16 May 2006
As this product moves into the X.2 stage, be leary of purchasing it. Last year, I bought a site license for 3.2. A couple of months later, they intoduced 4.0 and still wanted big bucks for the upgrade. Rather than having a guaranteed free upgrade period, they were more interested in generating new revenue.

Perhaps a roadmap of planned releases should be in order so unsuspecting customers do not find themselves with an older version as son as they drive it of the lot!
[Version 4.2]

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mrandre1 replied on 31 May 2006
Huh? You're mad because they're trying to make money on an upgrade? They should work to make their software better, but then give it to you for free, just because you bought it recently? If you bought an iBook a few weeks ago, did you expect a free MacBook when it came out? Come on, they're *supposed* to be interested in making a profit. That's what we call running a business.

And define "big bucks". I mean, are they charging hundreds of bucks for this product?

What's interesting is that you've made no comment about the actual quality of the product. So instead, I will. I am a touch typist, and it's because of this product. I used, I think, version 2, never upgraded, and never needed to. TTTT is very good at what it does, and I highly recommend it.
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laineopik replied on 27 Feb 2009
Just to add to the information available, the upgrade cost for an existing Ten Thumbs license holder is $8.95. Hardly big bucks. We only charge this for upgrades between major version numbers, ie version 3.x to 4.x.
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+9

Lik reviewed on 22 Mar 2006
This is simply the best eLearning application I have ever seen. The learning curve is going up so quickly and the makers have done a very good job to ease the pain of rehearsing thru very positive motivating text. A perfect learning environment which is tailor-made for the very user.

Perfect.
[Version 4.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Nov 2005
get TypeTrainer4Mac and you will have european keyboard layouts, which is a missing feature for ten thumbs typing tutor for years....and btw. TypeTrainer4Mac is free!!!
[Version 3.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Jul 2005
Ten Thumbs is a very, very nice and useful app. but still lacks implemantation of long promised non-english keyboards. Shame!
Worse: the "3.2" version still turns out to be version 3.1. Summer asphyxia?
[Version 3.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Jul 2005
almost 4 years ago i paid because Developer promised, to bring the german keyboard layout soon!!! Nothing happened as you can see! App is quite nice, but support is horrible and great announcements never get fullfilled!!!
[Version 3.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Oct 2004
still no other keyboards layout than english and american!!!!
App is quite nice but from a certain step on useless without these other keyboards.
sham on you, developer - promised for years and never done that!
[Version 3.0.2]


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Chuckk rated on 22 Jan 2012

[Version 4.7]



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Bruseth rated on 27 Dec 2011

[Version 4.7]


Downloads:24,295
Version Downloads:5,676
Type:Education : Miscellaneous
License:Demo
Date:25 Jan 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor teaches the skill of touch typing (typing with all the fingers without looking at the keys) in an accessible step-by-step way. Ten Thumbs has received critical acclaim for its easy-to-use, step-by-step approach to learning keyboard skills. The program is suitable for learners of all ages, and is used in schools, at home, in colleges, universities and industry, including call centers and financial services organizations.


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