Typing Software

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 6, 2008
Updated • Mar 9, 2012
Software, Windows

It is interesting to observe how computer users are working with the keyboard. Computer geeks rarely use less than eight fingers to hack into their keyboard while the average user is probably more used to a two or four finger system. That's where typing software comes into play. Using additional fingers to type in words on the computer keyboard increases productivity and the words per minute output.

Typing software is also great for kids who are making their first experiences with a computer system. Rapidtyping Typing Tutor is one of those typing software programs that can be used by adults and kids alike. It comes with a colorful interface that is showing an underwater environment that rewards the student with scenery changes and additional animals that are shown on the screen.

Adults can look behind this and concentrate on the typing software. Before it starts the user has to pick a fitting keyboard, the Typing Tutor is supporting several types of keyboard layouts like QWERTY, QWERTZ and AZERTY.

The typing software is using lessons to tutor the user. They begin with combinations of four characters (letters, syllables, numbers, special chars) that have to be typed repeatedly in alternating order before it is showing complete texts.

An extensive set of statistics is recording the progress of each lesson over time showing valuable information like time needed and characters per second for the lesson which should hopefully improve over time.

The typing software uses profiles to distinguish users which makes it excellent for families with several kids.

Update: Rapid Typing offers online and offline typing games, typing technique instructions, and related information. This makes the site ideal both for users who want to playfully improve their typing on site, and those who prefer desktop applications for the purpose.


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  1. daniyal said on January 19, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    i like it

  2. Aunt Lee said on October 29, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Keyboarding is an important skill for children — that’s why I created a website with typing games for my after-school group to use.

    Over the years it’s grown and now has over 60 typing games! And I just added a page of timed typing games and tests.

    It’s a kid-safe site — I work hard to ensure that when links go to outside pages, those pages don’t have inappropriate ads or links to non-educational games, and I update the site regularly.


    Also, for Halloween, I’ve put up Halloween activities and downloadable lesson plans:

    There’s math, reading, puzzle, and art games — all fun, and all safe. I make every effort to ensure that the site is kid-safe.
    There’s a separate section of just-for-fun Halloween games — so that you control whether the kids are playing educational or arcade games:


    All the just-for-fun games are hosted on my site — if you can see the red/orange background, the student is on my site, where there are only fun, kid-safe games.

  3. Roman ShaRP said on September 7, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    I mastered touch typing in English earlier this year with Stamina and VerseQ {it isn’t free but trial period is 7 days what allows to exercise a lot and then reinstall}.

    The most great benefit of touch typing is not speed, but quick correction of own typos. Speed is a blessing too, but it comes with practice.

  4. Yogi said on September 6, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve tried learning touch typing but each time I start doing the drills I just get so bored that I simply can’t continue.

    I wish there was a shot or a pill I could take that would just cure me of my inability to type
    100 wpm.

  5. CypherHackz said on September 6, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    But my advice for those who want to learn how to type fast, you have to type a lot. Then from there your fingers will familiar with the keys on the keyboard.

    Btw, one of my commentator share this on his comment on my website: http://play.typeracer.com/ And I think it is worth to share over here.

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