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10 Typing tutor? (What's the best... - Macintosh application software)




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This article is from the Macintosh application software FAQ, by Elliotte Harold elharo@shock.njit.edu with numerous contributions by others.

10 Typing tutor? (What's the best... - Macintosh application software)

Almost everyone agrees that Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
($34 street) is the best typing tutor program though some, including
myself, would qualify that by noting that it's the best of a bad
lot. It includes all the standard bells and whistles one would
expect from a typing tutor including statistics, typing games, and
practice text plus a few extras like a Dvorak mode and a manual
that's considerably more interesting and fun than the program
itself. Mavis Beacon has its flaws (It expects you to type two
spaces at the end of a sentence, and its Dvorak mode doesn't work
with a genuine Dvorak keyboard.) but these are shared by the
competitors as well. Two Hypercard typing tutors are available from

<URL:ftp://rever.nmsu.edu/pub/macfaq/>
<URL:ftp://rever.nmsu.edu/pub/macfaq/>

These aren't the equal of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, but if price
is your only concern download them and try them out.

 

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