This article is from the Macintosh application software FAQ, by Elliotte Harold email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
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
These aren't the equal of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, but if price
is your only concern download them and try them out.