Markham, Ontario, Canada-based
Bytes of Learning Inc.
has announced the release of an updated version of UltraKey that runs natively in Mac OS X.
UltraKey is a keyboarding instruction utility that is popular in American schools. It features 3D animated instruction, voice enhanced support, cross-platform record keeping and class management capabilities. School and Home Editions are available.
UltraKey 4.0.8 is Carbonized to run natively on Mac OS X (it also works on Mac OS 8.6 and higher). Company president Art Willer explained that the decision to Carbonize UltraKey was made from the realization that Apple will “eventually stop supporting ‘Classic applications.'”
“Schools are always challenged to keep up with the latest changes so we are careful not to create problems. To accommodate customers who cannot immediately afford newer systems, an UltraKey version 4.0.8 will be distributed for installation in Classic environments,” said Willer.
The new version gains a few new features, too — the ability to export class and individual progress reports as standard formatted files, and improved performance with Citrix servers.
4.0.7 was still shown as the current version on Bytes of Learning’s Web site as MacCentral posted this article, but the company encourages users to check the site for update details, or to use UltraKey’s live updating capability.