If you know someone who needs to brush up on their typing skills while using Mac OS X, you might be interested in the latest release of
Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor
from Runtime Revolution.
Runtime managing director Kevin Miller said that Ten Thumbs is the first typing tutorial package to make it to Mac OS X. “Touch typing is to a computer what learning to steer is to a car. It’s great that OS X users now have an easy and fun program to learn this essential skill,” he said.
The new version sports full Mac OS X compatibility, along with “other enhancements, refinements and new features,” according to the developers.
Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor 2.3 — a version exclusively for Mac OS X — is an education program that provides users with full and proper tuition on navigating QWERTY and Dvorak keyboard layouts. Support is provided for both U.S. and British keyboard layouts. It sports features like networking support, various feedback options and automatic weighting of lessons. For the younger set, Ten Thumbs also provides on-screen characters.
Runtime Revolution said that Ten Thumbs is used by schools, colleges and universities, as well as businesses.
With the addition of Mac OS X support, Ten Thumbs now supports all major computing platforms, including “Classic” Mac OS, various flavors of Windows and Linux too.
You can kick the tires and drive it around the block before you buy it, too. A free trial version of Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor is available for download from Runtime Revolution’s Web site.
A single user license for Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor is US$25.95. The company also offers a special half-price student offer for $12.97. Multi-user and academic discounts are also available. If you already own Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor and you’d like to upgrade to version 2.3 for Mac OS X, it costs $8.95.