Do your fingers trip over themselves when typing e-mails or do they tie into knots when you’re in iChat? Mac users suffering from poor typing skills might want to check out Key Advantage Typing from
The software comprises twenty-five easy to follow lessons broken down into keyboard skill sets and then skill builders. Post-lesson analysis and progress tracking helps simplify the task of learning touch-typing, while the program’s tips on ergonomics can help create a more comfortable and injury-free work environment.
Key Advantage Typing tracks the progress of multiple users, with reports and graphs detailing each user’s advances. The program was developed using Macromedia Director, and so sports a non-traditional interface that should be comfortable to young typists and to the experienced computer user as well.
Those looking to switch to a Dvorak keyboard (a setup that maximizes speed and minimizes strain) will be interested in the program’s Dvorak lessons. You will of course want to have a compatible keyboard handy.
The demo version available
allows users to experiment with the first five lessons. The software costs US$19.95 and can be purchased online as well.