Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor 3, the newest edition of its software application aimed at both novices and those hoping to improve their typing skills. Version 3 features automatic detection of U.S. or UK keyboards based on OS settings, a streamlined introductory quiz, a complete redesign of the interface with new layouts and illustrations, and minor bug fixes and improvements.
Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor 3 is a flexible tool whose structured tutorials work for typists of all ages. The software can be used for settings that range from home and school to the business world, where typing speed and accuracy can be critical in such jobs as call center operator or tech support specialist. Reports and graphs chart the student’s progress, while teacher reporting over a network enhances the application’s use in schools.
This upgrade is US$8.95 for all owners of previous versions. The full edition is $25.95, with volume and educational discounts available. The demo version works for 10 days and offers lessons covering a third of the keyboard.
System requirements call for a PowerPC G3 processor or faster, Mac OS 8.0 or higher or Mac OS X, 16MB RAM, a 256-color display with 800 x 600 resolution, and QuickTime 4.0 or higher.