TypeFaster

TypeFaster 0.4.2

Learn to Type Faster with this Free Software

Those of us in the field of data entry or who are regularly required to type a significant amount of text always need to be able to correctly use a keyboard. TypeFaster is a piece of software which enables you to learn how to 'touch type'. In other words you will no longer have to look at the keys in order to correctly enter text. This package is absolutely free to use and requires very little memory space. View full description

PROS

  • A simple and clear-cut user interface cuts down on the learning curve.
  • Users can quick gauge their process to appreciate how far they have advanced.

CONS

  • May not be as entertaining as more modern third-party software versions.
  • Other languages such as Russian Japanese and Chinese are not yet supported by this package.

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Those of us in the field of data entry or who are regularly required to type a significant amount of text always need to be able to correctly use a keyboard. TypeFaster is a piece of software which enables you to learn how to 'touch type'. In other words you will no longer have to look at the keys in order to correctly enter text. This package is absolutely free to use and requires very little memory space.

Basic Functions and Benefits

TypeFaster currently supports 14 different keyboard languages. Both American and British English are likewise included within this list. Both single- and multi-user options are possible to enjoy a great benefit when learning how to touch type with others. The software clearly indicates which fingers to use and the source code is available if you wish to embed it within a webpage.

Multiple User-Friendly Options

TypeFaster is your go-to-source if you are looking for an effective and flexible typing program. Other features include a three-dimensional typing game lessons designed for coaches and teachers ongoing feedback and different accounts when more than one user is present. It is only 1.81 megabytes in size so older systems will not be impeded.

This free typing tutor teaches you how to touch-type. Once you can touch-type you will not need to look at the keyboard to find the letters you want to type.

This is what TypeFaster has to offer:

  • Supports multiple keyboard layouts and more can be added easily
  • A clear indication of which fingers to use. This is the essence of touchtyping
  • A 3D typing game
  • Typing statistics and the option of practising the least accurate/slowest/custom keys
  • Keyboard is not a fixed size (resolution independent)
  • Multi-user support
  • Teacher support (view student statistics)
  • Interface for editing lesson files and game settings
  • Backspace support
  • Right to left text support
  • Variable text size
  • Lesson files can be prose or poems
  • Lesson progress indicator
  • Completely free with full source code availability

TypeFaster

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TypeFaster 0.4.2

— User reviews — about TypeFaster

  • Isnan

    by Isnan

    "One of the best learn touch- typing programs available for free."

    It's a great program, it knows exactly in which order and how many times a key has to be repeated so that learning is op... More.

    reviewed on November 23, 2015

  • blargh

    by blargh

    "Mostly really good"

    I like this program a lot. I found it very useful as someone who can already type fairly quickly, but wanted to train my... More.

    reviewed on August 5, 2011

  • hunted23

    by hunted23

    "Thank You!"

    I have used computers all my life but never learned how to type with proper form. Not to say I was slow before, but I am... More.

    reviewed on February 18, 2011