TypeFaster typing tutor free open source 1.81mb download
Supports multiple keyboard layouts and more can be added easily (see the developers section). Includes support for non-rectangular keys. The following keyboard layouts are currently supported:
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).
Teacher support (view student statistics).
Interface for editing lesson files and game settings.
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.
This is for several users on one computer. For example, each of your family members can have their own login. The settings and progress of each user is stored.
Multi-user with teacher support
This version is designed for use in a school. It must be installed in one place only, for example in a shared, writable network folder. Ideally in its own fairly small partition but with some space for new users. In this version there are two types of users: ordinary users and users with teacher privileges.
When ordinary users (pupils) login, they must select a teacher. The pupil will then get the lesson files that that teacher specified. So there should be a teacher's name for each different set of lesson files. An example of a teacher's login name is:
If Mr Smith teaches typing to two different grades then he should create a different login for each grade, so for example, he could then create two users with teacher privileges:
'Mr Smith's Grade 8s' and
'Mr Smith's Grade 9s'
and give them different lesson files.
can be made portable
- Download the installer and install to the default folder C:\Program Files\TypeFaster
- Copy all files (except uninstall.exe) to a folder of your choice
- Uninstall the program
- Launch TypeFaster.exe
Also has an accessible version http://www.typefastertypingtutor.com/accversion.html
The accessible version is for visually impaired or blind users. It uses the excellent, free, text-to-speech engine: Flite, to provide continuous voice support. Currently, only the US-English keyboard layout is supported.