Some schools have a typing course included in the curriculum because it is such an important skill. Most jobs should be a large part of the time a computer can be operated. When you do a typing course to follow is the cost of this quickly hundreds of euros. But fortunately there are also cheaper alternatives.
With the free computer programs on this page, you can self-train in it as soon as possible to touch-type. Of course, it is also explained how to use all of your fingers should use.
TIPP10 is a free typing course program that is suitable for all popular operating systems. The open source software is suitable for Mac, Windows and Linux.
The program is very clear and complete, and let, for example, statistics show the percentage of errors which you create by finger. The clear user interface makes this program suitable for both adults and younger users.
TIPP10 responds to your actions and errors by letters which you often mistype automatically to return more often in the exercises. In 20 consecutive lessons, you will be made familiar with all the keys on the keyboard. The characters that are commonly used are more often discussed than the characters that only rarely be used.
During the exercises you will see the text that you must type in a bar appear. You can choose the color, speed and font of this text to customize. You can even add your own add text to use during the assignments. This can be especially useful when you are quickly typing, for instance, professional texts for your work to practice. The program now admits by using a picture and colors to how you can get your fingers on the keyboard in order to be as fast as possible, to be able to type. While typing, the number of excited characters per minute and the number of errors directly tracked and displayed.
Unfortunately, there is not (yet) a Dutch translation of TIPP10. It is currently only available in English and German.
TIPP10 has the following characteristics:
Rapid Typing Tutor is a freeware program for Windows. The software is primarily geared toward children to train fast typing. Of course, the program can also be used by adults, but the colourful environment will especially children appeal.
The assignments consist of writing the letters that appear on the screen. At the bottom of the screen is a picture of a keyboard with a color scheme that you can see which fingers you use for which keys to use. The picture of the hands indicates the ideal position of your fingers on the keyboard again.
The software can after installation be set on various languages including Dutch.
Rapid Typing Tutor has the following characteristics:
Klavaro is an open source typing course software for Linux and Windows systems. The program is in the English language. It supports different keyboard layouts, including the QWERTY-layout that is usual in the Netherlands. It is even possible to own a keyboard layout to add if you do not by default, can be selected.
Klavaro offers different types of exercises. To begin with, there is a course in which you learn the location of letters on the keyboard to remember. You can then use the module to follow your adaptability to change trains. These are word combinations of which the letters randomly on the keyboard are scattered.
In the snelheidsmodule trains you the skill to quickly type using words from your own language. The fourth and last module consists of a training to be fluent typing. Here you have whole paragraphs of text with sentences typing without mistakes. This is also considering the rhythm of the keystrokes evenly to touch-type properly to get the hang of.
If you want you can Klavaro automatically a scorecard let you keep track of the results of all users on one computer. This is the workout extra fun due to the competition with others engaged can be. Optionally, the results can also be via a web server shared with other computers.
Klavaro has the following characteristics:
Keybr is a fairly simple online tool that allows you to as quickly as possible, the letters should write on the screen.
The site in the beginning briefly to see how you use your hands and fingers to hold and on the site there are still to find more information about. The emphasis of the program is on the right as soon as possible to enter text. This allows the beginner a little less interesting. It is especially intended for people who already have experience with touch typing and want to exercise.
You can use the environment, and the opgaveteksten display in English, German and Spanish. Unfortunately the tool is not available in English.
A convenient option that is offered is for the texts to import a blog or other website. That way you can use texts to practice that are relevant to you.
While typing you will see the achieved speed and the number of errors made in real-time at the top of the screen. After a job is completed are the keys which make the most mistakes with a red cross marked. When you login with your Facebook account, the achieved results shared with your friends on this social network.
Keybr has the following characteristics:
Download and install one of the versions programs Typing course software for Windows 10 (x32, 64 bit).