Linux With Education – Typing Tutors – Best Free Software

Being able to touch type is the ability of typing without looking at the keyboard. When touch typing, the individual uses all fingers instead of just a few fingers. Touch typing typically involves placing the eight fingers in a horizontal row along the middle of the keyboard (the home row) and having them reach for other keys. Move away from idiosyncratic, personalized hunt and peck typing. Being able to touch type can offer a huge improvement to typing speed.

It is not only transcriptionists and secretaries that benefit from being able to type without looking at the keyboard. By concentrating on their thoughts and creative processes rather than the keyboard, all users will focus more on the content of the text, thereby increasing its quality. Moreover, touch-typing is less tiring, and less demanding on the brain. It also reduces the risk of Repetitive strain injury and Carpal tunnel syndrome.

Typing tutor software teaches fast and accurate typing through a system of informative lessons and progress tracking. It helps everyone to save time and money by improving their productivity at the keyboard. A trained touch typist can save around 25 – 35% of their time used on a computer through learning this skill. Besides increasing data entry speed, it can also reduce fatigue and injury to the eyes. Touch typing also allows us to write without thinking about how we are writing, enabling us to concentrate on what we are writing, on our ideas. Combine touch typing with a distraction free editor!

Our gold medal winner in this category is Klavaro, keyboard and language independent software. It offers adaptability, velocity, and fluidness exercises.

All of our medal winners are, of course, released under a freely distributable license and can be downloaded without charge.

Typing Tutors - Best Free Software
Gold medal awardKlavaro is a flexible, simple, open source tutor to teach correct typing, almost independently of language and very flexible regarding to new or unknown keyboard layouts.
License: GNU General Public License v3
Silver medal awardTIPP10 is an intelligent touch typing software. Characters often misspelled will be dictated more often directly. Various visual tools and settings help you learn to use the touch system the correct way.
License: GNU General Public License v2
Bronze medal awardGNU Typist is a simple, open source, interactive, ncurses based universal touch typing tutor. It assists you in learning to type correctly. The software improves your skills by practising its exercises on a regular basis.
License: GNU General Public License v3

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