"Learn to type" Programs for OS X?

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  1. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to get a program for my mom so she can learn how to type, anybody have recommendations as far as that goes?

    She's barely touched a computer in her life and I'm desperate for her to learn how to type and get used to everything.
     
  2. mahonmeister macrumors 6502

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    Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing.

    Works for Mac and Windows. I haven't tried it with Leopard but I'm sure it works fine. There are also lots of free internet typing programs but I found the 20 bucks to be well worth it.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I used MasterKey to learn Dvoark and it does Qwerty to.

    Works in Leopard.
     
  4. FF_productions thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Mavis Beacon is a classic.

    I learned how to type with that program back in the performa days.

    Thanks for the recommendation!
     
  5. shwc macrumors regular

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  7. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    World of Warcraft. I'm seriously not joking. After playing MMOs for a few years touch typing is second nature.

    Probably not a great solution given the situation but for anyone searching :).

    I wonder if there are any websites dedicated to learning to type.
     
  8. Green cat macrumors newbie

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    pay attention that there are actually two different versions of Mavis Beacon exist: from Broderbund and from MacKiev. The first one is 10 bucks cheaper but the latter does worth extra money. Here are the links:
    (www.broderbund.com)
    (www.mackiev.com)
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Mavis Beacon from Broderbund is good.

    Mac and PC alike it work well.
     
  10. Middling macrumors regular

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    How about an online one?

    The BBC have a free one that seems to be pretty much universally liked.

    It's aimed at young children but that shouldn't really be a problem. I've had a go on it myself a few times but need to put a bit more effort in to become a touch-typist.:D
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Sometimes you get what you pay for. Just saying.
     

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