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What are great websites for my wife to use so that she can learn how to type faster and develope the skills needed to be at a higher level for typing?

Asked by afghanmoose (554points) December 16th, 2008

my wife wants to find out typing games/typing courses or so for free online,can you please recommend some websites?

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seekingwolf's avatar

Are you sure it has to be online?

I’ll say the BEST thing that has worked for me personally is a PC game called Mavis Beacon. You can find it anywhere. It’s a GREAT typing program that tracks your progress. You only have to do a little each day/every other day and you’ll start seeing results fast, within a week even.

I know it’s not really “online” and I’m sorry, but this has worked for me and others and I just thought I would throw it out there. I recommend it to anyone wanting to improve their typing speed/accuracy.

peedub's avatar

@seeking- What about for Mac?

bob's avatar

There’s a Mac version of Mavis Beacon available.

amanderveen's avatar

It’s been a few years since I’ve looked at online typing tutors, but I remember liking TypingWeb –

It is online, so it should work for a Mac, too.

seekingwolf's avatar

@bob thanks, I was just about to say that :D

afghanmoose's avatar

oh yea nad i have a mac by the way

afghanmoose's avatar

anything i can look at from the pirate bay?

seekingwolf's avatar

Don’t want to condone illegal activity here but yeah…

hypeserver's avatar

I have to agree with seekingwolf it’s not very smart to talk about piracy on a public site like this or talking about piracy at all for that matter.

wilhel1812's avatar

I guess Fluther is.

mrdh's avatar
A fun way to practice typing.

afghanmoose's avatar

well im just searching everything,and google seems to just have those 10 day trial games,i checked out and same thing,im just surfing the web thats all.

cwilbur's avatar

Give her a reason to want to type, so that she’s not primarily practicing her typing, but doing something else that secondarily involves typing.

seekingwolf's avatar

@cwilbur That’s a good idea too. :)

I think my typing improved most with Mavis Beacon, but I also noticed a HUGE speed improvement when I started having an online relationship when I was a little younger LOL.
(not saying that you should encourage your wife to get an online bf!) :D

If she has IM though and uses that to communicate with friends and family, that’s a good opportunity for typing practice.

afghanmoose's avatar

Nice,thanks everyone,im probably just gona buy mavis beacon since it helped me when i was young

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