Windows 8 App To Improve Typing Speed: Typing Tutor

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Typing Tutor is a free Windows 8 app that allows you to improve typing speed by providing a set of five different courses, each consisting of various levels. It is a good app to have on your Windows 8 PC, as everyone would like to have a better typing speed. This app will be helpful in this case. When you download and install the app from the Windows App Store, it will present itself as an icon on your Start Screen.

Upon clicking on this icon to launch the app, you will be presented with a screen that has a GO button.

Typing Tutor

Once you have clicked on the GO button, you will be presented with a screen that looks like the below screenshot. Here, you can choose to either start the course, or to view the about section of the app.

Typing Tutor main screen

Clicking on the About button shows you the about section of the app, which basically tells you about the key features of the app.

Typing Tutor about section

Now let us go ahead and get started with using this app. To use the app, simply head back to the main screen of the app, and click on the Start Course button. Clicking on this button allows you to choose from five different courses from the window that gets displayed after the Start Course button is clicked.

Typing tutor course selection

The courses in the above window (clockwise from top-left corner) are primarily focused on grooming your Home Row, or the middle-row typing skills, Top Row typing skills, i.e., typing skills for the alphabets present in the first row of your keyboard, Bottom Row typing skills, or the typing skills focused for the betterment of your typing skills involving the usage of the alphabets present in the bottom most row of the keyboard. Shift key course, or the course that shows you the proper usage of the Shift key on your keyboard, and in what situations the right Shift key should be used, and in which situations the left Shift key should be used. Number Pad typing skills, that teaches you the proper usage of the keyboard’s number pad, and helps you to increase your typing speed when you are using the number pad on your keyboard. Clicking on each of these courses opens up a screen from where you can select the level of the course that you wish to accomplish. For instance, let us head into the Home Row course by clicking on it.

level select

Just click on the level that you wish to choose, and you are ready to get started. Let us choose the Level-1 for now.

home row

You will be shown strings of random letters on your screen. All you have to do is to type these letters in the text box at the top. Each correctly entered letter will turn green, and the incorrectly entered letter will turn red. You will also be able to see your score at the top right corner of the screen (in blue text). This score displays the number of correctly entered letters.

You can exit the level any time by clicking on the back arrow button at the top left corner of the screen. You can also check out the Type Speed app for Windows 8, which performs a similar task.

Features of Typing Tutor App For Windows 8

  • Clean interface.
  • Optimized for increasing the typing speed and skills of users, by providing a large number of levels to test the typing skills.
  • No ads.
  • It is available for free.

The verdict…

Typing Tutor is one app which although is not essential to be had on your machine, still is a much loved app, if not by others, it is loved by me! The app’s large collection of levels make sure that any user who uses this app regularly, is sure to experience a massive boost in his typing skills and speed.

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