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For any professional transcriptionist, having a high, accurate word count is essential. But touch typing is useful for other careers as well. For most office and admin workers, accurate typing is essential and for school children, confidence in typing can help build their skills in other areas.
In this article, we’ve compiled some of our favourite apps and services for improving your touch typing. Whether you’re starting out and need an introductory starter or you’re a seasoned touch typist looking for tools to keep you sharp, these excellent web-based services are sure to improve your touch typing ability.
But first, here are a few things to keep in mind when touch typing:
Now here are our favourite courses teaching touch typing online.
This is a great resource for improving your keyboard typing. Starting with simple finger placement exercises, these courses will help you progress from amateur to pro with fast, easy-to-complete typing lessons.
Typing Club hits all the marks for an excellent typing service. It’s a free web-based resource where you can hop on for a quick lesson or two or create a profile and track your progress.
A 30-hour course for typists looking for accreditation and coursework. Provided by Australian Online Courses, it includes 7-day access to tutorial and administrative support and costs just $199.
This is a web-based service with 27 guided lessons and the option to choose between 23 different keyboard layouts. Sign up is free, but you’ll need to join if you want to access the coursework.
10 fingers, 10 lessons, 10 hours. That’s the catch call for Typequick, a set of tailored online tutorials designed to help you achieve accurate and fast WPM.
typing.com offers lessons and games for students and teachers and features free grading, classroom management, a multi-graded typing curriculum, single sign on and classroom roster syncing.
These websites and apps will help to hone your touch typing skills in fun and entertaining ways.
A simple typing test aimed at touch typists who want to stay sharp. Offering measurable goals and fast access to typing tests, it’s great for idle time when you want to push yourself to be better.
A fun game for testing your typing speed while you race against others, it features a leader board, choice of languages and an ‘Instant Death’ mode.
Keybr.com generates typing lessons matched to your capabilities and capacity. It skips the character repetition tests and instead generates readable, pronounceable words using the phonetics of your language.
A cool game where letters fall from above and you must use your typing skills to help the penguin catch them. As you progress, the speed increases, making it harder to catch and destroy the letters with the laser beam.
A web-based typing app that employs a reward-based scoring model to encourage you to type faster. The tests are easy and help improve your accuracy by alerting you when a typo is made so you can correct it.
This is a web app that offers fun and intuitive games, exercises and tests. You can start using it right away, register a free account to save your progress or pay to become a Pro user and get access to advanced lessons.
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