updated 09:20 pm EST, Tue December 20, 2005
Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor v4
Runtime Revolution today announced a major upgrade to its award winning solution for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The company describes the software tutor as "your personal typing trainer that features the Five Habits of Highly Effective Touch Typing," and says it now also includes greater productivity features as well as fun features like iTunes music library integration." The new Personal trainer approach teaches the Five Habits of Highly Effective Touch Typing. It also features daptive lessons that automatically adjust to each user's skill level, teaching new keys when they're ready and adjusting the lesson plan. In addition, SongSeeker links Ten Thumbs to iTunes allowing you to download and type your favorite song lyrics while you learn. Electronic delivery, currently available is $26, while upgrades are $8 or $9. It runs on Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later.
Version 4 also includes an all new multimedia user experience with new Brick Factory and Safari Park games for users taking a break. Powerful new network and teacher options make Ten Thumbs ideal for use in the classroom, according to Runtime. Admins can setup up classes in advance and set student options and goals. It supports English, Spanish, German and French.