updated 02:50 pm EST, Wed January 16, 2008
Mavis Beacon typing aid
Software MacKiev has introduced the 2008 Deluxe Edition of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, and is demonstrating the software all week at booth no. 826. The application runs natively on Intel-based Macs as a Universal Binary, and features 2-player competitive typing games that run over local area networks. The fastest and most accurate typist wins the race in three typing games which include Pirate Race, Ride the Wave, and Road Race. Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 2008 Deluxe Edition is priced at $40 and requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later.
"We are extraordinarily pleased to be bringing the leading typing program to the Mac in style," said Software MacKiev President Jack Minsky. "The 2008 Mavis Beacon Deluxe Edition is a full screen masterpiece with gorgeous new graphics and with the kind of features and finish that people have come to expect from a Software MacKiev product. This is an addition to our collection that we know people are going to love."
The latest release integrates with iTunes, allowing users to listen to their favorite music while practicing. The software also includes a floating typing speed 'gauge' to measure speed in any application, and can export a movie of the animated creature in the Creature Lab typing game.