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Rev It Up Reading

In some ways, Rev It Up Reading is very different than the other speed reading programs we reviewed – it’s more of an online course than an interactive software. You can try the program&rs


Iris offers mental acuity and speed reading training through a variety of online courses. At the time of our testing, there are seven courses available, including a Speed Reading Foundation Course for

Living Language Online

Living Language is a language learning method that was developed to help US State Department employees attain fluency in multiple languages. The online application and companion mobile app have a vari

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages is an online learn French application which features modules with interactive audio courses, language and culture lessons. Some sections have survival kit lessons with in-depth cultur

Duolingo French

Duolingo is one of the most engaging French learning programs we tested. The game-style learning platform includes lessons for reading, writing, speaking and comprehension. The animated user interface

Living Language

Living Language has a good selection of reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary exercises delivered through an easy-to-use interface. We tested the online version, but the lessons are also available

Duolingo Spanish

Duolingo is free Spanish learning software with teaching tools and lesson plans that rival those in the best for-pay programs we reviewed. The trade-off is that advertisements display next to the less

Mavis Beacon Keyboarding Kidz

With more than 300 lessons and 10 games, this software is going to keep your kid entertained while they learn to type. Typing tutors Mavis and Dex guide students through hand and finger placement, as


Ulysses is simple creative writing software for Mac OS X users. It can help you proofread and edit your documents easily, although it lacks many developmental features that other writing applications

The Novel Factory

The Novel Factory is creative writing software that guides you through each step as you develop and write your story. The interface leads you in a linear path from story inception to completion. This


Scrivener is powerful and capable creative writing software. Though novice writers may be put off by the learning curve, from our testing we can say that the software is worth learning as its arsenal


Storyist is one of the best creative writing software applications available. Along with having a feature-rich word processor, it has extensive developmental tools that can help you research, cre

Best Typing Software

Typing software makes it easy for teens and adults to learn how to touch-type. may not have as many lessons as the for-pay typing software in our review, but you don’t need to download anything on your computer to use it. There are 45 courses that range in diffi

Type Fu

Type Fu delivers its typing lessons through a simple and effective user interface – you won’t have trouble navigating through its five categories, which include letters, numbers, words, pr

Best Vocabulary Software

Vocabulary software will improve your reading comprehension and let you express yourself more meaningfully and precisely. This software helps you get ready for tests and enhances your career advancement opportunities.


Vocab1 might seem a little intimidating at first. With its rich and vast quantity of words to learn, this vocabulary software is a lot to take in. This updated version of what once was Ultimate Vocabu

Best Typing Software for Kids

Typing software can help your child get a head start before they even enter school.

Best Learn Spanish Software

Spanish learning software is a great way to pick up a new language at your own pace and on your schedule. We spent 50 hours testing and researching the best programs available to help you expand your language skills.

Best Learn French Software

Learning a new language opens doors in business, travel and daily life. Check out our reviews on the best software to use when you want to learn French.