KeyBlaze Typing Tutor teaches you keyboard fundamentals and how to type through exercises, games and tests. The lessons and games range in difficulty from beginner to intermediate. Unlike some typing software we tested, this program does not prompt you to focus on problem areas, but you can still improve your weaknesses by creating custom lessons and typing tests.
The software has a variety of typing training lessons. As you work through KeyBlaze’s 161 exercises, you learn to type through practice drills, timed lessons, games and tests. The program also has a dictation device you can use to learn how to transcribe or improve your typing skill level. You can add more variety to the exercises and word lists by creating your own custom lessons.
This software’s lessons are designed to help adults improve their typing skills with the types of documents found in an office environment, including legal documents, poetry and prose. It also has lessons that help you improve your typing accuracy and speed on your keyboard’s 10-key number pad, which is an important skill for inputting numerical data.
An unlimited number of users can use this software; however, the license only works on one computer. This makes KeyBlaze a good option for families who share a computer. The program has a variety of reporting options that detail your speed and typing accuracy. After each lesson, the software displays how long it took to complete the lesson, words per minute, error rate, corrections rate and accuracy percentage. You can also access progress charts and reports under the results tab to view your overall progress.
We had no problem downloading and installing this software, and the user interface is easy to navigate. If you are an adult looking to improve your touch-typing skills with useful, real-world material, this software is a good option.