Learn touch typing and improve you typing speed
KeyKey is a minimalist touch typing tutor for Mac. It is suitable for beginners, who want to learn basic touch typing skills, as well as for advanced users, who want to learn alternative layouts like COLEMAK or DVORAK.
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Touch typing is not about keys arrangement, as might appear at first sight. It is about working-out of muscle memory, when fingers remember micro motions that are unique for each language.
Letter combinations “the”, “eat”, “ate”, “too” are the examples of natural micro motions for index fingers. We call these letter combinations “accords”.
Letters form letter combinations that are met in other words;
Training starts with the most frequently used letters from your native language;
After the first lesson, you are able to apply your skills in a typical typesetting.
Better than Ordinary Texts
KeyKey learning algorithm works on the basis of the data resulting from text analysis of thousands of books and articles. The type trainer knows the most popular letters, letter combinations and words from your native language and
employs them for lessons generating. It is easier to learn to type in KeyKey, than by means of an ordinary text.
Automatic Training Mode
Training line gets automatically adjusted to your touch typing level by default. As soon as you type the letters from Lesson 1 correctly, Lesson 2 will activate and so forth. And the other way round: mistakes in a certain letter will
increase the rate of its involvement in the current lesson. Due to this fact, you are focused on studying letters that are the toughest on you.
Each of the six KeyKey typing lessons is focused on a certain typesetting of letters. As soon as you pass these lessons, Expert Level will become available.
Expert Level has a natural letters distribution and consists of the most widely-spread words of the language of study. It is comparable to the typesetting of an ordinary text, but with focus on popular words.
Common tutors work differently, they make you pass pointless lessons with letter combinations that are not used in real life. This is how a typical line at standard tutors looks like:
Meaningless letter combination that are not used for real typesetting;
Immersive training occurs only at final lessons when complete words appear.
Statistics will help you to monitor speed records and errors that are made during each lesson. The total unbiased rate of touch typing is displayed with the final “Expert” lesson.
Statistics shows the results of all approaches and records for each of the attempts passed
Statistics will help you to monitor speed records and errors that are made during each typing attempt. The total unbiased rate of touch typing is displayed with the final “Expert” lesson.
Type trainer algorithm functions on the basis of your native language. With this aim in view, we analyze hundreds of articles and books in various directions: IT, economics, politics, fiction. Then we manually test work results of
algorithm on various layouts. All this is time-consuming; therefore, support of new languages appears gradually.
Current version of KeyKey supports these languages and layouts:
How can I switch from Lesson 1 to Lesson 2?
In order to unblock Lesson 2, it is necessary to complete Lesson 1 accurately. The same goes for the other lessons. In manual mode, it is possible to switch over lessons unrestricted.
How can I get all ★★★ for a completed lesson?
Each 50 symbols per minute or 10 words provide you with a half of the star. In other words, to collect all three starts, it is important to type a line correctly at a rate of 300 symbols or 60 words per minute and higher.
Why do phantom errors occur?
It's more than likely that Punto Switcher is installed in a system and it tries to change the text in its own way. Add KeyKey to exceptions in Punto Switcher’s settings, and errors will disappear. Similar errors can take place
because of any other autocorrecting programs.
Why don’t records for symbols, numbers and punctuation get updated?
Records for symbols, numbers and punctuation occur only in case they are studied in combination with Expert Level, and only after you pass it without a single mistake.
How long should I train to start touch typing?
In order to master touch typing skills, you will need 8-16 hours of training that can be uniformly distributed within the period of a month per 15-20 minutes. If you start training systematically, you will likely master touch typing
for a couple of weeks.
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