Learn more than the WASD keys! Mavis will teach you solid skills to improve your game! Now available Worldwide!
User reviews: Mixed (5 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 18, 2013
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About This Software

Mastering typing has never been easier than with the all-new edition of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Powered by UltraKey! The award-winning software program provides the most efficient way to learn and master typing fundamentals. Designed by educators, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Powered by UltraKey uses a success-based approach to typing instruction. This powerful and motivating way to learn provides a clear path to learning a new skill by setting personal goals and progressing along guided roadmaps.

Just follow these seven easy steps to achieve your typing success!

Step 1: Set Your Personal Goal

Success-based learning begins with setting a personal challenge level for speed and accuracy that you seek as you complete lessons.

Step 2: Learn Good Posture Habits

A virtual reality model demonstrates correct body and hand position.

Step 3: Typing Technique

Video and interactive graphics teach you typing technique, finger names and home row position.

Step 4: Learn New Keys One Stage at a Time

Systematically develop new keystrokes, blending them into pairs, chains, words and sentences.

Step 5: Build Your Skill by Using It

For each lesson you complete, a corresponding skill check uses real-word typing challenges to ensure your progress.

Step 6: Practice Excellent Typing at all Times

Timed typing tests give standardized performance results that you can put on your resume!

Step 7: Celebrate Your Success!

After just 8 hours of using this software, you can master typing basics and more!

Features:

  • Success-based approach: structured learning determined by user’s own plan and timetable
  • Three types of instruction: Voice, videos and animated graphics
  • Users set a personal pace and choose their own path of learning
  • 12 interface themes and numerous options adapt to age, personal needs and learning style
  • More than 100 skill checks and typing tests
  • 18 exciting videos introduce typing activities and demonstrate proper stretch break techniques
  • Specific tips for improvement based on unique typing pattern assessments
  • Short, bite-sized, 20 minute sessions containing sequence lessons and skill development activities
  • Stunning 3D graphics to demonstrate correct posture and typing techniques
  • More Information Resource: Provides important information on correct body posture, tips for avoiding repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), typing actions, enrichment ideas, additional in-depth concepts and more
  • User-friendly system for everyone ages 8 to 88
  • Engineered for all current Windows and Macintosh computers; operates identically on both systems with cross-platform progress records.

NOTE: this title is English only. Specific localized versions (grammar and keyboards) will be delivered to customers in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. All other regions will get North American English.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
    • Processor: Pentium® or AMD Athlon™ Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac® OS X 10.6 – 10.8
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 600
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Great for helping your typing skills in terms of speed and accuracy. Includes a bunch of tests and evaluations that monitors your typing habits, and offers helpful hints or solutions to correct or adjust your keyboarding posture. If you're in a job, or looking for a job where you're sitting at a desk and using the computer most of the time then this software is more than worth it to aid you in your quest for keyboarding domination!
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
From reading the other reviews, this version may not have as many features as other Mavis Beacon versions (this is the only one I've used). But what is available is more than enough to work on typing speed and accuracy which is just what I need and I'm glad I got this version for the convenience that Steam offers.
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149 of 180 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Truly terrible. Don't get it. I foolishly thought this was going to be an upgrade from the 2011 Ultimate Edition. But it's a huge downgrade
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91 of 107 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
This version lacks the typing "games" which you may remember and be likely wanting to nostalgically revisit.

Alternatively, if you're an experienced typist or even proficient player of video games you'll set your standard assessment level to somewhere around 85wpm with 99% accuracy. This translates into the impish Mavis demanding from you a 91wpm with 98% accuracy for a "passing" grade on the application's series of exams.

I suppose if you've any children or family members who share your account with you, the application could prove useful. However, I'd guess that for many of us, we're quite fine and dandy without the aid of Ms. Beacon.

Requires an installation of Apple's Quicktime.
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19 of 49 people (39%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Excellent for covering the basics of typing and how to position yourself for increased precision and speed.
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