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TapTyping - Typing Trainer

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Master touch-screen typing, and learn cool shortcuts, too.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try, Paid Education
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Can you imagine typing 100 words per minute on an iPad? TAP TYPING -- TYPING TRAINER is a great way to help kids practice typing efficiently and quickly in ways similar to typing classes some parents will recall from school. But these tutorials include high-tech heat maps and fun typing noises that bring interesting sight and sound sensorial elements to what could otherwise be rather dry, tech skills lessons.

Because touch screens can be difficult to use when typing a lot of content, the more advanced lessons here aren't always easy or comfortable -- especially for kids or adults who just don't like typing on a touch screen -- but they provide interesting content and lots of progress data to encourage users to keep trying. To get the full use of TapTyping, you'll probably need to buy the full version. If your kid is already a proficient touch-screen typist the free speed tests and one-time sample pages may be enough.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Skills: Self-Direction : effort, work to achieve goals, working efficiently, Tech Skills : using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free to try, Paid (The free version has unlimited use of the speed test and the ability to try each lesson one time. The full version, with unlimited lesson usage, is available as an in-app purchase for $3.99.)
  • Release date: May 3, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Flairify LLC
  • Version: 5.0.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Last updated: June 1, 2022

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