aTypeTrainer4Mac: Simple Multilingual Typing Tutor
If you're looking for a typing tutor for Mac that supports your language, then aTypeTrainer4Mac is the program for you. This multilingual typing tutor is designed specifically for Mac OS X and offers a wide range of keyboard layouts, including obscure non-system layouts like Dvorak, Colemak, and custom layouts built using Ukelele. With automatic detection of your keyboard language or layout type, aTypeTrainer4Mac makes it easy to switch between different layouts within the program itself.
aTypeTrainer4Mac follows a simple and effective format. You are presented with a mixed-string of random characters and your task is to type them accurately. While there are no special challenges or games, this program focuses on drilling the position of keys on the keyboard. The metronome ticking away as you type helps maintain a steady rhythm. Although it may seem a bit dull compared to other typing tutors, aTypeTrainer4Mac is quite effective at improving your typing skills.
For those who find the default exercise too boring, aTypeTrainer4Mac allows customization of the character set or import of text from the web browser page you're currently on (compatible with Firefox, SeaMonkey, and Opera). Additionally, you can import your own text document. With 30 levels to choose from, you can test your typing ability based on accuracy, quantity, or quality.
aTypeTrainer4Mac may not be the most sophisticated typing tutor available, but with perseverance, it can certainly help improve your typing skills.