Learning fast and blind typing on the keyboard is a matter of time and practice. There is no magic trick to suddenly becoming a professional, but there are tips that will help you, and exercise is the most important.
Introducing RapidTyping, a free Windows application that teaches you how to type correctly, so you can use the keyboard more efficiently and faster after a few lessons. It has a host of useful features such as creating custom lessons, giving helpful tips, and tracking statistics about your progress.
Installation is very simple. You can download either the portable version, which you can just run, no installation is required, or the regular version with the installation. If you decide to install RapidTyping, the installation is simple, and the developers will not try to sneak in any additional software, so all you have to do is click Next.
Although the design and user interface of RapidTyping look a bit outdated, it’s hard not to admire the colorful and beautiful design. Everything on it is somehow large and clear, which is a great success of the design since the app has many moving parts.
We think that the design of RapidTyping will be especially liked by children and those who are children at heart.
For a completely free program, RapidTyping boasts a bunch of features that are there to help you and motivate you to practice typing. We will list and describe some of the most important ones.
- Virtual keyboard
- Courses and lessons
For starters to know where you are, RapidTiping offers an online test that will assess your current typing speed and accuracy. There are some basic settings for customizing it, and the results can be seen on the scoreboard.
As you practice, a virtual keyboard will always be displayed at the bottom of the screen and can be adjusted. It will show you the correct hand position and how to move your hands as you type. Virtual keyboard supports all button layouts such as QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, Dvorak, Colemak, and others.
A variety of lessons are available divided into levels, designed to teach you basic skills or help you further improve your skills.
The introductory course will teach you the basic rules of typing on a standard keyboard and will focus on the hand position and techniques for mastering different lines. The professional course is designed so that the skills are further refined and improved.
There is also a library with more courses that do not load automatically, which you can download and include in your daily training plan.
One of the fun benefits of RapidTyping is games. Unfortunately, the only way to play them is online on the developer’s website, as the offline version does not offer games. These games are designed to help you practice different typing skills. Some of our favorites are FastTyper 2, Horse Racing, Word Mountain, and Farm Defender.
Once you learn the basics of typing, these games will help you further improve your skills.
RapidTyping is a great choice for those who want to learn or practice typing, whether you are a beginner or an advanced typist. It has many options and ways to exercise, it is completely customizable and completely free.
Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8, 10 (32/64-bit)