TapTyping: Improve Typing Skills on the iPad

TapTyping test

A common sentiment I hear from iPad owners is that it is easier to type on the virtual (on-screen) keyboard than people thought it would be. I am firmly in that camp as I have written a lot of things on the iPad, far more than I thought I would be able to do comfortably on the on-screen keyboard. Typing on the iPad is like anything else, a little practice can go a long way to improving the skill. That’s where TapTyping from Flairify comes in handy.

This cheap ($5.99) app for the iPad presents a series of typing lessons that is aimed at improving both typing speed and accuracy. It starts out with presenting a series of letters for typing, and progresses to more extensive lessons that has the user entering famous works like the Alice in Wonderland. To keep things fresh you can enter your Twitter credentials and TapTyping will have you practice by typing in the tweets from your friends. The program shows your time and accuracy at the end of each lesson.

I have only spent a short time with TapTyping but find my skill is already improving. I intend to go through the whole program and see how fast I can get using the on-screen keys. TapTyping works in both portrait and landscape orientation, but it’s primarily designed to improved two-handed typing so landscape works better.

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