Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Family Edition
ZedR Mar 15, 2014 @ 9:01am
Mavis used to be great.
There are so many free or cheap alternatives that are better for learning and drilling.
look for gtypist, typing club, keybr, type-fu, type-racer, etc. Sorry Mavis You jumped the shark a long time ago.
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Zhuinden Mar 16, 2014 @ 12:54pm 
Bump
ImALittleBear Mar 16, 2014 @ 3:31pm 
Have you tried this software? What don't you like about it?
ZedR Mar 17, 2014 @ 11:27pm 
It's not Mavis, It's Ultra Key. Mavis was fun and had cool typing games and such. This is boring typing software. Might as well get something just as good for free or cheap.
go to goo.gl(slash)MwxsrA <= Nice Intro Video
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Syragar Mar 18, 2014 @ 12:58am 
Originally posted by ZedR:
It's not Mavis, It's Ultra Key. Mavis was fun and had cool typing games and such. This is boring typing software. Might as well get something just as good for free or cheap. :trazz:
go to goo.gl(slash)MwxsrA <= Nice Intro Video

You're right. This does look like Ultra Key. This looks like more fun so far... http://store.steampowered.com/app/246580

Although I don't know which would actually be better at teaching you typing (as I do not have either product). I just know I'd be more inclined to stick with something that feels more like fun than work.

When I was learning how to type back when I was a kid, I had a game called MasterType on the Commodore 64. I liked that so much more than other typing tutorial programs because you were a wizard trying to defend a space station from alien invaders by typing certain words and phrases. It was certainly a lot more fun than just "type these words" or "type this phrase"... which is basically what you're doing anyway, disguised as a game.
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ImALittleBear Mar 18, 2014 @ 10:38am 
They used a different engine to power their software. The other version was quickly losing compatibility and they needed something more compatible
ZedR Mar 18, 2014 @ 11:43pm 
yeahbutt they took out all the fun at the same time.
ImALittleBear Mar 19, 2014 @ 10:31am 
The other versions are still being sold on the market as a value jewel case title. I'm sure you can find them at fairly well known stores.
ZedR Mar 19, 2014 @ 6:45pm 
Thanks for the heads up. I am perfectly happy with the many free or cheap alternatives as mentioned previously. For example: gtypist, typing club, keybr, type-fu, type-racer, etc. Enjoy your purchase.
ImALittleBear Apr 20, 2014 @ 9:35pm 
Would any of you like to see the old typing games back in a newer version of the software? This has been one of the top concerns with this version of the program. If you like this idea - Be sure to leave your feedback on the pinned thread in the forum.
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