Try out the optional Dvorak keyboard, used by the world's fastest typists. Type the lyrics of your favorite songs for practice while listening to your iTunes playlists. Get smarter while you practice typing up-to-the minute news feeds. Type an entire novel for practice, with the full text of dozens of classic novels, from Treasure Island to Les Miserables.
Take a break with 17 gorgeous high-resolution action typing games, the most games ever in a Mavis Beacon edition. Set up automatic iCal reminders to make sure you get in the practice time you need, up to three times a day. Also includes personalised progress reports, dictation practice, a custom lesson creator, ergonomic videos, posture exercises and much more.
More RSS Feeds
Keep your finger on the pulse while you practice your typing with four times as many up-to-the minute news feeds as before. Type today's weather forecast from The Weather Channel, the latest science report from NASA, or the top news stories from BBC News — you'll be a smarter and wiser typist for it!
Even more games!
With seventeen gorgeous typing games, including the new Ragtime Rhythm, this Mavis Beacon has more games than ever before.
The world's number one typing instructor comes alive in this new edition when she speaks to you as an avatar during your typing lessons.
Export Creature Movies!
Create an animal or a fantasy creature in the Creature Lab Game, then export it as a QuickTime® movie to post on the Web or send to a friend. Typing practice was never this much fun!
Track Your Progress. Chart Your Success!
Mavis Beacon tracks your progress step by step and points out the keys you need to concentrate on. And when you pass a major typing milestone you can print out a certificate from the Mavis Beacon Institute.
Twice as many classic novels
We've added the full text of even more classic novels to keep you engrossed as you type — from Around the World in Eighty Days to Moby Dick. Bookmarks are placed automatically as you pause or stop the lesson, so you can always find your place right away.
Song Lyrics Practice
Practice typing the lyrics from your favorite music while you listen to the same songs in your iTunes® playlists!
We think August Dvorak would be mighty pleased that the keyboard he introduced in 1936 would be used by the world's fastest typists. Now you can try out the Dvorak keyboard too - as an option to the traditional QWERTY keyboard in this new edition.
Now you can easily set up automatic reminders in iCal to make sure you get in the practice time you need - up to three times a day!
Floating Typing Gauge
Measure your typing speed in any application with this new floating menu bar utility.
Minimum System Requirements
- System - Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later, including OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"
- Processor - G3 350 MHz or faster, including all Intel Macs
- Memory - 512 MB RAM
- Display - 1024x768, Millions of Colors
- Free hard disk space - 740 MB
- CD-ROM drive - For installation only
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Ultimate Edition includes:
- QWERTY and Dvorak keyboard layouts
- Individually tailored lessons as skills grow
- More than 1000 text passages for practice
- Dictation and transcription exercises
- Ergonomic videos and posture exercises
- Curriculum map, reports, and certificates
- 17 typing games including 3 network games
- Custom Lesson Designer using your own text