Name: KeyKey Typing Tutor
Release Date: April 20, 2018
Developer: Sergiy Vynnychenko
MAS Rating: 4+
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.11 or later
Includes: Pre-K’ed (TNT)
Web Site: http://keykey.ninja
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/keykey-typing-tutor/id1035137927?mt=12
KeyKey is a manageable typing tutor that learns your level as you practice. All you do is commit to a 15-minute session every day. The app takes care of the rest. There are no lessons, no tests, and no strange minigames. Instead, you get a beautiful minimalist interface and a boost to your WPM. The app records your errors and adapts the practice wordlist as you go, giving you extra practice for the letter combinations that trip you up.
The app helps users who want to improve their typing on QWERT, DVORAK, COLEMAK, AZERTY and QWERTZ layouts. Lessons appear as a continuous line of words to type. The more errors you make, the easier the words get; as you improve, the words become more complex. You can also see your errors, completed words, and elapsed time as you type.
A big part of typing faster is using the proper finger placement. The app makes this easy with its built-in virtual keyboard. This keyboard models proper hand placement in real time and shows you which finger to use for optimally typing each letter. The more you learn to adapt your hand motions, the easier typing will be.
Real World, Real Words
To generate both its English and Cyrillic practice, the app digested over 3,000 books and articles. The wordlists for the app’s lessons are derived from these materials, and ranked from common to uncommon. Whether you’re trying to improve speed in your native language or trying to type faster in a new one, you’ll get typing practice with the phrases people actually use.
With a few weeks of daily practice, you should be able to type around 60 words a minute in your chosen keyboard format. But the fun doesn’t stop there. The app includes an “expert mode” that can push your speeds even higher with even more complicated and challenging words and phrases.
Stop hitting backspace every couple seconds
There’s no point in typing quickly if you’re constantly making mistakes. WIth KeyKey, you can type confidently and precisely. That’s a skill all of us could improve on.
What’s New in KeyKey 2.7
In this version we’ve added statistics and settings synchronization with iCloud, alternative keyboard layouts for French and English languages as well as ability to sort statistics by keyboard layout.
• iCloud sync
Now you can start studying on one computer and continue on another one. Just make sure both systems are logged into the same iCloud account. No need to set anything up, it’s all done automatically.
• Statistics sorted by keyboard layout
Statistics can now be sorted not only by languages but also by layouts for each language. That is to say, lesson stats in layouts like QWERTY and COLEMAK don’t get mixed together anymore.
• BÉPO layout for French language
Second most popular layout after AZERTY in French-speaking countries, it is basically DVORAK adapted to French language. Popular with programmers.
• QWERTZ Swiss layout for French and English languages
Now there are versions of QWERTZ Swiss layout in French, English and German. Special thanks to Daniele Poggiali from Switzerland for helping us figure out the QWERTZ Swiss particularities for each of the languages.
• Disable the onscreen keyboard prompts
Now you can disable the onscreen keyboard prompts. That would help not get distracted by the keyboard once you’ve completely remembered where each key is.
• Mini statistics on home screen
Mini statistics shows the change in your speed and in your typo count compared to the previous attempt. Temporarily disabled in KeyKey 2.6, this feature is back in.
Read more in our blog — http://blog.keykey.ninja/keykey-2-7-release-notes/
We hope you like the update. If you do — please leave us a review.
Vlad and Sergey.