UltraKey 6 International Personal Edition
Developer: Bytes of Learning
Current Version: 6.3.3
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Download Size: 727 MB - Download
UltraKey teaches you how to type using a proven approach that begins by setting a personal goal and helping you achieve it one step at a time. UltraKey is the #1 typing software recommended by professionals around the world for ages 8 to 88!
Children and adults love UltraKey because it ...
• sets a personal goal for every user
• provides a clear path to achieving that goal
• demonstrates each new skill using voice, graphics and video
• builds speed and accuracy using realistic practice and testing
• identifies specific ways to improve and provides immediate help when needed
• tests your performance according to international typing standards
• puts you in charge of your learning
Your UltraKey experience begins by taking a brief typing test and setting a goal called a challenged level. Voice actor Tina Meazell tells you what to do, regularly pats you on the back, and provides extra help along the way! Don't want the voice to speak? Just turn it off.
To develop your skill, UltraKey responds to your typing by presenting new instructions, spelling words, and reading items when needed. Every new action is demonstrated using clear 3D animated graphics, which repeat whenever you need the help.
In UltraKey, you build your speed and accuracy by typing just like you do when you write emails or type reports. UltraKey accurately identifies error patterns and tells you exactly how to improve.
When you feel ready, enter the UltraKey Typing Forum and test your typing for up to 5 minutes at a stretch! UltraKey reports are detailed enough that they can be used to certify job performance.
Adapt UltraKey to suit personal learning styles and special needs by adjusting a wide range of options. If you are a skilled typist already, turn off the Sequence Control in Preferences and let UltraKey challenge you to improve.
To help you get the most out of UltraKey, it includes built-in videos that introduce each activity. Twelve stretch videos teach you how to relieve tension and stretch safely.
This international edition of UltraKey provides English spelling and content for North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. User guidance and in-depth information are provided through an extensive manual and an on-board web site. Toll-free and online support are provided at no charge.
Get UltraKey now and start improving your typing skill today!
Thanks to customer requests and suggestions, UltraKey never stops evolving! And owners of the current generation get all the improvements at no extra charge.
Tina Meazell Guides Users to Typing Success!
Voice actor Tina Meazell leads UltraKey users through all the critical steps of learning to keyboard. For those who prefer, the voice can be turned off, but customers are already telling us how much they enjoy Tina's praise and enthusiasm. The UltraKey voice has always helped with English learners, early readers and students needing help with attention. Tina makes typing fun, by being a friend along the way!
Lifelike Graphics Model Safe Stretching
UltraKey has always recommended stretching at regular intervals to prevent and relieve muscle pain and tension. Thanks to stunning 3D animation from Gunnar Games, the newest UltraKey leads users in a variety of stretching exercises, and teaches new typists how to stretch safely. Played on demand, twelve new videos feature a stunning 3D model with narration to highlight important tips.
New Posture Graphics Promote Great Technique
The game artists at Gunnar Games have also provided state-of-the-art 3D modeling for good posture demonstrations. The newly enhanced virtual reality video lets you explore good posture like you are in the same room with the model!
Larger and More Exciting Introduction Movies
While we created the new stretch videos, our development team refreshed the UltraKey introduction videos by enlarging them, increasing their clarity, and adding inspiring voice-over. The videos provide an even more valuable orientation than before, while continuing to use hands-on learning for the best effect.
UltraKey Graduates Remain the Best Example
The UltraKey graduate who used to show excellent striking technique in UltraKey has long since graduated from school and is now practicing cardiology. The young typist featured in this new release is a fifth grader from Utah, who has used UltraKey since second grade. We had to apply slow motion to the video, so users could follow her fingers!
Dynamic Buttons Show the Way
When the sequence control option is turned on in the preferences, users are required to complete UltraKey activities in their sequential order. But how can users visually tell what is next? When sequencing is controlled, activities that cannot be accessed are now grayed or not visible. Other student interfacing elements have been fine-tuned and spoken guidance makes it easy for even the youngest children to know what comes next.
Certifiable Speed Reports Displayed
UltraKey has always used international standards for typing assessment, so users could rely on its reports. When Speed Calculation is set to net speed in the preferences, UltraKey now provides more detailed performance reports on screen and in user reports. In an era when typing skill is essential to so many jobs, users can now show UltraKey reports to prospective employers as certifiable evidence of their typing skill.
Preferences Interface Streamlined
While offering a wide array of controls and customizations, UltraKey remains user-friendly and easy to follow. To sum it up, we have reviewed every message and function, refining them to what is essential to our customers. Your input is vital to us. We listen and UltraKey responds!
Lots of Other Things Improved
When we revise UltraKey, everything gets reviewed and updated from the user guide through to every message the program displays and every function it performs. We corrected a few bugs and errors along the way, and adjusted a few things that customers pointed out. Users are invited to contact the company at any time to report issues and offer suggestions.
Most Helpful Reviews
Ultra Key - Outsatnding ap. Helps so much to teach me to type properly instead of the two or three finger pecking. Great support from Bytes as well. Recommend for anyone wanting get more out of their computer.
For first time learners. - Not for improving you speed/accuracy/dictation skills if you already know how to type. Only teaches the basics of typing. I bought this to improve my wpm from where it was at, something like 45 words per minute, and it hasn't really been that useful.