Affordable typing tutor featuring games and exercises
All The Right Type 4 is web based touch typing software which teaches how to touch type and also improves speed and accuracy. It is supported by latest versions of all browsers such as Internet explorer, Safari, Firefox and Chrome.
The program offers a single user home version and a multi user version. Multi version is apt for schools and other educational organizations. I am going to review All The Right Type 4 (ATRT4) in this post and based on my hand on experience.
All The Right Type 4 – Overview
Version 4 is available online, as an iOS application and also in downloadable format. You can log in and practice on the browsers on your PC or laptop, subscribers can also download iOS app for free and practice on their iPad or iPhone as well.
It is usually a good idea to try it before you buy it. You can enjoy a one-day free trial for the single user version and a 30 days free trial period for school (multi user) version, in this way you would know if this is the right software for you.
Although there are some features missing in the home version compared to the school version, still both versions are equally effective when it comes to teaching techniques.
- Easy to use
- Free trail available
- Help tutorial available on the home page
- Suitable for all ages
- Generates reports on accuracy and speed
- Allows you to add custom lessons (School version)
- Fun and interactive exercises
- Provides certification of completion to motivate users
- Teaches proper hand positions and sitting postures
Things to consider or good to know:
- Program interface is not very attractive
- Since it is a Canada based company some words have British spellings
- If you made a typing mistake, the software won’t allow you to move further unless the mistake is corrected which can eat up a lot of time if you are not sure how to correct it.
- Home version is not as flexible as the school version
ATRT 4 – Lessons & Tracking
Though the interface seems a little less dated than other typing software but the tabs and help tutorial makes it easy to use.
How does the tracking of speed and accuracy work? When you choose an exercise and complete it, ATRT4 tracks your typing accuracy, words you typed per minute, the number of errors you made and time taken to complete the exercise.
All the typing mistakes will be highlighted in red color and you will not be allowed to move to the next key until you correct the mistake. This is one of the cool feature which forces you to be conscious about your typing and increases your accuracy.
Reporting tools in home version lacks some comprehensive administrative tools but are sufficient to track your own progress and to get proper reports based on your performance.
ATRT 4 – Games & Exercises
Now, let’s talk about game based exercises which make learning fun and interactive. This software has plenty of them but because of the poor interface, you will take some time to get used to the format.
If you fall into such a situation where you don’t know how to proceed then click HINT prompt on the screen. All The Right Type 4 has this feature which will help you to know how the sentence should be read and also includes all the punctuations.
Good to know: Users who are in the US or speak/write US based English will find some of the words spelled in British English since this software is developed by a Canadian company.
All The Right Type 4 vs other software
Ultrakey and Typesy allow user to create custom lessons, import practice test or create one and customize font whereas all the right type is missing this feature in home version and is limited to school version.
Also, the number of typing exercise are much lesser in all the right type software as compared to Ultrakey and Typesy.
All The Right Type 4 Review: Verdict
If we consider the price and the features of All The Right Type Version 4 software then it has got most of the features and priced less than most of the top rated typing software available in the market. Fun and interactive exercises which make you learn and enjoy touch typing are worth giving a try.
Further reading: How To Learn Fast Typing Skills