Master Key is a basic tutor to learn typing skills
It is useful for anyone who would like to get up to speed quickly without spending much. Read our Master Key review to learn more about its features and benefits.
Master Key – Overview platform
The software uses drills and challenges to get you up and running and allows you to set speed and accuracy goals and then work towards achieving them. With its support for many languages and typing games, it has a wide range of features to make your mastery process easy. Let’s run over a couple of such features quickly to give you a glimpse of what to expect or compare this typing program against its competitors.
Master Key – Features
Some of the noteworthy features are:
Master Key allows you to create drills yourself based on the key vocabulary preferences you require. Personalized drills are particularly useful because it allows the user to (in some manners) set the tone of their practice, and the learning curve adapts to you, making for better learning experience.
Native OS interface
The Native OS interface is a more cultural take from MacInMind, the creators of the Master Key software. The interface of both Mac Os and Windows versions of the software come designed to suit the design styling of the respective operating systems, making users feel at home on their favorite computer platform.
Paratyper typing game
Paratyper is a fun, interactive way of practice that simulates a parachute game, with your typing speed and accuracy being your best weapon to save the day. Paratyper is aimed at providing a high level of engagement and commitment to the process and is ultimately rewarding.
Drill control is just a somewhat technical way of saying you can simply pause a drill to attend to a couple of activities and resume at a more convenient time. Master Key seeks to offer complete control of the learning experience and offer a window for your other activities with this feature.
Masterkey offers both text-length and time drills, giving you accuracy test in both a limited time scenario and in the setting of a larger workload, these are essential to great typing.
You are allowed to try out the software as an anonymous user for as long as you want. Well, as long as you are ok with the basic features you have, though.
Track your performance
The software comes with a statistic view that displays your performance and tracks your progress at a glance, and this is good for improvement since you get to see your development patterns and observe where to improve.
Set mastery goals for speed and accuracy, work towards it and earn a certificate upon completing your target at the expected level. It is a reward system that seeks to appeal to users to stick through the process of practice, and your earned certificate is proof of your proficiency at a particular level.
Voice feedback is an optional feature that lets the software return an audio feedback for the keys pressed, it acts as a hint tool and a typewriter assistant, and is helpful in many learning situations.
The program allows typing tutors to leverage the software as a tool for enhancing the learning of their pupils, providing them with features to train and track the performance of students across drills and challenges, making for an easier tutoring experience and ensuring faster mastery on the part of the student.
Pagination allows you to work with much larger text files while also providing you with the formatting of a professional editor. In a move named (Project Gutenberg), Master Key gives you the tool to take your formatting skills to the next level.
Master Key for Schools
There is an extension available that allows the software to be deployed in school networks for the use of students as part of the learning process. Teachers in schools can leverage this as a tool for mass training.
- Type in 12 or 24 point type
- Allows correction to a previous line
Pros and Cons
- Goes with any typing skill level, from beginner to an expert typing skill
- Allows user control over learning scenario
- Unlimited trial
- Lightweight software size and simple user interface
- The software has Limited support options
- Somewhat outdated interface
Master Key Review – Verdict
Master Key offers a variety of teaching styles with the goal of appealing to both young and older users. However, this positioning, coupled with the emphasis on direct practice methods might get the younger audience bored in the long run. Although, it makes up for it with a sizeable range of features and integrations making it useful in both training other users and personal mastery.
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