Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe 20 - Old Version
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- Learn essential keyboarding skills or improve overall typing efficiency
- 350 personalized lessons, exercises and tests
- Detailed progress reports assist in identifying strengths and weaknesses
- 12 Entertaining typing games
- Bilingual instruction (English & Spanish)
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Redesigned with advanced technology and updated with even more features--Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe 20 offers typists of all skill levels and ages a brand new typing experience with greater benefits and increased efficiency!
- 330 Personalized lessons, exercises and tests
- 12 Entertaining typing games
- Detailed tracking and progress reporting
- Learn to type with bilingual instruction (English & Spanish)
- New content types: type jokes, riddles, recipes, song lyrics and more!
- Choose from new music options or import your own MP3 files and type to your own tunes
- New Certificates of Completion
- Hybrid--Works with Microsoft Vista & Mac OSX Universal certified
Top Customer Reviews
OLD REVIEW: I am a beginner adult typist desiring to learn keyboarding using a straight forward, step-by-step approach. This software does it for me. After reading the reviews regarding the "BUG", I was hesitant but decided to purchase the product based on the positive reviews and the fact that the Mavis Beacon method has been around a very, very long time. There really is no "BUG". Simply select TAKE A LESSON, then select LESSON HISTORY, next select any LESSON (drill, practice, quiz or game) for any letter or lesson you wish to review. Select START to review the lesson. After completing the review you must select BACK to return to LESSON HISTORY to select the same lesson again or a new one. This software does not have the best design and the presentaion is fairly outdated but the approach to learning is sound. Hope this helps.
I would not recomend any of Mavis Beacon typing products at all.
My perspective is from having used version 10 or 11 at least 10 years ago. It was useful at the time at improving my nil typing skills. At this time I called tech support with some helpful suggestions for obvious bugs and someone actually answered (probably before Broderbund) as to the bugs I had experienced. I was told Mavis actually existed and was committed to providing opportunities for poor Southern children to further their limited opportunities, I was moved, certainly a noble aspiration.
A recent Google search reveals that there is no Mavis except for some LA weasel who clearly loves to deposit checks but knows zilch about software.
Version 20 (Platinum, qv)would bring an A+ to a community college student of C++ software writing for a term project. Some specific criticism for the real world are as follows:
Non Windows Compliant: Pseudo DOS program (you can't minimize it to do any other normal Windows task, eg, check email etc). UNFORGIVABLE for version 20 of any modern program.
Pseudo, phony Mavis complements you on your progress in spite of having made 4 or 5 mistakes in a given lesson. You have to turn her imaginary, annoying voice off in order to focus on typing.
Obviously, an executive decision was made to use limited software writing resources to create a visual, moving keyboard interface instead of fixing annoying bugs as noted by others. A complete waste of time and distracting once you have learned most of the key positions. A super stupid executive decision worthy of a good whupin.
If this is one of the best typing programs, as described in casual reviews, then this is a ripe opportunity for some sharp youngblood software type to write some decent software code and put Mavis to rest.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The program is useless. Do not waist money on it. The problem starts when you install It. To access you need a password which is not given on the disc or its box. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jurek
It works great. This from someone who first took a typing class 50+ years ago. Mavis Beacon makes it fun and the sound effects are cool. Read morePublished 13 months ago by ladytrucker
Absolutely love love love this, got it quick, and already started using it...my kids love it and it's very simple to learn quick...I'm now able to refresh my typing again...Published 15 months ago by Annarosa Benavides
Ilike the Mavis
I like the Mavis Beacon program. It is very helpful for me. By having this program .I can study at home
very unique and advantageous in having,
thanks for the essential and precise manner in which business was conducted.
its been nice
really does teach speed and accuracy through game play-if you don't have the internet for access to free online keyboarding this is greatPublished on August 7, 2013 by Connie Galvin