Screen typing is when someone typing without looking at the keyboard. What are the best ways to learn screen typing? Is it worth buying or paying for desktop software like Mavis Beacon?
Are there any better alternatives for learning screen typing?
Can bad typing habits be changed?
There is no need for desktop-based typing software these days. I would suggest online websites which provides free typing lessons with practice exercises. Even some of them are providing free performance analytics showing your weakness. Below is a list of online typing platforms which can help you in improving your speed.
Online Screen typing (touch typing)
However, below are some desktop-based typing software.
Desktop-based typing software
Besides some of the above application, you should also try to use writing in Microsoft Word as eventually, you need to move on from the assisted screen keyboard or hints.
You can start screen typing with some pangrams, which contains all 26 alphabets. Below are some examples.
List of English Pangrams (sentences which contain all the 26 alphabets)
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
35 letters (This is the most famous one)
Two driven jocks help fax my big quiz.
Fickle jinx bog dwarves spy math quiz.
Public junk dwarves hug my quartz fox.
Quick fox jumps nightly above wizard.
Five quacking zephyrs jolt my wax bed.
The five boxing wizards jump quickly.
Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
When zombies arrive, quickly fax judge Pat.
Woven silk pyjamas exchanged for blue quartz.
The quick onyx goblin jumps over the lazy dwarf.
Foxy diva Jennifer Lopez wasn’t baking my quiche.
My girl wove six dozen plaid jackets before she quit.
Grumpy wizards make a toxic brew for the jovial queen.
A quivering Texas zombie fought republic linked jewelry.
All questions asked by five watched experts amaze the judge.
Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size.
The wizard quickly jinxed the gnomes before they vaporized.
We promptly judged antique ivory buckles for the next prize.
Jim quickly realized that the beautiful gowns are expensive.
You should also try speed tests. These games will provide you with some pre-written text and will challenge you to type it as quickly as you can. The interesting part is that like a multiplayer game you would compete against other typists.
Some free great typing games are Typeracer, Typing.com, and TypingTest.