🚀 KeyKey is the best keyboard trainer for Mac

You don’t need teachers and expensive courses to learn blind typing. I brought the speed to 300 characters per minute in two weeks in my first years of college.

Blind ten-finger printing is useful. Even if you are just an Internet troll, imagine how great it is to write comments on social networks without being distracted by the keyboard.

Why we made our own keyboard simulator

Somehow I wanted to pull up a set in English, but I could not find good simulators for Mac. Online simulators were scared away by advertising and social tinsel. But what scares me most of all is the lessons, where they force me to type combinations like “zhkhzkh xzhkhz zkhzzh”.

This is how the KeyKey keyboard simulator appeared. It will fit:

  • For beginners who type with two fingers;
  • seasoned guys who type quickly, but still look at the keyboard;
  • who can type blindly in only one language;
  • those who want to learn alternative layouts like DVORAK or COLEMAK;
  • to everyone who has tried online simulators but quit.

👉 KeyKey: buy for $ 19.99 / 7 days free on Setapp

KeyKey helped me increase my touch typing speed from 300 to 460 characters per minute

How KeyKey differs from other simulators

Blind typing is not about the location of the keys, as it might seem right away. This is about the development of muscle memory, when the fingers memorize micromovements that are unique for each language.

The letter combinations “pri”, “three”, “pro”, “tra” are examples of natural micromovements for the index fingers. We call these letter combinations chords.

In KeyKey, you learn letters through natural letter combinations that are applicable in real words

While other simulators force the user to repeatedly type meaningless combinations, KeyKey focuses on natural chords that can be applied immediately in real typing.

Conventional simulators force you to learn nonsense that is not applicable in real life

“О Е А И Н” are the five most popular letters of the Russian language, so the first lesson starts with chords based on them. In the second lesson, there are combinations of the next most popular letters “T S L R V” and so on.

Distribution of letters by lessons

We fed thousands of books and articles to the KeyKey algorithm to find out the correct chords. He now knows the most popular letters and chords for nine European languages:

Supported languages ​​and keyboards

Learning the letters with chords helps you get feedback after the first lessons. With KeyKey, you don’t waste time typing meaningless letter combinations. At any given time, you are only focused on the problematic letters.

Lessons for all skill levels

By default, the tutorial line automatically adjusts to your blind typing level. As soon as you type the letters from Lesson 1 without errors, Lesson 2 will turn on and so on. KeyKey will bring you to the Expert level by itself.

In automatic mode, the tutorial line automatically adjusts to your level of difficulty

Manual control.
If you already own blind typing and just want to improve your typing technique, then switch to manual mode. In it, you yourself decide which set of letters should be given more attention. Best of all, you can add uppercase letters, numbers, and punctuation to your lessons.

In manual mode, you yourself can choose which letters to pay attention to

Expert level.
Each of the six KeyKey lessons focuses on a specific set of letters. As soon as you complete these lessons, the “Expert” level will open.

The Expert level has a natural distribution of letters and consists of the most common words in the language of instruction. It is comparable to typing regular text, but with a focus on popular words.

Expert level results are your actual climb speed.

Virtual keyboard

The virtual keyboard tells you which finger and which key to press. Use it as a cheat sheet when you don’t know the location of a key.

The virtual keyboard will tell you which keys and with which finger to press

Statistics to monitor progress

The statistics store speed records for each lesson and the history of classes. In the nearest future we will add a “map” of errors and total training time.

Statistics records the records of each lesson, will help track progress

How to get the most out of your studies

1. Warm up your fingers and hands before each set. This will improve the neuromuscular connection between the brain and hand muscles. After this warm-up, the fingers will become more pliable, especially the ring and little fingers.

2. Each finger works with its own block of buttons. On the virtual keyboard KeyKey, these blocks are separated by color, and the virtual hands tell you which buttons to press.

Each finger is responsible for its own key block

Don’t worry if your pinky or ring finger won’t listen to you. The Finnish Aalto University conducted an experiment and found out that the number of fingers does not affect the typing speed.

A self-taught person types as fast as a professional typist, but uses the index finger of his right hand 40% of the time

3. If you keep looking at the keyboard out of habit, try covering your hands with a cloth, or placing a divider that covers the keyboard. My first MacBook Pro turned out to be such a “partition”, in which there were no Russian letters on the keyboard. By the way, now they are not there either.

My WhiteFox mechanical keyboard does not have Cyrillic

How much and how to train

Blind 10-finger dialing is a useful skill for life. To master it, it will take 8-16 hours of training, which is better evenly distributed over a month for 15-20 minutes. By practicing systematically, you can learn blind typing from scratch in a couple of weeks. Go for it!

👉 KeyKey: buy for $ 19.99 / 7 days free on Setapp

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