Are there any good typing tutor applications available for Ubuntu?

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    did you already search "typing" in the Ubuntu Software Center? It comes up with a couple of them. – steabert Mar 27 '11 at 17:13
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    This isn't a tutor, but it surely tests you: sudo apt-get install typespeed – Peter.O Mar 28 '11 at 13:53

Klavaro(Click to install)

Or install from the command line with

sudo apt-get install klavaro

Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) or later

sudo apt install klavaro

Klavaro is a simple tutor to teach correct typing, almost independently of language and very flexible regarding to new or unknown keyboard layouts. Its key features are: * Internationalization * Ready to use keyboard layouts * Keyboard layout editor * Basic course * Adaptability, velocity and fluidness exercises * Progress charts.


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  • Adaptability practice registers backspace as a keypress and doesn't allow me to correct mistakes. Quite annoying, I don't recommend this app. – thisismydesign Sep 23 at 11:28

OMG! Words!

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OMG! Words! is free, cheesy and somewhat addictive. Better still it’s easy to play.If you have an internet connection OMG! Words! will pull glean a list of words from recent posts for you to ‘battle’ against (If you don’t have an internet connection then it just uses magic).

From OMG!Ubuntu!


Add the PPAs ppa:tommybrunn/omgwords and ppa:bartbes/love-stable to your Software Sources (Here's how to do that) and install omgwords from the Software Center.


I have been happy with Klavaro. It is better than previous tutors I have tried.


ktouch is a great application for this purpose.

There are also a quick game named tux typing :-)

For my purpose I use this program with wine. Maybe work with natty. Is available also in english language. Is not GPL.


I would recommend Tipp10. It's a really good program.

The Tipp 10 site.

  • In its newest version, it has also got an english interface. – jsterr Mar 29 '11 at 14:47

Type-Fu (http://type-fu.com/) is available as an OSX app and as a chrome addon.

The killer feature from my perspective was that is supports multiple keyboard layouts, including Dvorak and Coleman, whereas more typing tutors are designed around QWERTY layouts.

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