iPad and Android Keyboarding Apps and Resources

Keyboarding Apps and Resources for the iPad

KEyboarding on iPad

Questions of keyboarding training using the iPad on occasion arise. Listed below are keyboarding instruction apps for the iPad and Android tablet. At the bottom of the list are a few web-based keyboarding instruction sites that will work on the iPad ( do not require flash) for keyboarding practice. Consider using a standard Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard when practicing 10 finger keyboarding skills for training on standard keyboard layout and ergonomic positioning.

Keyboarding Apps

Tap Typing

TapTyping icon

iPhone/ iPad Typing app – Reinforces touch typing for speed and accuracy Free/ in app purchase
Typing Tutor

Typing Tutor Droid app icon

Android Typing app – Reinforces touch typing for speed and accuracy free
Type It!

Type It! app icon

Android Typing app – Reinforces touch typing for speed and accuracy free

Ghost type icon

iPad Typing app with graduated lessons. No audio feedback 4.99
Typing Fingers

Typing Fingers app icon

iPad 10 finger typing instruction with 32 lessons. Typing practice and game mode included in each lesson. External keyboard recommended Free  / .99 for ad removal
Keyboarding Fun LiteKeyboard fun lite app icon
iPad Keyboarding awareness app. Speaks each letter typed out loud. Provides visual cues of key on key row visual model. free /4.99
Typing Fun – Lite

Typing Fun app icon

iPad Basic keyboarding awareness app providing visual cues and verbal reinforcement of letters typed free / 5.99  
Keyboard Explore

Keyboard Explore icon

iPad Explore keyboard. Tap a key and a letter, image and letter is named. Upper and lower case choice of letters is provided. free  
Type A Word

Type a word icon

iPhone / iPad Typing app with options of font type, speed (normal/slow) type (plain, reverse, random), languages, wind speed (rate of typing). Word typing practice. Does not offer instruction to typing technique/rows. free / .99  

Online Key-boarding Practice Compatible with use of  iPad

Typing Web.com

Typing Web icon

iPad Web site can be used with iPad with Internet connection to type in this keyboarding program Free / online  
PowerTyping.comPower Typing icon
iPad Develop and practice step by step web based typing lessons Free / online  

What keyboarding programs have you used?? Share!

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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3 Responses to iPad and Android Keyboarding Apps and Resources

  1. Becky says:

    Hi there- I’m very curious about the keyboard in the photo accompanying this post. Does it attach to the iPad? Is it one piece that covers the whole front of the iPad? Or is it only half (just enough to cover the built-in iPad keyboard? Is it plastic with holes to put the finger through to press the key?? Any info is greatly appreciated.

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