Learning to master the keyboard of an iPad is made easier, with Ghost Type from demografix.
An iPad typing tutor created with education in mind.
• The only typing tutor that allows you to create your own lessons with your content to suit your child or students
• Inbuilt lessons from beginner to advanced, including Dolch words, that can be fully edited
• Flexible export and sharing of your lessons via email, Dropbox, iTunes or Airdrop.
• Uses the correct school fonts and multiple student profiles
• Teacher or parent lockable to restrict student access and functions
• Innovative Ghosting keyboard to improve memory typing skills
• The best iPad keyboarding skills and development tool available
• Selected by many schools under volume education purchases
• QWERTZ, AZERTY and Dvorak Keyboards
• The correct schoolfonts
Accessing the correct school fonts while using Ghost Type is simple and a wide range of fonts including Australian state education fonts, UK, NZ and USA styles are available currently.
Ghost Type contains a series of typing lessons that are aimed at improving both typing speed and accuracy on an iPad and features a unique ghosting keyboard option, aiding the user in memorizing the layout of the iPad keyboard.
Create, save and share your own lessons to suit your own curriculum and year levels, with complete control over the management of the lessons. Use your spelling lists or any other content for your students or child to learn, all while learning iPad typing at the same time.
The Ghost Type keyboard displays the letters until you start typing. Type the correct letter and the keys on the keyboard remain faded out. Pause your typing, and the letters will fade back in. The fade-in speed can be set as very slow, slow, normal, fast and very fast via the settings. You can also turn the Ghost Type keyboard off via the settings and use a ‘partial’ setting. The app is also fully compatible with external keyboards. The app is in landscape mode only and does not support the Apple portrait dock.
• A lockable app
As a parent or teacher you can lock the app into a restricted student mode. When in student mode, lessons cannot be created or deleted and profiles cannot be changed. Other options are available depending on your teacher/parent choices. These include access to the Ghost Write function, home screen options and access to any external links. Fully COPPA compliant.
• Take a Lesson or a Speed Test
The lessons work much like traditional typing programs on computers you may have used when you first learned to type. As you type in the characters, they’ll be lightened out. Your current character will be highlighted in green, while mistyped characters will be highlighted in red. As you type you’ll see the time elapsed, your average words per minute (wpm), and your accuracy percentage.
The aim is to try to type in the words as fast as you can without looking at the virtual keys. Once you finish, your various statistics will be recorded.
You will discover that it’s not that hard to gain speed and accuracy on the iPad keyboard.
“I think the ghost keyboard is a great idea. The look and feel is great and it's pretty intuitive to us. Multiple profiles, locking aspects of app are excellent ideas - teachers will really love that, especially teachers who don't have 1 to 1 iPads.”
Richard, Australian Teacher.
"Congratulations on a great app.. As a touch typist on a standard keyboard it is sometimes a struggle to translate that skill to the iPad, but just a short time on Ghost Type has already retuned my brain to be faster and more accurate than I would have imagined... Anyone using an iPad, adult or child will benefit greatly from this app."
Fun AND educational ***** by Critical analyst
Also a big thanks to the US District that purchased 1800 copies recently. Thanks from us!
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Fix for a bug or three.
Ratings and Reviews
Locks up on lessons
The lessons lockup after typing for a while. Tried to reset to the home page and start again but the lessons still locked up. I am using a Pocketfish iCapsule external keyboard with a Bluetooth Link. The program recognizes the external keyboard but does not recognize the dash ( - ) in the typing exercises. For the price, the program is adequate for basic typing practice and skill development, however, using an external keyboard stills needs further development. Two stars rating, more when the glitches get fixed.
Now I am typing faster
A brilliant app and the ghosting keyboard certainly enhances the ability to learn where the keys are. I was also delighted that I could create my own lessons. I would recommend this app to anyone who wants to improve their iPad typing skills.
Waste of money
If you want this app to learn how to type, don't waste your money. It doesn't do the basic one or two letters at a time, it gives you whole words and sentences to type, too confusing for young kids or anyone without experience. I made up my own lesson for the f and j key, but they disappeared after about a week.
Developer Response ,
You can create your own lessons as one letter at a time. That is part of the power of this app as you can create your own typing lessons.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.