UltraKey 6 Downloads for Home

Created and published by Bytes of Learning

UltraKey 6 is the best typing coach you can get because it clearly demonstrates each new skill and rapidly builds typing technique. With 8 hours use, 20 minutes a day, you will be touch-typing better than you ever thought you could. Mac and Windows. Up to 3 installations. Not licensed for schools or companies - please see pro edition.

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Read this recent review by a parent who has a background in typing instruction.

See why UltraKey is ranked #1 by TopTenREVIEWS.

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TopTenReviews created the above video based on UltraKey 6 build 6.2. UltraKey has continued to evolve since then, holding its number one ranking. For the most current previews of UltraKey, see:

UltraKey Introduction for Windows    UltraKey Introduction for Macintosh

According to parents, many children name UltraKey as their favorite game!

Even though UltraKey is not a game, children love it because UltraKey engages them using voice, video, animated graphics, and a clear path of learning. Most important, the children achieve success with UltraKey. Nothing is more motivating than finding you can do something well!

The same applies to adults who tell us they tried the game-base programs and a lot of other titles. They praise UltraKey because it is so clear in its sequence, its purpose, and its skill development. It doesn't ask people to do anything but meaningful and relevant lessons and skill checks.

Many children name UltraKey as their favorite game.

UltraKey is the child's choice...

• Sets a personal typing goal and proceeds at the user's pace.
• Additional options to suit age and learning needs (parent help suggested).
• Provides effective instruction using voice, graphic animation, and video.
• Provides remedial help when problems are identified.
• Praises the child as typing improves and congratulates when goals are achieved.
• Genuinely helps children learn, so they can proudly show their parents.

Grade 3 classroom using UltraKey

UltraKey is the parent's choice...

• Effective for any family member with any learning needs.
• Reliable record keeping system lets parents review progress.
• Program settings let parents guide program operation.
• Create or import custom content including religious and cultural topics.

Adults enjoy UltraKey just as much as children do.

UltraKey is the adult's choice...

• Adapts to your level, whether you are novice or advanced.
• Choose your own age-appropriate interfacing.
• As friendly and appropriate for adults as it is for children.
• Import or create occupation-related content for practice and testing.
• Take 1-minute to 5-minute typing tests with accurate results.
• Generate certifiable reports based on international typing assessment standards.

UltraKey is engineered for all Mac OS X and Windows computers.

Editions for are available for North America, UK, and Australia-New Zealand.

For an immediate preview of UltraKey, see:

UltraKey Introduction for Windows    UltraKey Introduction for Macintosh

Common questions...

  • How does UltraKey compare with other products?

    Efficient: The learning path is clear and straightforward, and users move forward at an amazing pace. Not a moment of personal time is wasted.

    Adaptable: UltraKey adapts to the individual, setting a personal typing goal and allowing numerous interface adjustments to suit learning style.

    Use Custom Test Material: Some families want religious or culture-specific content. Some adults want to practice with specific professional content. Parents and adult learners can easily create or import custom content for practice and testing purposes.

    Powerful: The UltraKey learning management system provides the ultimate in reporting, learner tracking and custom control.

    Reliable: UltraKey works day in and day out. When you need help, the same people who make the software are there to provide assistance.

    Rewarding: Children and adults love UltraKey because it challenges them, proceeds at their personal pace, and ultimately makes them winners!

    Unique: UltraKey is cloud enabled, thanks to the research and development conducted right here at Bytes of Learning. Wherever UltraKey is installed, it can communicate with cloud-based records, whether hosted by the school or enterprise, or hosted by Bytes of Learning. Home users can make their own cloud! Keep reading.

  • What does cloud enabled mean?

    Being cloud enabled refers to the UltraKey program's ability to communicate with UltraKey records, whether they are housed within a school or district, or they are hosted by Bytes of Learning. Sometimes schools arrange for home users of UltraKey to log into their school-based records from home, so this capability is very valuable.

    If you do not have cloud-based records to connect to, the cloud-enabled capability is not useful, but there is another nice feature in UltraKey that lets you make your own cloud! See the next discussion.

  • How can I make my own cloud for UltraKey?

    Most people these days have access to a cloud-based storage place such as Drop-box, OneDrive or iCloud. You can put an UltraKey personal record there, and access it from any computer, Mac or Windows.

    Here is how you make your own cloud:

    Having installed and activated UltraKey on a home computer, log into management (click Management on the title screen) and review preferences to ensure the program is set up the way you want.

    While logged into management, access local records and create a record for yourself. Create more records if there are family members who will also use the program.

    When all your records are created, highlight them and click Export Record. You can export them directly to the cloud-based directory, or export them to the desktop and copy them to the cloud-based directory.

    Exit UltraKey.

    From here on, start UltraKey by opening your record from the cloud-based directory. As long as UltraKey is installed on the computer you are operating, UltraKey will automatically start. When UltraKey is running, click Login and your record is opened automatically.

    As you use UltraKey, your progress will be updated in the cloud-based storage area. UltraKey record files are cross-platform. As an example, you can start learning on a Windows computer, switch to a Mac, and switch back again.

    UltraKey for home is licensed for up to 3 computers in the home (Mac or Windows), so you can open your record by accessing the same cloud-based directory from any computer on which UltraKey is installed. Just double-click the record.

  • What ages is UltraKey suited for?

    UltraKey is rated and proven effective with users age 8 to 88 and older! In practice, the program is used as young as age 6.

    UltraKey spans a broad range of ages for these reasons...

    • All instruction is voice-supported.
    • All skills are demonstrated using clear graphical animation.
    • Different interfaces are offered for age and preference.
    • The program is entirely self-paced.
    • Challenge levels and practice weight are individualized.
    • Numerous options can be set at the individual level.
    • Practice content is easily customized and assigned.

    To see UltraKey in action with younger users, view the Davis School District Annual Keyboard Challenge, and the video Using UltraKey with Young Children.

    We are happy to discuss your specific situation. Please contact us.

  • Is UltraKey suitable for mature users?

    UltraKey is effective for adults because it has no childish elements, adapts to whatever ability the user has, and proceeds at the user's personal pace.

    UltraKey begins by providing a challenge level assessment that determines how proficiently the user types now. UltraKey then sets a goal for the user that can be adjusted for more or less difficulty.

    The UltraKey instruction is designed to meet the individual challenge level by instructing the user in correct technique and systematically building the user's performance. Even when the person has good typing skills to begin with, UltraKey is effective at helping the user reach new levels of proficiency.

    UltraKey never speaks down to people, and it supports every mature user from low-functioning to high.

    For all the above reasons, UltraKey is a popular choice for adult instruction in colleges, correction services, libraries, community centers and other facilities where younger and older adults are served.

  • Can I try UltraKey before I buy?

    We do not provide trial licenses to individuals but we guarantee their satisfaction with UltraKey or their money is refunded. Please let us know within 7 days of purchase and give us a chance to address whatever the issue may be. Otherwise, we will happily refund your money.

1 Product Review
Added by april

UltraKey is an amazing program. I have had such success in building my typing skills and speed. As wonderful as the software is, the staff is even better! After experiencing some "technical difficulties" that were due solely to an error made by our tech guy, Mr. Art Willer, with Bytes of Learning, went above and beyond to aid in remedying the problem.
Thank you all so much, not only for your affordable, very effective products, but for expert customer service! Much appreciated!
April Jordan
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