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Original author(s) Jerome Whitcroft
Developer(s) Keyright Pty, Ltd
Initial release 14 September 2012 (2012-09-14)
Stable release 1.0.1 / 10 January 2013; 2 years ago (2013-01-10)
Development status Active
Operating system iOS
Available in English
License Paid
Website icolortype.com

iColorType is a paid application for Apple's iPad, released on Apples’s iTunes on September 14, 2012. The App was developed by KEYRIGHT, the developers of the "Look & Learn Typing Solution", which was sold throughout the USA, Europe and Australia. iColorType allows development of motor skills, muscle memory and hand-eye coordination needed for proper typing.[1]


iColorType color codes an iPad’s touch screen to identify the eight color-finger zones on all keyboards. It uses a patented color coding device (USPTO number: 6,850,225).[2] iColorType develops motor skills, muscle memory and hand-eye coordination needed for touch typing.

iColorType includes the following features:

  • Introductory Overview
  • Typing Speed Test
  • "Short Words" Lesson
  • Full Lesson Plan

Color coding[edit]

By using color coding on the standard QWERTY keyboard, user's brain naturally makes color associations, and learns which fingers use the appropriate letter, number and symbol keys.[3] For example, the left-hand pinky finger uses all the red keys, and the right-hand pinky uses pink keys.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "iColorType (Education)". Speak iPad. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Color-coded tactile data-entry devices". Jerome Eymard Whitcroft. Patentstorm. February 1, 2005. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "iPad typing - iColorType". teststeststests.com. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "iColorType 1.0". Lisisoft. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

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