Garfield's Typing Pal

Aimed at fans of the famous striped cat, Garfield’s Typing Pal helps children learn keyboard skills within a fun environment created by Jim Davis.

Garfield accompanies them during exercises, texts and dictations. He keeps them up-to-date with their success using detailed statistics and is constantly adapting the course to their performance. What’s more, he cares about their comfort and offers advice on ergonomics (such as correct posture and bad habits to avoid). In such a dynamic and entertaining environment, typing has never been so easy!


A Customized Course
Thanks to the grading test, determine the framework and goals of your learning. Make quick and efficient progress with our specific, tailor-made exercises.

A Quick and Simple Method
Step by step, learn the basics of typing in a matter of hours. Build on your technique using 100 exercises and dictations.

Engaging Animations
A series of colorful, entertaining animations will captivate your attention and stimulate learning.

Detailed Statistics
In just one click, check your statistics to see how you’re doing.

A Personalized Approach
Compile your results in order to develop your own personalized set of exercises and improve on specific weaknesses.

A Customizable Working Environment
Easily add your own texts. Personalize your typing method, for example, allowing for a physical impairment. Create several password-protected user accounts.

As of December 31, 2020, a mandatory security update proposed by Microsoft for Windows 8 and 10 makes Garfield’s Typing Pal permanently unusable on these platforms. If such is your case, we suggest that you choose another Typing Pal Package.

System Requirements

  • Windows® XP/Vista/7
  • Adobe Flash
  • x86/x86-64/AMD64 500 MHz
  • 256 Mb RAM
  • Speakers


  • Garfield’s Typing Pal is not compatible with Mac computers.
  • Garfield’s Typing Pal may only be installed on one machine.
  • Garfield’s Typing Pal’s Inspector works only with 32-bit applications