Chinese Typing (or Chinese Input) tools.
Typing Chinese is not difficult if you choose the right software. The most popular way to type Chinese is by way of pinyin. A good Chinese input software should be able to be quick, fault-tolerant, has Chinese word input shortcut, Zi & word sample usage lookup, and in many cases, be able to predict Chinese word input, and have Step-by-step slide-demo for of inputting Chinese.
A typical such software to input Chinese with is HanWJ Chinese Input Engine.
A tutorial for Chinese language input can be downloaded here: Chinese Typing Tutorial.
Chinese Editing (or Chinese Word Processing) tools.
You need a Chinese Editor to Edit Chinese. It is very useful to have a Chinese word processor handy, for Chinese learning, Chinese teaching, as well as Chinese text processing purposes.
Besides basic Chinese text editting facilities, other desirable features for a Chinese word processor are: MS Word-compatibility, can add toned-PinYin on top of Zi, can speak Chinese/English texts, Speak-when-typing, Chinese-to-English Dictionary, Toned Pinyin Input.
A typical Chinese software to process Chinese text is HanWJ Smart Chinese Editor.
Chinese Writing Software.
Mastering the art of Writing Chinese is very essential for really learning Chinese.
There is a unique Chinese Write software which lets you learn Chinese Writing with a Keypad.
It features: Stroke-based Chinese Input. Chinese Writing Emulation. Easy to learn.
A typical software to learn Chinese Writing can be found at: Star9 Chinese Write.
Enjoy the beauty of Chinese symbolic characters in writing.
Chinese Text-to-Speech Software.
Mastering the art of Listening Chinese is also very essential for learning Chinese.
There is a unique Chinese Speech software which lets you listen to the web with just two mouse clicks.
It features: Speak out Chinese/English text selected in a normal window. Convenient tool for Presentation, or learning & teaching Chinese or listening to articles while working. With SpeechAnywhere, Speech from web page or other window is just a click away! Specifically suitable for people with eye-problems..
This world-only Chinese speech software can be downloaded at: SpeechAnywhere
After all, Chinese typing is not difficult!