By July 10, 2007

How fast can you type?

Big thanks to Cailin’s site for posting this really fun Java-based application that tests your typing speed. You type for as quickly and accurately as possible for two minutes. You may choose your language; I believe the default is English. Anyway, take the test and post your results. Here are my results:

That was awesome! English is my only language. Here are my results:

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Your score: 492 keys per minute ~ 98 words per minute
Language/mode: en
Ranking: Very fast.
Comparison: 4% of registered TyperA users using this language have typed a better result; 96% have a lower or equal result.

Mistakes: fluidity,(fluidity)

Well done!
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How do you fare?

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  1. roclar says:

    Bleh. I found it difficult to type random English gibberish. I ended up mentally processing the sentence and sometimes typing what I was thinking instead of just typing exactly what was there. In any event, you stomped me:

    Game over

    Your score: 246 keys per minute ~ 49 words per minute
    Language/mode: en
    Ranking: Not bad!
    Comparison: 50% of registered TyperA users using this language have typed a better result; 50% have a lower or equal result.

    Mistakes: the(machine), main.(man.), Meanwhile(Meanwhile,), marin(marine), biologinst(biologist), ne(new), dont’t(don’t), unkown(unknown), the(this), bargins(bargains), the(this), mattter(matter)

  2. As you saw over at my blog, you stomped me as well. Although I actually do pretty well 🙂

  3. Seeyo says:

    Your score: 292 keys per minute ~ 58 words per minute
    Language/mode: en
    Ranking: You’ve got potential.
    Comparison: 36% of registered TyperA users using this language have typed a better result; 64% have a lower or equal result.

    Mistakes: ignorance(ignorance.), you’l(you’ll), Whi(Why), so(so?)

    Thought for sure that my career as a programmer would trigger a higher score.

    On the other hand, I figure that I probably type about twice as fast when I’m typing my own thoughts as opposed to trying to read and type at the same time.

  4. I’m averaging about 50 wpm on that test.

    I used to like Typershark (http://www.popcap.com/games/free/typershark) but it’s taken forever to load today; perhaps they “improved” it :-/