TypeQuick: How fast do you type?

It seems many people are measuring their typing speed using the TYPEQUICK online typing test. Not to be left out, I gave it a run:

YOUR RESULTS ARE:
Number of words typed: 282
Test duration: 3 min
Speed: 94.1 words/min. (470 keystrokes/min.)
Error penalty: 14
Accuracy: 95.0%

Not bad. I’d probably have done better if I didn’t habitually use the backspace key to correct errors — a trait that not only reduces error rate, but also slows me down. About ten years ago I took a typing test that would not let you backspace and would beep every time you typed an error. There were beeps every few seconds. The bad part is, I make lots of mistakes. The good part is, my fingers know about them, even when I’m not looking at the words I’m typing. You’d think my fingers would have gotten better over the years…

5 thoughts on “TypeQuick: How fast do you type?”

  • You are very fast anyway 😛

    You double me:

    YOUR RESULTS ARE:
    Number of words typed: 139
    Test duration: 3 min
    Speed: 46.6 words/min. (233 keystrokes/min.)
    Error penalty: 8
    Accuracy: 94.3%

    I don’t know if the English is the problem, but was very slow at the test !! =)

    Maybe because I near don’t write literal text at all, only to program, an I think after each line 😛

    Cheers

  • damn. i need better accuracy!
    YOUR RESULTS ARE:Number of words typed: 290
    Test duration: 3 min
    Speed: 96.8 words/min. (484 keystrokes/min.)
    Error penalty: 17
    Accuracy: 94.1%

  • YOUR RESULTS ARE:Number of words typed: 300
    Test duration: 3 min
    Speed: 100.46 words/min. (512 keystrokes/min.)
    Error penalty: 13
    Accuracy: 97.3%

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