July 11, 2006

How fast can you type?

The title says it all... Test your typing speed!

I recommend doing it three times in a row and take the average speed. I seem to score between 120 and 130 words per minute.

How about you?

Posted by cedric at July 11, 2006 03:53 PM


I got 132 wpm when I tried it the second time ... the first time, I didn't appreciate that you didn't have to type the return (and spend a few seconds figuirng out how to get the 'you have made a mistake' off the bottom of the screen). Mind you, even with that hiccough, I still got 80 wpm the first time around :-)

Pity that I don't code as fast ...

Posted by: Alex Blewitt at July 11, 2006 06:34 PM

75. Not bad for a touch typist though. ;)

Posted by: Bob Lee at July 11, 2006 06:34 PM

119.68 on one try :-)

Posted by: Keith Donald at July 11, 2006 09:45 PM

I thought of myself as a decent typist until this:

1st try: 0 error, 94.86 wpm
2nd try: 1 error, 83.69 wpm
3rd try: 2 error, 102.25 wpm

I think my time is lost by a few seconds between the mouse click on the text area, and actually starting to type.

Posted by: Muthu Ramadoss at July 11, 2006 10:05 PM

hi there,

I got 85 wpm on 1st attempt -- again touch typist.
I should be coding more, I guess :-)


Posted by: anjan bacchu at July 11, 2006 10:40 PM

hi there,

I got 85 wpm on 1st attempt -- again touch typist.
I should be coding more, I guess :-)


Posted by: anjan bacchu at July 11, 2006 10:41 PM


Hmm. I blame the Macbook keyboard.

Posted by: Justin at July 11, 2006 11:09 PM

Annoying...There should be 2 spaces after a full stop (period) :( Was anyone else trained to do this as a typist?

Posted by: Jared at July 11, 2006 11:33 PM

I guess you need to be skilled in English, as a foreigner I need to read some of the non-daily used words at least twice. Thus my score of between 45 - 50 (and improving each time). So all above: you are doing at least twice as good!

Posted by: Hilbert at July 12, 2006 12:18 AM

I fully agree with Hilbert. indeed, as a french, I got a decent 50 wpm on this test.

Posted by: Nicolas Delsaux at July 12, 2006 12:43 AM

I'm a quite strong typist in german and here I'm scoring only around 70. I think it's because you've got touch patterns for the words you are writing most in your natural language...

Posted by: Jan Prill at July 12, 2006 02:17 AM

I'm trying to learn how to touch type at the moment. Thanks for the link that's a handy little site for getting an idea of where I'm at!

Posted by: Richard Rodger at July 12, 2006 02:22 AM

~12 wpm with one hand, which is all I could spare at the time. ;-)

Posted by: Erik C. Thauvin at July 12, 2006 03:56 AM

averaged about 80 using Dvorak layout. But i'm usually typing code not text so speed isn't anything i actually work towards.

Posted by: masukomi at July 12, 2006 07:04 AM

The question could be: If you are hiring a developer, does it matter how fast he or she types?

Posted by: Lee Meador at July 12, 2006 08:07 AM

Uh oh, looking for a new gig as a secretary Cedric? :)

Posted by: Frank Bolander at July 12, 2006 09:03 AM

I got 95 the first time since I was also putting two spaces in after a period. Yes, I was taught that way as well when I learned typing.

I got 121 and 126 the second and third times, respectively.

Posted by: Mike Bosch at July 12, 2006 09:22 AM

The test is pretty easy.. I'm scoring about 20 to 30 WPM faster than what I get here: http://www.typingtest.com/

About 2 years ago, after typing on QWERTY keyboards for about 20 years I finally made the switch to Dvorak. The inherent inefficiency in QWERTRY has always annoyed me - I wish they would teach new computer users to use the more efficient Dvorak layout instead of continuing to propagate the nasty "standard"!

It took a while to get back up to my old QWERTY speed (around 70wmp as measured by typingtest.com). I'm not any faster now on Dvorak, but I'm a lot more efficient - meaning there's less strain and finger movement. I think there's a lot more potential to get faster if I practiced. With Dvorak it's also a lot easier to type on a laptop when I'm holding it down on my lap (on a standard Dvorak layout - the left hand hardly moves, so it's easier to hold down and balance the laptop).

Besides the real advantages, the geek factor of having a keyboard layout that almost no-one else can use earns me some bragging rights. :-p

Posted by: hans at July 12, 2006 09:31 AM

I am a 4 finger typist (and bad at spelling).

I am happy with that as its better then I had thought it would be. I do agree we should all learn to be touch typist but its a skill I have never been able to gain.

Posted by: David Channon at July 12, 2006 05:11 PM

What can I say, I tried hard about 10 times and I could not score more than 70 wmp. As we all know human potential is vastly underestimated... Behold! With this little greasemonkey script, my typing sky-rocketed up to 3000 wpm :). Dvorak, anyone?

/// mediogre way to rectify lousy typing skills

// --------------------------------------------------------------------
// ==UserScript==
// @include http://labs.jphantom.com/wpm/*
// ==/UserScript==

function clear ()
document.getElementById('test').value = h;

Posted by: mediogre at July 13, 2006 10:42 AM

Jared, you don't use two spaces after a period on modern computers. They space appropriately automatically.

Posted by: Bob Lee at July 13, 2006 10:58 AM



Posted by: Kannan Ekanath at July 14, 2006 04:53 AM

erf... had to take it 4 times as to not make the "mistake" of entering "enter" once done... Because this closes the result window on my setup (Linux / Firefox) and I can't seem to get it back. Had a "perfect" speedy run, no mistake... Couldn't see my speed: was so fast I hit "enter" while in berzerk mode :(

Besides that I made a run at 93.4 wpm (?) with 2 errors.

I can do 115 wpm on Gnu's gtypist test (smaller sentences).

Annoying that counter says it starts "once you click"... because if I click I'm not ready to touch-type.

Oh yup, touch-typist here btw, on a goold ole IBM Model M keyboard.



Cool site Cedric, thx

Posted by: Anonymous Coward at July 29, 2006 07:29 PM

154 wpm? that's odd, but ok :)

Posted by: sam at August 7, 2006 04:34 PM

the fastest speed that i got was 64.86 wpm....but i guess thats good for me considering that im only 14...that is good for a 14 year old, isnt it?....ohh well...= P

Posted by: Alex at August 13, 2006 04:31 PM

hey hey hey how can i learn to type fast n good i would liike to learn fast please

Posted by: justice at August 26, 2006 09:07 PM

I am just curious Cedric how many fingers do you use
for typing ?

Posted by: at August 27, 2006 06:57 AM

This was fun. I had to glance at the material more than once while transcribing it, and that says something, seeing as how I make my meager living typing conversations at a telerelay center. Best score out of 3 tries was 138-point-something. :)

Posted by: hank at August 29, 2006 07:10 PM

40 advadge i anit a touch typeist thought i am a single letter typer i am learning how to touch type as we speak

Posted by: mike at September 3, 2006 10:13 AM

I got 215 wpm resulting from being on the computer 24/7, [ which I don't do anymore ]

Posted by: Vicki at September 8, 2006 07:11 PM

203 wpm i typed the words on microsoft word and copy. I refresh until i saw what i copied and paste. fix some mistakes and BAM!!! 203 WPM
i really type like 45 wpm =)

Posted by: at November 19, 2006 08:27 PM

212 wpm..

does that mean im like the fastest typer in the world? hehe...

Posted by: sudo at November 26, 2006 06:48 PM

Honestly who sits around wondering how fast they can type. All of you really need to get a life and start thinking about your real future. Instead of just sitting at a computer wondering how fast you can type. You're not Bill Gates and most of you never will even be close. Get over yourselves, get a real job and then maybe think of getting some friends. Or perhaps a hobbie to keep your minds off of typing you lame losers.

Posted by: at January 3, 2007 06:19 PM

93.96 with three errors.....I am thirteen years old and have never taken a class.

Posted by: Kate at January 20, 2007 06:50 AM

Is 28.18 good?......the first time i tryed it was that sooooooo bye!!!!!!

Posted by: SAGE at January 24, 2007 09:47 AM

I can even do this at 109 WPM and I'm only 10.
Although, there was another one and I got 187 or something.

Posted by: compweirdo at February 3, 2007 02:14 AM

I suck at typing obviously because I only scored about 45 wpm. I work well on a ten key though and I bet I could give you 200wpm bastards a run for your money :) Seriously thoguh, you guys that type over 100wpm rock and those of you who are just under it are still really cool:)

Posted by: ashley at February 21, 2007 10:38 AM

wow! i got 1234wpm!! im gdgdgdgdgdgd!!! xx

Posted by: leanne burns at March 23, 2007 09:12 AM

i love this typing test it is so unique anf really fun 2 do when you are at home doing nothing ,being so bored!!!

Posted by: Ciera Morgan at April 3, 2007 07:37 AM

I got 116 wpm after a couple of tries

Posted by: at July 7, 2007 08:18 PM

i use to type only 50 to 60 words a minute i want to increse my typing speed send me some usefull tips.

Posted by: parag raghav at July 20, 2007 10:48 AM

89.48 wpm, with three mistakes, on my first shot, and touch typing properly.

It is only the first shot that counts, because the text doesn't change - you can just learn and practice the text! So of course your subsequent shots are going to get faster...

You can get faster if you have the correct finger positions (obviously), but also if you hit the keys lightly. It's easier to go faster on a laptop, because of the lower action required. This is analogous the action required for guitar - fast shred guitarists use low fret action, because it allows them to sweep pick to perform other speed techniques easier.

Posted by: some guy at September 9, 2007 06:15 PM

37.66 with just the left hand

Posted by: Nab763 at September 21, 2007 04:40 AM

I did it I am faster than any of you.
9999.99 wpm and 44799 cpm. I have the screen shot too.

Posted by: Nab763 at September 21, 2007 09:21 AM

I got 101 five times..in a row with only 0 errors..and I'm only 12!! lol! I want to grow up to be a secertary!! :)

Posted by: Mary at October 6, 2007 07:06 AM

12 Years old
132 Words Per Minute
2 Mistakes.

Posted by: Razmataz at October 12, 2007 02:45 PM

I think this is a really bad website and you should improve it they can't even accept my name!

Posted by: k at October 20, 2007 10:48 AM

crap web it doent even know the time by the way it is 6.50pm here

Posted by: k at October 20, 2007 10:51 AM

I type at 206 wpm (really like 205.8 or somin). I did it 5 times and took the average. 10 mistakes all together. Oh, Im 13 years old BTW.

Posted by: Fen Leah at December 4, 2007 03:56 AM

64 words per minute avg
27 years old
I used to think I was fast
I guess I'm just old and slow

Posted by: Matt at December 15, 2007 06:44 AM

i can type really fast now. over 115 wpm with 2 mistakes. i had to do the test 12 times to get that high!

Posted by: at January 16, 2008 02:40 PM


Posted by: me at January 16, 2008 02:42 PM

73.95 wpm
310.24 cpm

Posted by: Rose at January 19, 2008 12:13 PM

Am 14 years old.
Did 3 goes

73.95 wpm
310.24 cpm

60.13 wpm
264 cpm

65.7 wpm

Posted by: rosilybird at January 19, 2008 12:20 PM

289 WPM, no errors!!

Posted by: lalala at April 6, 2008 02:19 PM

you are a slow typer very very very very slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow typer

Posted by: Mythical Fred at May 19, 2008 08:26 AM

Its not easy to keep on typing everyday, its become really boaring after few hours. but if you want to increase your typing speed then you have to face the pain for such a long time.
if you want yourself among thousend best typest's then it will take atleast few years of boaring practic and lot of time.
some time your fingers will start burning they will cry to leave them but you have to be cruel dont let them rest any how keep typing

Posted by: "Parag Raghav" at June 19, 2008 01:00 AM

142.61 on first try (one error). Definitely higher than typingtest.com usually gives.

Posted by: Ryan at September 6, 2008 02:04 AM

First: 102.53 wpm 1 mistake
second: 129.32 wpm 0 mistakes
Third: 231 wpm 0 mistakes

Posted by: Kelsey at November 26, 2008 11:34 AM

well, what i got was.......... 44wpm when... i use to have 155 wpm hahaha i havent typed in a long time hahahahahaha hahaha haha thats all i have to say....

Posted by: Jordan at December 17, 2008 09:55 AM

im 1 of the worse typers that tried this test.......i got 45 wpm :'( merry x-mas and a happy new year...with faster typing ;)
not bad 45-50 wpm for a 13 year old macedonian ;)

Posted by: zverceti at December 31, 2008 02:32 PM

3456356732344643294938 wpm ;)

Posted by: greece sucks at December 31, 2008 02:35 PM

I am 11 years old and I can type 105 WPM. True, I swear. I have a photographic memory, so I can memorize where the keys are, so it's easy.

(I typed this comment in 9 seconds)

Posted by: Alisa at January 15, 2009 03:20 PM

you guy are fast typer a can type like 35 mph

Posted by: travis brown at February 24, 2009 12:50 PM

i can type really really really fast...

Posted by: srfgrty at April 7, 2009 10:30 AM

eh i think it is full of crap

Posted by: Mitzie at April 23, 2009 06:11 AM

only 12 and i got 119 [:

Posted by: Christa at September 1, 2009 02:41 PM
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