Online tools to improve your typing skills
Posted by wholeenchilada on February 28, 2008
Though I can be a fast typer I’m always looking for ways to improve my typing speed and quality. I came across a post on improving your typing skills and thought I’d share: Improve Your Typing Skills With TypeSpeed.
Webapp TypeSpeed makes it easy to learn and improve upon your typing skills with a series of touch-typing exercises and tests. The free site (an email address is required for registration) stores your progress and shows you where improvement can be made. The only downside: if you’re used to hitting the spacebar twice after each sentence in test mode, your results won’t be recorded properly, even if you’re typing the exact words. While the website is not the most visually appealing, TypeSpeed gets the job done of improving your typing skills and looks safe for some downtime at work. For other typing tools, see previously mentioned Windows download RapidTyping and touch typing webapp KeyBR.
Read more of the post here: http://lifehacker.com/356641/improve-your-typing-skills-with-typespeed
To learn more about TypeSpeed and try it out, go here: http://www.mytypespeed.com/. You’ll need to register if you want to try all 40 texts they have for typing tests but you can try their basic test without registering. Also, here’s some info from their website:
TypeSpeed is the fastest way to reach your full typing potential. You can use the ‘exercises’ to learn how to type, or review the most efficient typing techniques available. If you ever want to know what your typing speed is, you can take the typing test, which will tell you how well you type.
If you teach a typing course/class, you can use TypeSpeed as a teaching aid to help your students learn how to type faster. As they advance through the exercises, you’ll be relieved to know that when you want to test them, you can choose the difficulty of the texts they have to type.
The comments section referenced a tool called Fingerjig for a “typing game”. Here’s a clip from the website:
Fingerjig is a 6 minute game that tests your typing ability. Words are randomly chosen from a dictionary of over 70,000. You must try to type the words as quickly and accurately as you can!
You can learn more here: http://www.jonmiles.co.uk/fingerjig.php. Note that if you scroll below the “start” section you’ll find a set of typing tips to help you get the most out of your typing sessions.