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How fast can you type?

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, August 9, 2006
14 years ago6,455 views

Give it a try! (Do you dare to post your results here? ;-))

labs.jphantom.com/wpm/

Thx to the Googler blogs...

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

40.93 wpm (anyone know what a good speed is?)

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

"resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."


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With 5 mistakes:
62,74 wpm
266,25 cpm

I think that's quite fast, but I'm sure some of you out there can do much better!

(BTW I think the only relevant metric is cpm and not wpm but I'm not sure, maybe there is something as a fixed conversion between both...)

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

"battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do"

With 3 mistakes:
38.63 wpm
167.69 cpm

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

mine was 36.41 wpm with 11 mistakes... :/ ..but ive presed enter instead of saving it.. damn it

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

83 with 7 mistakes :)
I only type with around 4 fingers so that's as fast as I get :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

why? what happen to the 5th finger?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I use two or three fingers of each hand. My hands are OK I just never learned how to type with 10 fingers. I once saw a woman type with 10 fingers, her speed was totally amazing.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

you should get a fast typing software Philipp .. ;)

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Philipp, is that 83 wpm???
(I type with 10 fingers...)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

but I guess I think much slower so what's the use? ;)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

71 wpm with 5 mistakes. I thought I will get 20 something...lol


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Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

>>Anyone know what a good speed is?
"A speed of 40 wpm is the basic minimum standard required by many employers and government positions. Effective typing speeds should be at least 3 – 4 times your handwriting speed."
customtyping.com/tutorials/kb/ ...

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

thanks for the info Haochi :D

Sunil Nair [PersonRank 9]

14 years ago #

>>> you should get a fast typing software Philipp .. >>>

Philipp, you ought to give Dragon Naturally Speaking a try, if not already done so. It's a great piece of software for bloggers like you.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

1st attempt (before my fingers had limbered up):


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2nd attempt:


ruscoe.net/blog/uploads/typing ...



<< you ought to give Dragon Naturally Speaking a try ... >>

I think I tried this back in 1997 and it was pretty poor. Great fun to play with though! (Of course, I assume it's much better these days...)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Eye wonder how my block posts would Luke like with speech two tags soft wear.

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

You guys type like thunder. I just came up with 50.27wpm 2mistakes.

Piotr Konieczny [PersonRank 9]

14 years ago #

<labs.jphantom.com>

Wow! Your typing speed (with 6 mistakes) is:

86.73 wpm
361.71 cpm

(I'd like to see it in different language versions ;p)

Piotr Konieczny [PersonRank 9]

14 years ago #

Guys, try this one:

2addicted.com/words

BTW: It's is MUCH BETTER than Javascript ;-)

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

75.32 wpm with 6 mistakes
327 cpm

Dan Cousar [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

1st attempt
95.07 wpm with 1 mistake
391.88 cpm

2nd attempt
100.43 wpm with 2 mistakes
436 cpm

Tony has me beat :(

Writer Shore [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

95.6 wpm with 1 mistake, I use 10 fingers

Jenny [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

121 wpm. ew... thanks to typing essays day and night + playing Word Racer. LOL =O(I also use 10 fingers to type... doesn't everybody? I hate people who type with 2 index fingers...ew... they take forever.


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OREO [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Wow! Your typing speed (with 2 mistakes) is:

125.93 wpm
537.5 cpm

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

My best attempt this far 73 wpm, but maybe I'm too tired now, I'll try again tomorrow morning... (I would to love to type above 100....)

Could it be because I'm not a native english speaker, I'm not a bible reader or...

Jenny [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I'm not a native English speaker either. I don't read bibles or any other religious materials. hehe =O)

I taught myself how to type when my family bought our first computer. This was when I was 8 years old... so I've been typing for 14-15 years. LOL I put my favourite books beside me and tried to type all the stories without looking at the keyboard. When I was 8, I REALLY liked the sounds that the keyboard made when I pressed on the keys, but now I hate the sounds. I want to get a soft keyboard that doesn't make any noise when I type. =Op

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I am pretty slow compared to the rest of the people here then.

I get up to about 65 wpm with 3 – 6 mistakes.

Brian Mingus [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Actually pretty accurate. The last employee test I took scored me at 128

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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> I am pretty slow compared to the rest of the people here then.

Every year you continue typing your speed will increase... at least that happened for me.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

My typing speed increased when I was at uni and had several assignments to do whilst also having 8 to 10 IM chat windows open at the same time... ;-) (And if I didn't type fast, I would miss last orders at the pub!)

Alex [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

The timed test that they give you here is ok, but it's not the best ive seen. Here, I got (with 6 mistakes) 64.98 wpm. For me, that's comparativly slow, considering that I usually get between 85-90 wpm. I get my best results at www. powertyping.com. Well, that's enough commenting for one day.

Jamie [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

You idiots though, You can't type with 10 fingers can you?

Not unless your a freak,

Remember 8 fingers, 2 thumbs....

You might be able to type fast, Just a shame your all retarded ;)

Jamie [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Well I can shag 10 women in 5 minutes but I cant type with 10 fingers :(

Jenny [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I type with 10 fingers. I play the piano with 10 fingers. Kids finger paint with 10 fingers. When people ask me how many fingers I have, I answer "10" and I think most people would say, "I have 10 fingers.".

I consider a thumb a finger and that "thumb" is a name for a short stubby finger that is next to an index finger. Also, when you talk about your "middle finger", you imply that you have an odd number of fingers on your hand – 5, hence, the thumb is considered a finger.

This issue of whether a thumb should be considered a finger is debatable.

Also, there is absolutely no need to call people "retarded" and "idiots".

Josh Levinson [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I got y'all beat. Somehow. 2nd try:


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