Improving your typing speed can make your life a lot easier. Yesterday, we told you about two sites where you can test and improve you typing skills. Today, we look at two more.
All the examples so far have mostly been throwing random words at you in order to test your typing dexterity. Wouldn’t it be a little more fun if we were actually typing something rather than a random selection of words? Thankfully, TypingTest comes to the rescue here.
When you begin your test, you can select the amount of time you’d like to spend typing, from 1-5 minutes. After that, you can select what you’d like to type. The topics range from Aesop’s Fables to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Once you’re ready, you click the ‘Start Typing Test’ button, the test gives you the material you selected, and then you type away.
This one is a particularly nice test, if you want to see how you handle proper sentences and grammar instead of just raw word count. It’s also a lot more fun to write something that actually makes sense, rather than a random assortment of words!
If you’re looking to up your touch typing game, Typing Cat is a strong choice for you. Like other entries in this article, Typing Cat supports account creation and competition against other users, with your score being compared against wordcount speeds from around the world. You can also set the amount of time you’d like to type for, from the selection 1 minute, 3 minutes, or 5 minutes.
What makes Typing Cat so unique is twofold. First of all, the material you’re typing seems to be randomly generated sentences. They’ll make no real sense in terms of telling a story or setting a scene, but grammatically speaking, the sentences make decent sense, so you can use this to practice your punctuation and general typing skills.
Second, while you’re typing the words on-screen, Typing Cat will show you a graphic relating to which column the next key is on the keyboard, as well as which finger you should be using if you’re using the standard touch typing method. This can be a real boon for those who are still struggling with getting their fingers in the correct position, and still need a little bit of guidance as to which finger hits what key.
Find Your Type
With all the assets on the internet to help you learn and speed up your typing skills, it’s never been easier to get to know your keyboard better. Do you have any recommendations for typing tests? Let us know in the comments.