Increase Your Typing Speed With Typing Games And Tests

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 26, 2010
Updated • May 22, 2018

The computer keyboard is the core input device on most modern computer systems. People use it for all writing purposes on the computer, from writing documents and emails to chatting with friends in chat rooms and updating the status at popular social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter. Oh, and some use it to blog or game, too.

But similarities end if you analyze how people use the keyboard to type. Some prefer the one or two finger method, while others are confidentially using all ten fingers without even looking at the keyboard. The behavior corresponds directly with the typing speed of the individual computer user.

Typing speed is usually measured in characters per minute (cpm) or words per minute (words per minute) with the former being more accurate than the latter.

Individuals can save lots of time by improving their typing speed and companies may save lots of money if they teach employees how to type faster and still keep the same accuracy level.

A ten percent increase in typing speed for instance means that the users writing task is finished 10% faster as well. Now imagine raising the typing speed of one or multiple employees by 50% or even 100%.

Some say, the typing speed increases naturally with use. While that may be correct to some extent, it is often the case that users hit a wall eventually. From that moment on, they cannot improve their typing speed by simply typing, they need professional typing tools to improve it further.

The two most common tools found are typing games and typing tests. This guide concentrates on free online typing tools that everyone can use to improve the typing speed.

Typing Tests And Games


keybr typing test

Keybr supports seven languages and differentkeyboard layouts depending on the language selected. It displays text on the screen that the typing student needs to type on the keyboard. Available text options are random (gibberish text), Robert Scott's Jabberwocky or text from a website or blog that the user can select individually.

The program keeps track of the typing speed and error, and visualizes the next character for the user. The typing test keeps track of the top speed, average speed and progress as well.


typing test

Typing Test is a website dedicated to improving the typing of its users. The website offers a basic English typing test after which it will grade the user's result and compare it to the average computer user.

The website offers typing games as well, including a game of KeyMan, a PacMan clone in which the player controls the movement by typing keys on the keyboard.

typing game


typer shark

A basic game where the player has to type the words appearing on sharks approaching the player's character. The game offers several difficulty setings, and will display statistics in the end. Included in the stats are the words per minute, and the accuracy.

Power Typing

Offers various short typing tests.

Type Online

speed test


Offers both a typing test and a ten key test, which tests the numpad typing speed.


type racer

A fun typing game where you compete in a race with other human players.

Nimble Fingers [No longer available]

Typing test that concentrates on various keys on the keyboard.

State Universities Typing Test

practice typing test

Test with instructions, required text for various examinations.

Key Hero


Typing Courses

Typing Web

typing tutor

Offers typing courses that are sorted into beginner, intermediate and advanced courses. Registered users can save their typing progress.

Sense Lang

typing tutorial

Rapid Typing Tutor

A website with typing related information, from base finger positions and general typing tips to typing games, online typing tests and typing software.

Typing Tips

PC Drome

  • Position of your body
  • Placement of hands
  • Memorize the Keys
  • Maximize Use of Shortcut Keys
  • Practice makes man perfect

7 Good Tips To Faster Typing On The iPad

  • Right Way to Position iPad?
  • Suggestions & Corrections
  • Most Used Words
  • Editing – Cut, Copy &Paste
  • Capitals & Periods
  • Voice-Over & International Settings
  • Practice, Practice, Practice

Now of a typing test, game or tutorial that we have missed? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

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    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

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    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

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      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

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    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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    When will you put an end to the mess in the comments?

  11. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 9:36 am

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    I’m not sure if there is a point in commenting given that comments seem to appear under random posts now, but I’ll try… this comment is for

    My temporary “solution”, if you can call it that, is to use a VPN (Mullvad in my case) to sign up for and access Reddit via a European connection. I’m doing that with pretty much everything now, at least until the rest of the world catches up with GDPR. I don’t think GDPR is a magical privacy solution but it’s at least a first step.

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