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#1 Mike_Soda

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:51 PM

I'm trying to find a free typing program to improve my typing skills before I actually apply for any online work. I can currently output ~50WPM but that's by not correctly utilizing all my fingers. I've tried just Googling it on my own but there's just so many offering more than I need, including malware. Do any of you have clean suggestions?


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:21 PM

Hi Mike_Soda,

 

I have found a few links, all of them tested clean with VirusTotal. Some of these programs might look like they are meant for students, however, returning back to the basics greatly improves accuracy thus increasing your WPM. (That's what I do when I need to freshen up my touch typing.) Each website has testing available. 

 

http://www.typingstudy.com/

 

https://powertyping.com/qwerty/qwertyL.html

 

https://www.typing.com/student/start

 

https://www.speedtypingonline.com/typing-test

 

https://www.keyhero.com/free-typing-test/

 

 

 



#3 Mike_Soda

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:01 PM

Thanks, I was hoping for something I could download & use offline too but most of the free I've found also all seem to be online.


Edited by hamluis, 08 October 2017 - 11:22 AM.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:32 PM

What is your operating system? Amazon this typing software, Windows 7, for $9.90 prime:

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004V2H3DA

 

(I am not endorsing Amazon or the software company, they are being used as an example) 



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:07 AM

Windows 10 Home 64-bit.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:37 AM

Here are two typing programs that you can download. Both cleared VirusTotal. My OS is Win 10 and both installed with no problems.  As any new software program, you'll want to poke around to find/change settings that would work for you. Let your fingers learn to fly over the keyboard!

 

http://www.nchsoftware.com/typingtutor/

 

http://www.rapidtyping.com/downloads.html



#7 Mike_Soda

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:18 AM

Thanks I'll give em a try.


Edited by hamluis, 08 October 2017 - 11:23 AM.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:44 PM

Hi, 50 WPM is above average as you probably know, and all fingers/practice should definitely speed up your skills. Good sites posted by softeyes, BTW.
Ran across this article, either humorous or enlightening, though posted not to deviate from proper protocol, It also includes an interesting video:
https://www.fastcompany.com/3056678/touch-typing-is-no-faster-than-pecking-with-a-few-fingers
One cardinal rule I always broke was to look at the keys (manuel/electric/virtual) instead of the screen or paper. Spellchecker today takes care of that, bottle/brush in cap White Out yesterday. :)
Best of luck in your endeavor. 

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