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Peter Kim Frank
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What's your typing speed (WPM)?

Just a fun thread for a Friday afternoon.

Most of us spend a significant percentage of our waking hours typing away on our keyboards. But how fast are we each typing?

Take the test here:

  • What's your WPM (words-per-minute)?
  • Do you use an external keyboard?
  • Any Dvorak or other non-QWERTY typers?

Top comments (24)

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Arden de Raaij
  • WPM: 92
  • Keystrokes: 458
  • Accuracy: 99.35%
  • Correct words: 85
  • Wrong words: 0
  • 15" Macbook Pro late 2013 keyboard.

Quite alright, and pretty damn accurate if I say so myself (best out of 3)

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Arden de Raaij

Had one more go after my coffee: WPM 103, accuracy: 100% 🎉. I'm not sure why I care so much.

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Oliver Schafeld

A coworker once mocked me for not doing 10-finger typing.
I told him I was thinking faster so I could type more slowly.

He never mentioned my typing again.
And his frantic keyboard hacking slowed down considerably... ;)

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Bob van Hoove • Edited
Func<Day, double, double> getWPM = (day, avg) => day == Day.Friday ? 0.75 * avg : avg;
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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Phew, I really tried hard here!

  • WPM: 107, 4/101 incorrect words
  • MacBook Air keyboard

I have an external keyboard (Kinesis Freestyle 2), but I haven't unpacked it yet since moving.

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Damien Cosset • Edited
  • WPM: 63 \o/
  • external keyword: Apple keyboard wireless
  • Azerty ( french style)

I don't know about you guys, but I am really inefficient with my fingers. I mostly use my two indexes, sometimes my left thumb will hit space, sometimes it's my right index on the space bar. My pinky is always on the MAJ key. Sometimes, I'll go absolutely nuts and type something using my other fingers, but it's oh so rare.

Not that it really matters to write code but I suppose that slows me down if I tried to be as fast as possible.

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Evan Oman • Edited

I figured I'd break the ice by representing the not-so-fast typers out there:

  • WPM: 58
  • External Keyboard: Yes, the CODE Keyboard, 104 key w/ brown switches
  • QWERTY all the way

I have always been a slow, inaccurate typist (with terrible form). Fortunately I write mostly Java in IntelliJ these days which means I don't really have to type all that much :D

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Online Typing Test • Edited

A person's typing speed is generally measured in words per minute (WPM). There is no definitive answer to the question of what qualifies as a "fast" typing speed, as it can vary depending on factors such as the individual's occupation, age, and level of experience. That said, a study from 2018 found that the average typing speed among all adults was 36.6 WPM.

There are a number of ways to improve one's typing speed. For beginners, mastering the proper technique is key - this means posture, grip, and finger placement should be optimized for comfort and efficiency. Once the basics have been mastered, practice makes perfect - lots of typing practice will obviously lead to an increase inspeed. You can try our typing speed test:

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Mac Siri • Edited
  • WPM: 112
  • External keyboard: Poker 2 Cherry MX clear

I think I'm old and can no longer go past 115 😔

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KurzGedanke • Edited
  • WPM: 77
  • Accuracy: 94.83%
  • Correct words: 76
  • Wrong words: 2

Keyboard: Vortex Race 3, Cherry MX Clear

  • QWERTZ ISO - Germany


I think I do some sort of... 6 - 7 1/2 fingers typing style.^^

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Peter Kim Frank
  • WPM: 133 😎
  • Macbook Pro 15" Keyboard

I had to post before @jess , because she's the fastest typer on the team. 🤓

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Jason C. McDonald • Edited
  • 97 WPM with 95% efficiency (only one wrong word). On a good day, I can clock up to 115...but not today.

  • I've got an old Apple Pro external keyboard that I've been using forever (connected to my Linux Toshiba Thinkpad).

  • Plain old QWERTY here. :3

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Lazar Nikolov • Edited

I think I'm decent! 81 WPM. Keyboard: Apple Keyboard wireless.

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Looks like with my typing style I could achieve something pushing a little hard on my French words

  • WPM: 75 with 7 wrong words out of 74
  • Rapoo wireless keyboard
  • QWERTZ (Swiss layout)

Not bad for someone which doesn't type with 10 fingers ^^'

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Jason Gabler • Edited

My best out of 3 tries.

  • WPM: 89
  • 2015 Macbook Pro 15"
  • QWERTY w/ 6 finger typing system
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Ben Halpern
  • 60 WPM 🤔🙃
  • 2016 MacBook Pro keyboard