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What's your typing speed (WPM)?

peter profile image Peter Kim Frank ・1 min read

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: https://10fastfingers.com/typing-test/

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

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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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Damien Cosset
  • 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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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Phew, I really tried hard here!

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

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

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Bob van Hoove
Func<Day, double, double> getWPM = (day, avg) => day == Day.Friday ? 0.75 * avg : avg;
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Evan Oman

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

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

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

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

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

Keyboard: Vortex Race 3, Cherry MX Clear

  • QWERTZ ISO - Germany

Edit:

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

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Jason C. McDonald
  • 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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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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Ben Halpern
  • 60 WPM 🤔🙃
  • 2016 MacBook Pro keyboard
  • QWERTY
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Jason Gabler

My best out of 3 tries.

  • WPM: 89
  • 2015 Macbook Pro 15"
  • QWERTY w/ 6 finger typing system
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Lazar Nikolov

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

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Penguin-Works

how can mesure it ?
I can type between 7000 and 30000 per day on keyboard hook.

keyboard:microsoft elgonomics 4000.

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Osaetin Daniel

80 WPM
Wrong words: 9

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M. Shemayev

114, 98% :D
Er. Laptop, and qwerty!

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K

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Stephanie Handsteiner
  • WPM: 143
  • No, I'm using the MacBook keyboard
  • QWERTZ
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Evan McDaniel

71 WPM, 90% accuracy, which i thought was pretty good until I saw the rest of you.

Logitech K750

QWERTY

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Vincent Grovestine

WPM: 75
Accuracy: 97.41%
Keyboard: Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic
Layout: QWERTY

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Aadesh Shrestha

72 WPM
(words per minute)
Top 10 %
Keystrokes (360 | 0) 360
Accuracy 98.9%
Correct words 70
Wrong words 0

Layout: Colemak
Dell Inspiron 3442