Free Online Typing Test

How fast can you type? Looking for an easy and free way to test typing speed online?
Well, you've come to the right place.

To Start Test

Click on the text box with the orange border - the timer starts as soon as you begin typing! Click 'Reset' or press 'Shift-Return' to restart typing test.

Customize Text

Select a text type from the dropdown menu. Choose from short stories, song lyrics, random words, facts, proverbs, or even custom text.

Change Entry Mode

Two different entry modes target different typing skills and keep it fun. Switching is easy: simply click the "Switch-Up" button.

Speed (WPM)
100 %
Text to Type:
Test Time:
Phase Shift Correction
Double spacing between sentences
Keyboard Layout (Qwerty, Dvorak, or Colemak)

Typing Test Features:

  • Restart Test Hotkey

    Keep your hands on the keyboard - use keyboard shortcut "Shift-Return" to restart typing test.

  • Live Statistics

    Check your typing speed and accuracy as it is updated and displayed every second while you type.

  • Personalize and Save Report

    Report can be personalized with your name and your results can be saved and shared easily using the link generated at the end of every test.

  • Custom and interesting text to type

    If you're going to type something, you might as well type something interesting and fun to type.

    Current typing text options include random common English words, random easy words, books, book summaries short stories, fables, sight words for kids, random interesting and funny facts, random wise proverbs, and even the ability to type whatever you want with the custom text option.

    Fables and random sight words are good choices for easy typing texts that work great for younger kids and beginners.

    Custom text can be saved and shared easily using the custom URL generated when new custom text is loaded.

    New! - Just added a "Data Entry" text type that features randomly generated phone numbers, addresses, VIN-like numbers, and other alphanumeric data to type. Great for those looking for an extra typing challenge or interested in developing their data entry skills.

  • Dvorak and Colemak Keyboard Layout support

    No more messing with the settings on your computer! Support for the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard (DSK) and Colemak layouts makes switching to your favorite keyboard layout (QWERTY, Dvorak, or Colemak) as easy as selecting it from the keyboard layout dropdown menu.

    UK QWERTY and UK Colemak are now supported as well.

  • Multiple entry modes

    Two different entry modes keep the experience fresh and help develop different speed typing skills.

  • Text lookahead 100% of the time

    At any point in time both entry modes provide, at a minimum, the next 2-3 words (21 characters to be precise) so you can always be looking ahead at the next words to type - a useful skill in learning to type faster.

  • Broad range of test round times

    Why should you always have to take a 1 minute typing test?

    Speed Typing Online provides six different test round times: 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minute, 3 minute, 5 minute, and 10 minute typing tests.

  • Type what you're typing!

    Tired of having to frantically check back and forth between the text to type and what you're typing?

    Both entry modes combine the two into one, so you are always looking at exactly what you are typing on screen as you do normally, making it easy to refine your natural typing skill.

  • Correct Words per minute (WPM) Calculation

    Typing speed is calculated according to the most widely accepted method where a 'word' is assumed an average of 5 characters (spaces included) with every error (per minute) being a 1 WPM deduction. Nearly all other significant statistics are also reported, allowing for a more custom calculation as well.

    All performance calculations are also clearly explained (simply mouse-hover over the labels) making it easy to understand your results.

For Best Results: Practice Typing Every Day

Try a few rounds a day and you'll start to notice yourself progressively typing faster. Even if it seems at times that you are making no improvement, keep on working at it and you will learn to type faster!

Keep trying to beat your fastest times, some days you might suddenly obliterate some of your old scores! Remember to take breaks often though - its good for the body and for the learning!