If you’ve used a keyboard long enough, or have ever taken a typing course, then the chances are that your fingers move swiftly across the keys. To be honest, I never learned how to type. I peck at the keyboard like nobody’s business, though. I’ve competed with some of the fastest typing maniacs that I know, and keeping up with them has not been a problem. I know it must be scary to watch. I’ll learn how to type one of these days, but it’s just not high on my priority list since I feel so comfortable doing what I do now. In order to see how fast your fingers can dance, just download the free typing program called Speedometer.

You can’t help but immediately notice that the program’s interface resembles that of an alternative to Windows that rhymes with “knack.” This program can keep track of your speed in any program that you type in. Just click Record and start typing to have the program monitor the activity. It’ll tell you everything you would like to know, such as current typing time, words per minute, backspace/delete percentage, and so on. Speedometer even keeps track of your best words per minute figure so you can document your progress and attempt to beat your previous record as time goes on.

I don’t know about you, but I experienced some weird visual effects when dragging my mouse over the buttons on the interface.

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