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Typing Speedometer Software allows you to measure your typing speed and to see how it increases as you practice. It includes almost 400 sample texts for you to type, so that the program is able to measure your speed. Some of those texts may appear to be too large, but you can stop the speed measuring at any moment. In addition, you can add your own texts to the database very easily.
The program's user interface is intuitive and easy to use, though its visual design is not very attractive and could be improved. It includes two buttons to start and stop the speed measuring process. When you press the "Start" button, any of the existing texts is randomly selected and displayed in the top panel - you can then start typing in the bottom panel. Whether you choose to type the whole text or a part only, you will need to press the "Stop" button to finish the process and have the statistics displayed for you.
Those statistics appear on a separate window, where the text you typed is shown with all your mistakes highlighted. There you can also check your accuracy percentage, the number of correct and mistaken words, your typing speed in WPM (words per minute), the total time, and the overall number of typed words.
Back on the main window, there are two additional buttons there that allow you to increase or decrease the font size of the sample text you have to read. The last button is "Change Story", which opens a new window where you can manage your story database. On that window you can see a list with the beginning sentence of each story, and there you will find buttons to add a new story and to edit or delete the selected one.
Therefore, in general terms, Typing Speedometer Software is a practical tool that fully accomplishes the task it was made for - it allows you to know your typing speed and accuracy rate very easily.
- Easy to use
- Includes almost 400 sample texts
- Allows you to type only a part of the text and stop the process
- Allows you to add your own texts to the database
- You can edit any of the existing or added sample texts
- Displays a very complete set of statistics
- Poor visual design
- You have to stop the speed measuring process manually, which may increase your time