The Typist tests how fast you can type on your smartphone


Ever wondered how fast are you typing words on that phone keyboard?

If you're an avid texter, chances are that you have developed some fast-typing skills that will make you a worthy contender in a typing competition.

The Typist for Android is exactly that kind of an app: with a nice selection of typing tests, it allows you to churn away at the keyboard while highlighting the current word you are at and judging your average word-per-minute typing rate at the end of the test. It defaults to a short 1-minute tests that are a perfect way to kill time on your commute, but you can also set a longer time interval if you want a more accurate reading.

Of course, typing fast depends a lot on how good the keyboard on your device is, as well as just how large that keyboard is. We gave The Typist a shot on the OnePlus 3 and after a few tries got our score to 48 words per minute, but if you have installed Google Play Games, you can also see how others compare with their typing scores and make this a competition. At the top, people scores north of 200 words per minute, an incredibly fast typing rate. To achieve anything over 100 words per minute, one probably needs not only a ton of training, but also an actual physical keyboard.

With it or without, you can measure your typing speed with The Typist on any Android device, so go ahead, give it a try and let us know how well you did in the comments below.

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13 Comments

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I think typing accuracy matters as much as speed. So, the number of typos should also be counted in the overall score it gives to a user.

3. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

It does that.

9. Nopers unregistered

Picture number 3. IMO typos should only be counted if they aren't autocorrected, because if you still get the word you were typing then who cares right?

5. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Got 52 wpm(53 if you count errors too). Pretty low considering I can type at over 80 wpm on my laptop.

10. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

techie be like..children please!!!

13. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Techie is first person to achieve 63 EPM (Errors Per Minute)

11. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'll like to try this, especially since I use the Swype/jump motion thing.

12. Ironboned

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

If he did 48 words with an OnePlus device or means with a real phone Sony,Samsung, HTC, LG etc. He does over 200. OnePlus is junk

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