PowerTyping - online free typing tutor

teaching kids and adults how to type on a computer keyboard

Typing games:

Introduction to PowerTyping +
PowerTyping is an online free typing tutor teaching typing on a computer keyboard - English US layout.
  • What is here?
  • Typing lessons for QWERTY, Simplified Dvorak, and Programmers Dvorak layouts.
  • Typing tests
  • Typing practice
  • Typing games
  • Where to learn what?
  • To learn keyboard layout - use typing lessons page.
  • To practice specific keys (alpha, digits, symbols) - use the Space cadet game and the Typing practice page.
  • To practice all keys:
    • Use the Typing test page which, besides main tests, has links at the bottom to various practice tests.
    • Use typing games.
  • To practice own text - use Typing practice page.
About typing lessons +
Three different tutorials are available:

Each tutorial consists of approximately 7 lessons which cover alphabet, and about 6 which teach symbols and numbers. Each lesson has review practice reflecting characters learned. Lessons should be taken in sequence as they build upon each other.

One can set a typing speed goal and, also, save lessons to track progress. Lessons and goal are saved on user's computer as a cookie.

Music, various typing speed rhythms, can be played to encourage rhythmical typing.

Typing speed tests +

Several typing tests are available where anyone can post typing speed result; and there is a link to the best typing speeds in the past for those who like to know what the top typing speeds are.

At the bottom of the page are links to various stories to practice or to test typing. To accommodate two schools of typing, specifically, 1 or 2 spaces after period, all tests have two versions: one version, named "s", single space, has 1 space after a period, the other, named "d", double space, has 2 spaces after a period.

All tests return wpm, words per minute, and number of errors.

Typing practice +

The purpose of this typing practice is to speed up hands by repeating keys combinations several times. Type in any text, click a button to repeat the text few times, and then type it. It has an option to save your text and to track the best time for the specific text.

Typing practice

Free typing games +
A list of typing games:

Texting speed test for mobile +

Texting speed tests for small, hand held devices. For those who might be curious how they compare to the world fastest texter.

Texting speed tests

Stories as texting speed tests

Qwerty vs Dvorak

How to switch between Qwerty and Dvorak layout

System requirements +
  • Modern, HTML5 complient, browser
  • Javascript
Contact us +
Direct any enquiry to webmaster at powertyping.com.

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