Editors' reviewThis piece of freeware can tell you how quickly you type, but it's far from a full-blown tutor. The simple, poorly designed interface includes a keyboard with both English and Russian symbols. A colored graph tells you how quickly you're typing, and after you're done, you can view and print detailed statistics for each finger. One problem is the program's failure to ding users for incorrect spelling and missed keystrokes; another is that the actual keys don't light up in the normal mode. The training option seems very buggy, doesn't produce any reports, and since the program lacks a help file, there's no way to know what that feature is supposed to do. Type Speed may be of some assistance for those who are curious about how fast they can key, but folks who actually want to improve their typing skills need not apply.
TypeSpeed is a keyboard-training simulator with profound statistics for every key and finger. It shows the areas where you can increase your typing speed. The application features two languages: English and Russian. It runs without installation and proposes saving to disk when closing.