Type Faster with The Proper Way of Typing

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If you work in a field where you type a lot; being able to type fast is something that could prove to be a very valuable skill. Maybe you already know how to type fast, but are you using the proper technique?

Typing properly might sound like a weird statement, but if you use all 10 fingers, you’ll divide the energy it takes to type, across all fingers. For example, I can type 120wpm with 6 fingers, but if I use the proper technique, I’ll be able to type faster, and for a longer period of time. It also means that there will be less energy wasted on “miss-clicks”, since you only have to move your finger a few inches.

The proper technique means that you place your fingers on the middle row of the keyboards, the fingers on the left hand should touch: “ASDF” and the fingers on the right hand should touch: “JKL;”, while your thumbs are resting on the space-bar. You then move the finger closest to the letter you’re about to type; this might sound easy, but after 10+ years of typing “the wrong way”, it’s not.

There are a bunch of online typing tools to help you learn the proper way of typing, and also type faster. Here are a few that I’ve been using.

TypingClub.com

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I’ve been using this for a few days, and I’m already starting to remember which finger I should. It’s basically a typing game, where you learn how to use the proper typing technique, and the best part is that it shows you what finger you should use.

10FastFingers.com

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When you’ve learned the proper technique of typing, I suggest you visit 10FastFingers.com – they provide a typing game, where you have to finish as many words as possible in 1 minute. This will really help you type faster, and it’s very addictive.

TypeRacer.com

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When you feel comfortable with the new technique, you should definitely head over to TypeRacer.com, you can challenge your friends, co-workers, or other typists from all over the world.

Keyboard

Having a mechanical keyboard can really help with your typing speed, since the keys are easier to press, your fingers won’t get exhausted. I’m using a Noppoo Choc | Amazon.com¬†with blue switches, it’s for sure the best keyboard I’ve ever owned.

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