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As a typing utility, Typingstats gives users control over what exactly they can track, though words per minute and keystrokes (including invisible characters) are the default settings.
In testing, I learned that I type the letter “T” the most frequently. I disabled tracking of the space bar because it is overwhelmingly my most used key (and likely everyone else’s as well).
While Typingstats maintains a history of your typing, it does not record your keystrokes. Since analysis is its primary purpose, Typingstats also offers a “social leaderboard” which allows you to compare your typing stats to other users, provided you sign up for a free Typingstats account. Your results are uploaded for comparison if you opt for an account.
Typingstats is a useful utility for anyone that wants to improve his or her typing skills.
[Macworld contributor Brendan Wilhide covers the sports industry and social media on Sportsin140.com.]
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