amphetype – advanced typing practice software

amphetype is a layout-agnostic typing program.

It’s aimed at individuals who don’t need an on-screen keyboard.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Type your favorite novel – one of the program’s code ideas is not to only use boring “stock texts” for typing practice, but to practice on interesting texts.
  • Import whole novels and have the software automatically generate bite-sized lessons from the text.
  • Typing statistics – provides the basic typing statistics (accuracy and WPM) across keys, trigrams, and words. It also tries to identify parts that break your flow and what impact these “viscous” combinations have on your typing speed overall. It also shows a graphs of progress over time.
  • Generate lessons from past statistics – an advanced lesson generator where you can generate texts based on your past performance. Generate blocks of text to target practice your slowest words, trigrams, or keys!
  • Layout-agnostic – amphetype doesn’t care what keyboard or layout you use, it only looks at how you use it.
  • Highly customizable in functionality, looks, and feel.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Website: gitlab.com/franksh/amphetype
Developer: Frank S. Hestvik
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

Amphetype in action
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