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Mitype ⌨️ - Typing Speed Test Right In Your Terminal

Who doesn't like to type fast? I made mitype with an intention to test typing speed and hence improve it at the ease of one command.

Feel free to contribute 💚

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Typing speed test in terminal


Typing Speed Test in Terminal

Mitype is a program to test (and hence improve) your typing speed right from the ease of your terminal.

Written completely in python with no external dependencies!

Main Features

  • 🖥️ Cross-platform
  • 🎦 See your replay
  • 📝 Choose custom text input
  • 🅰️ 6000 text samples
  • 🌈 Colored texts

🔧 Install

Mitype can be easily installed by:

pip install mitype
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📈 Usage

Once installed, you can run it simply as:


You can also customize each run by specifying the following options as:

  • -f FILENAME, --file FILENAME Uses contents of file as sample text.
  • -d N, --difficulty N N can be in range [1, 5] with 1 being the easiest. This decides the length of the text.
  • -i ID, --id ID ID can be in range [1, 6000].

You can quit mitype anytime by pressing the ESC key or CTRL-C.

You can…


  • Supports several languages like English and German
  • Choose your own text files
  • Or randomly pick up a sample from 6000 entries
  • View results and replay after every test
  • Choose difficulty level
  • Has cross-platform support
  • Works with both python 2 and python 3
  • Uses in-built python modules only
  • Available on pypi allowing easy install
  • Colored highlights
  • Runs on web, although the latency is kinda high

How to get it?

pip install mitype

How to run it?

Choose random text:
To choose a sample file:
mitype -f <your_file>
Choose a difficulty level:
mitype -d <N>
Choose a text ID:
mitype -i <ID>

Built with

  • Python and all its inbuilt modules
  • Curses library - Easily capture keystrokes
  • Sqlite3 - Database for storing text
  • Text provided by

Mitype is open to feedback, contributions and new ideas 💡
🌟 Star the repo on GitHub!

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