A large community of typists has developed on the Internet, all of whom have been active in some type of online typing activity. Here you will find a catalog of some of the major typing arenas now active.
TypeRacer - the inspiration for this website. Race in real-time against other players or computer bots, on one of 700+ texts randomly assigned for that race. Communication takes place primarily in the IRC chat room, forum discussions, and blog comments.
Forum posts - a particularly rich source of typing knowledge and reflections. One has the option of receiving each post via email as well.
IRC chat room - a number of regular racers gather here to discuss racing and typing in real-time. There is no general chat feature on TypeRacer.com itself, so this unofficial IRC channel (chat.freenode.net, ##typeracer) serves that purpose.
Blog comments - another venue of discussing current TypeRacer issues.
Other universes - Looking for new TypeRacer experiences? Try these alternate modes of play.
Other languages - Choose the "change your language" link at the bottom of the main TypeRacer screen to explore dozens of other available languages.
Instant Death Mode (IDM) - where you are booted from a race as soon as you make a mistake. Popular for private racetracks, as it is a great equalizer between different typing speeds.
New Quotes - allows you to proceed through every possible text. Each time you enter a race, the next text (according to ID number) will be presented. Racing in this universe no longer counts towards your statistics in the main universe, though that was how several users approached racing all of the 700+ texts.
Easy Texts - a selection of texts from the main universe that are four lines or fewer, and commonly thought to be easy (with higher average scores than other texts). Developed by David Pritts.
Hacker Edition - type programming code instead of actual texts. Note that there appear to be no texts available for Megaracers, so if you are in that category, after the first race you will need to restart with a new guest account.
Other typing sites
10FastFingers.com ("10ff") - presents a string of unrelated simple words to type. The Typing Competition area allows you to compete on a set string of words for a period of one day against other users. Offers many languages. This appears to be the most active typing community besides TypeRacer.
hi-games.net - type a randomly assigned set of sentences, with a choice of 4 public time limits. There are high score lists for each time limit, and an on-site chat room. Note that you can actually compete on any length of time, such as 10 seconds, by changing the number of seconds in the address bar, and the site will track leaders for every possible time limit.
urikor.net - featuring the Championships, a set of six texts per month in five categories in an expanded version of Typing Zone's Masters. Also includes Daily Tasks, Training (requiring accurate and even typing), and Speed. The weekly Typing w/o errors competition is particularly interesting. There exists a forum, but it has not been used since 2010. The site works best with Windows Internet Explorer, but other browsers can be used as well.
Typing Zone - home of the monthly Master competition, in which all participants have a short number of days each month to compete on the same text. The other major competitions are on the Permanent texts, where participants may compete at any time on one of five items. Communication occurs primarily through the on-site chat room (accessible by logging in). Its automatic scrolling feature makes it difficult to read history, but you may use the history viewer to avoid this problem. The site requires using a stand-alone Windows program to participate. This program was written many years ago and modern anti-virus programs now think it's a Trojan, requiring a workaround to get running.
Intersteno - to practice, use "Training with ___ version"
TyperA - probably the first widely used competitive typing website. Competitions take place with sentences (2 min) or words (1 min) in one of five languages. There is a seldom-used forum and an IRC chat room in which several people were present during a recent visit.
typrX - very similar to TypeRacer, most notably used as the official venue for the Ultimate Typing Championship in 2009-10. It is still available and is essentially a TypeRacer clone.
Typow! - a racing game similar to TypeRacer, but with gamification whereby you may earn rewards for racing accomplishments. This game is part of OMGPop, owned by Zynga, a company which has stated that they will shut down all games on OMGPop. This has not yet happened, so Typow! is still active.
Typing Speed - an application on Facebook. Requires a Facebook account for use.