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Typometer

Posted in Programming, Software on December 20th, 2015 by Pavel – 1 Comment

Technical drawing of keyboard keysTypometer is a tool to measure and analyze visual latency of text / code editors.

Editor latency is delay between an input event and a corresponding screen update, in particular case – delay between keystroke and character appearance. While there are many kinds of delays (caret movement, line editing, etc.), typing latency is a major predictor of editor usability.

Check my article Typing with pleasure to learn more about editor latency and its effects on typing performance.

Project source code is available as a GitHub repository.

Download: typometer-1.0-bin.zip (0.5 MB)

Java 8 or latter is required to run the program. You can download Java from the official site.
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