Parents' Guide to

Type Racer - a game about typing fast

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Iffy quotes, frequent ads ruin what could've been a fun app.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

It's great for teaching people how to build speed

It's a typing website. It doesn't get any worse. Don't listen to Amanda.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
1 person found this helpful.
age 6+

Good website.

Probably the best website to practice typing, especially touch typing. Ads can easily be ironed out with easy-to-find adblockers.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Unclear whether personal information are shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The more kids practice typing, the faster they'll get, and Type Racer - a game about typing fast can help with that. Kids need to know the QWERTY layout of a touchscreen keyboard already as there is no instruction offered in-app. Kids won't get to practice with the shift key, as it's not included. The quotes are sometimes funny and make practicing fun, but the content is not appropriate for young kids. Frequent ads interrupt the game, and there doesn't appear to be a way to remove them (via in-app purchase, for example). For tips to improve touchscreen typing as well as practicing it, TapTyping - typing trainer may be a better choice.

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