TickerType for Mac is compatible with Snow Leopard (10.6) and higher.

TickerType for Windows is compatible with Win 7 and higher.

Windows Version 1.1.1 is a bug fix.

Brief Description:
TickerType is a game that helps you practice your typing skills. Each game has five turns and each turn is 30, 60 or 90 seconds long, selectable by the user. Words are chosen at random from a built-in dictionary with over 80,000 words; the player can choose short (2 - 4 letters), medium (4 - 6 letters) or long (6 - 8 letters) words. With the start of each game or turn, the words start marching across the window in tickertape fashion; the player can choose slow, medium or fast speeds. The goal is to type as many of the words as possible before the time runs out; a countdown is provided. If you type a word correctly before it starts to run off the window, the word disappears and you get ten points plus one point for each letter. The top ten scores are saved. Sound is supported; the player can turn sound on/off. Settings for sound, word length, speed and turn length are saved between sessions. TickerType is freeware.

This game is suitable for both adults and kids from age six.


Displayed above, the player has chosen to use medium sized words (6 - 8 letters), medium speed, and 60 seconds per turn. The score in the first turn with 26 seconds to go is 178. The score for the game so far is 178.

Click here to download Version 1.7.0 (2.4 MB) for Mac (OS 10.6 or later).

Click here to download Version 1.1.1 (2.1 MB) for Win 7, Win 8, and Win 10.

Windows users should set the Text Size for Smaller - 100%. To set Text Size, click on Start, Control Panel, Display, and choose 100%.