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Type Faster by Competing in Races

A fun way to improve your typing speed and accuracy is to join an online typing competition at typrX. This typing competition keeps track of your typing speed, while allowing you to compete against other people, either around the world in public races or with friends in private races. To set up a private race with your friends, follow these simple steps.

  • Once you have a typrX account, click the Create Private Race button on the front page and you’ll be taken to the private race page.
  • From there, copy the track code URL and send it to the friends you want to join the race.
  • You can click the Delay Countdown button to add 10 seconds to the clock if you are waiting on your friend to join the race.

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DealBITS Drawing: Bare Bones Software

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There are few classes of software that inspire more loyalty than text editors and email programs, and TidBITS sponsor Bare Bones Software has long provided favorites in both fields. BBEdit 7.1 remains the text editor of choice for programmers and HTML coders everywhere, and Mailsmith 2.0.2 has garnered a vocal following among those email aficionados who want powerful filters and unparalleled text processing power. And TextWrangler 1.5, Bare Bones Software's newest program, has become popular with people for whom BBEdit is either too expensive or too feature-rich.

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In this week's DealBITS drawing, we're giving away one copy each of these three products: BBEdit is valued at $179, Mailsmith is $99, and TextWrangler is $49, and the order in which the winners are randomly selected will determine the choice they receive. Entrants who aren't among our lucky winners will receive a discount on any of the Bare Bones products, so be sure to enter at the DealBITS page linked below. As always, all information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. Lastly, check your spam filters, since you must be able to receive email from my address to learn if you've won.

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