TextTest TextTest software

Jacob O. Wobbrock [contact]


Current Version 2.8.4

Windows executable: TextTestExe.zip
Source code: TextTest.zip

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This software is distributed under the New BSD License agreement.


TextTest is a Windows standalone executable software application (*.exe) that contains everything needed to conduct rigorous text entry experiments and analyze the results. It offers a configurable testing interface, log-file writing in a simple XML format, log-file parsing and analysis, numerous state-of-the-art text entry measures, character-level error rate measures, and character-level confusion matrices. It comes with MacKenzie & Soukoreff's (2003) popular phrase set but can be used with any phrase set provided. TextTest is also capable of sending and receiving text over the network, including to/from other applications via TCP and to/from web pages via WebSockets. Two additional resources, TcpSendText.exe and TextTest.html, are provided to show each of these capabilities, respectively.

If you have any questions or comments, contact me at wobbrock@uw.edu.

Where is StreamAnalyzer?

StreamAnalyzer was a separate program that partnered with TextTest to analyze the text entry logs TextTest produced. StreamAnalyzer has since been incorporated into TextTest, and can be accessed via TextTest's "Analyze" menu.


If you use TextTest in your project, please cite:

Wobbrock, J.O. and Myers, B.A. (2006). Analyzing the input stream for character-level errors in unconstrained text entry evaluations. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 13 (4), December 2006, pp. 458-489. DOI: 10.1145/1188816.1188819

Copyright © 2004-2018 Jacob O. Wobbrock. All rights reserved.
Last updated February 7, 2018.