Left-Handed Keyboards

by Peter

If you want to touch type using only your left hand, one of the left-handed computer keyboard layouts below should work for you.

#1 Recommended Left-Handed Keyboard

One-Hand Keyboard
One-Hand Keyboard is a left-handed typing app for Mac and Windows PC. Allows you to type with only your left hand. It’s extremely easy to learn if you were already a two-hand touch typist, because you already have the muscle memory.

One-Hand Keyboard: Free Demo
Free demo version of the left-handed typing app. Free trial version for Mac and Windows PC. Available on the Mac App Store.

Other Left-Handed Keyboard Layouts

Free left-handed typing app for Mac OS X. Hold spacebar to “mirror” the keyboard and access keys normally on the right side of the keyboard. Easy to learn because it is based on your existing muscle memory.

Left-Handed Dvorak
Left-hand Dvorak is a keyboard layout designed for one-handed use. The layout is included by default in Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, and is easy to turn on. However, it requires learning a completely new keyboard layout. It is not a good choice if you only need to type with one hand temporarily.

Left-Handed Wireless Keyboards
The easiest way to get a wireless left-handed keyboard is to use one of the software apps above with your favorite wireless keyboard. Normal wireless keyboards are cheap and plentiful. Use one of them, plus left-handed typing software, and you will have a left-handed wireless keyboard.

Maltron Left Hand Keyboard
The Maltron left hand keyboard is a specialized keyboard designed for left-hand use. It uses a completely new layout designed for left-handed typing.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Joan March 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Lots of helpful information. I have bookmarked your site.


Kurtis Kassing March 27, 2012 at 3:43 am

thanks for share. thumbs up! sven


Edmundo Smolinski March 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

Hello, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, terrific blog!


Peter March 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Thanks, hope it’s helpful! Which version of IE are you using?


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