This is an up-to-date list of all the one-hand typing software I have discovered.
One-handed typing software is usually a better solution than buying a physical keyboard designed for typing with one hand. Software is usually more affordable and often offers a free demo.
Post will be updated as needed. If you know of any one-handed keyboard software I’ve missed, please post in the comments!
Mac version of the award-winning One-Hand Keyboard layout for former touch-typists. Great for temporary injuries such as a broken arm or sprained wrist.
Free demo version of One-Hand Keyboard for Mac. On the Mac App Store.
Optimized one-hand keyboard layouts for either hand. The Dvorak one-handed layouts put the most-used keys under your home-row fingers, so your fingers do not need to travel as far. May have speed or comfort benefits compared to other methods. These layouts come installed by default in Windows and Mac OS X.
Hold Spacebar to “mirror” the keyboard and type the keys normally typed with the other hand. Available on the Mac App Store.
Linux version of the Half-QWERTY concept. Created by Randall Munroe, of XKCD fame. Just like Mirror-QWERTY and Half-QWERTY, hold Spacebar to “mirror” the keyboard and type the keys normally typed with the other hand.
Half-QWERTY is really a $600 hardware keyboard. But they do have an online demo. Great for practicing your Mirror-QWERTY / Mirrorboard / Half-QWERTY technique without having to install a program or purchase a physical keyboard.
A free and open-source software version of the Half-QWERTY keyboard layout. Uses the AutoHotKey scripting language. Link is to a detailed thread on the AutoHotKey forum discussing the layout.
A software version of the FrogPad one-handed keyboard. Use the FrogPad layout on your normal laptop or USB keyboard rather than using the physical FrogPad hardware keyboard.
If you know of any other one-hand typing layouts, please leave a comment! In this post I am looking specifically for one-handed typing software.