The QWERTY layout was designed in the 19th century. Colemak is a modern alternative to the QWERTY and Dvorak layouts, designed for efficient and ergonomic touch typing in English.

Learning Colemak is a one-time investment that will allow you to enjoy faster and pain-free typing for the rest of your life. Colemak is now the 3rd most popular keyboard layout for touch typing in English, after QWERTY and Dvorak and comes pre-installed on Mac and Linux systems.

Colemak on a US (ANSI) keyboard, keyboards in other regions will vary slightly

From the main page:


Handy links

The official site by Shai Coleman:

The Colemak forums:

Colemak Subreddit:

Colemak Steam group:

Colemak Users Facebook Group:

Information on Ergonomic Mods:

DreymaR's Big Bag Of Keyboard Tricks:

Colemak-CAWS on an ISO keyboard. Colemak variants and modifications are described in DreymaR's Big Bag.