Ukelele Alternatives

    Ukelele is described as 'The macOS supports an XML-based format for keyboard layouts (.keylayout files). However, modifying keyboard layouts—let alone creating entirely new keyboard layouts, such as for a new script—by directly editing the XML text is tedious and error-prone' and is a Key Mapping App in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ukelele for Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is SharpKeys, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ukelele are Karabiner Elements (Free, Open Source), KeyTweak (Free), Microsoft keyboard layout creator (Free) and Key Remapper (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 30, 2021

    1. SharpKeys is a utility that manages a Registry key that allows Windows to remap one key to any other key. Included in the application is a list of common keyboard keys and a Type Key feature to automatically recognize most keyboard keys. It was developed in C# using .NET v2.
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    2. Karabiner, previously called KeyRemap4MacBook, is a very powerful keyboard remapper for Mac OS X. In addition to simple key remapping, it has special remapping modes like Emacs-mode, SandS-mode (Space and Shift).


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      KeyTweak is a free keyboard remapper for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win 7. It makes use of Microsoft's Scancode Map registry key to remap your keyboard.
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    3. Ever wanted to quickly and easily define your own keyboard layout for a language Microsoft doesn't support? Or define your own keyboard layout so you can quickly and easily enter your favorite symbols with a simple keystroke?
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    4. Intended for remapping keys, mouse buttons and mouse wheel actions, Key Remapper allows you to:
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      • Windows
      Keyboard layout editor, mapper/remapper.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • GitHub
      Powerful, visual designer for designing and editing keyboard layouts.
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    5. DoubleCommand is software for Mac OS X (a kernel extension) that lets you remap keys, in other words change the way your keyboard works.
    6. KeyBindingsEditor is a GUI-based editor for OS X key bindings. It allows for easy editing and supports single-action bindings (one action per keystroke), multi-action bindings (multiple actions for a keystroke) and Emacs meta binding-style multi-keystroke bindings.

      Discontinued

      Website unavailable but download still available at download sites.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Physical escape key for macbooks with the Touch Bar.
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