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Typewriter Keyboard will play typewriter sounds--or any other sounds--when you press the keys of your keyboard.
  • Typewriter Keyboard allows you to make your keyboard play typewriter sounds or any other sounds.
  • It plays typewriter sounds when you press your keyboard keys.
  • You can replace the typewriter sounds by any of your own sounds.
  • A free and growing library of new sounds is available.
  • You can adjust the sound volume.
  • You can activate or mute it with the global hot key combination Control-Alt-Command-T.
  • It appears in the right side of the menu bar.
  • It more...

What's New

Version 6.2:
  • A problem when checking for an available update has been corrected.


OS X 10.1.5 or later

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Phil Hubbard Member IconReview+1
Phil Hubbard

$27.00? Really?

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Version 6.2
bbw7 Member IconReview+313

Hmm, the cost aside, there are a couple of other functionality issues with this -- at least in OS 10.6.8.

Upon opening, a little preference window opens, which allows one to modify things; however this is the only way to communicate with the program; although an icon appears in the right menu bar, clicking it does nothing. Nor does the application show up in the dock. The only way I found to quit it is to open Activity Monitor and kill the process there; it does not show up as an application in the force quit menu.

The developer's site does provide a documentation page; however, it is not terribly illuminating. For instance, it says you can add sounds to different keys, but it doesn't say what format such sound files need to be in.

But hey, the typewriting key sounds are good and sync well with keystrokes, i.e. there's no delay, so it puts out as promised in this respect, and that is what primarily matters.

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Version 5.1-2147483648d-2147483648
Thus.spake.z Member IconComment+424

Yep, Typewriter Keyboard is 15Euros....that's 22 Dollars and change US, currently. Absurdly overpriced. A far more reasonably priced alternative is 'Keyclick'; it's five dollars now.
Works quite well, too.
All Alpha Omega's software are 15 Euros including a Startup Chime Stopper when there are 'Startup Sound.Pref Pane' and 'Psst', both FREE...FREE...FREE. And they work just fine.

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Version 5.0

I neglected to mention that the company Alpha Omega Software SUCKETH, as most in the know are well aware of.
Just check the software reviews and comments here at MacUpdate about Alpha Omega.

Plasterpyrus Member IconComment+57

I gave this thing a try and I said its OK, even kind of fun for awhile. Then it started to anoy me after awhile, so I turned it off and kinda forgot about it. Well I recently came across it again and I said to myself I'll give it a whirl, so I went to the developers sight to see how much it cost. Well this guy must be kidding! 20.00 dollars for this, sheez louis! Made me think how much I appreciate developers that give their time and know how, to give us (the mac community ) those real gems for free ( or donnations )!

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Version 3.9
Paladino Member IconComment+79

Yeah, €15(about $20, currently) for this is HORRIBLY overpriced(I think ALL this developer's software is horribly overpriced).....but "Keyclick" works beautifully and is only $2.50.

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Version 3.6
Penguirl Member IconComment+1057

Keyclick: $2.50; 0.30% CPU while in use.

Typewriter Keyboard: €15 (about $18); 8.20% CPU when IDLE!

'nuff said.

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Version 3.4
hced Member IconComment+171

Also check Keyclick: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24053

Keyclick does the same, except for letting you choose custom sounds from the interface (although you can do it manually via 'Show Package Contents' in Keyclick's prefpane and replacing the sounds within).

15 euros for Typewriter Keyboard...

...$2.50 for Keyclick (that'd be approx. 1.90 euro)

The rest is your choice.

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Version 3.4
Orion-Mk.-V Member IconComment+216

Works well, but too pricey for a one trick pony. About $10 is fair for something like this.

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Version 3.2
10ch Member IconComment+0

I downloaded this program and then saw in the comments that Mac has a similar option pre-installed by turning on certain things in the Sound/Universal Access system preferences.

I decided to try this program anyway, after using the Apple solution for a day.

Typewriter Keyboard is remarkably better... first because you don't have to live with a slow keystroke repeat, which honestly drove me crazy. And second because you can turn off sounds for certain keys (like shift, command, ctrl, option, esc...) and you can play different sounds for different keys (like delete, space, enter). It really is a completely different kind of solution than the Apple one (and much preferred if you ask me).

So, since it's free to tryout, I would definitely give both solutions a go. You might be annoyed by typing sounds on a keyboard and it's not worth the $15 bucks (honestly I'm not sure after only two days if I'll purchase the program), but to say you get the same experience from both solutions is a falsity.

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Version 2.10
Anonymous Member IconReview

I have been searching for an app like this for a year or more. Aural feedback when a key makes contact allows me to type faster. Unfortunately, the one that comes with the Mac OS slows everything down and is not practical for speed typing. TK 2.7 has its own problems. First, although you can change the sounds for each key, there appears to be no way to SAVE the sound key mappings so that they autoload next time you start the programs. Second, I agree that $15 is absurd. There are a bazillion tiny interface improvements, such as this one, and at $15 each we will soon spend double the cost of the OS.

My solution? Spend $80 for a keyboard with both tactile and aural feedback. We'll see how it works.

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Version 2.7
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Version 5.1-2147483648d-2147483648
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Downloads 23,036
Version Downloads 329
Type Utilities / System
License Shareware
Date 02 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $27.35
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