Keystrokes Pronouncer
Keystrokes Pronouncer
7.1

1.0

Keystrokes Pronouncer free download for Mac

Keystrokes Pronouncer

7.1
24 May 2018

Hear each pronounceable key you press on your keyboard.

Overview

Keystrokes Pronouncer allows you to hear each pronounceable key you press on your keyboard.

  • It pronounces the pronounceable keys you press on your keyboard.
  • It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
  • It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Spanish and many other languages.
  • Read the whole documentation for more details…

What's new in Keystrokes Pronouncer

Version 7.1:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor

  • A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with High Sierra, and as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
  • The "How to install it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the Application in particular under Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra

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9 Keystrokes Pronouncer Reviews

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Anonymous
08 July 2004

Most helpful

A nice guy wrote a similar program which will do the same for free with ONE line of RealBasic. Download it at http://www.project-ecap.de/ochi/KeyThing.sit
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Version 1.4
artie505
25 May 2018
Old thieves never die; they just come back to rob you again.

AlphaOmega is well known as a bunch of thieves who overcharge exorbitantly for functionality that's available elsewhere with better design, better functionality, and for less money.

Buyer beware!
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Version 7.1
Sampler
24 May 2018
On OS X 10.11.6
Buggy. Works fine at first, but after a pause nothing is pronounced. If I leave the app on, then occasionally one keystroke is pronounced.
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Version 7.1
artie505
17 November 2016
AlphaOmega is well known as a bunch of thieves who overcharge exorbitantly for functionality that's usually available elsewhere with better design, better functionality, and for less money. Buyer beware!
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Version 7.0
GNews
21 January 2015
Note: this is a paid upgrade.
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Version 6.0
Tom-Smith
18 November 2009
I found myself using KP so much that I did buy it without waiting for a sale. I use it frequently to copy text into tables, and it has saved me from many errors. The only feature lacking is the pronunciation of keys like -tab-, -caps lock-, and -return-. (I omit -shift-, because KP recognizes it as a modifier key for pronouncing symbols like "question mark."). It's difficult to rate a unique niche app, but it is a solid 4.5 to me.
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Version 4.0
Tom-Smith
20 October 2009
I've searched far and wide for a similar app. Short of an expensive program intended for sight-impaired people, I haven't found anything like it on the Mac. (The program from the 2004 comment is long gone). I probably won't purchase this unless it turns up in a Bundle or Promo someplace. It's over-priced for those like me who would use it only infrequently. I don't know how it works in Snow Leopard, but it's fine in 10.5.8 Why would you want to use it? It's perfect for entering bank account or other long numbers when cut and paste is not available. It's also OK for light data entry--it is a substitute for 100% read back or double-entry verification. And, for sight-impaired people, it can aid touch typing, without having to look at the screen as much. However, it can be tiring to use for along time. One looks at the source material and listens to it at the same time--result: sensory overload. If you type too fast, you hear gibberish, so slow down or set the Speaking Rate to "Fast" in the "Text to Speech" pane of the Speech Preferences Pane. Some voices work better than others, so experiment. What's annoying is having to turn the app on and off when you want to pause it temporarily. But it was easy to write a script to this and assign it a hot key (with FastScripts or iKey). Here's a script below to do it. Be sure to zap gremlins in a text editor before using. (* Toggle Keystrokes Pronouncer *) tell application "System Events" if exists application process "Keystrokes Pronouncer" then tell application "Keystrokes Pronouncer" to quit else tell application "Keystrokes Pronouncer" to activate end if end tell
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Version 3.2
1 answer(s)
Tom-Smith
Tom-Smith
20 October 2009
I should have included the most obvious use--for people who have to do a lot of touch typing into the computer from another source.
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Version 3.2
Anonymous
08 July 2004
All it will read is basic alphabet, numbers and punctuation marks requiring no modifier key. It CANNOT take any modifier key into account. For example, if you press the / key, you hear "Slash'.. Now press Shift+/ and you still hear "Slash" instead of "Question Mark".. You will never hear the name of characters as !,
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
07 November 2004
These problems are solved in version 1.5.
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
08 July 2004
A nice guy wrote a similar program which will do the same for free with ONE line of RealBasic. Download it at http://www.project-ecap.de/ochi/KeyThing.sit
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Version 1.4
Anonymous
06 January 2004
cool
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Version 1.0
$11.75

1.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later
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