Typewriter Keyboard
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Make your keyboard play typewriter sounds or any other sounds.   Shareware ($27.65)
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Typewriter Keyboard can make your Mac play typewriter sounds when you press the keys of your keyboard? You even want your keyboard to play your own sounds? Then Typewriter Keyboard is what you need!
  • 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
What's New
Version 6.1:
  • A problem when saving the preferences at shutdown has been corrected, because of OS X's non-safe way of quitting the applications at shutdown.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.1.5 or later



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bbw7 reviewed on 03 Jan 2013
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.
[Version 5.1-2147483648d-2147483648]


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Thus.spake.z commented on 09 Nov 2009
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.
[Version 5.0]

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Thus.spake.z replied on 09 Nov 2009
Addendum:
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.
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Plasterpyrus commented on 22 Aug 2007
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 )!
[Version 3.9]


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Paladino commented on 30 May 2007
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.
[Version 3.6]


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Penguirl commented on 26 Feb 2007
Keyclick: $2.50; 0.30% CPU while in use.

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

'nuff said.
[Version 3.4]


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hced commented on 20 Feb 2007
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.
[Version 3.4]


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Orion-Mk.-V commented on 15 Feb 2007
Works well, but too pricey for a one trick pony. About $10 is fair for something like this.
[Version 3.2]


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10ch commented on 24 Jan 2007
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.
[Version 2.10]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Dec 2004
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.
[Version 2.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Oct 2004
the typewriter sound as you press keys is built into panther. got his hint from macosxhints and it works great...

"In System Preferences, click Sound and turn on "Play user interface sound effects." Then switch to the Universal Access pane.


In the Keyboard tab, turn on Slow Keys, and move its Acceptance delay slider all the way to the right (Short). Confirm that "Use key click sounds" is turned on. Click Show All to activate the changes.


Now start typing and enjoy this sonic blast from the past. (Much to your chagrin, there's enough of a delay to drive you crazy, if you're a reasonably fast typist.)"- from mac osxhints website.
[Version 2.7]


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yuusuket9515 rated on 04 Dec 2013

[Version 5.1-2147483648d-2147483648]


Downloads:22,172
Version Downloads:101
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:09 Nov 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $27.65
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Typewriter Keyboard can make your Mac play typewriter sounds when you press the keys of your keyboard? You even want your keyboard to play your own sounds? Then Typewriter Keyboard is what you need!
  • 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 doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
  • It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese and many other languages.
Read the whole documentation for more details.


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