Keyclick
Keyclick 1.3.5
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Provides audio feedback for every keystroke (release candidate).   Demo ($7.99)
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Keyclick is an OS X preference pane that provides adjustable audio feedback for keystrokes, mouse clicks, scroll wheel movement, and trackpad gestures. Using Keyclick can improve the perception of keyboard responsiveness, or fill in the missing audio feedback when using tap-to-click or two finger scrolling on trackpad equipped computers.
What's New
Version 1.3.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Bobembry reviewed on 16 Dec 2013
I'm addicted.
[Version 1.3.5]


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Rjmorita reviewed on 18 Nov 2012
Finally, Mountain Lion compatible version. I really missed this program.
[Version 1.3.4]


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Penguirl commented on 07 Aug 2011
v1.3 the Keyclick server keeps crashing repeatedly, Al Book, 10.5.8.
[Version 1.3]

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Sustainable Softworks (developer) replied on 22 Oct 2011
Just noticing your comment. This is probably an Xcode build issue related to running on 10.5 . Please Email me directly to resolve the issue.
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Reegor commented on 10 Jun 2010
I love this app, and used it for years after trying others. But with my new Macbook Pro i7 (March 2010 model), it seems to dramatically reduce the battery life. Apparently it keeps the CPU active even though it uses only about .2% of CPU. Activity Monitor shows it constantly active.

Uninstalling it gave me about an additional hour of battery life - the difference between 4 and 5 hours. I am still experimenting, but it looks like I'll have to uninstall it except when I'm at a power source.
[Version 1.3c2]

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Reegor replied on 10 Mar 2014
Update, early 2014. BATTERY PROBLEM SOLVED. I've been using it without visible battery hit, since Apple improved its energy-saving methods in OS 10.9. (The OS now "bunches" intermittent activities together, so that the CPU is turned to a higher state much less often when not much is happening.)
However, I have been unable to re-register the darned thing. I follow the instructions carefully, I corresponded with the author, and still no joy. So my trial period will run out in a few weeks = frustrating. It's worth another $8 to me, but the problem is not due to my particular code.
By the way, I am running version 1.3.4, and the update function says there is nothing newer. So I'm not sure why Macupdate says 1.3.1 is the latest!
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Zx reviewed on 14 Dec 2009
Would love to see Keyclick getting an option to not be depended on the OS System volume..Basiclly, be volume independed.


Great app, thanks:)
[Version 1.3rc1]


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Robotank commented on 24 Sep 2009
I used to love this little utility, but I eventually stopped using it, because it would just suddenly stop working on a regular basis, then I'd have to go into the preference pane and turn the effects off then back on. Honestly, it's been so long since an update that I'd pretty much given up on Keyclick. I'm glad to see this new Snow Leopard compatible version. I think I'll give it a try and hope that my old issue doesn't pop up again.
[Version 1.3rc1]

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Sustainable Softworks (developer) replied on 28 Sep 2009
There was a subtle timing related bug in Mac OS X Leopard that could cause a previously loaded sound file to no longer play. This did effect some users from time-to-time. The work around was to adjust the keyclick volume to force the sound file to reload.

I filed a bug report with Apple, and after some investigation they reported the bug would be fixed in Snow Leopard. I haven't encountered the problem since upgrading. As always, I welcome user reports. You can Email me directly at psichel "at" sustworks "dot" com.

Enjoy!
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Robotank replied on 28 Sep 2009
Sounds good. Thanks for the information.
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Sgginc reviewed on 24 Sep 2009
This is one of my 5 most needed utilities.
Used it for over 2 years.

Once you get used to it you will never
like a quiet keyboard.

Try it! Stable and easy to use.
Thanks ... Ken
[Version 1.3rc1]


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UgoM commented on 07 Dec 2007
Just downloaded the demo, quite sure I'm going to pay it when it expires.

I'm kind of professional writer and I love hearing the sound of the typewriting machine when I'm writing.

Just a couple of things: I can't see all of my apps in the exclude/include list (maybe it's because some app is "nested" into a folder, but it's annoying). Second: it would be great if I could set different sounds for different apps: i.e., a little click for normal apps, just for feedback, and the typewriter sounds for wordprocessing.

Anyway, great app.
[Version 1.1.9]

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Sustainable Softworks (developer) replied on 16 Jan 2008
I'd love to know what apps you're not seeing. You can write me directly at psichel "at" sustworks "dot" com.

Keyclick doesn't list apps with names like "Daemon" or "Driver" to make the list simpler.

- Peter
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Sustainable Softworks (developer) replied on 16 Jan 2008
Problem resolved!

The exclude list only displays the "process name" of applications that are currently running. To see other apps, you have to launch them first, and then "refresh" the list. Once you've selected a process, Keyclick will remember your selections between system restarts and application launches.

The reason is that Keyboard events are always targeted to a process, not applications stored on your hard drive. Choosing a process name from the list allows Keyclick to associate which process(es) it should not play sounds for.

Kind Regards,

- Peter
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UgoM commented on 16 Jan 2008
Thanks, it's ok now ;)
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SFurst commented on 24 Sep 2007
While it doesn't quite solve the problem of "mushy" keyboards, the audible feedback really does help one's typing. As the author suggests, set the volume at just barely audbile. Especially nice on my G4 iBook.

Damned thing is rather addictive, actually -- I really notice its absence when I use my PC at the office.
[Version 1.1.6]


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Section8 commented on 17 Jul 2007
is it just me, or does this seem like it could get really annoying while typing a term-paper or something?
[Version 1.1.3]

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Sustainable Softworks (developer) replied on 17 Jul 2007
Keyclick is designed to be adjustable and offer a range of feedback options. Personally, I like subtle feedback. Just enough to confirm the computer received my input, whether typing, scrolling, or two finger scrolling on a laptop. When an application doesn't respond immediately or the way I expected, it's comforting to know the computer received my input, or I didn't generate the gesture I thought.

It seems some people love it, others are indifferent, and some have no use for it. It's not a one size fits all kind of thing.

- Peter
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Section8 replied on 18 Jul 2007
oh im sure it has it's nichés, i just thought it would be amusing to have some click blasted full volume into my ears while typing a paper :P
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csean2006 replied on 19 Sep 2007
I learned to type ages ago on a manual typewriter (do they still exist?) and have always liked the clickety-clack, though that's just me. I know it could be annoying to others. Trying to imagine our highschool typing teacher, with 30 ninth graders henpecking away for 30 minutes, multiplied by 6 or 7 classes a day.

Anyway, on my powerbooks I used to have TappyType installed and liked it. But apart from liking it, I found it helped my typing speed and accuracy. Seems there have been studies, too, that demonstrate this: i.e., the typewriter sounds trick computer keyboard users into thinking they're getting that tactile feedback, sort of like a recoil effect, from the non-tactile, non-recoiling computer keyboard keys.

To each his own, of course. I've tried Keyclick and found it to be the current equivalent of Tappy Type. I like it. Helps my typing too.
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hced had trouble on 04 Jul 2007
The latest update (1.1.1) adds a nice feature, the 'Do Include vs Exclude'. If I understand it correct, that option will simply switch the behavior from Excluding the apps you have in the list, into just Include those applications and let any other process be unaffected by Keyclick's sounds, right? My problem is that the "include-only" function doesn't seem to work. I can still hear sounds in all processes when I'm in "include-only" mode.

Also, are the Mouse Button click sounds "global", eg. not possible to set on a per-application basis? I would very much like to be able to set up Keyclick to, say, only be activated in TextMate and similar apps. Otherwise, I think the app is getting better and better, good job!
[Version 1.1.1]

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Sustainable Softworks (developer) replied on 12 Jul 2007
I'm guessing you didn't actually update the previously running Keyclick server. After installing a new version, you must turn off Keyclick momentarily and "Show All" or quit System Preferences. This will stop any previous version of the Keyclick Server. If you then open the prefpane and turn keyclick back on, the new features should be available.

Alternatively, you can use Acitivity Monitor to stop the previous "KeyclickServer", or simply Restart your computer if that's easier.

Kind Regards,

- Peter
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Date:15 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Keyclick is an OS X preference pane that provides adjustable audio feedback for keystrokes, mouse clicks, scroll wheel movement, and trackpad gestures. Using Keyclick can improve the perception of keyboard responsiveness, or fill in the missing audio feedback when using tap-to-click or two finger scrolling on trackpad equipped computers.


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