Capster
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Alerts you when the caps lock is on.   Commercial ($0.99)
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Capster is an easy-to-use application that will tell you when you've pressed the caps lock, either on its own or through Growl.

When you press the Caps Lock key, Capster's menu bar icon will change as well. For touch typists this is a great way to keep your focus on the screen.

If you accidentally press the Caps Lock key all the time, Capster is exactly what you need.
What's New
Version 3.0:
  • Capster now includes updated artwork.
  • Capster can now make a sound when you press the Caps Lock key.
  • You can now get notifications for the Function (FN) key.
  • You can now get notifications for the Num Lock key.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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Capster User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Chipo73 reviewed on 19 Jun 2012
I really like CAPSTER.... Not a fan of the "new" white icon though. The previous version with the Red and Green Arrows was much obvious. Now instead of catching the notification with peripheral vision, users must now make a more deliberate look at the notification in order to detect between the two subtle icons.
[Version 3.0]


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pathvet reviewed on 26 Dec 2011
Looks like I got sucked into another useless tool. I bought it through the Apple Apps store and it loaded fine, but DOES NOTHING. No Growl, no notice, NADA.
AND there does not seem to be any tutorial to help figure how to configure it.
HELP????????
[Version 2.0]

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The Growl Project (developer) replied on 28 Dec 2011
You really should just have to hit the capslock key and then get a notification, that's all. Try quitting Growl, and restart Capster. Then see if you get notifications. Can you contact us on our support address about this? I didn't see this for a few days.
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pathvet replied on 28 Dec 2011
Thanks for getting back to me. I do see the notification in the upper right corner but that is not what I wanted. I need a sound ONLY for cap locks. Is that possible? How to do? I have not bought the growl app as I am confused. Thanks. Cheers, Jake
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The Growl Project (developer) replied on 28 Dec 2011
We're working on making it so that Growl can fire an action without having a visual notification, but that's not going to happen immediately. There is a ticket in to add a sound to Capster, but it may just make more sense to leave the configuration in Growl for the most part.
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pathvet replied on 28 Dec 2011
OK, thanks. But can I get a sound if I also download the Growl app. I could live with a sound AND a note, but need sound to be of any value to me.
Otherwise i will wait and hope that Capster gets sound. Let me know. Cheers, Jake
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The Growl Project (developer) replied on 28 Dec 2011
Ya, get Growl. Once Capster registers with Growl, you can configure the per notification settings to have a sound. If this were email I'd send you a screenshot of where. :)
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pathvet replied on 28 Dec 2011
Ok, which Growl to buy? I am reading about different varieties. You can reply to sipapu9@hotmail.com please.
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Ltomko reviewed on 26 Sep 2011
It Just Works!
[Version 1.6.5]


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Jo* commented on 06 Jun 2011
It doesn't seem to work on 10.5 Leopard although it says it would in the requirements section above. When I downloaded and installed all I get is a strike-through app icon and a notification in Finder "You can't run this app with the version of OS X you have installed" (or similar - I translated this).

OS: 10.5.8
Capster: 1.6.5
[Version 1.6.5]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 06 Jun 2011
Thanks for pointing that out. I've confirmed it does only work on 10.6 or above and corrected the listing to reflect that.
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thightower reviewed on 15 Apr 2011
For us Growl junkies this is the ticket. Plus it really allows hiding of the menubar icon and it doesn't reappear and mess with my slightly mild OCD for a tidy ordered menubar. Just Open Growl and under applications change it to use the Bezel notification. Your all set.
[Version 1.6.5]


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+6

Dangerous_dave reviewed on 31 Mar 2011
This is nicer than Capsee because I can tell at a glance if the caps lock is on or off.
[Version 1.6.5]


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Winco reviewed on 30 Mar 2011
SImple and it works. What more could one say?
[Version 1.6.5]


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erosentx had trouble on 28 Aug 2012
Whenever I restart my computer, the icon isn't visible. I have to click on Capster in my Apps folder for the icon to become visible again. A nuisance. I will love the application if I can get the icon to stay visible.
[Version 3.0]


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Syzzygy had trouble on 18 Mar 2011
Stated requirements are an Intel Mac and OS 10.5, along with Growl.
I've got them all yet the Capster DMG has got a circle with a diagonal line through it and a message upon launch attempt which says, "You cannot use this version of Capster with this version of Mac OS X", I've got OS 10.5.8.
Maybe Capster requires OS 10.6?
What sayest thou, developer?
I could find no email contact address on the developer's website.
[Version 1.6.1]

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Andrew K replied on 18 Mar 2011
Same problem for me. Same setup for me.

hanks117 rated on 04 Apr 2013

[Version 3.0]



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Schmidhauser rated on 12 Jan 2013

[Version 3.0]



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Myka rated on 28 Apr 2011

[Version 1.6.5]


Downloads:6,059
Version Downloads:3,578
Type:Utilities : System
License:Commercial
Date:12 Jun 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $0.99
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Capster is an easy-to-use application that will tell you when you've pressed the caps lock, either on its own or through Growl.

When you press the Caps Lock key, Capster's menu bar icon will change as well. For touch typists this is a great way to keep your focus on the screen.

If you accidentally press the Caps Lock key all the time, Capster is exactly what you need.


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