KeyUp
KeyUp
1.0b6

4.7

KeyUp free download for Mac

KeyUp

1.0b6
13 April 2015

Beautiful on-screen keyboard with sounds (beta).

Overview

KeyUp is a beautiful on-screen keyboard with a few built-in theme and sound choices. Enjoy a clacky, mechanical keyboard or an old-fashion typewriter sound.

Note: KeyUp is free while in beta.

What's new in KeyUp

Version 1.0b6:
  • Improved menu bar icon.
  • Fixed "Update" button showing when it shouldn't.
  • Various little fixes and changes.
  • Bumped beta expiration.

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8 KeyUp Reviews

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shaunsparg85
04 December 2014

Most helpful

Keyup is by far the best onscreen keyboard for mac, mac has always, in my opinion, been way behind windows in this regard, believe me I know as due to my disability typing isnt possible for me. Just a suggestion would it be possible to give the user the choice of having the shift, command etc keys be sticky or not?
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Version 1.0b1
wagulo
12 May 2017
No other utility of the same purpose is as great as this. It's a gem! Function keys (brightness/volume/etc.) doesn't respond anymore in Sierra though, at least on my magic keyboard. But pressing the function key still has the sound. I'm thinking of going back to El Capitan just because of this. I can't focus without my KeyUp with me.
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Version 1.0b6
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wagulo
wagulo
28 December 2017
Really wished this app gets released and updated :(
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schmelding
24 March 2017
KeyUp, will you marry me?
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Version 1.0b6
Graphic-Mac
20 November 2016
This is a nifty little app, I only wish it had more sounds to choose from. Still works under macOS Sierra! In fact, I was caught off guard because a few people mentioned (including the developer) being stuck either looking at the keyboard, or reducing it to the Dock to get it off screen. With Sierra, I simply closed the window... the key clicks still play.
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Version 1.0b6
Reegor
10 October 2015
I load this at startup, for one reason only. It's the best way I've found to add a "click" sound when I press a key. At the developer's suggestion, I hide the actual keyboard (otherwise I tend to click on it by accident), and it delivers great keyclicks. I've tried to find a good key click for years - one program that used to work was keyclick. It's more versatile (for clicking sounds) but it's unreliable and when my license stopped working, I decided not to buy another one. Thanks! Maybe someday I will try using it as a keyboard.
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Version 1.0b6
shaunsparg85
04 December 2014
Keyup is by far the best onscreen keyboard for mac, mac has always, in my opinion, been way behind windows in this regard, believe me I know as due to my disability typing isnt possible for me. Just a suggestion would it be possible to give the user the choice of having the shift, command etc keys be sticky or not?
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Version 1.0b1
2 answer(s)
shaunsparg85
shaunsparg85
04 December 2014
Also could it be possible to add the feature that when you click and hold it types until you leave the certain key?
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Irradiated Software
Irradiated Software
14 July 2015
The next version will have an option to make the modifier keys unsticky after pressing a regular key.

Also, key repeats (press and hold) are planned. Stay tuned!
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YaffaS1338
09 May 2014
Well, this is a fabulous little gem. I absolutely love it! I downloaded it, because one never knows when a key will malfunction. It is better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. The way one can shrink the size to almost nothing, or drop it into the dock, is marvelous. The option to have it be silent, or clicking like a typewriter is also really cool. It even becomes transparent until you hover over it. Of the 3 available color options, I prefer the irradiated one. I"m sure I will use all the colors, because I change my desktop a lot. I know one thing, it is a lot less painful on my wrists, to type with KeyUp via mouse than actual typing. I'm even using it to write this review. The only drawback is that I keep forgetting to shift back to lower case. I'll get the hang of it though. It is a splendid utility app. Thank you.
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Version 1.0b1
1 answer(s)
Irradiated Software
Irradiated Software
12 May 2014
I'm impressed that you typed that whole review with KeyUp!
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Reegor
10 March 2014
Question: can I use this software without the visible keyboard? All I want is the sounds. The video implied "no."
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Version 1.0b1
1 answer(s)
Irradiated Software
Irradiated Software
11 March 2014
This is planned for the future. For now, you can simply minimize the keyboard to your Dock.
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bumper314
10 January 2014
I would love any feedback on the design, usability, and sounds (which I'm particularly fond of). I keep KeyUp minimized and running all the time so I can type away to the splendid clatter of a typewriter.
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Version 1.0b1
1 answer(s)
bumper314
bumper314
10 January 2014
BTW, a video of KeyUp is available at https://vimeo.com/83544172
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