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Typewriter Keyboard for Mac

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  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    17,054
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 28, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try
  • File Size:
    8.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    46
  • Platform:
    Mac
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5 stars

"The best old typewriter sound software for Mac. PERIOD"

February 14, 2016  |  By carlos_sicilia

2016-02-14 09:04:06  |  By carlos_sicilia

 |  Version: Typewriter Keyboard 7.0

Pros

Quality of sound
Sincronicity with the actual pressing of each keyboard
Variety of sounds
IMPORTANT: Independent volume level controlç
Very detailed and USEFUL, preferences panel
You can set it up to open up during start up

Cons

None. Really, no CONS. This software by Alpha Software is just PERFECT

Summary

If you are 54 years old like me, and really really miss the sound of the old typewriters you grew up with THIS IS YOUR BEST OPTION, BELIEVE ME! Yes. Alpha is the most expensive one, but, after TESTING almost all of the optiosns out there, Alpha is the most expensive but IT'S WORTH IT!

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5 stars

"I am a writer and I love it!"

February 27, 2007  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

2007-02-27 07:43:55  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Typewriter Keyboard 3.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I am a freelance writer with articles published in over a dozen national journals and magazines. I also collect antique typewriters as a hobby.

I love this unobtrusive little computer enhancement. It provides useful audible feedback when typing, and it allows users to configure each key to the exact sound of their choosing. You can also adjust the volume of the keyboard w/o effecting the general volume setting of you mac.

As someone who cares very much about writing, I find that hearing keys typed, hearing them the way I want to hear them, is enjoyable and helps me to avoid common errors such as the accidental double typing of keys.

Those who have grown up with junky plastic rectangular typing boxes probably don't appreciate Typewriter Keyboard immediately. If, on the other hand, you first learned to type on a real typewriter, then you know that some advantages are lost with the march of progress. This application bridges the gap, returning to us a few of the niceties and charm inherent in the iconic writing machines of yesteryear.

By the way, if you've never used a mechanical typewriter, or haven't used one in decades, it's a fascinating experience. Remember, those were the machines with which Mark Twain, Hemmingway, Kerouac and 99% of the world's great writers recorded their words. Just try to type on a real typewriter â?? you'll discover how amazingly strong writer's fingers were back then! Kind of makes you wonder what else has been lost, what else is weaker today.

Ignore the naysayers. Typewriter Keyboard Rocks! 5 Stars.

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3 stars

"Price & Performance"

February 26, 2007  |  By chillywilly5280

2007-02-26 02:56:58  |  By chillywilly5280

 |  Version: Typewriter Keyboard 3.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Keyclick: $2.50; 0.30% CPU while in use.

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

'nuff said.

(BTW, VT's comment submission sux)

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3 stars

"Neat, but bad value."

November 06, 2006  |  By MrMediocre

2006-11-06 12:44:18  |  By MrMediocre

 |  Version: Typewriter Keyboard 2.10

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I like this app in concept. The execution is decent enough, I just have a hard time justifying shelling out just over $18 US on what amounts to a novelty application. I'm not a cheap guy, or one who often complains about price, but a corresponding novelty price point (say, 5 bucks?) would likely earn a lot more registered users for what is otherwise a neat little app.

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5 stars

"Works (Mostly)"

December 16, 2005  |  By sprindle1

2005-12-16 19:45:51  |  By sprindle1

 |  Version: Typewriter Keyboard 2.10

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I agree with most of the suggestions, eg add a hot key toggle, limit its use to specified apps. Major quirk is that occasionally a key will go momentarily silent, doesn't seem to be an obvious pattern to this. Still, all in all, this is a fun utility to have.

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3 stars

"Limited"

March 23, 2004  |  By Mr Tea

2004-03-23 06:33:06  |  By Mr Tea

 |  Version: Typewriter Keyboard 2.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

Ok. It's cheap and cheerful, and does what it says on the tin, but it's a very blunt and limited instrument.

I would like it better if it had an option to only play sounds when the keyboard keys are actually being used to enter text, rather than indiscriminately in any context. I don't necessarily want to hear typewriter sounds when I'm entering a command key combo or selecting a tool in Photoshop.

At the very least, I would like to be able to define a list of apps that sounds are played in. Surely that's not asking too much?

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4 stars

"i like this."

January 04, 2004  |  By plaintiger

2004-01-04 14:16:16  |  By plaintiger

 |  Version: Typewriter Keyboard 1.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

i downloaded this with low expectations, knowing this developer's been cited for a lot of bad behavior including writing lavish five-star VT reviews of all his own software and selling software that duplicates functionality already available for free in the OS, but i have to say i really like Typewriter Keyboard. someone's said its functionality is available in the OS by going System Preferences... -> Universal Access -> Keyboard and turning on Slow Keys and "Use key click sounds" and setting the key repeat rate to short, but TK has several advantages over that method, IMO, to wit:

- it doesn't affect the key repeat rate you've set in your Keyboard & Mouse prefs pane (which Slow Keys does)

- it makes cute, appropriate sounds when you hit a "carriage return" (the Return key), which Slow Keys doesn't

- i just think it sounds a lot better than Slow Keys; it sounds like a real typewriter, which Slow Keys doesn't (i think because Slow Keys puts the emphasis on the sound of the typewriter's keys going up and down, whereas TK puts it on the sound of the key faces striking the platen).

say what you will about this developer (and i understand there's a lot to say - see the reviews of Safari Task Bar here on VT for examples of what i'm talking about), this is a cool little piece of software (again, the opinions expressed herein are the opinions of this reviewer and do not necessarily reflect in any way anything else in the whole wide world :).

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5 stars

"Give the guy a break"

November 14, 2003  |  By Asta the Dog

2003-11-14 06:03:08  |  By Asta the Dog

 |  Version: Typewriter Keyboard 1.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Okay, Ripoff, I see your point, but the fact is this little app works as advertised, and is kind of neat. I paid for it. Wish list: a way to able/disable the apps that TK works with.

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3 stars

"Love it!"

August 19, 2003  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

2003-08-19 12:25:18  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Typewriter Keyboard 1.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
There's something about the sound feedback that's very satisfying--and it's actually useful for keying in numbers, to know that you've hit the key hard enough. The cha-ching of the return is great!

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1 stars

"Beware -- Negative Feedback Deleted"

July 07, 2003  |  By garyconditwasframed

2003-07-07 19:24:56  |  By garyconditwasframed

 |  Version: Typewriter Keyboard 1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I had a negative experience with this company (registered Typewriter Keyboard only to find it would not work properly and had to argue for a refund) and posted feedback about it here to warn others and I now find that this feedback has been deleted. Register this app at your own risk.

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What's new in version 7.0

Version 7.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite.
- A Simplified Chinese localization has been released.
- Thank you to Hu Raxx for his translation from English to Simplified Chinese.
- The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the Application in particular under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite:
Under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite, if you're launching the Application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the Application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the Application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developper).
NB: We're not distributing our Applications through the Mac App Store, because Apple's fees policy on the Mac App Store is not financially respectful of developers and small and medium companies.
General
Publisher AlphaOmega Software
Publisher web site http://alphaomega.software.free.fr
Release Date February 28, 2015
Date Added February 28, 2015
Version 7.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.3/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.99MB
File Name Typewriter Keyboard.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 17,054
Downloads Last Week 46
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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