Apple popularized the trackpad on the Mac, but it was still point and click. Remember The Clapper electrical switch which controlled a light in the living room? Clapper is alive and well and ready to help control your Mac with a clap of the hands.
Clap, But Don’t Applaud
Using a mouse or trackpad to point and click seems like a logical, straightforward, and now time honored method to control what’s on the Mac’s screen.
How difficult is it to learn point and click? It’s not. Is there a better way? Maybe not. Maybe that’s why Apple doesn’t have Siri, the intelligent assistant on OS X. Yet.
Your Mac has enough built-in smarts to be able to see your face and unlock the screen if it’s indeed your face the camera sees.
The Mac has enough smarts left over to recognize sounds through the built-in microphone and that’s where iClapper Pro becomes your new Mac interface pet.
Clap your hands together to control certain functions on the Mac. iClapper Pro tracks the sound, recognizes specific claps as a trigger to perform predefined functions.
Say what? Yep. iClapper listens to your claps and then does what you want it to do.
Clap your hands twice and launch iTunes. Clap your hands three times and open or quit an app.
You get the idea, right? Claps, or combinations of claps, or multiple claps can all be tied to specific actions.
Clap to sleep your Mac. Clap to play another song in iTunes. Clap to change the sound volume.
iClapper Pro needs to be setup first, so it can recognize your claps in your environment. It can even be used to launch custom AppleScripts so there’s not much iClapper can’t trigger.
Clap to start the screensaver, or shut down your Mac. It’s not Siri. It’s not facial recognition. But iClapper is another way to impress your friends or family with how much control you have over inanimate objects.