I’m a sucker for Mac utilities which do what OS X normally does not, so it’s with a measure of mixed emotions and nominal fanfare that I introduce you to my latest Mac tool. A noisy keyboard.
Remember Apple Extended Keyboard?
There’s nothing really wrong with Apple’s diminutive Bluetooth keyboard. It has a nice esthetic and a good keyboard feel.
That being the case, though, I have fond memories of Apple and PC keyboards from yesteryear, including the Apple Extended Keyboard and the IBM Model M.
Yes, boys and girls, guys and gals, I spend real money on the great Matias TactilePro keyboard which brought back the clatter and clack of keyboard’s from the last century.
If you yearn for keyboards from the good old days, but feel obligated to use Apple’s keyboard, add Keyclick to your MacBook.
This inexpensive Mac utility provides audio feedback which you can control, even to the point of making your keyboard sound all retro, circa 1980s.
Keyclick gives you controls and settings for volume and pitch on the keyboard so you can bring back that clacking and clattering from yesteryear.
What’s interesting about this utility is that the keyboard feedback can improve your typing simply by amplifying the sound from each keystroke. That audio feedback is fully adjustable and can improve the perception (and, as we all know, perception is reality) of the keyboard’s physical responsiveness.
Keyclick takes a little getting used to because it’s really a retro tool which attempts to emulate the sound from keyboards of the past. However, it’s try-before-you-buy, so you get a chance to test it out first.