Noisy Typer for Mac: Typewriter Sounds While You Type

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We know what you’ve been thinking. You’ve been working on your Mac and loving how awesome it is, but it’s missing…something. Aha! You think. I need it to make more noise while I type! Theo Watson of FAT Lab has the solution to your problem, and it’s called Noisy Typer.

This app runs in the background on your app and makes typewriter noises while you type. It picks up keyboard input from any app your working in, meaning that you can be sure and annoy the heck out of everyone around you no matter what you are doing!

Seriously, though, we think this is a very fun app, and it’s free. The sounds are accurate, and though there is a slight delay between what you type and what you hear, it’s almost imperceptible. Here, you can hear it for yourself in this demonstration video:

Noisy Typer Demo Video by Theo Watson of FAT Lab

We do have one pedantic nit to pick (as noted by a commenter on Vimeo), and that is the bell that sounds when you hit return. On mechanical typewriters, the bell sounded at a certain point on the page to remind you to hit return, rather than being a product of the return itself.

Who cares, though?! It makes your Mac sound like a typewriter! Huzzah!

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Oh I am SO going to get this. Not for my Mac though. I’m going to put in on my wife’s MacBook as a surprise.

Hee Hee

Nancy Gravley

Oh, I think I love this!  It takes me way back to the days I typed for a living.


I used to have TappyType on my Mac back in the OS 7, 8, and 9 days.

I’ll have to check this out.

If you still have a machine that runs Classic you can get it here:

Lee Dronick

I was thinking that you could just loop a typewriter sound effect in iTunes. Then I remembered that back in the late ‘50s, I am in my early ‘60s, that there was pop song featuring a typewriter sound.

The Typewriter Song

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