This app adds responsive audio feedback to your keystrokes, for a better typing experience.
Choose from 20 different sets of sounds to make your keystrokes have the desired audio/emotional impact, including:
- Typewriter/mechanical keyboard sounds for a crisper, more responsive typing experience
- Applause or clapping sounds as you type, for motivation and support
- Monstrous growling keystroke sounds to help you express your rage
- Cute squeaking sounds to make you smile
- Melodic or dissonant keystrokes on Marimbas, Vibraphones, or Grand Piano to give your typing some atmosphere
- Gory blood-splatter sounds for typing/coding up a massacre
- Firework sounds for celebratory typing
- Burping keystrokes, obviously a core requirement of any typing program
The app minimizes to the system tray (lower right part of your screen). Click the Sound Typist icon in the system tray to change sounds, adjust volume, or exit the app.
Bluetooth Headphone/Keyboard Lag: Most Bluetooth headphones/earbuds and Bluetooth keyboards have latency/lag that may make the keystroke sounds feel less responsive. This is compounded if you're using both Bluetooth keyboards AND true wireless Bluetooth earbuds because of Bluetooth latency. Depending on your sensitivity, this may or may not matter. Recommendation: use wired speakers, wired headphones, wired keyboards, or low latency Bluetooth headphones (with apt-x low latency, or "gaming mode").
Installation Note: You may need to right-click the setup.exe and use the "Run as Administrator" option to install. If you are still having issues, try changing the "Reputation-based protection" settings in Windows to turn off "Check apps and files" and "Potentially unwanted app blocking". This is a random file off the internet after all.
Portable Version: You can now download the portable version that doesn't use an installer. Run SoundTypist.exe to start Sound Typist. You can minimize the window to the system tray. Keep in mind that if you use the "Start at login" option, then it will not work if you move the folder's location.
Those who are interested in adding their own sounds can search the comments for tips on how to do it yourself by modifying the configuration file. It is a completely unsupported and undocumented feature, so do not expect me to answer any further questions about it.