loud typer

Last modified
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Description of App

The Loud Typer application loads into the system menu bar and makes sounds when you press any key. This works system-wide and in all applications.
Although the Loud Typer app has a wide range of built-in sound themes to choose from, you can also use your own sounds. (Note: in the free version, the choice of sound themes is limited to the default theme.)
Loud Typer allows you to customize keyboard sounds individually for each application.
Loud Typer loads the icon into the system menu bar to access application settings. The main program window is opened using: System menu bar > "Loud Typer" icon > "Settings ..." menu item.
Note: external speakers (Bluetooth speakers, USB speakers) can affect the sound quality.



Free or Paid

Free With In-App Purchase

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On

Accessibility Comments

the app is fully accessible. you can either access it's settings by using the app chooser, or the inbuilt menubar icon.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

I love this app. it makes me, a non writer want to write, and I'm using it to create this entry.


2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Brandt 4 months ago



Submitted by JC on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

This is the best typing app. very accessible and easy to use. their's more sounds, but it's in inapt purchase. several examples include drums, birds, etc.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sseems like anoval idea, but why would you want an app that makes noise when you type, That wo me woudl seem distracting.

well, i actually got it for the typewriter sound effect. not all the other sounds. the typewriter effect gives a vintage quality to the mac typing experience.

Submitted by Dee cussa on Thursday, June 18, 2020

In reply to by JC

thanks, but i only got it for the typewriter effect though.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Is there a way to turn the app off let's say in class, so my student's don't hear a type writer through my headset? Lol!

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, June 18, 2020

One thing you might want to keep in mind and one piece of advice is this. Turn off the special keys. This way you don't get the clack or what not for the caps lock, control, option, etc., there is a also a global applications key for turning int off so I can have it off during class. Lol! A schedule thing would be nice, but oh well.

hope that helps a bit.

Submitted by SilverMoon on Friday, June 19, 2020

I wish there was something like this for windows. Not that I need it, but it just sounds like fun to make your computer beep and boop whenever you type. lol

If you want to play a prank on someone it would be cool. Download it onto someone's computer, then set it up. They won't know what the hell happened to their computer. And this type writer sound is really cool.

Submitted by Brandt on Sunday, August 1, 2021


I accidentally found this app, bought the thing and am using the mechanical keyboard sounds. It is not as loud and obnoxious as either the typewriter or the electric typewriter, but gives very good audible feedback.

As someone that lives in the Linux TTY console, I really appreciate the sound of a good keyboard.