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  • New Jailbreak Tweak Brings Classic Typewriter Sounds to iOS


    Last week we showed you an application for Mac OS X that could make your computer emit the sounds of a classic typewriter as you typed on your keyboard. It mimicked the ticking noise of the typewriter, the dinging noise of starting a new line, and it made typing fun. Some people really liked the feedback of the typewriter sound when typing on the keyboard, so it was only a matter of time before someone brought it to iOS.

    The new tweak, dubbed iTypeWriter by iOS developer skram, is now available in Cydia from the ModMyi repository for just 99˘. iTypeWriter will give you the typewriter sounds on your iOS device as you type – it includes the keyboard noises and the ding sound that is made when you force a new line. When you install the tweak, you will find a preferences pane in the Settings application:



    The tweak can be enabled and disabled on demand and it comes with an additional feature that the Mac OS X version of this application could not offer – haptic feedback. The iPhone has a vibrator module in it, meaning that it’s capable of giving you some vibration feedback each time you tap on a keyboard key. The Mac on the other hand, does not have a vibrator module that can offer haptic feedback while typing. This feature does not work on the iPod touch or the iPad because neither of those iOS devices have a vibrator module either. Haptic feedback can also be enabled or disabled on demand – it will use more battery when enabled since you are invoking the vibrator each time you type.

    The sound of the audio while you are typing is very clear and accurate with your keystrokes. The tweak also works in every application that you are capable of typing in – not just the Notes application as demonstrated above. After a while, the sound of a typewriter might get to you, but it’s still a fun feature to have on your iPhone. If you haven’t checked out the Mac version of this application yet, you can also give that one a try from this link.

    Name: iTypeWriter
    Price: 99˘
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iPhone (for haptic feedback only)
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: skram
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    Sources: skram
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Jailbreak Tweak Brings Classic Typewriter Sounds to iOS started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. ca3sar's Avatar
      ca3sar -
      would be cool to have this for the whole phones typing
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by ca3sar View Post
      would be cool to have this for the whole phones typing
      I'm not sure what you mean? It works in every application you can type in.
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      It really is a cool tweak and much more than just a single keystroke sound.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Im going to give it a try. I remember the Saurik Theme had a typewriter keyboard sound that I used to love..hope this one is just as good.
    1. yorrick's Avatar
      yorrick -
      Bought this but it doesn't work. The app is installed but can't access the settings to activate it. Any help would be appreciated!
    1. pasmaczek's Avatar
      pasmaczek -
      Quote Originally Posted by yorrick View Post
      Bought this but it doesn't work. The app is installed but can't access the settings to activate it. Any help would be appreciated!
      same problem I'm having...
    1. ca3sar's Avatar
      ca3sar -
      I will retry, seemed to only work in notepad

      only works in notepad

      Quote Originally Posted by ca3sar View Post
      I will retry, seemed to only work in notepad

      only works in notepad
      Ok works for me. Disable and enable it. Then test
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Try disabling and enabling the tweak from the Settings application. This will get it working. It seems to be a minor bug, but it won't keep you from using the tweak.
    1. yorrick's Avatar
      yorrick -
      Quote Originally Posted by ca3sar View Post
      I will retry, seemed to only work in notepad

      only works in notepad



      Ok works for me. Disable and enable it. Then test
      Two issues
      1) I don't have this option appearing in settings as described. So I can't even enable or disable the tweak!
      2) if this tweak is only for notepad, then it is very disappointing for a tweak.
      The tweak description is to replace any keyboard clicks with a typewriter sound - not only notepad, but anywhere the keyboard is used.
    1. skram's Avatar
      skram -
      Quote Originally Posted by yorrick View Post
      Two issues
      1) I don't have this option appearing in settings as described. So I can't even enable or disable the tweak!
      2) if this tweak is only for notepad, then it is very disappointing for a tweak.
      The tweak description is to replace any keyboard clicks with a typewriter sound - not only notepad, but anywhere the keyboard is used.
      im the developer of this tweak, it is NOT only for notepad. It's works system wide anywhere the keyboard is used. A few users have mentioned after rebooting their device everything worked as expected. Try that, in the meantime im working on an update.
    1. yorrick's Avatar
      yorrick -
      Quote Originally Posted by skram View Post
      im the developer of this tweak, it is now only for notepad. It's works system wide anywhere the keyboard is used. A few users have mentioned after rebooting their device everything worked as expected. Try that, in the meantime im working on an update.
      Thanks for providing some feedback. It is great to hear from the developer.
      I have reinstalled and rebooted my iPhone - several times each!
      Unfortunately, the option isn't showing in settings.

      I have no idea what is happening.
      Good luck on debugging the tweak. I was looking forward to this cool tweak for the iPhone. Btw - would this work on the iPad
    1. DaUub's Avatar
      DaUub -
      Quote Originally Posted by pasmaczek View Post
      same problem I'm having...
      make sure to disable sound clicks in settings>sounds>keyboard clicks
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by DaUub View Post
      make sure to disable sound clicks in settings>sounds>keyboard clicks
      Yes this fixed it for me.
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      i totally confused the other typewriter tweak for this kind of tweak. i'm looking forward to taking my passport-powered iphone into starbucks and start clicking away!
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      This is a bad *** tweak...now that I figured out how to make it work. Turning off keyboard clicks is a must.
    1. skram's Avatar
      skram -
      Quote Originally Posted by yorrick View Post
      Thanks for providing some feedback. It is great to hear from the developer.
      I have reinstalled and rebooted my iPhone - several times each!
      Unfortunately, the option isn't showing in settings.

      I have no idea what is happening.
      Good luck on debugging the tweak. I was looking forward to this cool tweak for the iPhone. Btw - would this work on the iPad
      That is very weird, I haven't got a report from anyone with stating that it didnt load settings at all. Maybe you don't have PreferenceLoader installed? Do you have PreferenceLoader installed?

      Quote Originally Posted by pasmaczek View Post
      same problem I'm having...
      Please try enabling/disabling it via Settings, and or Reboot your device. You only have to do it once. I submitted an update that should address this issue, and waiting approval.
    1. yorrick's Avatar
      yorrick -
      Quote Originally Posted by skram View Post
      That is very weird, I haven't got a report from anyone with stating that it didnt load settings at all. Maybe you don't have PreferenceLoader installed? Do you have PreferenceLoader installed?
      Skram - I can confirm I don't have preferenceLoader installed.

      I have the following job apps installed
      Activator
      Airplane sbsettings
      Appanalytics
      App list
      Australian bom weather+
      Blackout
      Brightness switcher
      Bug fix:duplicate icons
      Bug fix: stuck pages
      Calendar pro for notification centre
      Call bar
      Call bar sbsettings
      Call tap
      Color keyboard
      Covermenot
      Crash reporter
      Cyntact
      Data usage monitor
      Eric's utilities
      Fastclear
      Icleaner
      Ifile
      Inetusage
      Itypewriter
      Lockdown pro
      Multicleaner
      Multistorey
      Music controls pro
      Netmeter
      Netmeter widget for NC
      Omnistat
      Password pilot pro
      Photo albums+
      Pkgbackup
      Powersounddisabler
      Protectmyprivacy
      Protecti
      Reset allkiller
      Ringer x VIP
      Sbsettings
      Simple date for NC
      Software update killer
      Springtomize2 os5
      Start dial
      Tap volume to mute
      Torch
      Unlockize
      Wifi analyser
      Zephyr
      3G unrestrictor

      Oh yes - running os5.1.1 iPhone 4s

      (apologies for the names of the apps. The iPad is autocorrecting them on the fly!)

      Hope this info helps.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by yorrick View Post
      Skram - I can confirm I don't have preferenceLoader installed.

      I have the following job apps installed
      Activator
      Airplane sbsettings
      Appanalytics
      App list
      Australian bom weather+
      Blackout
      Brightness switcher
      Bug fix:duplicate icons
      Bug fix: stuck pages
      Calendar pro for notification centre
      Call bar
      Call bar sbsettings
      Call tap
      Color keyboard
      Covermenot
      Crash reporter
      Cyntact
      Data usage monitor
      Eric's utilities
      Fastclear
      Icleaner
      Ifile
      Inetusage
      Itypewriter
      Lockdown pro
      Multicleaner
      Multistorey
      Music controls pro
      Netmeter
      Netmeter widget for NC
      Omnistat
      Password pilot pro
      Photo albums+
      Pkgbackup
      Powersounddisabler
      Protectmyprivacy
      Protecti
      Reset allkiller
      Ringer x VIP
      Sbsettings
      Simple date for NC
      Software update killer
      Springtomize2 os5
      Start dial
      Tap volume to mute
      Torch
      Unlockize
      Wifi analyser
      Zephyr
      3G unrestrictor

      Oh yes - running os5.1.1 iPhone 4s

      (apologies for the names of the apps. The iPad is autocorrecting them on the fly!)

      Hope this info helps.
      Install PreferenceLoader. You need that to display third party preference panes. It doesn't even make sense that you have a tweak that needs PreferenceLoader installed without PreferenceLoader.
    1. yorrick's Avatar
      yorrick -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Install PreferenceLoader. You need that to display third party preference panes. It doesn't even make sense that you have a tweak that needs PreferenceLoader installed without PreferenceLoader.
      Anthony - you are indeed correct. PreferenceLoader is installed.
      I had set the cydia settings to "user". I need it to be on "hacker" or "developer" to see it.

      As you can work out by now - I am a mere "user" (and amateur ... or an older newbie)
    1. Mr.P's Avatar
      Mr.P -
      I purchased itypewriter and it works just fine but is there a way to enable just the haptic vibration and not the keyboard sounds?

      i tried disabling both keyboard clicks/itypewriter but leaving haptic vibrations enabled however i get nothing...any help? TIA!