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07-20-2012, 12:32 PM #1
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.
Requirements: iPhone (for haptic feedback only)
Editor's Rating: 4/5
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 07-20-2012 at 12:41 PM.
07-20-2012, 12:37 PM #2
would be cool to have this for the whole phones typing
07-20-2012, 12:38 PM #3
07-20-2012, 12:43 PM #4
It really is a cool tweak and much more than just a single keystroke sound.
07-20-2012, 01:14 PM #5
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.
07-20-2012, 02:31 PM #6
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!
07-20-2012, 03:01 PM #7
DevicesWhite iPhone 5 16 gb on 6.1; Black iPhone 4 16 gb on 5.1.1;
Black iPod 2G 16 gb Jailbroken on 4.2.1; Aluminum MacBook Air on 10.8.2; White the New iPad 32 gb on 6.0; Black the New iPad 64 gb Jailbroken on 5.1.1; Black iPad 2 16 gb Jailbroken on 5.1.1
07-20-2012, 03:02 PM #8
07-20-2012, 04:00 PM #9
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.
07-20-2012, 04:04 PM #10
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.
07-20-2012, 05:15 PM #11
Last edited by skram; 07-21-2012 at 12:34 AM.
07-20-2012, 06:07 PM #12
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
07-20-2012, 07:47 PM #13
07-20-2012, 08:32 PM #14
07-20-2012, 09:05 PM #15
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!
07-20-2012, 11:32 PM #16
This is a bad *** tweak...now that I figured out how to make it work. Turning off keyboard clicks is a must.
07-21-2012, 12:41 AM #17
Last edited by skram; 07-21-2012 at 12:44 AM.
07-21-2012, 01:34 AM #18
I have the following job apps installed
Australian bom weather+
Bug fix:duplicate icons
Bug fix: stuck pages
Calendar pro for notification centre
Call bar sbsettings
Data usage monitor
Music controls pro
Netmeter widget for NC
Password pilot pro
Ringer x VIP
Simple date for NC
Software update killer
Tap volume to mute
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.
07-21-2012, 02:04 AM #19
07-21-2012, 03:15 AM #20