You know what they say about determination, right? ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way.’ Something similar is, ‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’ And, one of my favorites, ‘The road less traveled is often less traveled for a reason.’ That’s why you don’t see too many clapping control apps for the Mac. It’s a road less traveled.
Think about it. Why on earth would you want to control your Mac by clapping your hands? Just because technology can do something doesn’t mean we should do it. iClapper does it anyway. Clap your hands. Control your Mac. It’s that easy.
Your Mac’s built-in microphone tracks the sound and the iClapper app adds specific actions to certain claps. Once you calibrate iClapper to the sound of your personal clap and the room’s acoustics, you’re ready to control the Mac by clapping.
iClapper comes with a few preset actions that start up and control iTunes, and screensaver. But it’s also smart enough to work with any custom AppleScript action. It all works with multiple claps and specific pauses between claps.
Clap your hands and your Mac can shut down. Cool, right? Unless the applause was for something else, or you were swatting at a nat flying nearby. Well, iClapper’s got your six and can be set up with a confirmation for certain actions.
For a few Mac users, iClapper might be the answer to a prayer. For most of us, it’s merely a clever novelty that uses the Mac’s built-in technology to solve a problem that few of us have.