Clap On! Clap Off! Some may not know what I am talking about, but that saying was the famous words in a commercial back in the late 1980’s and early 90’s. It was a device used to turn on and off your lights and other electronics with the clap of your hands. Now, there is a Mac app that allows you to use the noise from your claps to do different commands on your Mac. The iClapper comes with a free version that is about to come out and there is iClapper Pro that is only $2.99.

iClapper Is An App That Makes Simple Commands Easy To Do Remotely

The iClapper app is pretty simple to setup and navigate. To set up iClapper, you will want to go download it from the Mac App Store. Once you have downloaded the app, you should be presented with a tutorial to assist you with the process. If the tutorial doesn’t load for some reason, here is some simples steps to walk you through the process.

Steps To Setting Up iClapper

  1. After iClapper is launched, you will want to navigate to the Menu bar
  2. Click on Input Device and select Preferences in the drop down menu
  3. Select your input mic in this section

Once you have set up the app, you will want to calibrate it for you personal clapping sounds. This is important, since everyone has a different clapping sound. To calibrate it, click on calibration and select + button. Clap your hands once and wait for the app to recognize the sound. You can do this a few times to make sure it picks up the sound properly.

Next you will want to start assigning an action that the app will perform when you trigger it by the sounds of your hands clapping. You can change the settings to different commands for different patterns of claps. For example, if you want to put your Mac into sleep mode, then you can set the sitting to a double clap or whichever clap combination you want.

Adding Actions To iClapper

After you set iClapper up, clap one of the combinations to trigger an action. Wait a few seconds to see if it is working correctly. Then you will be able to add new actions. iClapper has 6 default actions, but if you want more actions you will need to use AppleScript to add scripts. To add scripts you will need to follow a few simple steps.

  1. Click the + button in the Actions section
  2. Select a Trigger
  3. Select the default under the Action column.
  4. Then choose New Action from the drop down menu
  5. Lastly, press add the script

Amazing Updates And A Sleeker Design Has Made iClapper A Must For Any Mac User Looking For Control Remotely

iClapper is the one and only application that you can get that will remotely control your Mac when you clap your hands. The reviews on this app are great and many users haven’t run into any problems while using it. The iClapper developers have done some amazing updating in the past month from the bug fixes, to design and appearance. Another amazing thing about this app, is that you have the option to try out the free version to see if you like it before you purchase the full featured version. Not too many apps in the Mac App Store offer that!

50 Melisse Deering


Melisse Deering is a trained Mac expert as well as a passionate Mac user. She quickly realized the significance of Mac’s user friendliness and advanced features, motivating her to become an avid user and sequentially an expert.