Good idea, but has a crucial failing.
I often compute outdoors and cannot see whether the caps-lock light is on or off. The reason I got this was because it has a menu bar indicator that shows the caps-lock status. Unfortunately, it completely fails in this regard because the change in the indicator is almost imperceptible, especially on a retina display outdoors. If the author would allow the user to customize the status icon’s on and off colors, that would solve this problem, and I will then come back and revise my rating to 5 stars. As it is I can only give it 2.
No reminder that caps lock is still on
This is nice but I was really looking for a utility that would play a sound continuously while the caps lock key is depressed. My problem is not just hitting caps lock accidentally but forgetting that it's engaged. Therefore, it would help if the app played a chime, say, every 5 seconds to remind me that caps lock is still on. Also it would be nice if it had its own chime sound rather than playing the system sound.
Works and is helpful, could use more features
Thanks for this app! Suggestions:1. I'd like to be able to control how long the "off" notification is up, or if it even shows (I don't think it's even needed)2. option for colored icons - when capslock is pressed maybe have an option for a super bright red icon - or maybe even blinking3. if we can detect when the key is pressed - is it even possible to disable it or to remap it to another key? Maybe tab or regular shift key? Or maybe have it do nothing at all (I'd be happy with that - the ONLY time I hit this key is by accident). I know you can turn it off in the system preferences but this doesn't work for all keyboards, for example I'm using a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard, and I can't turn it off - believe me I've tried (if you know how and tell me, we're BFFs ;-) . Btw, I'm also a developer so I understand that observing the keyboard is a lot easier than changing the behavior of the keyboard.thanks
Works As Advertised
With OS 10.7.4, it was plug and play. Works as advertised and is just what I wanted. Thank you development team.
Not a ripoff
User Levi Figueira is only partly correct. This app changes the icon in the menu bar to indicate the state of the caps lock key. Also you do not need Growl installed to use Capster.Does what it says.