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Hanx Writer

By, Inc.

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Behold, Hanx Writer, created by Tom Hanks. Hanx Writer recreates the experience of a manual typewriter, but with the ease and speed of an iPad and iPhone.

“With Hanx Writer, you’ll hear the rhythm of your work with SHOOK SHOOK or FITT-FITT.” – Tom Hanks

No longer must you surrender modern luxuries, like the DELETE key, to enjoy the look, feel, and sound of good, old-fashioned word-processing. Each document crafted in Hanx Writer can be emailed, printed, and shared and has its own unique statement-making personality.

Explore the Hanx Writer typewriter collection. The Hanx Prime Select is the writer’s best friend and it’s FREE; the Hanx 707 is bold enough for any journey; and the Hanx Golden Touch is sleek and elegant. Discover the unique features each typewriter has to offer. You already know how to work them - now get writing!

What's New in Version 1.1.2

Updates for iOS 9
Bug fixes and performance improvements


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Customer Reviews

Much Loved App, BUT!!!!!

I Love this app. It is my most used app by far. Love the simplicity and aesthetic of it. I loved that you could actually use the program without paying first...and still want to use it. I actually bought the full app!! But, I have some frustrations. I use this app as a daily journal and date each doc, but the documents are in random order. If there is a way to organize it I have no clue. It would be nice if it would save documents in some predictable order. Related to position, alphabetically or maybe date. I was also not able to get the keyboard thingy to work, I even followed the instructions. Not sure if it's not working or instructions could be improved? I have to say not impressed with how Apple implemented this feature, it really should not need such extensive instructions.
*****iOS 9 *****update has made this program practically un-usable. I love using this app PLEASE fix. After moving the cursor around just once you cannot control the curosr selection by touch it jus randomly selects either the top of the page or some place in between. I have to use arrow keys on my bluetooth keyboard to get to the end.

Really wanted to love this toy...

But it's a toy. Tried both iPad and iPhone versions. This is a poor implementation of a typewriter-like interface but fails in several respects.

One, it's not true to the experience it seeks to replicate. I fiddled with the settings, but no. It automatically wraps lines, real typewriters didn't do that. It has spell-check built in, real typewriters didn't have that.

After typing for a bit, (iPad Mini MGG2LL/A,) if you reposition the page, it becomes impossible to get the cursor back where it should be. Although it will let you select an overstrike in lieu of a destructive backspace, it should allow operation such that ALL the space bar and backspace DO is move the CURSOR POSITION, NOT MOVE TEXT! Which they do. The spacebar operates as if it's in a word processor pretending to be a typewriter because that's what this thing is. A word-processor with a typewriter-looking SKIN.

As a bare minimum, it should have cursor movement keys that DON'T move text, ONLY the cursor, in all directions. It should allow you to move the paper on the platten up and down, say, half or a quarter line, like real ones do.

This is just a toy, in reality, and one where much of the regular functionality is denied you until you pay UP.


Love this wonderful memory app

I am a from the baby boomers and this app really takes me down memory lane. It brings back that nostalgic memory of the typewriter and of me sitting in my high school typing class (today computer lab) wondering if I will reach the required typing speed of 75 words per minute (without looking at the key board). I graduated at 95 words per minute on a typewriter similar to this app. Ok! let me get back to the app it is excellent and it works as great! It gets 5 plus stars. Thanks for sharing this awesome app. KBW

Hanx Writer
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 50.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Writer's Block Bundle$4.99
  2. Hanx Writer Keyboards$0.99
  3. Hanx 707 Bundle$2.99
  4. Hanx Golden Touch$2.99