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Hanx Writer

By, Inc.

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This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Hanx Writer expands recreating the permanence of a typewriter with the convenience of your iPad and iPhone.

As ever, the report of SHOOK SHOOK and KLOCK-KLOCK is mated with the luxuries of the DELETE key. Your typewriting will be true word-processing with the look, feel, and sound of a classic writing machine. Every Hanx Writer document can be emailed, printed – shared! – with a personality as unique as the person who creates it.

And, Hanx Writer is on the go! Enjoy the tactile thrill of typing up text messages, emails, notes and more in most third-party apps that use a keyboard.

Explore the complete Hanx Writer typewriter collection: The Hanx Prime Select is writers best friend (and it’s FREE); take the Hanx 707 on any journey and admire the elegance (and the fitt-fitt) of the Hanx Golden Touch. Each machine is unique.

And now, there’s more! The Hanx Matterhorn is born of Swiss Precision - sharp & imposing; The Hanx Del Sol glows bright & brilliant with promise; and the Hanx Electric will help you write your story, your way.

You already know how to work them – so get writing!

Tom Hanks

What's New in Version 1.2.2

**Minor bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Thank you Sir

I can still see the light coming through the tall windows of the typing classroom. I can still smell the faint mustiness of that old room and l most certainly can still hear Mrs. Smiley (yes, that was really her name—and she’s not an emoji) asking us to take out our typing books and start typing. There were only a couple of IBM Selectrics because they were expensive and in very short supply. So only those who were at the top of the class got to choose the Selectric, if they so desired. Even though I had the opportunity a few times for the choice of the Selectric, I MUCH preferred the “shook shook” and the “clock clock” of the old Coronas and Royals that filled rest of the tables. When my husband and I saw the journalism piece on Sunday Morning, we were just extremely fascinated by your beautiful collection, and maybe even a little inspired to start one of our own. For now, we will relish in the use of the Hanx Writer. Thank you for bringing back a sweet glimmer of the past. Those surely were the good old days and you sir, gave us a little of that back in the Hanx Writer. Blogging, journaling and finally getting around to writing a book will be far more enjoyable now. Thank you sir. This is brilliant and we are both absolutely loving the app.
With warmest regards,
The Bartletts
Mobile, Alabama

Simply superb!

Update: Unfortunately the latest update ruined this thing! I was excited to see new typewriters and bought them without checking reviews. Big mistake! I can't get any of these keyboards to work in any app other than the Hanxwriter app now. (The old three used to work in most of the apps I use.) In addition, now all of the keyboards seem to lag badly when typing if you are a fast typist. I compared them to the original three keyboards on my Iphone (on which I didn't update to the three new keyboards), and they are definitely slower. You guys need to iron the bugs out before you put out new stuff! Disappointed! Five stars just became one star!

I love this app! I love my ipad, but typing on the thing is a drag! I have never been a fan of Word or Pages with all their autocorrect features that seem to be nearly impossible to turn off. I love the typewriter noise; it just is so much better than the standard ipad clicks. This app is for those of us who, while we love technology, still miss the simplicity of our old manual typewriter! Great job with this app! Now if you could just integrate it into the ipad keyboard that comes up in all the other apps, that would be perfect!

Latest version breaks PDF exporting

I love this app -- but the latest version breaks the export function. Yesterday, I wrote 3,000 words, exported it, and only had about 1,800 words in my exported PDF. Yikes! After some Q/A and testing, I discovered that the last few lines (about 100 words per page) were clipped off on each page of the exported PDF. (Cutting and pasting each page into a separate text file is prohibitively complex.) You probably can reproduce the bug yourself. Hopefully, the developer will fix this problem soon -- it's a showstopper bug for anyone because YOU WILL LOSE YOUR WORK while exporting your writing. I really rely on this app as a writer, professor and journalist. I have every distraction-free app out there, many mechanical keyboards -- even that Freewrite (Kickstarter) and three or four vintage typerwriters, and this is positively the best distraction-free app for me, but I can't rely on it anymore until this bug gets fixed. Fingers crossed for a prompt fix!!

Hanx Writer
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Size: 119 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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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$2.99
  4. Hanx Golden Touch$2.99
  5. Signature Collection$9.99
  6. Signature Collection$5.99
  7. Hanx Electrix$2.99
  8. Hanx Del Sol$2.99
  9. Hanx Matterhorn$2.99
  10. Signature Collection$7.99