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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

Awesome - but with issues

After using the app for quite a bit of time now, I can say that I still very much enjoy it for its simplicity. However, whenever using a Bluetooth keyboard with the app, it consistently crashes unless I type as slow as possible. Please fix.

This app is not to be considered as a replacement for a regular word processing app, but is still delightful to use for its nostalgia factor or even to just have a different "feel" when typing. Just as you compose text differently when writing long hand than you would when using a modern word processing program, this app can make you think a little differently about what you are writing. You fall into the rhythm of the keys and the ideas begin to flow (at least for me). My only suggestions for improvement would be the inclusion of tab stops (perhaps in the form of preset page margins that can be selected) and enhancing the animation by animating the ribbon. I think it would be a nice graphical element to have the ribbon behave a little more like it would on a real typewriter, with the letters appearing and scrolling away as you type. Totally not functional, but something I would love to watch - just as I loved to watch it back in the day.

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.

Hanx Writer - a wonderful simulated typewriter with many extras.

I can't believe how well this app simulates using a real typewriter. I've read some of the other reviews and as usual, there's a lot of complaining and whining about what this app could and should have. The app is well designed and thoughtfully organized in a beautiful and simple way... and I purchased the other typewriters as well, just to support the developer. It is not a document organizer, it's not a dairy, it's not a one stop for full text and word processing. It's a delicious typewriter simulator and is great for getting words onto paper, maybe first draft. It has it's own peculiar quirks and a few user setting, but not to many to distract much. It is my favorite writing app, and I'm sure that I've purchased all of them, since the beginning of IOS. This is a winner. Finally, I can stop looking for the write/right app.

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$2.99
  4. Hanx Golden Touch$2.99