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

Version 1.2.2

**Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

56 Ratings

56 Ratings

So much potential


This app sounds & feels like a type writer, but it has its faults. To use it as a stand alone writer, it does it’s job. But & this is a BIG but... When a notification comes through the writer stalls, loses its place & then it’s difficult to go back to where you were (sometimes closing the app rectifies it). I would like to show positive intent, using this after iOS 11 update, but I can see there is similar feedback given. I don’t know whether the developer has a future plan for the fix, or if I buy the whole basket of add-ons will this fix the problem? I hope the developer sees this review & gives out some information or a clue on fix. Another point, it would be good if the app had the potential for ‘split screen’. But I as said at the start, the app does its job!

Good app, has some issues


Generally a good app, I wouldn’t add any more big features. Keep it simple as it is.

Bug: Issues with Bluetooth keyboard, the on-screen keyboard doesn’t always minimise but the paper shifts down and you can’t see what’s being typed.

Bug: Random changes to ink/ribbon colour when moving around the document, maybe an issue with Bluetooth keyboard cursor keys or I’m accidentally pressing a key combination?

Feature request: A way to sort/organise documents or at least sort them alphabetically. Perhaps folders? And WHY can’t I delete the “greetings!” And “Welcome Back!” documents without them reappearing? - I’ve read them, I have no need to keep them. I HATE that kind of feature, if I delete it then it should be deleted. If you insist on keeping the documents permanently then create folders and shove them in a welcome or help folder out of the way, especially since we can’t currently sort the order of documents!

Keeps crashing


This would be an amazing app if it worked as advertised. The keyboard when used within other apps never works, which is almost fine, I’m willing to lose that price.

The major problem is when I’m typing within the Hanx app, it crashes often and I lose major blocks of text due to crashes. It’s such a lovely app but it’s essentially worthless if I can’t rely on it to store the text I’m writing! I’ve purchased every In App Item hoping it might resolve the issues, but no such luck.

For anyone who is interested in the App, I’d keep an eye for another update and see if the reviews improve, but right now it is unusable due to instability for me.


Seller, Inc
119.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Writer's Block Bundle £4.99
  2. Hanx Writer Keyboards £0.99
  3. Hanx Golden Touch £2.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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