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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

Works jus fine

Way to go Tom! Love your App - typewriters are so realistic. Reminds me of my mother's 'Old Faithful' - a 1960's Olivetti which she took everywhere and upon which I learned to type. I do a lot of writing and there's nothing more satisfying than watching every syllable stamped by a key and hearing that satisfying clack. As i'm British, I really appreciate your adding the Pound Sign and Euro Dollar and i'm particularly relieved you included a correction key! Typing this very review on the Hanx 707 and enjoying the 'serene green' of the keyboard. Have recommended your App to all would-be writers out there.

Concept is fine, but not quite there

I love the idea of this app and don't give a toot whose idea it was.

However, in marking it a three, I am recognising that the concept doesn't quite marry up with the expectation of being able to do certain minor things easily. My main bug is that if I say, miss a capitalisation on a word, it's very difficult to tap on the screen and bring the cursor to the right spot to amend things. I think with some minor changes, this could be so much more user friendly and an exceptional app, especially for those who, like me, reminisce about things we've largely lost, like an unwieldy typewriter.

Love this app

I have been using this app for just about a year now and I love it.
I type a lot of letters for friends and family and I hate using cheap looking word processing apps that are out there.
There is something about the typewritten look that makes it much more interesting, exciting and readable. Especially if you have great letter headed paper too.
Thanks Tom,

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
  • Developer:

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£3.99
  2. Hanx Writer Keyboards£0.79
  3. Hanx Golden Touch£2.29
  4. Hanx 707£2.29