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Hanx Writer

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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

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!!

The Typewriter Experience without the mess!

I don't usually write app reviews but in this case I had to make an exception! I absolutely love this app. I love the idea of typing stories on a typewriter but not the need to change ink ribbons and purchase paper so this app was the perfect solution. It offers the experience of a typewriter without the need for paper and ink ribbons. I used to spend hours on it writing stories. When Apple upgraded into iOS 10, the app stopped working correctly and it broke my heart. The latest update has fixed all the bugs and made the app even BETTER in my opinion. I love the new typewriters they've added. Also, having the ability to use bold, italic and underlined fonts, along with different font types is awesome. Keep up the great work!

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