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Hanx Writer

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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 1.1.1

The Hanx Writer is now available on iPhone! Take advantage of the unique features on your iPhone and iPad and use your favorite Hanx keyboards in your other apps!

This update includes various bug fixes and improvements for users of Bluetooth keyboards.


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Customer Reviews

I can't believe how much I'm enjoying this!

I've been sitting here typing in the new Hanx app wondering why I find this so delightful. I can't help it, I just do. Maybe it's the fact that I can have the best of both worlds using it. The nostalgia and feel of using a typewriter like I did in my youth, but also with the ease that modern word processors give us. There is no way that I would ever agree to get rid of my word processor to have a typewriter instead. Typewriters are a nightmare when it comes to actually typing up documents that need to look perfect. But there is just something wonderful about using a typewriter. The sound of the keys hitting the paper. Maybe it's that you feel more physically connected to what you're typing onto the page. I'm amazed at how real the app has managed to make that feel without actually being a typewriter. You can feel the difference when using the three different models in the app. I love that they all have different type face. I think that's the term anyway. Each one has different thickness and consistency with the letters. One is bolder on one side of the letter than the other. Another gives you some letters bolder than others. Exactly the way real typewriters do.
I am in total love with this app!!

Review part 2: I have now added the Hanx Keyboards to my iPad. MUHAHAHAHA! Serious joy!

Unexpectedly gives the production of words weight & importance

Besides the truly visceral reaction to using this, the weight it gives to the production of words, each letter, each thought usually trapped within the mind, has been more profound than I expected. Yes, the sounds are deeply pleasant, but it is the attention it focuses on the act of writing that has been most vital to me personally. I am not a writer, I am a minimum wage laborer who's daily grind to work enough to stay alive & pay my bills leaves me drained & alone, like much of humanity. Why do I mention this? Previous journal writing never pushed beyond the daily weariness to unravel myself, as the words seemed as unimportant & wispy as air. But Good Lord, this app has made my words have weight with ME. You don't know how much that means to a person steeped in self-disregard; if your words & thoughts aren't viewed as important even by yourself, what progress can be made elsewhere in life? I thank you so much Mr. Hanks & team for creating a product to help unlock not only the thoughts of professional writers but of ordinary laborers who's weariness & loneliness can keep us from feeling important even to ourselves. Hanx Writer reminds me with every single clack that I am alive. With much gratitude!

Great app

I love this app, so much that I actually went ahead and purchased it. There are minor things here and there that I am not content with, I am sure they will keep upgrading, but this is the keyboard I have set up for everything I do on my iPad now. The clicking sound just makes you want to write. I miss my typewriter, I miss paper, but that is not a choice anymore, so this is the best it can get (waiting for that Hemingwrite to get off the ground, it's on kickstarter right now, check it out). I gave it 4 stars because I bought the bundle thinking I would have the extra perks plus the ability to use the keyboards with other apps. Although it did allow me to use the keyboard, it didn't have any sounds, I had to separately purchase the keyboard for 99 cents to be able to activate sound. So I ended up paying 6 dollars total. I am content, but I wish they had specified it. I got a quick response from Hitcents though, regarding this issue, so prompt customer service! Very happy with this.

Hanx Writer
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 43.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Writer's Block Bundle$4.99
  2. Hanx Writer Keyboards$0.99
  3. Hanx 707 Bundle$2.99
  4. Hanx Golden Touch$2.99