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This is your typewriter on iPad.

- Realistic typewriter on your iPad
- Email by image or text
- Backspace key to erase type
- Fonts (Old Typewriter / American Typewriter)
- Keyboard layouts (QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, and QZERTY)
- Colors (Red/Black ink ribbon)
- Document management
- External Keyboard
- Drag to move cursor
- AirPrint

- Update for iOS Compatibility

What's New

Version 3.5

Update for iOS Compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5

24 Ratings
24 Ratings

Lost work... Unforgivable

M Prime

I have to say that this app seemed to be what I was looking for. After trouble kept arising with the Hanx typewriter app I was looking for something that could take the place and provide me with the sounds and feel of the past. As far as that is concerned it did great.

What I did not see coming was that one of the features would erase an entire page of words. After further attempts to get my work back I realized that when getting a new page, if by some accident of a finger slip when moving the iPad you happen to double touch the previous page, it will duplicate that page on top of your existing second page. It will not move your next page over to create this duplicate. No. It will copy the page directly in place of your existing next page and all words will be lost.

I read many reviews and have not seen this so I must be the only fool this has happened to. In any case, this is an unforgivable design flaw that I can't work my way around. I have never left a review on an app before good or bad, yet this is without a doubt the worst mistake a designer could make. For a writing app the user must feel their work is safeguarded against simple movements. Beware. I will not be using this app again until such a flaw is corrected.

Yeah, okay...


...but I really wish there was the option to hide the virtual keyboard when typing. I just want to see my own real keyboard. Also, unlike a real typewriter, you can only single space. It shouldn’t be hard to add a double space option. Also, be forewarned that on my new iPad Mini I can barely only see one option. Are there more? I really hope that the developer reads this and can make this truly a five star app. I really only think it’s 3.5 or even just 3 stars, but I’m being generous. If it wasn’t for these issues then this would be way better than the black Hanx typewriter NOTE: I can’t stand the look of his other ones, nor the either too small or too large a font, but at least I don’t have to see a keyboard, just the carriage and platen part. So, for this reason I’m going back to using the black typewriter in the Hanx app and put up with the too small a font and single spacing.

After all these years, my favorite app


Please don’t try to review this app if you’ve never used an actual manual typewriter (that means one not powered by electricity).

This reminds me of my mother’s 1935 Underwood and is just as unforgiving, as a typewriter app should be. She typed my father’s master’s thesis on it, and they weren’t even married yet.

MiTypewriter also reminds me of an original 1984 Mac Classic SoundMaster program that added old typewriter noise with each keystroke and made that awful first keyboard semi-usable — even pleasant to use. As an early adopter who spent hours on it every day, that meant a lot.

I return to this app again and again in lieu of Notebook™, Teams™, Word™, Pages™, Notes™, and all the other soulless word processing programs when I need something peacefully analog, an app that unites fingers with some of the other five senses.

My dear millennials, I pray that you find a real typewriter to play with before they disappear altogether, because this is the next best thing. Which is not saying much, I grant you. But when they’re all gone, what else will there be that is this satisfying?


Teruaki Onoda
4.2 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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