Hanx Writer – Retro Typewriter App

Hanx Writer icon

From the academy award winning actor Tom Hanks comes the latest in high tech typewriter apps. Hanx Writer (re)turns your iPad into a typewrite with the clickity clack sound and feel of an old typewriter.

Hanx Writer Screen Shot


The app is free and offers in app purchases for different typewriters, ribbon colors and the like.

The developer describes the idea behind the app as follows:

Actor Tom Hanks and Hitcents have partnered on a new app, Hanx Writer, that recreates the experience of a manual typewriter, but with the ease and speed of an iPad. Developed in close collaboration with Tom Hanks, Hanx Writer reflects the look, feel, and sound of old-fashioned word-processing while embracing a few new-fashioned luxuries (like the DELETE key!).

Typeface creation

Personal letters, thank-you notes, office memos, to-do lists, and rough drafts of story pages come alive with the individualism only a typewriter can create. The typewriter experience not only provides tactile pleasure, but you can feel the rhythm of your work with each “SHOOK SHOOK” or “FITT-FITT!” A note drafted by a Hanx Writer has its own unique statement-making personality and with each thoughtful nuance, the Hanx Writer app recreates the typewriter experience in a way that’s never been done before.

Go into your favorite coffee shop and type away with the fun typewriter sounds.

The Golden Touch typewriter is an in app purchase.

Golden Touch image

You can read more about the project and effort taken to create the look and feel of the typewriter app.


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