Hanx Writer

Love­able su­per­star Tom Hanks turns app de­vel­oper with the retro-key­board equiv­a­lent of Hip­sta­matic

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Tom Hanks – ac­tor, writer, pro­ducer, di­rec­tor… and app cre­ator? You’d bet­ter be­lieve it. Hanx Writer comes di­rect from the man him­self, and aims to turn your usu­ally mun­dane iPad key­board into a de­light­fully clack­ety typewriter.

Er, why? Well, aside from be­ing a cel­e­brated thesp, Tom is also a man­ual typewriter fa­natic – he’s writ­ten about them for the New York Times and ev­ery­thing. Now, he wants to make your iPad into one, and to that end, the free app gives you the Hanx Prime Se­lect, a clas­sic big desk typewriter. When you tire of its charms, there are two oth­ers avail­able as in-app pur­chases: the Hanx 707 and the Hanx Golden Touch. Each feels dif­fer­ent, with slightly dif­fer­ent sounds, key place­ment and type­faces, and the pur­chasable ’writ­ers also come with support for mul­ti­ple doc­u­ments, text align­ment, ti­tle page and pic­ture. You get a de­cent chunk of set­tings too. Turn off the mod­ern delete and Hanx Writer will X out your mis­takes in­stead of eras­ing them. Does it serve any pur­pose? No. But it makes for pretty de­cent pub ammo… Free, iOS 7.0+ iPad only, hit­cents.com

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