Tom Hanks’ Typewriter App Shoots To The Top Of The App Store

Talk about impractical; and probably a lot of fun to mess with…


Tom Hanks’ name can do more than sell a movie, it seems. His recently launched, hipster-ish typewriter app for iPad, Hanx Writer, has now shot to the top of the iTunes App Store, ranking No. 1 in both the Productivity section, as well as Overall.

Launched last week, Hanx Writer turns your iPad into an old-fashioned typewriter, offering a pseudo-analog typing experience. The bangs of key presses, hard returns and the chimes that sound when you reach the end of a new line now sit alongside modern conveniences like the ability to correct without white tape or whiteout, and options to print, email or share your documents when complete.

Is it necessary? No, not really. Is it enjoyable to use and well-made? Well, yes.


The app offers an on-screen keyboard or pairs with your Bluetooth keyboard so you can pretend you’re not typing on plastic-y keys.

Though free, users can also opt…

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