Hanx Writer



    Hanx Writer's review

    Published: 2014-08-20, by .

    Get the sound and semi-feel of a real old-school typewriter on your iPad

    • Clickity clack clack clack
    • Can X out errors instead of deleting them
    • Satisfying ring from the line return
    • No autocorrect
    • Have to pay to customize the look

    "Bang bang clack-clack-clack puckapuckapuckapucka - Tom Hanks"

    Here it is, the official typewriter app from the one and only Tom Hanks. With the advent of the computer keyboard, we lost all those charming features that made writing on a real typewriter so terrible, like, say, the lack of a delete function (can you even imagine?? people practically lived in the Stone Age). Hanx Writer brings all those back - in a sleek iPad form, of course, with fewer ink spills.

    Use the onscreen typewriter just like you would any keyboard, and you'll be rewarded with the clicking and clacking sounds of keys that might stick at any moment. Reach the end of the line and the line return ding will satisfyingly ring out. The font is that old school one you're expecting, and you can export files with just that antiquated look for whatever purpose you please. If you're really hardcore, you can even turn off the modern delete function and go over your errors with stylish Xs instead.

    It's a neat little idea to remember how things used to be, but the thing that got me most was the lack of autocorrect. I'm fine with a real computer keyboard, but a touchscreen is just prone to error. My mobile attention span is in the gutter, just like most of yours, I'm guessing.

    Note that the free download of Hanx Writer is fully functional, but in order to access most of the customization features, you'll have to upgrade to a paid version.

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    by Janel , Appszoom

    Aug 20, 2014


    Hanx Writer expands recreating the permanence of a typewriter with the convenience of your iPad and iPhone.

    As ever, the report of SHOOK SHOOK and KLOCK-KLOCK is mated with the luxuries of the DELETE key. Your typewriting will be true word-processing with the look, feel, and sound of a classic writing machine. Every Hanx Writer document can be emailed, printed – shared! – with a personality as unique as the person who creates it.

    And, Hanx Writer is on the go! Enjoy the tactile thrill of typing up text messages, emails, notes and more in most third-party apps that use a keyboard.

    Explore the complete Hanx Writer typewriter collection: The Hanx Prime Select is writers best friend (and it’s FREE); take the Hanx 707 on any journey and admire the elegance (and the fitt-fitt) of the Hanx Golden Touch. Each machine is unique.

    And now, there’s more! The Hanx Matterhorn is born of Swiss Precision - sharp & imposing; The Hanx Del Sol glows bright & brilliant with promise; and the Hanx Electric will help you write your story, your way.

    You already know how to work them – so get writing!

    Tom Hanks

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