Academy Award Winner Tom Hanks Releases a Typewriter iOS App

Following the footsteps of popular reality show star Kim Kardashian, two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks has now also released an app for iOS called ‘Hanx Writer’, that mimics the features of a typewriter onto an iPad screen (via The Wire). The app promises to recreate the experience of a manual typewriter, but with the ease and speed of an iPad.


“With Hanx Writer, you’ll hear the rhythm of your work with SHOOK SHOOK or FITT-FITT”, says Tom Hanks. There may be a number of typewriter apps already available on the iPad, none have Hanks’ stamp (SHOOK SHOOK) of approval or spirit, according to Stuart Westphal, Vice President of Games and Interactive and the app’s development studio Hitcents.

“It was Tom’s energy and enthusiasm that made an impression on me,” Westphal said in a statement. “I wanted to capture that spirit with this app. Nostalgic…yes! But also a tool that composes well and is enjoyable to use more than once.”


Below is the iTunes description of Hanx Writer for iPad:

  • No longer must you surrender modern luxuries, like the DELETE key, to enjoy the look, feel, and sound of good, old-fashioned word-processing. Each document crafted in Hanx Writer can be emailed, printed, and shared and has its own unique statement-making personality.
  • Explore the Hanx Writer typewriter collection. The Hanx Prime Select is the writer’s best friend and it’s FREE; the Hanx 707 is bold enough for any journey; and the Hanx Golden Touch is sleek and elegant. Discover the unique features each typewriter has to offer. You already know how to work them – now get writing!


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You can grab the free app at the following App Store link:

Download Hanx Writer for iPad [Direct Link]