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Tom Hanks develops typewriter app for the Apple iPad

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Tom Hanks develops typewriter app for the Apple iPad
What is it about celebrities and QWERTY keyboards? Ryan Seacrest has his Typo 2 snap-on physical QWERTY keyboard for the Apple iPhone. And now, Tom Hanks has an app for the Apple iPad that brings back the old clickity-clack of a manual typewriter. The app, called Hanx Writer, allows you to type with the look and sound of a classic typewriter, including that bell sound you hear at the end of each line.

Hanx Writer is a free app, found in the Apple App Store. For $2.99 each, you can purchase additional fonts and sounds. If anyone knows about typewriters, it's Hanks. The actor once had a collection of typewriters that numbered 200. We wonder if he wrote "That Thing You Do" on one of those old models.

Even though Hanx Writer is supposed to replicate the sound, look and feel of using a typewriter, we are talking about  modern technology after all. That means that the typewriter QWERTY on the app includes a delete key, and features auto-correct.

source: HanxWriter via USAToday

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posted on 14 Aug 2014, 03:01

1. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


posted on 14 Aug 2014, 03:14

2. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

Lol, he looks like Tim Cook without glasses.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 04:33 4

3. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Not even remotely true !

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 04:50

4. james.blunt.1973 (Posts: 40; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)


posted on 14 Aug 2014, 05:48

5. nexusdude (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)

Someone on reddit bribed Tom Hanks for an interview by sending him a vintage typewriter.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 09:05 1

6. xfire99 (Posts: 940; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)

Coolt. But should be all free. Not that Hanks need the cash.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:26

7. jc914 (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

What's a typewriter?

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 12:19

8. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

Would be nice to have as an actual custom keyboard :)

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