What’s New

Version 1.2.2

**Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
797 Ratings

797 Ratings

Wonkatonk907 ,

The caps button/putting the indicator near a word

I got this app because of an article, and my love for typewriters (Polaroids and fountain pens, that kind of stuff.) But because I am a young age, I am not a usual writer on my typewriters, so writing quickly using a phone is more of what I use nowadays. The Caps Lock button is too slow. It only hits after I have nearly made half a word and honestly it would be cool if there was a type of autocorrect. I know it may take away from using a retro type app, it would definitely be more user friendly since it’s generally the sounds that drew people in (me in too haha). Also, it would be cool if it was at a birds eye view. Be able to see the whole page since you can see the whole typewriter. If people have trouble seeing the words you could add a font size + or -. But birds eye view would be great! Also, (I know, there is a lot of things) when I try to bring my indicator up to erase or add a word, the page bounces around on the screen and I can’t get it in the right place.
Anyways, there’s my input on that, but overall I absolutely love this idea!!

mochamoxmom ,

Thank you Sir

I can still see the light coming through the tall windows of the typing classroom. I can still smell the faint mustiness of that old room and l most certainly can still hear Mrs. Smiley (yes, that was really her name—and she’s not an emoji) asking us to take out our typing books and start typing. There were only a couple of IBM Selectrics because they were expensive and in very short supply. So only those who were at the top of the class got to choose the Selectric, if they so desired. Even though I had the opportunity a few times for the choice of the Selectric, I MUCH preferred the “shook shook” and the “clock clock” of the old Coronas and Royals that filled rest of the tables. When my husband and I saw the journalism piece on Sunday Morning, we were just extremely fascinated by your beautiful collection, and maybe even a little inspired to start one of our own. For now, we will relish in the use of the Hanx Writer. Thank you for bringing back a sweet glimmer of the past. Those surely were the good old days and you sir, gave us a little of that back in the Hanx Writer. Blogging, journaling and finally getting around to writing a book will be far more enjoyable now. Thank you sir. This is brilliant and we are both absolutely loving the app.
With warmest regards,
The Bartletts
Mobile, Alabama

onenonlyanie ,

Novelty, not novels

This app is fun for about 10 minutes until you realize you can't do anything with it but create a draft that will need to be totally rewritten elsewhere (as though it were a real typewriter, I guess). You can only copy one page at a time, and the actual typing isn't modernized enough (like knowing to switch back to letters after you finish typing a number). The yellow, teal and red typewriters look very fake compared to the black and white. Waste of money upgrading to all of the typewriter styles and getting the third party keyboard, which crashes all of my apps.

Update: app does work with a Bluetooth keyboard, which it did not previously. It may be because I’m now using a newer iPad, but I am not sure. Thanks to Apple (note that this app hasn’t been updated in 2 years), you can now create a PDF under the “share” button (the box with the arrow up). Text, however, would still need to be copied one page at a time.

As an iPad app, I can see it having value to make individual pages or notes or something else that is only needed once or you don’t need to copy, except perhaps a list where the hard return generated by the carriage return isn’t an issue. But the value is in the pleasure of nostalgia, the satisfaction of the sounds, memories that arise from the visceral experience.


Seller, Inc
119.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Writer's Block Bundle $4.99
  2. Hanx 707 $2.99
  3. Hanx Golden Touch $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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