Hanx Writer 4+

Hitcents.com, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 1.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

**Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

DanielJBetts ,

A Fun Novelty App For People Who Love The Way Typewriters Look And Sound

This app is really close to perfect and I think with a more committed developer it could be the definitive typewriter app on the market. Heck, if they really made it good it might even make a suitable replacement to the way typing on a typewriter feels. I must confess that I paid the $10 to get the Signature Collection which includes all the typewriters and text options that you can use to make the limited function of Hanx Writer a little more useful. I am a writer myself and own a couple typewriters of my own, and I was looking for a way to replicate that feeling of freedom that comes from writing on an actual machine. What this app gives you instead is a fun way of seeing your text on the screen and a great soundtrack to accompany your typing experience. The free version is pretty useless so I recommend getting the Signature Collection. However the app crashes constantly which, although doesn’t lose me much work, becomes extremely irritating after a while. I BEG the developers to give this app an update that fixes the small issues like crashing and a couple of smart keyboard compatibility things. SO CLOSE with this one guys. Maybe I’ll write Tom a letter to ask for more support. Maybe I’ll write it with this app?

Wifeofrob ,

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

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!!

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