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!
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
**Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
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!!
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,
Okay, just some tweaks
As another user said, the keyboard doesn’t know when to switch back to the abc keyboard after entering a number. Please change this. I also wish that the caps lock didn’t take so long to activate. Some others might not feel this problem because I’m a very fast typer and I have to wait for the caps lock to click and activate which takes a second, I know, but it’s too slow for my taste. I understand that old typewriters are like that, but I only downloaded the app for the clicking noises. Can you possibly make it an option to make the caps lock activate right away? Also, I’ve experienced some abnormal glitches and crashing. Otherwise, my experience with this app has been awesome.
Edit: Found another complaint after adding the keyboard onto my iPad. When you use the keyboard on different apps, it minimizes and sticks on the corner. I don’t know if it’s just me or not. It gives me a difficult time typing. The app is great and so is the typewriter keyboard, but only if you use the keyboard in the app only. Also, if you’re using the app only, know that you can only have one document. Don’t delete any of the documents written by Hanx, just erase all the words and use the document as a new one, because you have to pay to own multiple documents. This is a great disappointment to me, so I’m afraid I’ll have to change my rating.
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- 119.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Hanx Writer Keyboards $0.99
- Writer's Block Bundle $4.99
- Hanx Golden Touch $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.