Tom Hanks Built You An App


Tom Hanks—yes that Tom Hanks—is well known for his enduring affection for the humble typewriter. Now he has gone and created an iPad app called Hanx Writer that resuscitates the old school manual typewriter experience. The free app provides the romantic clickety-clack of keys and requires the user to “load and roll” a new sheet of paper for every page.

Hanks, who designed the app in collaboration with Stuart Westfphal of Hitcents, calls the app “my little gift to the future Luddite hipsters of the world”.


Hanx Writer is a free download, but in app purchases for extra fonts and sounds cost $2.99.

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