Huffpost Tech reports today that Hollywood movie star and double Oscar winner Tom Hanks has devised his own iPad app called Hanx Writer, which is designed to duplicate the feeling of using an old-fashioned typewriter on your iPad.
According to the HuffPost, this was actually a labour of love for Hanks, who collects and is a big fan of old typewriters.
Hanks made the app with Hitcents agency, and according to HuffPost (and the many glowing reviews in the app store), it works really well, accurately recreating the sound and feel of an old typewriter, and also providing the option for those who want to get really retro of disabling the delete key, so that you have to cross out words rather than just deleting them onscreen.
“A note drafted by a Hanx Writer has its own unique statement-making personality and with each thoughtful nuance, the Hanx Writer app recreates the typewriter experience in a way that’s never been done before,” says Hitcents.
If you like the sound of that, click here to download the free app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hanx-writer/id868326899?mt=8