Tom Hanks is a fan of typewriters. In fact, the movie star once had over 200 typewriters in his collection. That’s a real fan! In fact, Hanks is such a fan that modern modes of typing just don’t do it for him, so he made an app for that. Tom Hanks has released the Hanx Writer app for the iStore, which turns your iPad into an old-school typewriter. The look is the same, but the sound effects and typewriter fonts will run $2.99.
“What’s pleasing to my sensibilities is when you have the report of the key being struck, it allows for clear thinking,” Hanks told USA TODAY. ”I suppose some people who get the app may just be looking for a different sound, but really it’s for people searching for a more personalized experience when writing on an iPad. There’s also the opportunity here to take your iPad to a coffee house and be really obnoxious with all the clickety-clacking.”
As someone who types a lot, I love the sound and feel of an old typewriter (or failing that, a mechanical keyboard). That’s not always something you can manage with a tablet experience, but Hanx Writer works with bluetooth keyboards and iPads, so you can get as close to authentic as you can. Kudos, T.Hanks.Technorati Tags: fun apps, hanx writer, hanx writer app, tom hanks, tom hanks app, tom hanks typewriter app, typewriter, typewriter app, typewriter style apps, unusual apps, usa today