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Tom Hanks' Free IPad Typewriter App Climbs to No. 1

Monday, 18 Aug 2014 04:03 PM

 

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Award-winning actor Tom Hanks now has the most popular iPad app on Apple's iTunes App Store, as the thesp's Hanx Writer free app -- emulating a manual typewriter -- currently sits atop the service's ranking for the tablet devices.

Launched on Aug. 14, Hanx Writer simulates the experience of a manual typewriter but with modern conveniences like a "delete" key. The app connects via Bluetooth to external keyboards that work with the Apple iPad.

Hanks, who professed his love for manual typewriters in an essay in the New York Times last summer, believes the look and feel of an old-fashioned writing instrument is central to the writing process. As he tweeted last week:

.@AppStore cause I find it's like music that spurs along the creative urge. Bang bang clack-clack-clack puckapuckapuckapucka... #HanxWriter-- Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) August 14, 2014

The app is free but offers three upgrade options: the Hanx 707 ($2.99) supports multiple documents, blue and red ribbon colors, and background colors; Hanx Golden Touch ($2.99), which supports multiple documents along with text alignment and the ability to create title pages with pictures; and the $4.99 Writer's Block Bundle, which includes the features in Hanx 707 and Hanx Golden Touch.

The actor teamed with mobile-development studio Hitcents on the app. CAA brokered the deal with Hitcents on behalf of Hanks.

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