facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Tom Hanks releases typewriter app

Actor Tom Hanks inspires old-fashion typewriter app, Hanx Writer.
By Danielle Haynes   |   Aug. 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Actor Tom Hanks is trying his hand at something decidedly more techy with the release of his typewriter app Hanx Writer.

The iPad app mimics the sound and looks of an old-fashion typewriter, something the Apollo 13 actor is apparently partial to.

"No longer must you surrender modern luxuries, like the DELETE key," Hanks said in a press release. "With Hanx Writer, you'll hear the rhythm of your work with SHOOK SHOOK or FITT-FITT."

Stuart Westphal, the vice president of games and interactive with the app's development studio, Hitcents, said the app is one-of-a-kind among other typewriter apps on the market.

"It was Tom's energy and enthusiasm that made an impression on me," he said in a statement. "I wanted to capture that spirit with this app. Nostalgic...yes! But also a tool that composes well and is enjoyable to use more than once."

The best part is the app is free.

Follow @DanielleHaynes1 and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
Topics: Tom Hanks
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Daniele Watts arrested for PDA with husband Daniele Watts arrested for PDA with husband
2
Rooney Mara signs on to musical 'Ziggy' Rooney Mara signs on to musical 'Ziggy'
3
Randy Travis' name removed from hometown welcome signs Randy Travis' name removed from hometown welcome signs
4
Mariska Hargitay more in love with 'Law & Order' character now than ever Mariska Hargitay more in love with 'Law & Order' character now than ever
5
Beyonce 'pregnant with another one?' Beyonce 'pregnant with another one?'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback