We all love the clickety-clack-ding of typewriters. Ah, the good old days of carrying around a 10 lb machine that can’t search the Internet. Thankfully, Tom Hanks, is helping bring back the typewriter, or at least, the noise and poor usability of the typewriter with the iPad app, Hanx Writer.
Banking on a freemium model, one would need to shell out $3 or $5 for the app to actually be usable. Why would you buy Hanx Writer instead of using Evernote, Voice Memo, Pages, or Google Docs? Well, using a skeuomorphic typewriter interface is like being a writer in the video game, The Room. And, you like typewriters.
Beyond being a pretty design, it just doesn’t seem that usable beyond a conversation piece. However, we’d like to hear from you. If you’ve used Hanx Writer, what’s been your experience? Is this an app you’ll use regularly or does it fail to meet your needs?
App: Hanx Writer
Cost: Free1, $3, $5
Usage: Word Processor
- With severe limitations. [↩]