Note: Tom Hanks speaks about the Hanx Writer on NPR — click here.
I have to admit, straight off, I don’t type much on my iPad. Even with a bluetooth keyboard, I don’t find the iPad great for writing. Hanx Writer, an app created by actor Tom Hanks, though, might just get me going.
Writes, er, types Hanks on Twitter: “I wanted the sound of typing if nothing else… cause I find it’s like music that spurs along the creative urge. Bang bang clack-clack-clack puckapuckapuckapucka…” (see story on NBC News).
My verdict? Darn impressive. The sounds are truly authentic, like music to my ears. The basic app is free, so check it out for yourself. Upgrading to the paid version adds two more machines.
Note: Sound kicks in about 7 seconds into video.
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