Tom Hanks just released a typewriter app for iPad

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Tom Hanks has made it well known that he’s one of the few remaining typewriter diehards, but today he’s taking that passion digital. He’s releasing an iPad app called Hanx Writer that recreates the typewriter experience on a tablet: keys clack, the paper moves side-to-side, and new sheets need to be rolled in each time you start a page. “Hanx Writer is just my little gift to the future Luddite hipsters of the world,” Hanks tells USA Today. Hanks’ app does make some updates for the modern age, adding in impressive new technologies like a “delete” key — though those who want the true experience can set it to just cross out unwanted marks with Xs instead. Hanks created the app in collaboration with the agency Hitcents.

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