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Why Tom Hanks' typewriter app clicksActor Tom Hanks recentlyy debuted a typewriter app for iPads called Hanx Writer. Since its release, Hanx has skyrocketed to the top of iTunes as the most downloaded app. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains the novelty of Hanx and recommends...
For nearly four decades the actor Tom Hanks has had a love affair with typewriters that's why he's teamed up with a tech company to produce a beautiful typewriting app for the iPad. Hankswriter basically turns the keys of your tablet into typewriter keys, delivering that satisfying click-click-click when you type. The font has been especially designed to mimic a true typewriter font, all to make the experience. Very authentic feeling. Once you've finished your notes you can share it through modern technology like texts or email. The app is free to download. But there are in app purchase for other models of typewriters, each with their own styles, sounds and sets of features. The $2 iPad app, Typing Writer, also replicates the old fashion type writer experience. But also includes first drafts from famous authors' type written manuscripts for inspiration. And if you're looking for a good typewriter app for you phone. Try typewriter for Androids and the amazing typewriter for iPhones, both a $1.99. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Dubois, CNet.com for CBS News. [MUSIC]