AMITIAE - Saturday 16 August 2014

Hanx Writer: Updated - Minor fixes

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By Graham K. Rogers

Hanx Writer

A couple of days ago, I reviewed the unusual Hanx Writer - a writing app put out by Tom Hanks in collaboration with Hitcents. This takes the simple interface of a typewriter, with all the click-clack sounds, and provides a clean writing surface without all the formatting features of many other writing apps: just like a typewriter.

The app has been updated and a number of fixes have been reported:

  • A potential issue when purchasing the Writer's Bundle has been fixed;
  • An issue with multi-touch on buttons is fixed
  • There is a fix for devices without cameras

There are also other general bug fixes.

As a note, the app does not work with other languages. I switched the iPad to operate in French, and while all apps and commands were in the selected language, Hanx Writer displayed the QWERTY keyboard only.

Hanx Writer

Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.



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