Hollywood star Tom Hanks may be known as an on-screen legend, however, the veteran actor has worked alongside developers to start a new project.
An app for the iPad, the Hanx Writer app recreates the experience of a manual typewriter, allowing people to hear and see them while using the tablet.
Hanks, who is an avid collector of typewriters, said: “With Hanx Writer, you’ll hear the rhythm of your work with SHOOK SHOOK or FITT-FITT.”
The free app has an approximate 4.5-star rating on the App Store, and it has positive reviews.
According to the developers, the purpose of the app allows users to "enjoy the look, feel, and sound of good, old-fashioned word-processing".
Each document crafted in Hanx Writer can be emailed, printed, and shared and has its own unique statement-making personality, they said.
Writing in the New York Times, Hanks said:
The Oscar-winning actor even professed his love on Twitter: