(NEWSER) – Tom Hanks: beloved actor, slam poet, space enthusiast, and ... iPad app developer.

And not just any developer, but developer of the most popular iPad app of the moment, Time reports. As of this writing, the Hanx Writer app, launched Thursday, sits in the No. 1 spot among free apps on the iPad App Store.

Developed by the actor, the app simply allows your iPad to mimic various kinds of old-fashioned typewriters, complete with clicking keys and dings when you move to a new line.

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