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Tom Hanks And 4 Celebrity-Endorsed Apps

Many celebrities have different ventures outside of acting or singing. It can give an actor a different outlet to try his or her hand, or give athletes and tough guys a chance to display their softer side.

Business ventures, of course, also provide another revenue stream for celebrities, and the palm of person's hand is perhaps the quickest place to reach anyone in the world.

Check out these four celebrity-endorsed apps available for download.

Hanx Writer

Tom Hanks has helped create a typewriter for the modern age. Now available through Apple's App Store, the Hanx Writer "recreates the experience of a manual typewriter, but with the ease and speed of an iPad."

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It's free in the app store, but additional typewriter fonts and sounds cost $2.99 each.

"I suppose some people who get the app may just be looking for a different sound, but really it's for people searching for a more personalized experience when writing on an iPad," the Oscar winner told USA Today. "There's also the opportunity here to take your iPad to a coffee house and be really obnoxious with all the clickety-clacking."

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

It was only a matter of time before the socialite broke into the mobile world. As the products description reads, "Create your own aspiring celebrity and rise to fame and fortune!"

The free product is produced by Glu Mobile and has only been around for about two months. It allows an array of in-app purchases, however, something that could lead to an $85 million cash-in this year for Kardashian.

WWE Presents: Rockpocalypse

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was a pro-wrestling superstar before branching out and becoming a major box office draw. WWE has tried to capitalize on the fame with this app, free for download on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

The Rock "is on set filming his latest movie when suddenly everything goes terribly, horribly wrong."

A mixture of The Rock's two worlds, the app has received some pretty poor reviews.

Taylor Swift Greeting Cards

The title says it all. The country-pop artist parlayed a partnership with American Greetings into an app available on both Google and Apple app stores.

"The people in your life are AMAZING. Let them know, well … now, with a greeting card that’s as unique as you are, sent via email, Facebook, text message or Twitter," reads the product's description.

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