Search Google in Handwriting with Google Handwrite (iOS and Android)

July 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM | Posted in Android, iOS | 54 Comments
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If you are using a smartphone either iOS based iPhone or any Android phone then you must be knowing how irritating it is to type on it using the small screen keyboard. This experience gets worse if you are in a hurry and need to type down some text on it. To rescue this we definitely need a handwriting service on all these phones.

But since not all the phones come preloaded with this feature we will have to abide by this. Recently Google had announced the launch of its new search feature but only for the smartphones and tablets based on iOS and Android platforms. This feature is called as Handwrite and as the name suggests, with this new feature you can search Google by typing in your own handwriting on your phone/device instead of the small keyboard that takes half of your screen area.

As per Google this feature works the best on the native Android browser on Android 2.3+ phones, Android 4.0+ tablets, and iOS 5+ phones and tablets. So if you have any device that have the mentioned platforms, then you can surely enjoy this feature. However the feature is not enabled by default and you will have to follow the steps below to get this enabled:

• Open http://www.google.com on your mobile or tablet browser.

• Tap ‘Settings’ at the bottom of the screen and enable Handwrite option. Refresh the page.

• Now you will see a ‘g’ icon in the right bottom area of your screen. Tapping this will allow you to type in your own handwriting. As soon as you start moving your fingers anywhere over the screen, a blue line will start following which will detect your stroke and search it in Google.

If you don’t like this feature, you can get it disabled back and start using your earlier typing method via keyboard. You can read about this feature in detail at the link mentioned below.

Visit Google Handwrite tips

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