Lazy enough to type in each key phrase on Google, using your mobile or tablet keyboard? Google handwrite is here, which lets you write your search right on the Google search box. With this feature enabled on your Google mobile settings, you can just write anything on the screen with your fingers and your handwritten text converts into words in the Google search box.
How to enable Google Handwite:
- Go to Google.com and touch Settings at the bottom of the Google homepage or a search results page, or visit google.com/preferences. On tablets, the Search settings are available as an option behind the gear icon.
- Go to the Handwrite section, select Enable to turn on the feature, and then touch Save.
- Clear cache and refresh the Google.com home page
How to use Google Handwrite feature:
- Once the feature is enabled, you can see a small Handwrite icon (g) in the lower right corner of the screen on your mobile device. Tap that icon to enable handwrite.
- You can now use your finger to start writing your search terms anywhere on the screen.
- While you write, your handwritten text converts into typeface in the search box and Google will autocomplete the queries which will appear below the search box.
- Tap one of the suggested queries to search on Google.
- For longer queries, you can continue writing and use the arrows next to the autocompletions to move the right one into the search box.
Handwrite feature is still in beta, but seems to be working 100% flawlessly on my Samsung SII. It works best on Chrome browser in Android devices, also works on iOS5+ devices, Android 2.3+ phones and Android 4.0+ tablets. This feature is available in 27 languages and more to come soon.
Learn more tips and tricks to use Google Handwrite on Google Handwrite support page.