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Google has just added a feature called “Handwrite” to its mobile search. It is helpful in a cab or a streetcar or standing on the corner and want to search for something with my iPhone I find it very difficult to use the virtual keyboard. A bumpy ride and teensy keys add up to a plethora of annoying typos. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just write on the screen the way you would on a piece of paper? Now you can — sort of.
Handwrite allows you to write on the screen of your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet when you’re on the Google search page. Unlike the old Graffiti language for Palm devices, you do it with your finger using natural gestures. No special characters required.
Try a fun and easy new way to search. Handwrite lets you write your search right on the Google homepage. It’s available on Google.com from your smartphone or tablet, and is activated in your mobile search settings.
To use Handwrite you’ve got to enable it in your mobile browser. It’s simple. Just go to the Google search, scroll down until you see “Settings,” and click on it. There are lots of choices on the menu, but the one you want is Handwrite. Click on the button and you’ve got it, you may need to close your browser after you’ve enabled Handwrite, but after that it will work until you disable it.
Learn more about Handwrite, a beta feature.
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So Handwrite is awesome feature option, It can only recognize legible characters. Writing with straight block letters will return the best results.