Most of the people experienced inconvenient to type on a touch-screen mobile device. Now you can Handwrite for web search on mobile phones and tablets (even your mobile don’t have handwriting feature).
Handwrite enables you to search by just writing letters with your finger most anywhere on your device’s screen—there’s no keyboard that covers half of the screen and no need for hunt-and-peck typing.
How to get it started on your mobile and tablet?
- go to Google.com in your mobile browser,
- tap on “Settings” at the bottom of the screen and enable “Handwrite.”
- Note that after you’ve saved the setting, you may need to refresh the homepage to see the feature.
On tablets, the Search settings are available as an option behind the gear icon.
Once the feature is enabled, tap the Handwrite icon on the bottom right corner of your screen to activate the writing surface. Write a few letters and you’ll see autocomplete options appear below the search box. For longer queries, you can continue writing and use the arrows next to the autocompletions to move the right one into the search box.
Google designed Handwrite to complement rather than replace typing
with the feature enabled, you can still use the keyboard at any time by tapping on the search box. Handwrite is experimental, and works better in some browsers than others—on Android devices, it works best in Chrome. For now, Google’ve enabled Handwrite for iOS5+ devices, Android 2.3+ phones and Android 4.0+ tablets—in 27 languages.
Give it a try now!