Google introduced a new way to search on your phone or tablet. Dubbed Google Handwrite, it lets you write letters on your touch-screen mobile device instead of tapping away on the keyboard.
To enable Google Handwrite, navigate your way to Google.com on your mobile device and find the settings link or button. On an iPhone, for example, the Settings link is located at the bottom of the screen. On an iPad, the settings button is located in the upper-right corner. In Search Settings, you’ll see a new header for Handwrite. Tap Enable and then scroll down and tap Save.
With Google Handwrite enabled, you’ll see a button in the lower-right corner with a small, script “g.” Tap on this button and a menu bar expands across the bottom of the screen with a space bar and backspace key. You can now write anywhere on the screen, and Google translates the letters you write as text in its search bar, offering autocomplete suggestions along the way. Tap the script “g” button to exit handwriting mode if you want to scroll on the page instead of write.
According to Google, Handwrite works with iOS 5.0 or later devices, Android 2.3 or later phones, and Android 4.0 or later tablets. It also supports 27 languages.